In this 5-week series, MUR is going over a few of the FAQs on our website. This week we look at FAQ #10: Why does the Catholic Church care so much about marriage? Short answer: Because it’s such a good thing for people and for society. In fact, nothing really compares to marriage when it …
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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
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Stanford TK calculated that expert users on RateBeer rated these 20 beers the best in the world.
42 Community Church
Before we dive in, I’d like to start the same way Sarah Bessey started in her book, “Jesus Feminist”, by relaxing our fists and resting in…
10 Ways to Teach Kids to Sit in Church
Want to take your kids to church with you? Find out how to learn to go to "big church." Worship, learn, and serve together. Kids can love going to church.
Religious understanding of transgender issues
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Jan. 30, 2017, that, “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the…
Bishop Scharfenberger Appoints Father Matthew Frisoni as Judicial Vicar
Father Matthew H. Frisoni, S.T.L., J.C.L., has been appointed Judicial Vicar of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, effective June 1. He succeeds Father James I. Donlon, J.C.D., who is retiring from
5 Ways the Catholic Church has changed the world
Recently, Bishop Robert Barron had his Word on Fire team scour the streets of Rome, asking young people what they thought were the best and worst things the Catholic Church has ever done. Answers t…
Curiosity Made Me Catholic: How a school assignment and the internet led Jeremy Brandt to the Church
This story appears in the May 2016 issue of the Catholic East Texas magazine. I had a really typical