| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:52 PM
NOGALES, Ariz.—It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.
Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona.
"I'm just a couple of bars, a...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:05 PM
If you're like me , and I'm not advising it, you sometimes read the reaction to an article before you read the article itself.
That's how my pity party for celebrity got started early Monday when I saw a New York Post article with the headline "Alec...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Pope Francis may have to go to confession after witnesses say he accidentally dropped the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his weekly blessing from the Vatican.
The Argentine pope was delivering his blessing in Italian on Sunday when it happened:...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria – President Bashar Assad made a symbolic Easter visit Sunday to the heavily damaged town of Maaloula, a Christian landmark enclave recaptured from Islamist rebels last week by government forces.
The president’s visit,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:53 PM
A house built for $2.2 million by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta will be put up for sale — with proceeds to be spent on the local Catholic community — after some parishioners questioned why the mansion was ever erected, the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to quantify his popularity raises questions about the so-called Francis effect.
The poll found an overwhelming embrace of Francis, who has been...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Tens of thousands of pilgrims were gathering here Saturday in heady anticipation of Sunday’s dual canonization of two of the most influential popes of recent times, John Paul II and John XXIII.
It will mark the first time in the long history of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer.
Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 2:47 AM
“To depict the pope as a sort of superman, a sort of star, seems offensive to me.” — That was the main pullout quote in a Reuters interview last week.
What has emerged so far in the course of his papacy is an exquisitely defined...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:28 PM
An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects to continue making appearances and leading services during his cancer treatment.
The comments come a day after the...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:38 PM
One helped revolutionize the church, becoming an enduring icon among progressive Roman Catholics who view religion as a vehicle for justice and peace.
The other figured in a societal revolution outside the church, earning the adulation of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
In one of those peculiar ironies of our self-involvement in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea, it is the moral authority of the United States that is evidently in play. "U.S. Lacks Moral Authority to Criticize Russia for Intervening in...