Introducing health care for the common good

What if both your Catholic conscience and your wallet could participate in a medical cost solution that observed time-tested health care principles? What if you could pay for your own medical costs while providing for the health care costs of others? What if, as a Catholic, you were able to live practically the principles of Catholic Social Doctrine?

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, addresses the audience during the Saturday morning session of general conference in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, October 1, 2016.

15 highlights from LDS General Conference

(RNS) Is home teaching about to change? Is caffeinated Diet Coke really okay? And what did Elder Ballard say to people who are thinking of leaving the LDS Church? Here are 15 impressions from this weekend’s General Conference.

New poll: Catholic voters favor Clinton for president

As the two Catholic candidates for vice president prepare to face off in a debate on Tuesday at Longwood University, a new poll of likely Catholic voters shows that Clinton leads Trump. The poll also shows that Catholics do not toe the hierarchy’s line on abortion, healthcare and religious refusals. Since 1972, the Catholic vote has been a reliable bellwether for the results of Election Day.

Dollywood & Silver Dollar City make memories with shoeboxes

Through roller coasters and shoeboxes, Herschend Family Entertainment is bringing smiles to the faces of children across the U.S. and abroad. Partnering with Operation Christmas Child, Herschend leads an annual Shoebox Challenge: churches register to receive complimentary attraction tickets based on the number of gift-filled shoeboxes collected by their congregations. Since 2011, participants have contributed more than 2 million shoebox gifts to children in need through the Shoebox Challenge, earning more than 45,000 complimentary tickets to participating theme parks and attractions.