A host of questions remain, but long-delayed testing on a slip of papyrus dubbed "The Gospel of Jesus's Wife" show it is not a modern forgery.
Faith & Parish
Correlation does not equal causation, but in 20 years, the share of Americans claiming no religious affiliation grew, as did Internet usage.
Bible films may be raking it in at the box office, but fewer people are reading the original and taking it seriously.
Responding to concerns about Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts, a U.S. bishops' committee released key points from its dialogue with Girl Scout leaders outlining major concerns of church leaders and the national organization's responses.
The aim of the resource, issued April 2 by the bishops' Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, was not to support or oppose Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts of the USA, known as GSUSA, but to provide local bishops, pastors, youth leaders and parents with necessary information to determine their level of involvement.
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary will sell several important paintings, including six works by 19th-century painter Thomas Eakins.
Since our last story on which dioceses reached out to the laity on family issues, readers and diocesan officials have reached out to say they took part, too.
After decades of often secretive financial management decisions, the Philadelphia archdiocese is making progress toward tackling a chronic operating deficit and meeting its financial obligations.
The story of the Catholic church in the United States has become a tale of two churches, shrinking and consolidating in some parts but flourishing dramatically in others.
Bye-bye, "Bishop Bling." The so-called "Francis effect" may be real, at least when it comes to clerical housing, and could be coming to a church near you.
Of particular concern are four dioceses that would not allow any audits and the fact that "most" dioceses do not allow or conduct audits of parishes or schools.