USCIRF’s Value Judgments on Religious Freedom Have No Respect for India’s Unity, Territorial Integrity: Indian Minorities Foundation

USCIRF’s Value Judgments on Religious Freedom Have No Respect for India’s Unity, Territorial Integrity: Indian Minorities Foundation

Last Updated: June 27, 2024, 21:54 IST Flawed comparisons with non-democracies highlight the USCIRF’s failure to understand the nuanced reality of India’s religious freedom landscape and discredits genuine concerns about human rights violation globally, the foundation said. (Representational image/Reuters) In a post on social media site X, the Indian Minorities Foundation condemned the USCIRF’S efforts … Read more

Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

Updated Nov. 11, 2023 1:26 pm ET ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday. The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin … Read more

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Hamas Attack Reminds Europeans of the Virtue of Sovereignty

Europe has discovered that it has an anti-Semitism crisis on its hands. And now some politicians claim to have found the answer: Deport the anti-Semites. It’s a response as illuminating as it is futile. The shock to Europe has been the “pro-Palestinian” protests on the streets in the weeks since Hamas’s barbaric invasion of Israel. … Read more

Vatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized

Vatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized

ROME—The Vatican said transgender people may be baptized as Catholics and can serve as godparents, in the latest sign of the church’s greater openness to LGBTQ people under Pope Francis. The Vatican also said that the children of gay couples, including ones who are adopted or born to surrogate mothers, may be baptized, and that … Read more

Many Israelis Are Refugees From Arab Lands

Many Israelis Are Refugees From Arab Lands

As people around the world demonstrate for Palestinian rights, we shouldn’t overlook another group of Middle Eastern refugees who also have suffered for decades but whose plight is seldom discussed: the displaced Jewish refugees from Arab lands. I should know; I am one of them. Our story needs to be told. I was born in … Read more

Vatican’s Silence on Holocaust Was Shaped by Antisemitism and Caution, Archives Show

Vatican’s Silence on Holocaust Was Shaped by Antisemitism and Caution, Archives Show

ROME—For decades, controversy over why Pope Pius XII didn’t speak out against the Nazi Holocaust has troubled the Catholic Church.  New research has revealed evidence that an antisemitic Vatican aide played a role in the wartime pope’s silence, as did fear of provoking violence against Catholics under Nazi rule and against the Vatican itself.  Copyright … Read more

The Global War on the Jews

The Global War on the Jews

The disturbing fact of the past month is that Jews are under attack not only in Israel and not only by Hamas. The weeks since the barbaric Oct. 7 Hamas invasion of Israel have witnessed physical assaults on Jews the world over, including in the U.S. and Europe. This most modern of pogroms—global, televised, politicized—demonstrates … Read more

Antisemitic Comments Increase Across Chinese Social Media

Antisemitic Comments Increase Across Chinese Social Media

Updated Oct. 29, 2023 2:12 pm ET As war erupts between Israel and Hamas, a wave of antisemitic comments is sweeping through China’s social media.  In recent days, searches and mentions involving the phrase “anti-Jew” skyrocketed on the Chinese app WeChat. On news stories about the Middle East turmoil, some comments have ranged from outright … Read more

Vatican Synod Report Plays Down LGBTQ Issues, Disappointing Progressives

Vatican Synod Report Plays Down LGBTQ Issues, Disappointing Progressives

Updated Oct. 28, 2023 5:08 pm ET ROME—A Vatican gathering called to debate potentially far-reaching changes in the Catholic Church adjourned on Saturday with a final report that barely referred to one of its most controversial questions: the place of LGBTQ people in the church. That omission, following recent signs of liberalization on the matter … Read more

'The Exorcist: Believer' Review: A Devil for Every Denomination

'The Exorcist: Believer' Review: A Devil for Every Denomination

The latest in the possession franchise serves as an immediate sequel to William Friedkin’s 1973 classic and sees a variety of religious professionals team up to try to cast demons out of a pair of girls. Source link