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Topic - Roman Catholics
Roman Catholics in the Philadelphia region are bracing for more parish closures.
The auxiliary bishop of Jerusalem described the recent prayer shared between Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I as a moving event, predicting future blessings from the encounter.
As most of the world's Christians prepare this week to commemorate the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, leaders including Pope Francis emphasize connecting with Jesus' life and teachings. But one scholar incites controversy.
After strong objections from local Roman Catholics, Archbishop Wilton Gregory said in an interview Wednesday that he believes the church will probably sell a $2.2 million mansion built for his own use.
President Obama meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday before heading to the Colosseum to continue his spring break with a little sightseeing. Given that no president has done more to alienate Roman Catholics than this one, the papal-presidential audience will be an interesting test of the Holy Father's capacity to forgive.
Whether it's his simple lifestyle, candid statements or the energy he's brought as the first non-European pontiff in centuries, Pope Francis is popular with Roman Catholics -- and others -- one year into the job, a new survey reveals.
A West Virginia University search committee on Friday did an about-face and endorsed interim President E. Gordon Gee for the job permanently.
Ohio State University trustees picked a California educator as the school's next president Thursday, ending a search that began with the former president's retirement following remarks critical of Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools.
For all the good press new Pope Francis has gotten since his election, the first extensive survey of American Catholics finds his impact on church attendance and membership has been less than overwhelming.
The Vatican ambassador to the United States told American bishops on Monday that they should make Roman Catholics feel more at home in the church.
The July 5 announcement by the Vatican that blessed John Paul II, the pontiff who died in 2005, has been "cleared" by Pope Francis for canonization was not overly surprising. From the chants of "Santo Subito!" ("Saint Now!") at his funeral to his beatification two years ago to the two miracles attributed to him, the Polish-born pope was a favorite among Roman Catholics, and he was respected and loved by many beyond the church's ranks.
A new effort by the nation's Catholic bishops to protect marriage got plaudits recently from several prelates, including Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl.
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A number of Roman Catholics have been elected or appointed to key posts since the 2008 elections. John F. Kennedy did not have it so easy. Is discrimination against Catholics fading in America?
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, also served as a diplomat to Canada, a U.S. senator and a Maryland state senator. He was the last of the signers of the Declaration to die. Bradley Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American history and director of American studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan. His book "American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll" is scheduled for release Feb. 15, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.
On Tuesday, Francis' daily Twitter message stressed the importance of connecting with Jesus: "Each encounter with Jesus changes our life," he said.
But the majority of children in the state, including Roman Catholics, are educated in the public schools, and some of those schools are not living up to their responsibilities, he said.