Almost 450 people attended the inaugural Mass of the Evangelical Catholic Church being established in Bend, Ore., with Fr. James Radloff as pastor.
Faith & Parish
Couples seeking a marriage annulment in the Cleveland diocese no longer have to pay a fee for the service.
Under a plan announced June 4 by Bishop Richard Lennon, all fees in annulment cases were eliminated. Cases already filed as well as marriage dispensations and marriage permissions also are covered by the policy change.
Lennon said in a press release that he hoped the change will encourage men and women in irregular marriages, especially those who have been divorced and remarried, to undertake greater participation in the life of the church.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson said in a deposition he was uncertain that abuse of a child by a priest was a crime when he was in the Twin Cities archdiocese.
Thou shalt not steal another pastor's sermon?
Recent cases of high-profile pastors who have been accused of lifting others' material are raising questions about whether pulpit plagiarism is on the rise -- and whether it has become a more forgivable sin.
The U.S. bishops will converge on New Orleans next week. Here's what they're set to talk about.
One of the two Precious Blood Fathers who will run the parish together says he comes only to "be present, to be pleasant, and to love the people of God."
For the five Sundays of Easter this year, members of the Neocatechumenal Way from all across the Los Angeles archdiocese and the San Bernardino and Orange dioceses took the good news of the Gospel to the public squares of Southern California.
In what the movement calls the "great mission," members volunteered to reach out to people in a public area -- perhaps the parking lot of a shopping center, perhaps in a park -- and invite them to a 75-minute gathering that included prayer and testimony from people walking "the Way," for short, as well as a group dialogue and catechesis.
The archdiocese of Detroit conducted a "Perceptions of the Faithful" survey, in which parishioners said they generally like their parish and their pastor
Baker, Ore., Bishop Liam Cary said that Catholics that attend Mass at a breakaway denomination will sever that person's full membership in the RCC.
Fascinating information is emerging from the new Pew Research survey on the religious beliefs and practices of Latinos in the United States.