Rooted: How a New York City Church Loves Its Community with the Whole Gospel
Much like his church, Rich Perez is firmly planted in his neighborhood. And for him, that’s the only way to love and reach the community.
What Is House Church
What Makes a Church Missional?
Freedom from cultural captivity does not mean freedom from tradition.
Davenport Diocese Ordination: Save the date
Davenport Diocese Ordination: Save the date - Sacred Heart Cathedral June 1 , 2019 10 a.m.
20 Truths from The Unbelievable Gospel by Jonathan Dodson
Jonathan Dodson writes about the gospel and the evangelistic paralysis of the church.
Attorney for Buffalo Diocese clergy sex abuse victims says he has received 13 total offers
Mitchell Garabedian says he has received a total of 13 offers, ranging from $10,000 to $340,000.
Gay Christians Go to Your Church. How Should the Church Engage Them?
Five ways churches can better address the realities of gay people in their congregation.
Why Build a Beautiful Church?
I used to wonder why the Church, in her venerable wisdom, had a memorial feast day (August 5) for the dedication of Santa Maria Maggiore ...
Why I’m Grateful for the Local Church
I love my church where I serve, but I’m also very grateful for the local church in general. In all its beauty and flaws, I can’t imagine culture surviving without it.
How I Can Love the Gospel and the Investigative Judgment at the Same Time
I have two theological confessions to make. The first is that I am madly in love with the gospel. Seriously, I am. As an Adventist, a father and a pastor, the gospel is my everything. Jesus-only is my motto, my passion and my standard. After battling with legalism and perfectionism for many years, the good news of salvation is something that I don’t mess around with. Anything—and I mean anything—that even remotely reeks of human merit makes me recoil with disgust. This “what…
How the Church supports marriages
It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration of – and support for – marriage is not limited to one day, but all year round.
What Is It That Leads People Into the Catholic Church?
What factors lead to someone becoming Catholic? Fr. Michael Cummins discusses the conversion of his parents, who were led into the Church not by one single experience, but through what Bl. John Henry Newman called “the illative sense,” a capacity to draw together many converging experiences.
5 Ways the Catholic Church has changed the world
Recently, Bishop Robert Barron had his Word on Fire team scour the streets of Rome, asking young people what they thought were the best and worst things the Catholic Church has ever done. Answers t…
How does the Church Respond to Suicide?
The news of Robin Williams’ death is heartbreaking, as is any news of the death of one of our heroes. Just as was the news of mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s son’s suicide. I can understand Williams…
10 ways to revitalize the Catholic Church
September 10, 2013 by I. Michael Bellafiore. (Andrew Medichini/AP ) Reform is afoot in the Vatican. Pope Francis has tightened the reins on the Vatican bank, worked through a grueling visit to Brazil,
Why We Need an Entrepreneurial Church
Chris Lowney on the church’s current crisis of membership, management, and Catholic identity, and what can be done
What Is that Pelican Doing in My Parish Church?
An ancient pre-Christian legend inspired an iconographic motif associated with the Eucharist
FAQ: Why does the Church care about Marriage?
In this 5-week series, MUR is going over a few of the FAQs on our website. This week we look at FAQ #10: Why does the Catholic Church care so much about marriage? Short answer: Because it’s such a good thing for people and for society. In fact, nothing really compares to marriage when it …
What is a Gospel-Centered Church?
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 | 1.11.2015 1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that…
How St. John Paul II changed the Church and the world
Today, we celebrate the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II, whose pontificate was the third-longest ever and who was canonized just nine years after his death, making his the shortest canonization cause in modern Church history. John Paul II was a pope who broke many other records. If we try to imagine what the world and the Church would be like today if on October 16, 1978, the College of Cardinals had elected someone else to lead the Barque of Peter…