Two prominent Catholic leaders in Syria criticized the U.S. missile strikes against their nation, wondering why they occurred before investigations into the origins of the chemical attacks reported April 4.
When the U.S. Supreme Court looked at the issue of pension benefits for employees at religious hospitals March 27, the justices seemed uncertain how they would decide this case.
Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo's mission to the United States is of the utmost importance to the Vatican: to be the pope's ears on the ground.
While one Catholic archbishop was urging a fix to the country's immigration laws before a Catholic crowd, another was pleading with the government not to separate mothers from their children while in immigration detention, and yet another, a cardinal, was accompanying a grandfather to an appointment that could have resulted in his deportation.
Catholic Church leaders in the U.S. spent the week of March 6-10 trying to allay fears, urging compassion, not just from the government from those who are not seeing "God's creation" when they malign unauthorized immigrants.
At least 16 Jewish community centers received bomb threats on Jan. 9 in an apparent attempt to rattle American Jews, who have seen a spike in anti-Semitism incidents in the past year.
The threats — some by live callers, some by robocall — were made to JCCs in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, South Carolina and at least four other states.
All of the reports were false, but several forced the evacuation of centers, which are gathering places for Jews and often include preschools, senior centers, gyms and facilities for readings, classes and prayer.
Assisted Suicide: measures on ballots for D.C. and Colorado; bill passed in New Jersey senate.
Expanding its scope beyond higher ed, the society's new guidelines urge Catholic schools to expel students who do not conform to their birth gender.
Fr. Warren Hall was barred from ministry for supporting gay advocacy groups and backing a Catholic high school counselor who was fired for being in a same-sex marriage.
Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety turns 104 July 19. But first he will celebrate 50 years as a bishop June 1 and 77 years as a priest June 29.
The appointment of Bernard Hebda as archbishop-designate of St. Paul-Minneapolis raises the question: Who will Hebda become as a now-rooted resident in the historically important archdiocese?