Study puts dollar value of organized religion in the U.S. at $1.2 trillion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Can you put a dollar value on religion? One Georgetown University researcher has attempted something close to it.


Humans are different from the rest of creation, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Created in the image of God, human beings have a dignity they are in danger of degrading when they place material possessions above God in their hearts, Pope Francis said Thursday.


Changing canon law, pope brings Latin and Eastern practices closer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In a change to Church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.