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Lawyer Ulrich Weber was tasked with carrying out an independent investigation into abuse at the Domspatzen boys choir. He presented his 440-page report during a news conference Tuesday in Regensburg, southern Germany. (Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Over 500 Boys Physically and Sexually Abused at Storied Catholic Choir in Germany

A report released Tuesday found that at least 547 former members of Germany’s most storied Catholic choir for boys were physically or sexually abused, the latest revelation in a case that has roiled the Domspatzen choir in Regensburg, led for many years by the brother of Pope Benedict XVI, Georg

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Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva, head of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, seated right, with other CRL members (photo courtesy of CRL)

Churches in South Africa Oppose Government’s Plans to Regulate Religious Practice

A proposal to regulate religious practice in South Africa is being criticized as a veiled attempt to thwart criticism of the government. On July 11 the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities in South Africa issued a report to Parliament recommending that all religious practitioners be registered

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President Trump is greeted by the Rev. Robert Jeffress during a Celebrate Freedom Rally at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington on July 1. (Olivier Douliery/European Pressphoto Agency)

Washington Post Suggests Trump is Changing Evangelicals and Evangelicals Are Not Changing Trump. Is That True?

by John Fea If you want to understand white evangelicalism in the age of Trump, you need to know Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas. (more…)

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‘Bishop’s House’: One of the Most Important Buildings in the History of Christianity Located in Scotland

Archaeologists have located one of the most important buildings in the history of Western European Christianity – but it’s not a vast cathedral or an impressive tomb, but merely a humble wattle and daub hut on a remote windswept island. (more…)

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LISTEN: ISIS Using Christians as Sex Slaves 7 Human Shields in Marawi (ICH 7/3/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/isis-using-christians-as-sex-slaves-7-human-shields-in-marawi-ich-7317 1. Catholic Online - Islamic terrorists linked with ISIS who have overrun Marawi City in the Philippines are using Christians as sex slaves and human shields. The terrorists are from the Maute group and have sworn allegiance to ISIS. The terrorists overran the city of 200,000 people over a month

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LISTEN: 2 Street Preachers Fined for Sermons Win Appeals (ICH 07/02/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/2-street-preachers-fined-for-sermons-win-appeals-ich-070217 1. BBC - Two street preachers who were fined for a sermon delivered to shoppers have won appeals against their convictions. Michael Overd, 53, and Michael Stockwell, 51, were convicted of a religiously-aggravated public order offence in February. But judges at Bristol Crown Court said it was not proved the

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South Sudanese Catholics pray during Mass in 2011 at a church in Juba (CNS photo/ Mohmaed Messara, EPA)

Pope Francis Announces Plan to Aid War-Stricken People of South Sudan

Pope Francis is providing concrete aid to the war-stricken people of South Sudan and is calling on the international community “to make greater and renewed efforts” to find a solution to that devastating conflict that has left half of the country’s population hungry every day, Cardinal Peter Turkson told a

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