A lot of ink is being spilled on Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Sports pundits are incredulous that this less-than-stellar passer has helped to turn his team into a contender for the NFL playoffs. Unlike most other football players, however, Tebow has also come under scrutiny for the way he publicly witnesses to his Christian faith — something he references in nearly every interview and public appearance.
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According to Pope Benedict, the Year of Faith seeks to help Catholics appreciate their faith and deepen their relationship with God.
The issue of religious freedom has received a great deal of attention in recent months on a variety of fronts, including in the healthcare arena, where the U.S. bishops and other Catholic groups have been voicing opposition to a federal
The nation benefits when people of faith bring their convictions and concerns into public life
Alabama seems content to cut off its nose to spite its face on the issue of immigration.
The Gospel calls us to reach out to all, even strangers, who need our help
Many church-sponsored services wouldn’t qualify for exemption under the HHS mandate that health insurance plans cover artificial birth control
It’s hard not to be reminded of your own mortality while paging through the morning newspaper or watching the evening news.
One of our Catholic Spirit bloggers received news Monday that was music to our web department’s ears: His post went “viral” over the weekend — in this case garnering more than 800 hits, or readers, in a short span of time.
Religious freedom is one of the hallmarks of U.S. society. But this bedrock principle is increasingly being challenged across the nation — both by government officials seeking to infringe on the deepest convictions held by religious groups as well as by those seeking to muzzle the voice of churches and other faith communities in the public square.
Kids are generous by nature. They want to make a difference in their communities and churches.
Twice in two days this week I’ve stumbled upon published claims that the Catholic Church and the Catholic priesthood as we know it are, if not doomed, on life support.
One analyst offered that, due to the pedophilia scandals and the failure of leadership to be sufficiently accountable (in his estimation and in the estimation of others) in the aftermath, the Catholic laity’s disillusionment with the current church leadership model is “extensive and probably permanent.”