| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Marines -- 250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft -- have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the "biggest in the world," "the size of the Vatican City," with its swimming pools and...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:17 PM
People clapped, gasped and cried when a man pushed Father Joseph Terra into the room full of parishioners at St. Catherine of Siena on Monday.
Still in a wheelchair after being wounded last week during a break-in at Mater Misericordiae Mission that left...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:50 PM
David Suchet, best known for his television portrayal of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, plays another canny scrutinizer of nefarious human behavior in Roger Crane's "The Last Confession," a straightforward political drama sexing itself up as a...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will be in New York City this weekend to participate in a canonization celebration for Popes John XXIII and john Paul II at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The event, which will be held in conjunction with a similar ceremony in...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Contraception, cohabitation, divorce, remarriage and same-sex unions: They're issues that pain and puzzle Roman Catholics who want to be true to both their church and themselves.
Now those issues are about to be put up for debate by their leader, a...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Members of a commission on sexual abuse created by Pope Francis said Saturday that they intended to design “clear and effective protocols” to protect children from abusive priests.
The group, which includes experts on the issue and victims...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:05 AM
| May 5, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The United Nations on Monday linked the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests to torture, stepping up its criticism of the Holy See and, according to one activist group, potentially opening the way to a new wave of lawsuits.
Members of a U....
| May 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way.
That could make Cardinal Francis...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Days ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in Jerusalem as part of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israeli authorities put the finishing touches on preparations for the visit, smoothing out protocol on pomp, protection and politics.
Half a century after...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:01 PM
On a day bookended by visits to the sites of Jesus' birth and death, Pope Francis on Sunday called on Palestinians and Israelis to recognize that "there is simply no other way" than a two-state solution for them to coexist peacefully after decades of...
| May 25, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Landing in Israel on his whistle-stop tour of the Holy Land, Pope Francis declared Sunday that “there is simply no other way” besides a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace in this violence-racked region.