For Christians, Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter Sunday commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection.
Faith & Parish
In her memoir City of God, Sara Miles suggests religion is not so much about belief in doctrine or right behavior, but hunger and desire for abundant life.
Leaders representing Manila's poor asked the cardinal that church representatives visit their communities to talk about their living conditions.
At Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, members and neighbors buy fruits and vegetables from a black farmers market and work in an organic garden named after botanist George Washington Carver.
They recycle their church bulletins, plan to renovate their building with a “green” roof and have purchased 27 acres for a community project that will include an urban farm.
“By any greens necessary,” the Rev. Otis Moss III, the church’s pastor, likes to say.
An estimated $500,000 renovation of Archbishop John Myers' to-be retirement home has led some Catholics to second guess their future contributions.
On Feb. 27, with permission granted by Pope Francis, a married deacon was ordained a priest at St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis.
The call for joy comes as the Catholic church prepares to launch a year in honor of religious orders around the world.
The personality of a pastor and employee terminations are flashpoints in discussions of why the priest might have been removed as pastor.
To what degree the removal of Fr. James Radloff from ministry is as much personal as it is about a bishop establishing clear lines of authority or a pastor seeking justice is hard to pin down.
Bishop Liam Cary's emphasis on the vow of obedience is viewed by many as a key to Fr. James Radloff's removal as pastor.