Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis, washes the feet of residents of a shelter for drug users during Holy Thursday Mass at a church in a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2008. Following a request by Pope Francis, the Vatican issued a decree Jan. 21 specifying that the Holy Thursday foot-washing ritual can include women. (CNS photo/Enrique Garcia Medina, Reuters)
In All Things
Laurie ZiliakJanuary 25, 2016
Pope Francis changed the rules to allow women to be included in the foot washing on Holy Thursday—something that was already happening in many places.
Crowd Sourcing: Sunday service at the 7,000-seat Willow Creek Community in South Barrington, Ill.
Laurie ZiliakJanuary 22, 2014
My brother is what we used to call a fallen-away Catholic. After years of searching as an adult, he found a church home that is truly life-giving to him. He now belongs to an evangelical megachurch located in the suburbs of Chicago that is home to more than 24,000 worshipers each weekend. The church