Cuban Catholic church: The relationship between Fidel Castro and the Cuban Catholic church has been a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs, though it has noticeably improved in recent years.
François Fillon becoming the conservative candidate for France's presidential election is as unforeseen as the role religion played in rallying Catholic voters behind him.
A Brazilian court’s ruling legalizing abortion during the first trimester has caused uproar among politicians with strong ties to Roman Catholic and evangelical faiths, who have gained ground in the current government.
Prison Flash Mob: Dozens of prisoners staged a "flash mob" inside an Italian men’s prison to celebrate Pope Francis’ calls for prison reform and greater tolerance and acceptance of the world’s migrants. Around 70 inmates from diverse faiths and ethnic backgrounds danced a Zumba routine titled “Pope is Pop” on Dec. 1 at the low-security district prison in the northern city of Ferrara.
The Field Hospital: In addition to providing its twin parish with solar lamps that improve safety, the Ocala, Fla., parish also raised funds for a new church.
Fr. Brendan Hoban, co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests, describes how Ireland's elderly diocesan priests are living increasingly isolated, lonely lives.
World AIDS Day: South Africa's HIV epidemic is among the most severe in the world. According to U.N. estimates, 12.2 percent of South Africa's population is HIV positive.
Eco Catholic: “Sub-national” was the hopeful strategic word of the day during the second week of the United Nations climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco.
Caritas Organization: Europe's top Catholic charitable agency has published a "road map for social justice and equality," urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.
The 144 islands that make up the far-flung diocese of Argyll and the Isles offer natural beauty and a distinctive spirituality that has been nurtured by the community's remoteness.