I should not have been taken aback, given the current, highly publicized demands apparently by many in the United Methodist Church to accept same-gender marriage, but even still, I had not expected a practicing Catholic to ask me this question: “Will the Catholic Church ever permit same-gender marriages in its theology or practice?” I answered with an emphatic “No.”
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency.
Groups will aim to foster a safe and supportive space, with a focus on finding personal strength, forming deeper relationships, sharing your story, discovering more meaning in life and seeing new possibilities.
“Pray without ceasing” urges St. Paul (1 Thes 5:17). This doesn’t mean we should be on our knees or in Church 24/7. But what does it mean, and how can we — if not praying always — at least be a bit more prayerful?