It's been three weeks since Msgr. William J. Lynn was sent back to prison after the state Supreme Court reinstated his 2012 conviction and sentence for child endangerment in the Catholic Church priest sex abuse scandal.
A troubled El Salvador will pause this weekend from the daily drumbeat of murder and mayhem to observe the elevation toward sainthood of one of the most cherished and controversial religious figures in the Americas, Archbishop Oscar Romero, slain by a right-wing death squad as he said Mass 35 years ago.
Rabbi Mark H. Levin, Congregation Beth Torah founding rabbi, Overland Park, Kan: People often say that the world would be better off without religion. Unfortunately, that's like saying that the world would be better off without breathing, a necessity for life.
A growing minority of Americans refuses to identity with traditional religion, a trend particularly strong among young adults, while self-identified Catholics and more liberal Protestants are declining as shares of the population.
Pope Francis will visit three Cuban cities and the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, the shrine of Cuba's patron saint, during a September visit to the island, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Cuba announced Monday.
SEATTLE - When Melissa Mira suffered sudden heart failure at the end of her second pregnancy last year, she worried first about her health and her baby - then about the more than $200,000 in medical bills that began rolling in.
The leader of 30 million South Asian Buddhists walked the streets of West Baltimore Thursday with more than a dozen local ministers and other peace advocates, offering prayers, blessings and encouragement in the aftermath of last week’s unrest over the death of Freddie Gray.
An interfaith service in Rock Hill SC on Thursday, part of the National Day of Prayer across America, brought together white and black pastors and people to pray for the country, to tackle problems that have too long divided the country.
First Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill, SC, celebrated its Scottish roots on Sunday with its first-ever Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans ceremony. The ritual dates from a time in Scottish history when the wearing of tartans was banned by the English, and recognized the close ties between the American and Scottish churches today.
The National Shrine of the Little Flower church in Royal Oak assumed its stature as a Catholic basilica last week, its landmark tower with the carving of a crucifix adorned with yellow and white banners.