Good Question: Why Ashes On Ash Wednesday?Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a day when millions of Christians all over the world head to church and leave with a cross of ashes on their foreheads. So, why ashes on Ash Wednesday? Good Question.
Speaker: Wis. Lawmaker Used State Resources For Video Encouraging ChristianityA Republican lawmaker used state resources to produce a Christmas video encouraging people to consider becoming Christians, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Tuesday.
For 137 Years, Wis. Convent Says They've Been Praying NonstopFlooding, snowstorms, a flu outbreak, even a fire — any of those might have slowed a group of Wisconsin nuns who say none of it has kept their order from praying nonstop for hundreds of thousands of people over the last 137 years.
Iowa Board: Public School Choirs May Sing Religious MusicThe Iowa Board of Education has ruled that public school choirs may sing religious music. The board voted 5-3 on Thursday to reject a challenge filed by the parents of a girl who recently graduated from the New Hampton Community School District.
Report: Americans Are Losing Their ReligionThe number of Americans who identify as Christian is decreasing, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that between 2007 and 2014 the number of people who identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent.
Program Helps Reunite Mother And Daughter Via SobrietyWhen we talk about drug rehabilitation, most of us think it only deals with sobriety. But a big part of recovery also focuses on rebuilding relationships destroyed by drug use. In this edition of our "Trees of Hope" series, we focus on how Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge helped a mother and daughter reconnect.
Pope Francis Says He Won't Judge GaysPope Francis said today, he won't judge clergy for their sexual orientation, and that he will not judge anyone gay who is searching for the Lord. The Pope also said he believes women should play a greater role in the church.
Good Question: How Is The Date Of Easter Determined? Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it falls on a different date every year.
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope FrancisJorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
Who Is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina's conservative Catholic church.
St. Thomas Law Prof: Conclave 'A Delightful, Quirky Tradition' Cardinals have filed into the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope amid deep divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church.
What Happens Now That Pope Benedict Is Stepping Down?Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 -- becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.