People who attended a recent forum sponsored by the White House ignored the adage not to speak about religion or politics in public. They focused on ending misconceptions around religion.
Citing strong economic growth, the Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates last week, but various data points show that growth does not benefit all segments of society.
In response to suggestions made by some Republican presidential candidates in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, that the United States refuse entry to Muslim refugees or that U.S. mosques be surveillance targets, several religious leaders have rejected the idea.
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Gregory Kelly, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and vicar for clergy, to be an auxiliary bishop of the diocese.
A coalition of religious leaders joined U.S. senators to say "enough is enough" to those who want to bar Muslim refugees from trouble stops from entering the U.S.
Although the four weeks of Advent focus on waiting for Christmas, the church celebrates plenty of major feasts with customs, traditions and even special foods during the month of December.
Overall, more than 4 million Syrian refugees have fled their homeland since the Syrian civil war began in March 2011.
The U.S. bishops approved a statement on pornography, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography" on day two of their Nov. 16-19 general meeting in Baltimore.
Updated: "Feelings of anxiety and pessimism are notable among white Americans, but are especially pronounced among white evangelical Protestants and members of the Tea Party."
Yeb Sano, former climate change commissioner for Philippines, is so concerned about global warming that he and other Catholic pilgrims are walking 900 miles from Rome to Paris for the United Nations climate change conference.
It's time, Sano believes, for world leaders to sign a binding agreement that helps reduce the impact of climate change.