US priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis

The church's clergy sex abuse crisis has had a ripple effect on many honorable priests: heavier workloads, increased isolation as multi-priest parishes grow scarce and an erosion of public support.

Rochester diocese request led to beatification delay

The Catholic diocese of Rochester, N.Y., confirms it made the request for further investigations that prompted the Vatican to take the rare step of delaying Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s journey to sainthood.

Southern Baptists ready to put spotlight on sex-abuse crisis

Entangled in a multifaceted sex-abuse crisis, the Southern Baptist Convention is preparing to host a high-profile conference on the topic that has kindled skepticism even among some of the scheduled speakers.

Amid broad drop in charitable donations, giving to God down $3 billion last year

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.