"Some people, even up to now, 50 years after [Vatican II], are still asking the question, 'Why does the church bother with the world?' "
Faith & Parish
Our Lady of Vilnius Church, built by families of immigrant Lithuanian longshoremen, started out a century ago as a beloved worship space. Now, it's a coveted real estate asset.
In 2013, six years after the church was closed, it was sold for $13 million to one of the city's biggest developers. The following year, that company flipped it like a pancake to another developer for $18.4 million.
Now the yellow brick church near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel awaits demolition to make way for an 18-story luxury apartment house.
Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop known for his focus on addressing poverty and stressing the role of mercy in church teaching as the new bishop of San Diego.
By listening to people's suffering, joys and daily endeavors, Catholics bring the vision of the Second Vatican Council to the world, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told an audience at The Catholic University of America.
As of Friday morning, 1,100 people have responded to the 20-question survey produced by Catholic Church Reform International.
The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests is asking its members not to answer the synod questions, but instead rank them in importance.
All the preaching, teaching, music and entertainment beamed by Christian TV and radio is primarily consumed by evangelicals and weekly churchgoers -- the folks most often found in the pews. Meanwhile, 2 in 3 Americans are tuned out, a new survey finds.
But Ed Stetzer, executive director of Nashville-based LifeWay Research, which released the data Wednesday, sees good news in the numbers
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said he has been surprised by the uproar generated by the handbook insertion.
NCR Today: If you found the official survey on family life presented to Catholics difficult to answer, try the survey prepared by Strong Catholic Families.
Essay: I have chosen to be honest about my journey of faith as a gay Catholic person. Like all Christians, we LGBT Catholics need the church's ministry.