NCR launches website dedicated to worldwide reporting about Catholic sisters

Kansas City, MO – National Catholic Reporter, an independent Catholic news organization, today launched Global Sisters Report, an online reporting project that gives greater voice to Catholic sisters around the world. Through its website,, the project brings together a worldwide network of editors and reporters. The site also features columns from sisters themselves, designed […]

Loyola Press Releases New Book by Pope Francis

Loyola Press released The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church by Pope Francis on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, the first collection of writings from his first year as pope. Arranged thematically to provide a coherent narrative of his papacy thus far, it expresses the Pope’s clear and urgent desire for “a church […]

Controversial Video Hits 1 Million Views After Cable Stations Deny Ads

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2014 – With less than one week until Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28, a video showing Jesus carrying a cross into Auschwitz is gaining traction and igniting conversation about where God was during one of the most tragic events in history. Jews for Jesus released the professional video, “That Jew […]

Award Winning Feature Film – Acts of God – Available Today on DVD

Louisville, KY – If God is good and powerful, why do bad things happen? How can a loving God allow suffering?  Such questions weigh on nearly everyone at some point in their lives. The film ACTS OF GOD, available today on DVD, weaves the story of seven people whose lives are brought together through one […]

31 Grants Awarded Across North America for Public Worship and Faith Formation

Since 2000, the Vital Worship Grants Program of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Mich. (formerly known as the Worship Renewal Grants Program) has awarded more than 600 grants to churches, schools and seminaries across North America for projects that generate thoughtfulness and energy for public worship and faith formation at the […]

World Harvest Mission Gains New Name: Serge

JENKINTOWN, Penn. (April 21, 2014) — World Harvest Mission is changing its name to Serge. The name was made public on April 21, 2014. The discipleship and missionary-sending ministry hopes to more clearly represent its work with the new name. Serge is a metaphor referring to a sewn seam that joins two pieces of frayed […]

Yale Institute of Sacred Music Fellows 2014-2015

New Haven, Conn. – The Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) is pleased to announce that six new fellows will be joining its interdisciplinary community for the 2014-2015 year. The Institute is an interdisciplinary graduate center educating leaders who foster, explore, and study engagement with the sacred through music, worship, and the arts in Christian […]

Claremont School of Theology Ends Relationship with Claremont Lincoln University

CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Board of Trustees of Claremont School of Theology today announced the seminary has ended its relationship with Claremont Lincoln University. “Our joint venture began in May 2011 with a shared vision to offer interreligious graduate education,” Board Chair The Rev. Dr. David Richardson said. “The two schools have mutually agreed that […]

Simon Wiesenthal Center: Newly Sainted Popes are Heroes to the Jewish People

The Simon Wiesenthal Center joins with Catholics around the world in acknowledging the remarkable contribution of the two Popes canonized this Easter Sunday. “Jews will always remember Pope John XXIII as the animating force behind the Vatican II Council that changed the way Catholics looked at other faiths, especially Judaism.  The Nostra Aetate document that […]

Church Mutual service center earns Top 25 ranking

MERRILL, Wis. — Church Mutual Insurance Company’s National Customer Service Center (NCSC) has been ranked among the top 25 in the nation by BenchmarkPortal. Each year, Benchmark holds a Top 100 Call Centers Contest. Church Mutual was ranked between 11 and 25 in the Tier 1 (5-100 full-time employees) grouping. The contest drew more than […]