Pope Francis prays for priest killed in Nigeria, asks for prayers for persecuted Christians

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 18, 2023 / 03:05 am At the end of his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis asked for people to join him in praying for persecuted Christians around the world. The pope said on Jan. 18 that he was praying for Father Isaac Achi, a Catholic priest who died after bandits... Continue Reading →

Catholic bishop, priest released after two months in Eritrea prison

Even legal groups face persecution. The Eritrean government has periodically targeted Catholic and other religious institutions. In August, the Eritrean government took over the Hagaz Agro-Technical School, a Catholic institution founded and run by the Lasallian Brothers. The school trains students in farm machinery, agriculture, soil conservation, and animal husbandry. Government officials shut down several... Continue Reading →

Solidarity With The Persecuted

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Gia Chacon of forthemartyrs.com. We discussed the plight of our brothers and sisters in nations such as North Korea, China, and many other nations. Now more than ever these persecuted Christians need out support. Let us stand in solidarity with them. Solidarity With The Martyrs On... Continue Reading →

March For The Martyrs September 5th

Sometimes we think that persecution of Christians is something that only happened at the beginning of the church. The fact is that the period in which we now live has the most Christian persecution in history. Many Christians march to martyrdom today, and it is more than you may think. Christian persecution has increased 20%... Continue Reading →

The Risks Of Following Christ

Recently the news has coming out about attacks and vandalism at Catholic parishes around the world. This is not really unexpected given the current state of the world. The Risks That Followers Face However we should look at this though the lens of history and realize that this kind of stuff is not really new.... Continue Reading →

Epistle to the Hebrews and What We Can Learn

The situation that the recipients of the letter to the Hebrews found themselves in was dire.  They were starting to question if Christianity was really correct.  They were becoming discouraged in their commitment.  George Guthrie writes, "We see reflected in Hebrews a community of believers who were struggling against spiritual lethargy, which, if not addressed, could... Continue Reading →

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