What the Star Wars franchise can learn from the Roman Catholic Church
(RNS) — With the number of expanded-universe texts multiplying, and even contradicting each other, the Star Wars franchise could learn a lesson or two about authority and canon rule-making.
What makes a Catholic church Catholic?
Catholic churches in the past were immediately recognizable by their exterior grandeur as well as their interior parts; today, that may not be as true — but there are still …
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
Your Guide To A Catholic Lent
Ideas and suggestions for observing a Catholic Lent personally and as a parish.
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…
Church and society must learn from families, pope says at audience
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Society and the church have much to learn from the family and, in fact, the bond between the church and the family is “indisso…
2019 Electing Convention (Morning Segment)
This stream of the 2019 Electing Convention of The Episcopal Church in Vermont has been split into morning and afternoon segments in order to comply with You...
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…
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
Trump vows to protect 'millions of innocent beautiful babies' at Texas rally
'Millions of innocent beautiful babies are counting on us to protect them. And we will,' he said.