That the Seventh-day Adventist Church is passing through difficult times due to several issues demanding resolution does not need to be demonstrated b...
Why the Church is 'Catholic,' Not 'Universal'
Revisiting 'Yeast: A Parable for Higher Catholic Education,' by Walter Ong, S.J.
The Church of the Secret Ballot
This week’s meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops failed to provide clarity about reform in the wake of sexual-abuse scandals.
What happened to the Catholic Church?
The Vatican's system of interlocking directorates among the Curial cardinals who head the key Congregations (departments), means the pope has to contact only one or two cardinals to know what's happen...
How a Church Tackles Stairs
ev. Stan Martin and Elder Roy Aarons had a problem at the First Presbyterian Church in Centralia, Illinois: 14 concrete steps. Those 14 steps lead into the sanctuary and make it difficult and, in s…
Why the Church We Live in Isn't the Church We Think We Live in
By Derek Penwell Newsflash: Technology Changes! In the book I spend some time talking about disruption theory and disruptive innovation, detailing the fall of the telegraph. I talk about, what I take to be, the inevitability of disruptive change–technological and otherwise. So, it should come as no
Why do we stay in the church?
In the end, despite my anger, my sorrow, my sinfulness and the sins of others, I stay because I do care.
How is the church serving Latino Catholics?
We asked our readers: In what ways is the church helping Latinos live out their faith in this country?
What a Pastoral Church Looks Like
Now more than ever, there are calls for a more pastoral Church. That’s a good thing. It’s the clergy’s job to be our pastors, and who could object to priests, bishops, and popes doing their job? “Pastor“ means shepherd, so we find what pastors should do by looking at what shepherds do, especially in the …
Your guide to the ecumenical councils of the Church
By D.D. Emmons. The Church has convened 21 times throughout history to clarify our teaching and institute reforms
Why won't my son sing in church?
My son hates to sing. And the place Bobby hates to sing the most is in Mass.
VIDEO: How would women deacons change the church?
Part III of the three-part series: Deacons, Women and the Call to Serve
How Haitian-Americans are finding their voice in politics and the church
Haitian expatriates have long considered themselves a “dissed” diaspora—in both their new country and the old.
What not to ask the Latino Visiting your Church
David Letterman recently went off the air after 33 years of late night show entertainment; thus bringing an end of an era. One of my favorite segments of the show was the top ten countdown. For the…
What can the bishops do to help heal the Church?
The crises in the Catholic Church demand long-term solutions that are best addressed by gradual discernment leading to broad consensus on the part of the college of bishops.
Why Dioceses Need to Support Struggling Latino Churches
Promising demographic data can easily be interpreted in a way that overlooks the textured history of Latino Catholics in the United States, one in which the very existence of Latino church communities has often come under threat.
How the Catholic Church can help single mothers
Because the church has long defined marriage as central to lay Catholic identity, Catholic single mothers have sometimes stayed hidden in the shadows.
Why Molly Wernick is an Advocate for the Separation of Church and State
There's another element to the abortion rights conversation, and that has to do with the separation of church and state. "It's also a slap in the face to my own religious freedom," says Molly Wernick.
Why we need to design (and pay for) beautiful churches
An interview with Duncan G. Stroik, architect, author and professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame.
EARTH DAY QUIZ: How Green is Your Church?
With Earth Day blooming on the horizon (April 22), it's time to take stock of how your church is preaching about God's Creation. Take the quiz!