Some 500 Catholic activists from around the globe will converge on Philadelphia for a conference to press for women's rights in the church -- one week before Pope Francis arrives.
The Peace Pulpit: "The poor, the vulnerable, the homeless, those in exile ... the refugees and immigrants -- we don't really reach out and draw them in."
Soul Seeing: Compassion, touch and starting over: This is what my soul sees when contemplating this story.
Spiritual Reflections: Today's first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel from Mark are excellent examples of the effectiveness of God's word to realize what it announces.
Preview: St. Joseph never spoke in the Gospels. Holy Cross Br. Jonathan Beebe said Joseph makes a fitting patron of his congregation's brothers — for his lack of visibility.
A small c catholic: Today's American religious scene is full of people who have raised important faith questions but find that their faith communities won't or can't engage such questions.
There is an incredible sense of anticipation as Americans await the visit of Pope Francis on Sept. 22. It is the pope's first trip to the United States.
Today's three readings bring up one of most vexing issues of biblical faith. Just what religious rules and regulations does God demand we keep, and which ones can we discard? Is it possible that some of our most fervently kept laws don't even come from God?
The LDS Church announced Aug. 26, that the Utah-based faith will stick with the Scouts after threatening to bolt from the youth group and form its own international organization.
Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, placed his face in his hands when asked how his faith has been challenged, changed in the crisis he has helped manage.