More than a quarter of Americans and nearly half of senior Protestant pastors say the Islamic State terrorist group offers a true representation of Islamic society, according to a pair of new surveys by LifeWay Research.
The owner of St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center has agreed to set aside $20 million from its pending sale of those hospitals for charitable care.
In a news release Wednesday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said nonprofit Ascension Health agreed to the set-aside after concerns raised by his office that the money be made available for acute indigent care.
Parish Diary: In the last eight years, our two sister parishes have together built over 200 new houses for the poorest of the poor and repaired another 30 homes.
Celebration Publications: Former Catholics make up the largest demographic of the growing number of evangelical churches in the United States and a large segment of the new megachurches.1 What have they discovered that Catholics have yet to learn?
Students, parents, teachers and others have challenged Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's assurances that the new language does not "target ... any teachers, singly or collectively."
Coredileone indicated openness to altering contract language he is seeking that would classify employees in the four schools as "ministers."
It is in these streets where God dwells among us, calling, luring us into new possibilities of nonviolent love and transformation.
This historic decision does away with most provisions in law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, giving the government a year to craft legislation.
NCR Today: The language of the handbook suggests that if employees are discreet, then no harm, no foul. This is a clumsy, inept Catholic version of "Don't ask, don't tell."
The new section puts teachers and faculty on notice about heightened demands regarding adherence to Catholic teaching, particularly on sexual issues.