Most Latin Americans are Christian, and Catholicism remains the dominant religion; about two-thirds of Argentina's 45 million people identify as Catholic. But the church's influence has waned. There's discontent following clergy sex abuse scandals and opposition to the church's stances against abortion and LGBTQ rights.
A new study finds most adults in the U.S. consider the Earth sacred and believe God gave humans a duty to care for it. But highly religious Americans are far less likely than other U.S. adults to express concern about global warming.
The top leader of Ukrainian Catholics in the US and Ukraine's ambassador to the nation made an appeal to the world for more weapons to fight against Russia's invasion and aid to address the worsening humanitarian crisis.
According to a survey released Dec. 14 by the Pew Research Center, the group commonly known as the "nones" — the religiously unaffiliated — now constitute 29% of American adults. That's up from 23% in 2016 and 19% in 2011.
The movement fighting climate change knows no denominational boundaries. Faith leaders see it as part of their mandate to care for communities most vulnerable to climate change and preserve what they see as a divinely given environment.
Fr. Joseph Dutan estimated that dozens of St. Brigid's parishioners have been infected and said that at least three have died from COVID-19 complications since the death of Fr. Jorge Ortiz, his mentor and the first Catholic priest in the United States to die from the novel coronavirus.