Useful Study Reveals Generational Differences in What Engages Donors
The new report from Abila suggests it’s worthwhile to offer a variety of approaches to engagement to welcome donors of every age.
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?
The church of today is not great at at giving. This isn’t exactly news. But it is a statistical fact: - Tithers make up only 10-25 percent of a normal congregation. - Only 5 percent of the U.S. tithes, with 80 percent of Americans only giving 2 percent of their income. - Christians are only
What Is It That Leads People Into the Catholic Church?
What factors lead to someone becoming Catholic? Fr. Michael Cummins discusses the conversion of his parents, who were led into the Church not by one single experience, but through what Bl. John Henry Newman called “the illative sense,” a capacity to draw together many converging experiences.
Msgr. Burkard looks forward to retirement, but not saying goodbye just yet
Fifty years is a nice round number for a priestly career. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, will celebrate his golden anniversary in the priesthood on May 12, and begin easing into retirement.
Details About the Walkabout Events at Which You Can Meet the Nominees for the Eleventh Bishop of...
The following information is intended to provide a set of guidelines and expectations for participating in the four Walkabouts in Vermont that will be held from April 28-30. The intent of a walkabo…
Judge says Catholic Church must allow access to La Lomita Chapel property for border wall survey
Over objections from the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, surveyors will map the historic La Lomita Chapel property in Mission — an initial step required to build the border wall. The federal government requested access to the La Lomita Cha...
What can evangelize the world? A good Catholic school.
The Catholic school can be a missionary force to bring Christ to the world, the Bishop of Phoenix has said in a new apostolic letter.
The Pope Just Released A List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and They Are Spot On
The Pope Just Released A List of 10 Tips for Becoming a Happier Person and They Are Spot On In a recent interview with the Argentine publication Viva, Pope Francis issued a list of 10 tips to be a happier person, based on his own life experiences The Pope encouraged people to be more positive and generous, to turn off the TV and find healthier forms of leisure, and even to stop trying to convert people to one’s own religion. But his number one piece of advice came in the form of a somewhat cliche Italian phrase that means, “move forward and let others do the same.” It’s basically the Italian equivalent of, “live and let live.” You can check out the full list below. The Pope gives a thumbs up to an…
Superintendent: What I’ve learned from our schools
In early October, I packed my bags and relocated to the Archdiocese of Chicago to become superintendent. For five years, I served as superintendent in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and previously worked as a Catholic...