What happens when a former presidential candidate and 100 evangelicals pray at a Polish Roman Catholic shrine? As it happens, we all break out our tea-leaves-reading skills and peer deeply into the American electoral future.
How I Pray is a new series from Thomas L. McDonald at God and the Machine blog. Each Monday he features a different Catholic who tell about their practices and experience of prayer.It's an interesting series and it's disquieting to consider how inadequate my answers would be. Show More Summary
Germany's Catholic bishops are pressing ahead with reform of a controversial Church labor law that would allow employees who are in homosexual relationships or those divorced and civilly remarried to work in Church-run institutions. The bishops were to unanimously vote in favor of change on Nov. Show More Summary
Observers weigh in on the year’s events that will most shape evangelical life, thought, or mission. “Engagement between evangelicals and Catholics has gone to a whole new level. In June, I had a three-hour project meeting with Pope Francis—with no agenda. Show More Summary
On Christmas Day 1994, the veteran singer/songwriter Fred Goodman met his future wife Chris's extended family. When caroling time arrived, Fred, the only Jew in a houseful of Catholics, sat at the piano and led the guests through classic...Show More Summary
Gasps were heard and tears were seen when Pastor Kevin Madigan informed parishioners this past Sunday at each Mass that their church was likely to close next August. It was a stunning blow for the vibrant church community that had received numerous assurances that St. Show More Summary
Three Catholic priests and a teacher were arrested Monday in southern Spain's Granada region, suspected of child sex abuse in a scandal that has shaken this traditionally Catholic country.
The first pope from the Americas will make his first visit to the U.S. next year, to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. Before millions of U.S. Catholics greet the man who seems to be revolutionizing their faith, let's clear up some misconceptions about what he means for the...
In a statement on Thursday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said it “welcomes” President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty action. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the bishops’...Show More Summary
A new reality TV show about Nuns and life in the convent will premiere on Lifetime tomorrow.
The Pope has already announced that he will travel to Philadelphia next September for the Catholic Church's 8th World Meeting of Families. And when he does, let's go ahead and make it perfectly clear: this supposedly new and different pontiff...
In its bid for formal diplomatic relations with the Vatican, Beijing is now ready to offer a compromise in the contentious issue of how Catholic bishops are appointed in China. This represents an important departure from Beijing’s hardline position of “no interference” from the Vatican in religious affairs as a condition for relations. Show More Summary
Back in the glory days of Top 40 radio, 93 KHJ was the king, home to the latest hits and big audiences, not to mention famed DJs Sam Riddle, Robert W. Morgan and the Real Don Steele.
Meet the children at a small Catholic school in Massachusetts who will directly benefit from President Obama’s executive order.
After Oregon's win over Colorado yesterday, O'Hara Catholic School (Ore.) sixth-grader Charlie Pape' asked Ducks coach Mark Helfrich a question. We learned that Charlie Pape' doesn't do softballs. Read more...
A Catholic school wants to enforce its religious dictates in whatever way it chooses—even if that means targeting women. Is that legal?
Just had to share this one. We made the trek north to South Bend this morning and what a great experience. Beautiful campus, tons of tradition and very friendly fans. As much as it pained my Irish Catholic heart to root against the home team, seeing my Cards get a win in their first ever…
Thousands of Catholic pilgrims descended on the Indian coastal state of Goa on Saturday to witness the once-a-decade exposition of the relics of a 16th century Spanish missionary. Devotees from around the world formed a queue of more...Show More Summary
A kid got to ask coach Mark Helfrich a question at his press conference today. It went very well. A student at O'Hara Catholic School, a Eugene school that goes from preschool to eighth grade, had the opportunity to ask Mark Helfrich...Show More Summary
The Catholic Archbishop of Detroit has cancelled a speech by the founder of a Catholic LGBT-rights group at odds with Catholic teaching. Archbishop Allen Vigneron cancelled the appearance of Francis DeBernardo, executive director of something called New Ways Ministry, a pressure group that rejects the teaching of the Catholic Church on homosexuality. Show More Summary