• Pope: Common witness of faith can strengthen Catholics, Methodists

    Pope: Common witness of faith can strengthen Catholics, Methodists

    • Oct 19, 2017

    Pope Francis met with members of the World Methodist Council who were in Rome to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Joint International Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Commission. The pope also recalled the life and example of John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, who dedicated his life to helping others “live a holy life.”

  • Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

    • Oct 27, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister. The Judicial Council of the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination ruled Monday that a Pennsylvania church jury was wrong to defrock Frank Schaefer last

  • Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding

    • Oct 22, 2014

    A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son’s wedding to another man will find out whether he can remain an ordained minister. The Rev. Frank Schaefer was suspended and then defrocked last year following a church trial in southeastern Pennsylvania