China’s technological controls keep Christians under constant surveillance

The Chinese flag flies at a Catholic Church

BEIJING, China (CNA) — As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approaches, the Chinese Communist Party is utilizing authoritarian tactics old and new to crack down on Christians.


Pope says he's strengthened, encouraged by talks with Benedict XVI

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ROMANIA (CNS) — Pope Francis

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ROMANIA (CNS) — Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a grandfather who continues to encourage him and give him strength.


Missouri could be first state where no abortions can be performed

woman prays Rosary at St. Louis Planned Parenthood

ST. LOUIS (CNS) - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has told Planned Parenthood officials it will not renew its St. Louis clinic's license when it expires unless the clinic makes changes to comply with various state health regulations.