Prophecy in today's headlines

Irish bishops say God is “silent and unmissed” in Europe

Europe today is tired of religion and bored by God claims the Irish bishops in a new pastoral letter dated March 29. Throughout the European Union it appears that God is ‘silent and unmissed in the lives of many.’ The bishops’ 12-page document, titled ‘Repent and Believe the Good News,’ advises the Irish not to […]

Pope heads into busy Christmas season tired, weak

Pope Benedict XVI seems worn out.People who have spent time with him recently say they found him weaker than they’d ever seen him, seemingly too tired to engage with what they were saying. He no longer meets individually with visiting bishops. A few weeks ago he started using a moving platform to spare him the […]

Prepare for holy wars

Pope’s exoneration of Jews may be significant in world shifting towards religious wars according to an Op-ed piece  at Ynet News. On the margins of the dramatic events worldwide, we saw a small, seemingly insignificant news story about the Pope exonerating the Jews of killing Jesus. On the face of it, this is a rather […]

Vatican Takes On Christian Fundamentalists Over Israel

It’s not easy walking through the minefield called Middle Eastern politics, and a Vatican document released Sunday managed to criticize Israel, Egypt, Islam and even Christian fundamentalists. The 46-page text, “The Catholic Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness,” will serve as a working document for an October meeting at the Vatican about the […]

Noted Atheists May Seek to Have Pope Benedict Arrested

According to the Times Online, Richard Dawkins, a noted atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”. Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged […]

Cardinals Petition Pope To Proclaim Mary, Spiritual Mother of Humanity

Five cardinals have invited every cardinal and bishop in the world to join them in petitioning Pope Benedict XVI to solemnly proclaim the Mother of Jesus as the “Spiritual Mother of humanity” as an ecumenical service of clarification to other religious traditions and to proclaim the full Christian truth about Mary.An English copy of the […]

Pope To Visit UK Urges Church To Accept Anglicans

Pope Benedict XVI confirmed Monday he would visit Britain later this year, a trip that has grown fraught following his move to welcome into the Roman Catholic Church groups of Anglicans upset over the ordination of gays and women. No dates were announced. Officials at both the Vatican and in Britain say the visit is […]

Fears for Pope’s Health as Christmas Mass Moved

The Vatican has denied that Pope Benedict XVI had “health problems” after it emerged that he is to hold the traditional Christmas Eve Midnight Mass two hours early.Father Federico Lombardi said that the decision to hold the mass at ten in the evening had been taken nearly two months ago. The service would end at […]