Emphasizing that diversity does not preclude unity, nearly a thousand Christian leaders, politicians and laypeople gathered in Washington to launch a massive effort on behalf of the minority communities of the Middle East.
Faith & Parish
When St. Francis International School opened its doors for the first day of classes, it seemed the world arrived on its doorstep.
The National Diaper Bank Network helps provide about 98 million diapers annually to needy families who can't afford them.
It didn't take long for conservative critics to turn on Cardinal Timothy Dolan after he lauded the decision to allow gay groups to march in New York's annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Commentary: We need everyone, men and women of all races, to stand together as we address the problems that most of us could recite in our sleep
The diocese of Baton Rouge has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Louisiana Supreme Court decision that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case.
The legal step is the latest in a case involving Fr. Jeffrey Bayhi, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Zachary, La., and the sanctity of the seal of confession.
We say: St. Paul-Minneapolis officials have spent more effort attempting to conceal their negligence than they have being candid with their parishioners.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki said it's up to the survivors of sexual abuse to give him a counterproposal to the $4 million he offered for compensation of some victims.
The termination of two lesbian faculty members at Cor Jesu Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, has prompted an outcry from alumnae who have vowed to withhold donations to the school.
In the last several weeks, alumnae have created a private Facebook group with more than 2,000 members in support of the couple, Olivia Reichert and Christina Gambaro, urging supporters to call and write to Cor Jesu leaders and voice their concerns.
"This is a community in which this type of violence is not happening on a regular basis." Without Michael Brown's shooting, Ferguson "would be pretty sleepy."