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 …
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…
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…
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...
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 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.
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
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 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 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.