The United Methodist Church General Conference convenes once every four years to make policy decisions and set the direction for the denomination. They'll consider 1,043 proposals in their legislation system.
Archaeologists are working to authenticate physical proof of the first Catholic liturgy in Arkansas 475 years ago near the St. Francis River, about 40 miles from the Mississippi River.
Followers of a devotion centered on Our Lady of the Rosary are able to attend a public Mass, but the bishop warned their practices are still unrecognized by the church.
Making a Difference: I recently held in my arms my first grandbaby and I marveled at the goodness and awesomeness of our Creator.
Eco Catholic: The observation came in Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran''s message for the Buddhist celebration of Vesakh.
Stephen is remembered and celebrated by the church as its proto-martyr. Like him, Thomas More (1478-1535) was canonized a saint for his courage to speak out and resist the powers of his day. For Stephen, it was the Jewish authorities; for More, it was King Henry VIII, whose oath of supremacy More refused to sign.
Global Sisters Report Preview: The entrance of previously married women into religious communities raises the possibility of more than one sacred calling.
Yoga is not a threat to my faith. It's been an asset to it -- and it can be for many Catholics and other Christians.
Young Voices: There is a discrepancy between my job and my feelings about modern society and technology -- namely, occasional exhaustion from the noise and chaos of constant connection.
Jeff Kiehl explores the worlds of science, Jungian psychology and Buddhist philosophy in his book Facing Climate Change: An Integral Path to the Future.