Theologian says China to have largest Christian population

Rome, Italy, Dec 1, 2012 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- During a recent book launch in Rome, a noted theologian said that China will be home to the majority of the world's Christians within the next two decades. “Interfaith dialogue is something that China, which will have the world's largest Christian population in 20 years, lives with every day,” said Harvey Cox during the presentation at the city's Jesuit Gregorian University. Cox presented the book “Catholic … [Read more...]

Missionhurst priest reflects on 99 years

Arlington, Va., Dec 1, 2012 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- As his 99th birthday approaches, Missionhurst Father John Morel hardly seems as if he’s a man reaching the century mark. Sure, he sometimes struggles to remember certain dates. And he said he now feels the incline on the walk from the Missionhurst chapel in Arlington to his residence next door. But Father Morel clearly still can recall memories from his childhood — events and dates and even who-said-what-whens. He reads the newspaper … [Read more...]

UK bishops’ conference tweeting for Year of Faith

London, England, Dec 1, 2012 / 06:06 am (CNA).- The evangelization office of the English and Welsh bishops' conference has launched a program of daily tweets to teach the faith to Catholics throughout the countries. “This is within the spirit of the new evangelization, using new means and methods of communication to share the Gospel,” Clare Ward, home mission adviser for the bishop's conference, told CNA Nov. 28. “The great benefit of something like Twitter, is … [Read more...]