Science and faith: Bridging the gap through education

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Creationism vs. evolution, scientific method vs. ethics, science vs. faith, the church’s censure and rehabilitation of Galileo Galilei. For centuries, there have been countless confusion and arguments pitting science against faith as if they were two opposing forces. In the hopes of dispelling lingering myths and misunderstandings, one ecclesiastical institute has…

Survey shows increase in Americans who aren’t part of any religion

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A major study of the religious landscape of the United States shows a continuing decline in the number of people who consider themselves part of any religion, with the largest shift occurring among the “millennial” generation. The Pew Research Center survey of 35,000 people, conducted in 2014, found that the percentage of Americans…

Thank a catechist

First Parish Religious Education Week set for Nov. 3-9 Oct. 25, 2013, edition By Brenda Kresky It is 6 p.m. on a Wednesday night and mom and dad are getting little Johnny ready for religious education class at the local parish. This is a common scene across the Diocese of St. Cloud because, in many…

Refurbished cathedral shines at festive Mass

By Bob Zyskowski Julie Majette said that when you came to St. Mary’s Cathedral every week for Mass, you didn’t give much thought to some of issues that needed attention. “It was getting so rundown, but you really didn’t notice,” Majette said. “I don’t think any of us realized the beauty that was hidden.” That…