Despite the support, half of Americans and a third of Catholics are unaware of Francis' upcoming U.S. visit, a new survey finds.
Faith & Parish
Soul Seeing: "Thank you," I wrote to my dying dad in 1976. "Thank you for raising me on the farm."
At the Intersection: My move to the City of Brotherly Love that is currently more like a City of Strangers has prompted me to remember the social significance of church.
Three German Catholic theology students prepared their own version of the official Vatican questionnaire for the Synod of Bishops on the family. More than 12,000 Catholics from 42 countries responded.
Many theology and science teachers at three Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Nashville will be incorporating "Laudato Si'" into their curriculum this school year.
"This saying is hard! Who can accept it?" That's the first-century public reaction to what Jesus was teaching in the Bread of Life discourse, but many women may well say the same of some of the ideas in the Letter to the Ephesians.
When officials from four groups of black Catholic clergy selected Charleston as the location of their 2015 joint conference, they did not expect to gather in a city rocked by a race-related shooting.
Teachers at four Catholic high schools, under pressure from the San Francisco archbishop to adhere to church teaching in their personal lives, narrowly accepted a union agreement with the archdiocese.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., is reaching out with healing services to those sexually abused by priests.
At Alfred Street Baptist Church, the pews start to fill more than half an hour before the service begins. White-uniformed ushers guide African-Americans of all ages to their seats. Some stand and wave their hands in the air as the large, robed choir begins to sing.
In September, after using a dozen wired overflow rooms, the church will start its fourth weekend service.
So many people attend, church leaders are now asking people to limit their attendance to one service.