VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has traveled to a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops.
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.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Maronite Catholic Church in the United States is about to ordain its first married priest.
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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has a mini-me.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to resign, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The founder of liberation theology, the Latin American-inspired Catholic theology advocating for the poor, has received a hero's welcome at the Vatican as the once-criticized movement continues its rehabilitation under Pop…
ROME (AP) — The pope's envoy running the troubled Legion of Christ ended his three-year reform effort Tuesday, declaring the order "cured and cleaned" but acknowledging it bears the guilt of its pedophile founder and the superiors who delayed…
ROME (AP) — The pope's envoy running the troubled Legion of Christ has ended his three-year reform effort, declaring the order "cured and cleaned" but acknowledging it bears the guilt of its pedophile founder and those who delayed admitting h…
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has taken the first major step toward reforming the Vatican's outdated and inefficient bureaucracy, creating an economics secretariat responsible for all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions.
CHICAGO | Sacred Heart Croatian Catholic Church recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
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