17 Cardinals and Counting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 2015 – The Synod of Bishops on the Family will meet in October to discuss marriage and the family, two hotly debated topics that have caused a crisis in the Catholic Church. In preparation for the highly anticipated event, seventeen prominent cardinals from around the world have written […]

Faith Counts Announces $20,000 Grand Prize Winner

PHILADELPHIA – Today, the Grand Prize winner of the first-ever Film Your Faith video contest was announced, after weeks of deliberation by a judge’s panel of national faith leaders. The announcement took place before a crowd of faith leaders and religion reporters at the annual conference of the Religion Newswriters Association. Carlos Cuervo of Miami, […]

RNA honors top religion journalists at 66th annual awards banquet

PHILADELPHIA — Religion reporters from around the world won top honors Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Religion Newswriters Association’s 66th Annual Awards Banquet, for work published in 2014. Richard Dujardin, former religion reporter for The Providence (R.I.) Journal, was presented the William A. Reed Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional long-term commitment and service to […]

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 www.stainedglass.org. 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 www.pbs.org/religionandethics 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 […]