A Washington state consortium of labor, business, religious and government leaders have made public a set of five principles they say should be the foundation for immigration reform.
Faith & Parish
An influx of human trafficking victims seeking assistance is leading Catholic Charities agencies nationwide to develop a wider range of specialized service to enable victims to rebuild their lives.
From life skills and parenting classes to helping victims adjust to a life free of coercion and mistreatment, the agencies are adapting operations so those who have escaped a trafficking situation are not victimized again by unscrupulous traders in human lives.
To emphasize that the sacrament of baptism formally brings a person into the church of God and not just into a local Christian community, the Vatican has ordered a slight change of wording in the baptismal rite.
At the beginning of the rite, instead of saying, "the Christian community welcomes you with great joy," the officiating minister will say, "the church of God welcomes you with great joy."
The archdiocese of Philadelphia intends to market six nursing homes and one assisted-living facility to help achieve financial stability.
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.
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.