Free Stained Glass Sourcebook Now Available

Sourcebook 2015, a publication of the Stained Glass Association of America (SGAA) is now available in both a beautiful print edition and as a download from The Sourcebook is free to any architect, church, institution or any others who commission, maintain or work with stained glass. The 104 page book features articles about stained […]

OCP pledges to support the V Encuentro

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) – The OCP board of directors approved a Padrino partnership with The National Team of Accompaniment towards the V Encuentro (ENHAVE), pledging $175,000 to the process. “OCP is honored to support the V Encuentro. We look forward to partnering with the USCCB to advance the evangelizing mission of the Church among our […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – August 28, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1852 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 28 (check local listings). Payday Lenders – The national practice – some insist, the scandal – of instant loans to debtors who feel forced to go deeper […]

Beyond Publicity, Policy, and Programs: New Book, “Street God,” Reveals the Radical Power of the Church to Transform Urban Communities

CAROL STREAM, IL – Tim Keller calls Dimas Salaberrios “prophetic.” A. R. Bernard calls him “powerful.” Josh McDowell goes so far as to dare readers not to be galvanized by the story Dimas so masterfully shares in his memoir, Street God. And we call this memoir one of the most relevant exhortations to the Church today. […]

How do we live the truth in love when the culture says we’re haters?

SAN FRANCISCO – One of the most hotly debated topics in the Church today, especially with the rapidly approaching Synod of Bishops, is how can Catholics provide pastoral attention to families with persons with same-sex attraction while avoiding unjust discrimination?  In a culture that equates reaffirming moral principles with hate speech, Christians are living in […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly – August 21, 2015

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly is a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1851 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 21 (check local listings). Hurricane Katrina Tenth Anniversary – Next week marks a decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, leaving a path of death and […]

New Anthology Reveals Evangelicals’ Role in Shaping Modern Christian Ethics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A new collection from RNS blogger David Gushee, along with Isaac Sharp, explores the different roles that scholars and popular figures have played in forming evangelicals’ understandings of Christian ethics. Bringing together both senior and emerging voices from across the spectrum of post-World War II American evangelical ethical thought, Evangelical Ethics: A […]

OCP Parish Grant Program to Distribute $200,000 to U.S. Parishes

PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) August 18, 2015 – The 2015 OCP Parish Grant Program will award 98 parishes spanning 89 dioceses in the United States grants amounting to a total of $200,000. “Service to the Church is one of the guiding principles of our company,” said John Limb, OCP’s publisher. “OCP is honored to provide financial […]

Biblical scholar reopens search for Mark the Evangelist

Using modern biblical, historical and sociological scholarship, a researcher has, for the first time, established criteria for identifying the author of the Gospel According to Mark. Dr. Michael Affleck, a theologian, lawyer and educator, who will present his findings in a paper at the World Congress for the History of Religion in Erfurt, Germany, being […]