The Sunday of the Word of God in the Roman Catholic Church takes place on the third Sunday in Ordinary Time, during January. This year it falls on January 24. According to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, it “is to be devoted to the celebration, study, and dissemination of the Word of God.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has created many resources to help celebrate the observance. Bible Translations on Bible Gateway that Include the Deuterocanonical Books Common English Bible (CEB) Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) Good News Translation (GNT) New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) New Revised Standard…

From drive-in services in Florida and Germany to hymns in the streets of New York, Easter Sunday celebrations emerged in all shapes and sizes.

African and Pentecostal leaders honor German evangelist during three-hour Orlando funeral. ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) — Reinhard Bonnke, the German evangelist known as “The Billy Graham of Africa,” was lauded at a memorial service today as “a giant and a general in the army of God.” The Pentecostal pastor died December 7 at the age of 79 in Orlando, where he moved his international ministry, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), in the early 2000s. He retired as head of CfaN in 2017, citing declining health. During more than four decades of mass crusades in Africa, Bonnke preached in 51 of the…

The rain pelts my hands grasping bike handles, soaks my feet inside my leather tennis shoes, freezes my shoulders bent over the handlebars. (I soon learn my raincoat is water-resistant and not waterproof. Oh, an important difference.)

July 4th is a joyful celebration for many Americans. But for some Native Hawaiians, it is a painful reminder of their loss of sovereignty.

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer A legacy of courage German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) is considered one of the most influential Christian martyrs in recent history. While his outspoken stand against injustice before and during World War II cost him his life, his collected writings on Christian commitment, community, and purpose continue to inspire and challenge people today. The complete Bonhoeffer collection is now available in English (buy it now for $299.99), German (order it in Pre-Pub for $299.99), and as a complete English-German bundle (also in Pre-Pub, for just…