For many bored churchgoers, fiddling with smartphones or computer tablets is the 21st-century equivalent of playing tick-tack-toe or dozing off during services.
Faith & Parish
Opinion: Let's focus on what it means to be an evangelical church: For some time now, the church has been turning in upon itself.
While its problems are many and its future uncertain, Detroit's archbishop said "Stories about the city being on its death bed are wrong."
The number of permanent deacons keeps growing, but those ordained to the diaconate are reaching retirement age and need to replenish their ranks, according to a study released Tuesday.
The Knights on Bikes make it clear that they are not a "bike gang": The family-friendly group serves the Catholic church.
On Monday, Carol Mackie Morris and Margaret Mackie plan to leave behind the comforts of home in Maryland to embark on a three-week journey to Alaska.
Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Frank Caggiano of Brooklyn, N.Y., as the fifth bishop of the diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.
The appointment was announced Wednesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Caggiano, 54, succeeds then-Bishop William Lori of Baltimore, who was named archbishop of Baltimore in March 2012.
Msgr. Jerald Doyle has been as administrator of the diocese since May 2012 and he will continue to serve in the post until Caggiano is installed.
Washington police arrested a 58-year-old woman after two chapels in the Washington National Cathedral were defaced with green paint Monday afternoon.
Almost 1,000 members of the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary filled Philadelphia's grand Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday for an opening Mass of thanksgiving as part of their annual convention, the first to be held in the archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Most other events took place at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel.
Mission Management: Many seek out Msgr. Robert Meyer, pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in New Jersey, for legal advice.