Category: Christian World

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Why do US Christians leave Church?

A recent Pew Research Center survey showed a significant drop in the Christian population in America. However, the survey left unanswered why the exodus from the Church is underway. A study just released by sociologists Dr. Josh Packard and Ashleigh...

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Indian priest pleads guilty to sex crime in US

Minnesota (Matters India): A Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to child sex crimes in a US court. Fr Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, who is charged in two separate cases in Minnesota 9th District Court in Roseau with sex crimes involving minors,...

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Irish gay marriage vote reflects Church in decline

Dublin (Matters India): Friday`s vote on legalising same-sex marriage in Ireland is a further sign of the waning influence of the once-dominant Catholic Church, experts said. Bishops have come out strongly against changing the constitution, but polls indicate their attempt...

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Kerala hunts for priest ‘molester’

Ernakulam (Matters India): The police in Kerala are searching in several states for a Catholic priest who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl earlier this year. Father Edwin Figurez Joseph has been suspended from his parish and a complaint has gone...

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Lay principal: broader trend among Jesuits

Mumbai (By: Kanchan Srivastava– Matters India)— As the numbers of Jesuit priests decline, and the times change, the Jesuit order across Maharashtra is having laypersons head its educational institutions for the first time in its history, which spans about 150 years. Over...