There's more than rebuilding going on in Ferguson, Missouri. They call it the Ferguson Response and it is powerful! It's a direct answer to the "Prayer for Ferguson, Mo."
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By Catholic News Agency
Can numbers say something about the future of Christianity? Catholic scholar George Weigel thinks so. Published March 4, 2015
The sky should get interesting some time around Easter when an 80-foot hot air balloon rises over the landscape of western New York in early April, bearing a smiling portrait of Jesus Christ familiar to many as "The Risen Christ by the Sea," a painting by artist Jack Jewell.
The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama's defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement.
The special door chime on the house in Seoul can ring day or night. The instant it is heard, the adults jump and rush to the wall where the "drop box" is located. When they gently lower the door, they typically find a tightly bundled baby inside.
A child's self-esteem can be crushed easily. The good news is, it can be just as easily boosted.
Roman Catholic Cardinal Edward Egan, the former archbishop of New York, has died. He was 82.
The Rev. Louis Farrakhan told churchgoers on Sunday that Israelis and "Zionist Jews" played key roles in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
Two Virginia pro-life organizations say a Catholic international charity has been promoting contraception in a Kenya program — and rebuffing their attempts to get American bishops to intervene.
Smartphones, and tablets, and computers! Oh my! The way we communicate has surely changed.
The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.
A judge's order that a Detroit suburb pay $100,000 to American Civil Liberties Union lawyers and let an atheist set up an informational booth in City Hall similar to a church-run "prayer station" doesn't sit well with Warren mayor Jim Fouts.
New York City public schools will add the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha to the official calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson wasn't expected his Facebook post on persecuted Christians to go viral — but it did.
Raising children who come to literature again and again as leisure readers may mean thinking outside the book.
Pope Francis told a Vatican City audience on Wednesday that it a mortal sin to "discard out elderly," and that they should not be treated like "aliens."
It's hard to explain how often the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh played a providential role in the events of his life during his 35 years as president of the University of Notre Dame, the priest who succeeded him said Tuesday night.
The D.C. Council on Tuesday tweaked an anti-discrimination law to ensure it didn't force employers to provide insurance coverage for abortions or other reproductive health care decisions they oppose on religious or moral grounds.
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a longtime abortion opponent and likely presidential candidate, said Tuesday that he supports banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, taking a clear stance on an issue he avoided during his re-election campaign last year.
A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy's 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before.
If you were to take the time to look over and sort through old photographs, letters, videos, journals and keepsakes, you would remember things you may not have thought about for years. You would remember the person you used to be, and you would realize how much you have evolved with time. No doubt, you would see evidence of God's hand upon your life — perhaps even in times you thought he had abandoned you.
Anti-pornography groups are applauding a video made by comedic actor Russell Brand where he talks — seriously — about his past use of pornography and why he is worried about its social and personal harms.
King Abdullah of Jordan said he agrees with President Obama's decision not to label Islamic State terrorists "Islamic extremists" because to do so would legitimize their perversion of Islam.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York on Tuesday compared the Islamic State's perversion of the Islamic faith to the Irish Republican Army distorting "everything the [Catholic] church stood for."
Memphis professor and cleric Yasir Qadhi is being targeted by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group for condemning the Paris attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine.
A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis' prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday through a special candlelight prayer service.
There's been a dramatic rise in U.S. and European incidents of anti-Semitism, two studies released this week reveal. At the same time, global religious freedom is under renewed threats in many areas, a Pew Research Center study declared.
Pope Francis on Monday encouraged the bishops from northern Africa to dialogue with and encounter other groups, fostering hope for good relations between Muslims and Christians in the region.
The Maryland parents who made national headlines in January for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children walk the neighborhood without an adult have been accused of "unsubstantiated" child neglect following an investigation by Montgomery County Child Protective Services.
Israel's leader insists the alliance between his country and the Unites States is "stronger than ever."
Recent Opinion Columns
Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from the list.
The graphic pictures of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by militants from the Islamic State, or ISIS, were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism. This coupled with beheadings and crucifixions gives us a better understanding of the evil we, along with the rest of the world, are facing.
The Grammys made domestic violence a focus. But until politicians, sports leagues and performers begin tackling the pornography behemoth head on, it's hard to take this crusade seriously.
There has been much debate recently over vaccination mandates, particularly in response to the measles outbreak currently taking place throughout the country.
It is Black History Month, and as people reflect on the struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans over many decades, many agree that "more can be done" to ensure economic opportunity for all Americans.
There are places that are holy in American history: Gettysburg and Shiloh. Lexington and Concord. Ground Zero in Manhattan. To this list, Americans need to add Selma, Alabama.
It was 1952 and as a seven year old who had a Sunday School perfect attendance record for a year, I was presented with my very own King James Bible. I still have it and still refer to it.
Have you been to a funeral lately? A funeral where the assembled start reaching into their jacket pockets and purses? Grabbing their cellphones? Looking up and down the pews?
From The Vault
Sen. Mike Lee said Tuesday that the institution of the family is paramount in society, calling on conservatives and Republicans in the new Congress for an agenda with an eye on American working families.