Nuclear weapons' destructiveness seems to cloud adequate moral responses. From the vantage of the faith-based, these weapons have raised monumental moral issues.
A French court has told authorities in Ploermel, France, to remove the small town's statue of St. John Paul II on claims the statue's placement in a public square violated the separation of church and state.
While the court said the statue's location and size are "ostentatious" in nature, the main issue was not with the image of the pope, but rather, the public display of the statue under a cross, according to a Vatican Radio report Wednesday.
Global Sisters Report: "That first night, we didn't know if we were safe or not; we just slept in the hands of God."
Vietnamese bishops are at odds with Hanoi officials on a proposed government document dealing with religious freedom.
Faith and Justice: Half-Christian, half-Muslim, Nigeria is a country where faiths must live together in peace or they will die in great numbers.
The mood at the monthlong talks being held in New York is somber. Few expect breakthroughs, and without a breakthrough, serious disarmament is in doubt.
The Vatican's semiofficial newspaper blasted a series of cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad as "blasphemous" but also condemned the "mad and bloodthirsty" extremists who opened fire at a Texas exhibit of the cartoons.
The front-page article in L'Osservatore Romano likened the exhibit in Garland, Texas, to pouring "gasoline on the fire" of religious sensitivities and was critical of its sponsors, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, and professional provocateur Pamela Geller.
A group of Catholic sisters, brothers and priests are spending five days focusing specifically on Francis' call to go to the peripheries and serve those most in need.
Wake up and take action; Pope Francis makes this call in "The Joy of the Gospel," but it seems people "are still sleeping, caught up in a million secondary things," Archbishop Victor Fernandez said.
In his short guide on how to apply the pope's apostolic exhortation -- Evangelii Gaudium in Latin -- the Argentine archbishop said if the teachings in the document were taken seriously, church communities would see significant changes, renewal, life and new energy.
An English archbishop has reminded Catholics of the achievements of one of their country's most famous migrant athletes just days ahead of a general election in which immigration will feature as a major issue.
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark, vice president of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, held up Mo Farah as an example of why migrants should not be feared, saying his life was a "wonderful story of optimism and hope."