WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Roman Catholic bishops have elected a new leader to succeed Archbishop Jozef Michalik, who angered many with 2013 comments that suggested victims of pedophilia were partly to blame.
House approves individual religious exemption to health care law
VATICAN CITY (AP) — From his simple sound bites to his breaking of Vatican rules, Pope Francis has made being Catholic cool in his first year.
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis' namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, founded his order of mendicant friars in the 13th century after receiving a calling from God to "rebuild my church." Some 800 years later, St. Francis' followers are rebuilding his ch…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis will travel to South Korea from Aug. 14-18 to participate in an Asian Catholic youth festival.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has traveled to a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops.
In times of turmoil, a man often feels like he is supposed to be strong and know what to do.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Uncertainty over a short-lived proposal to open employment to gays at Kentucky's largest private child care agency prompted many supportive churches to withhold giving last year, creating a multi-million dollar shortfall.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has confessed that he took the cross of his late confessor's rosary from his casket and he wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock, hoping to have half as much mercy as the priest.
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Retired Yankees star Mariano Rivera is picking up another save in New York.
Millions of Christians around the world will be seen with ashes in the form of a cross on their foreheads Wednesday as they celebrate the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday, as it is called, is 46 days before Easter, which includes six Sundays.…
Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognize Israel as a Jewish state
ISTANBUL (AP) — Although shut down for more than four decades, one of the Orthodox Church's most pre-eminent seminaries is kept in pristine condition in the hope that it may reopen one day to educate future patriarchs and clergy.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him "offensive."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for a German couple who lost their bid for U.S. asylum in order to home-school their children says deportation proceedings against the family have been deferred indefinitely.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has scored plenty of magazine covers but now he's got a magazine all to himself.
In a story Feb. 26 about a snake-handling preacher who recently died from a bite, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of deaths each year from snake bites in the United States. Around 5 people die each year from snake bites, …
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has once again made politics personal, tapping his own private secretary to be the No. 2 in the Vatican's new economy secretariat.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis is ill and has canceled a visit to Rome's main seminary.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — For the first time in nearly a century, a married priest has been ordained by the Maronite Catholic Church in the United States.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon Church is pushing back against the notion that members of the faith are taught they'll get their own planet, a misconception popularized in pop culture most recently by the Broadway show "The Book of Mormon."
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will leave the Vatican for a weeklong retreat leading up to his busy Easter season.
The sight of an exotic animal can be a welcome distraction, even a temporary antidote, for a sick child. But you can't simply slap a leash and surgical mask on a rhino and march it through the front door of a hospital for a visit.
The teen years. For many it’s when you have the most fun of your life, but it’s also a time that most adults would not want to go back and do over. Although teens have so much to learn about life, they often think they know it all. Good advic…
Mary Kathryn King couldn’t forget what she saw during a visit to a senior living facility two years ago around Christmas time.
As families around the region gather around Christmas trees and dinner tables, one Valparaiso family will be together in another place special to them.
A different take on Thanksgiving: Immigrant families incorporate traditional dishes from their home country to the meal
Larissa Dragu was 11 years old when she celebrated her first Thanksgiving and remembers what it was like to observe a new holiday in a new country.
For the past couple of decades, more women have been attending college than men, and the gap is projected to continue growing. This trend is reflected in Northwest Indiana’s three largest universities: Valparaiso University has 52 percent wom…
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — One year after Johnathan Kent kicked his principal and school "went all bad," the 8-year-old was recognized at a recent assembly as the "Star of the Month" for being polite and helping out his teachers.
CHICAGO | Sacred Heart Croatian Catholic Church recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
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