Boston Globe Media Partners Launch New Website, Crux, Covering All Things Catholic

Boston (Sept. 2, 2014) – Boston Globe Media Partners today launched a new website exploring news and issues of the Catholic Church, faith, spirituality and Catholic lifestyle, called Crux. The free, standalone site is at Crux provides national and international news and analysis of the Catholic Church and the practice of Catholicism, with a […]

9/11 Unity Walk Provides Gateway for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness through an “Open House” Format with Houses of Worship and the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - Thousands of people will come together in Washington, DC for the 9th annual 9/11 Unity Walk on Sunday, September 21. Houses of worship on Massachusetts Avenue, NW (also known as Embassy Row), open their doors to the community to learn about faith traditions through music, art […]

SIM Missionary Doctor in Liberia Tests Positive for Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – SIM USA ( reported today that one of its missionary doctors in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The American doctor was treating obstetrics patients at SIM’s ELWA hospital in Monrovia.  He was not treating Ebola patients in ELWA’s Ebola isolation unit, a facility separate from the main hospital on […]

“One Generation Away” Shines Light on the Erosion of Religious Liberty in America

Franklin, Tennessee, August 28, 2014 – At a time when religious liberty and persecution are appearing in the headlines daily,EchoLight Studios’ “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty in America,” will world premier in churches and universities across America between September 1 – November 15, 2014. ( One of the most pressing issues confronting […]

Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly listings – August 29

Religion & Ethics NewsWeeklyis a production of THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. Visit for additional information. Show #1752 will be fed over PBS at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 29 (check local listings). Probation for Profit – In many jurisdictions in the U.S., courts appoint private for-profit probation companies to collect fines and oversee the conduct […]

New books and key experts available in time for October Synod on Marriage and Family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2014 – Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, the indissolubility of marriage, cohabitation and contraception are just a few of the many controversial topics to be discussed when Catholic bishops from across the globe meet with Pope Francis at the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops Oct. 5-19 at […]

2014 Book of the Year Award Goes to Liguori Publications

Liguori, Mo. (August 26, 2014). Meditations on Vatican Art, published by Liguori Publications, has received the prestigious 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association of Catholic Publishers. The award recognizes the best in Catholic publishing and considers the quality of both content and design. This coffee-table art book with meditations by Fr. Mark […]

United Methodist Church Bishop Speaks Out About Ferguson Crisis

(Nashville, Tenn.) – The nation and world are captivated by events in Ferguson, MO. People are hurting and while some are acting in anger, others are reaching out with love and working to bring mercy and justice to that community and around the world. The people of the United Methodist Church are stepping forward to […]

Excitement Builds for National Back to Church Sunday on September 21

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – August 21, 2014 – A national movement is gaining momentum as tens of thousands of churches prepare to welcome several million people to services all on the same day, Back to Church Sunday® on September 21. And in some communities, churches are unifying to encourage everyone to get back to church […]