Pew study finds continued support in Western Europe for paying church taxes

To Americans who drop coins into the collection plate, write a check or perhaps text in their Sunday donation, the idea that the state would charge an annual tax to support their church can seem strange.

Holy Week services go on in Paris despite Notre Dame fire

Losing a cathedral just as Holy Week begins would be the biggest logistical nightmare a bishop could imagine. Where to hold all those liturgies, how to accommodate all those people?

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris ravaged by fire

The 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris appeared engulfed in smoke Monday evening (April 15).

Shattered statues and satanic symbols mark rise in attacks on French church

Roman Catholic churches have increasingly come under attack in France, a country so long identified with Christianity that it used to be called "the eldest daughter of the church."