Explosives that went off about a half hour apart shattered the serenity of morning services at two Las Cruces churches Aug. 2, but caused no injuries and only minor damage, police said.
Faith & Parish
The Daughters of Charity Health System, which owns six hospitals in California, has accepted a proposal by BlueMountain Capital Management to provide over $250 million to “recapitalize” the hospital chain.
Anticipating a stampede of customers during Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Philadelphia, a regional rail line will hold an online lottery for 24-hour regional rail passes for travel on Sept. 26 and 27.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, known as SEPTA, is reportedly selling 175,000 passes for each day of the pope's Philadelphia visit, for a total of 350,000 passes.
Americans are all for religious freedom -- but disagree on who can claim it.
Diverse religious groups are recognized -- but Christians and Jews are significantly more welcome than atheists, and many don't see a welcome mat for Muslims. And not everyone means the same thing when speaking of a "Christian" nation.
So finds a new look at Americans' religious self-image, detailed in a LifeWay Research survey released Wednesday.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has agreed to recognize humanism as a religion after settling a lawsuit brought by an Oregon inmate.
The move comes a year after the U.S. Army agreed to recognize humanism as a religious choice for service members and may signal a broader government willingness to recognize humanism, a system of beliefs that recognizes no deity and emphasizes rational thinking.
We say: Come September and Francis' visit, we all are likely to be shaken to our roots by a much-expanded definition of Catholic orthodoxy.
Standing beside a statue called "Homeless Jesus," Msgr. John Enzler pledged to spend a night with the city's homeless before Pope Francis' visit in September.
Enzler, who is president of Catholic Charities, made the vow as part of Wednesday's launch of the "Walk with Francis Pledge," a campaign by the Washington archdiocese and Catholic Charities to get 100,000 people to take on a good deed in preparation for the pope's visit.
An assemblymember called the hearing because he said he is worried about the impact of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's proposed changes on the schools.
The City Council here agreed Thursday that parishioners and developers of a highly contested Kansas City site need to meet once again before the project is brought to a final vote Aug. 20.
Young Voices: As lay leaders assume an increased presence in the U.S. church, our lack of guaranteed paid parental leave is a serious theological problem -- and moral failure.