When delegates and visitors assemble for the 31st General Synod this summer in Baltimore, worship will take them into the United Church of Christ’s biennial gathering, and it will conclude it. Drawing on the General Synod theme “Make Glad,” every aspect of those life-affirming worship services will marry the work for justice and peace, emphasizing the role of the UCC in creating a just world for all.
Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 12:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh, now head coach for the University of Michigan football team, is also a Roman Catholic – and he said Wednesday that faith plays a major role in his life.
“The role that (faith) plays in my life is in the priorities that I have,” he said April 26, “faith, then family, then football.”
Coach Harbaugh spoke to CNA following a general audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square April 26. He and his wife, Sarah, greeted Francis following the audience and presented him with …read more
The Council of Cardinals has concluded a 3-day meeting, during which the group discussed plans for the possible reorganization of the Congregation for Evangelization,. the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization, and the Vatican tribunals.
A Brazilian bishop has endorsed a national strike, called by union leaders for April 28 to protest the government’s plans for labor and pension reforms.
A Capuchin friar was killed and a deacon badly wounded when would-be robbers broke into a friary in Madagascar on April 22, the Fides news service reports.
Catholic schools in Pakistan have begun to look like prisons because of the security measures that are needed to guard against terrorist attacks, Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore has said.
St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, an institution administered by the Sisters of Charity, has agreed to provide legal abortions, as part of a deal that will make the National Maternity Hospital a part of St. Vincent’s.
By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Claire Gecewicz, Research Assistant Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Jessica Hamar Martínez, Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, […] …read more
By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Overall, U.S. adults with college degrees are less religious than others on some measures. However, Christians with higher levels of education appear to be just as religious as those with less schooling. …read more
Vatican City, Apr 26, 2017 / 04:38 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christian hope, rather than coming from the empty promises of other human beings, is rooted in Christ’s promise to never leave us, and to stay by our side until the end of time.
“How long, by comparison, will God’s care for mankind last?” the Pope asked April 26. “The Gospel’s answer leaves no doubt: until the end of the world!”
“The heavens will pass away, the earth will pass away, human hope will be erased, but the Word of God is greater than everything and …read more