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
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…
You'll Never Guess What's Keeping Some Catholics Out Of The Church
You might be familiar with my brother Patrick Madrid’s daily radio show on Immaculate Heart Radio and if you are, you know his primary goal in getting behind the microphone is to bring souls to Christ. I listen frequently and love hearing the discussions that take place with callers from all faith backgrounds; Catholics, former …
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...
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.
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…
Catholic Church Architecture Part 1 of 10: Architectural Theology
Dr. Denis McNamara, faculty member at the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, Illinois, speaks on the concept of architectural theology.
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 Muslim Life In America Really Looks Like
The diversity of Muslims in the United States is vast, and so is the breadth of the Muslim American experience. Relaying short anecdotes representative of their everyday lives, nine Muslim Americans demonstrate both the adversities and blessings of Muslim American life.
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.