Though the church service held many similar elements to others — prayers, worship songs and communion — two differences stood out. The service was a Celtic Eucharist and is an original creation of the Rev. Elaine Breckenridge.Read More »
People, and reporters, can't seem to stop talking about Pope Francis.
Today he sent a personal message to Muslims to mark the end of Ramadan.Read More »
With his open and easygoing manner, Pope Francis charmed the media as much as the faithful during his successful visit to Brazil, the first international pilgrimage of his pontificate.
But it was the pope’s remarks about gay priests, made during a free-wheeling press conference on the return trip to Rome, that drew the most headlines, raising questions about whether the pontiff was signaling a change in the church’s approach to this volatile issue.Read More »
RIO DE JANEIRO (RNS) In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress offered to him from an indigenous South American Indian at a ceremony in the city´s grand municipal theater.
The gesture was greeted with shouts of surprise initially.Read More »
A recent study by the United Methodist Board of Pension and Health Benefits showed that the a significant number of United Methodist clergy consider their jobs stressful.
Of those surveyed, 5 percent suffer from depressionRead More »
"Should and shun" is the language of law not love, in my opinion.
The New Testament teaches followers of Jesus to let love, not law, guide giving and consuming.Read More »