Pope Francis voiced his distress at the news of a reported mass execution of Ethiopian Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS, pleading that their deaths may not go ignored.
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The diurnal interminable squabbling about First Amendment rights intentionally and ironically ignores the concerted effort to ensure its compliance to sharia law. Published April 20, 2015
Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser in the first known case of a pope sanctioning bishops for covering up for pedophiles.
An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof — until the platinum band turned up months later at a ball field.
Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, has criticized a proposal to remove the statue of pioneering California missionary and soon-to-be saint Father Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol.
Few families have the choice of whether a parent should stay at home or not. But those who can choose have to weigh their options the best they can.
Official documents issued by the Islamic State group show that the Sunni terrorist group's control over everyday life stretches as far as a banning hotel management and archaeology.
Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins are urging federal officials to make it possible for National Park passes to be purchased online or through a phone app.
Studies have proven that a healthy diet can help decrease our risk for depression as well as become an important part of a holistic approach to treat it.
In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.
Hundreds of people remembered the late televangelist Rev. Robert H. Schuller as a dreamer, upbeat pastor and doting father at a memorial service Monday outside the glimmering cathedral he built in Southern California.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has helped a former U.S. Senate colleague become a Mormon.
John Travolta said Monday that Scientology has helped him save lives, including his own, as the church faces intense scrutiny following Alex Gibney's exposé "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief."
A communications official with Catholic Relief Services said the organization is aware that one of their vice presidential employees is in a same-sex marriage, and is in deliberations about it.
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
He was Tevye the milkman of "Fiddler on the Roof" fame, James Bond's wingman in "For Your Eyes Only" and a nutty professor in the 1980's cult classic "Flash Gordon."
Did someone explode a crazy bomb over America?
A House bill boosting promotion of religious freedom abroad could deter terror groups like ISIS, protect vulnerable minorities and foster global security, advocates say.
Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.
In a telegram to Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago, Pope Francis offered his blessing to all those who mourn Cardinal Francis E. George, who died April 17, 2015.
A pastor-led coalition fell short in its bid to overturn a Houston transgender-rights ordinance after a judge ruled Friday that the group had failed to submit enough signatures to place a repeal measure on the ballot.
A Fairfax County police officer, who worked as both the spokesman of the agency and a school resource officer, has resigned following his arrest on child pornography charges.
A Washington state couple was shocked to learn upon reading an Amber Alert on Wednesday that the 2-year-old boy they were babysitting had been kidnapped.
Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the day care environment, with dozens of pets mingling, contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest, experts say.
Long a place where believers went to sit, churches are becoming a place where people go to exercise, or to be inspired to exercise. And increasingly, that exercise is running.
A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don't represent San Francisco Catholics and misrepresent the facts, the archdiocese has said.
Ending a heated three-year battle over doctrine, politics and the role of women in the modern Catholic Church, the Vatican and America's largest nuns group declared a truce, although some think the cease-fire may be only temporary.
Maryland parents who left their two children unsupervised in park have pushed the issue of parental rights into the national spotlight and sparked a firestorm of a debate over the degree to which the government should intervene in child-rearing practices.
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver, as the Apostle Paul tells us, and some of the most generous givers are the most cheerful among the faithful, and they live among us in America.
A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items.
With marriages facing obstacles from infidelity and pornography to self-centeredness and divorce, what are faithful Catholics to do?
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