| Apr 23, 2011
| 8:07 PM
(REUTERS) Pope Benedict led the world's Catholics into Easter on Saturday, ahead of the beatification of his venerated predecessor John Paul II on May 1.
The 84 year-old pontiff presided at an Easter eve service in St Peter's Basilica, delivering a...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Approximately 3,000 of the faithful here and from across the country packed St. Patrick's Cathedral for Easter Sunday Mass.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan reminded worshippers that "God has the last word," saying the joy of Easter will forever trump the evil...
| May 1, 2011
| 4:00 AM
It was Good Friday afternoon at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale.
As people were paying their respects to departed friends or family members, a trio of crooks were busy turning some mourners into crime victims, authorities said,...
| May 5, 2011
| 3:02 PM
MUNKYUONG South Korea -- A man wearing a crown of thorns was found crucified, local police told CNN on Thursday.
Police in Munkyuong said they were overwhelmed with the investigation and declined to provide further details.
But local media depicted an...
| May 31, 2011
| 10:05 PM
The Sacramento Police Department arrested 28-year-old William Castro for robbing Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Police say at 5 a.m. on Good Friday, Castro robbed parishioner Santiago Ramirez at gunpoint as he exited the bathroom, and stole $2,...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:16 AM
ENCINITAS, Calif. -- The man behind the Encinitas "Surfing Madonna" mosaic that mysteriously appeared on the wall of a train underpass on Good Friday came forward Wednesday.
It was no coincidence that the Virgin of Guadalupe delivered the message to...
| Nov 20, 2010
When the renovated St. James Catholic Cathedral is dedicated Saturday, the new stained-glass windows will feature a few familiar faces — Jesus Christ ... the Virgin Mary ... and Archbishop Thomas Wenski.
Wenski, dressed in his red bishop's robes...
| Feb 22, 2012
Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8.
Ash Wednesday takes its name...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 8:21 PM
Mark and Selena Van Hout, along with their six children, will give up some things in the next 36 days. But the Lenten season is about more than that, they say.
"Mark's family traditionally gave up candy, soda, popcorn, and ice cream since they were...
| Apr 8, 2012
Alice Brown remembers the moment of dread when doctors diagnosed her with cancer. She imagines her terror and despair were much like what Jesus felt when he was sentenced to die on the cross.
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy seemed to defeat the...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:32 PM
A Brazilian actor died 16 days after accidentally hanging himself on stage while playing the part of Judas Iscariot.
An autopsy on Tiago Klimeck was underway Monday to pinpoint the exact cause of the 27-year-old's death, Brazilian broadcaster O Globo...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
An actor in Brazil made an exit onstage from which he will never return.
27-year-old Tiago Klimeck was playing Judas in an outdoor performance of "The Passion of the Christ" on Good Friday. In the play, his character is hung from a tree. Klimeck was...