Fr. Jeffrey Whorton, who served as Catholic chaplain for the U.S. military in Iraq and holds the rank of major, lamented the destruction of Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, St. Elijah.
Catholic lay organizations backed the Ghana bishops in calling on government officials to return two detainees released from the U.S.-run prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to American authorities.
GSR Preview: For over two decades, Augustinian Sr. Julia Thundathil has served 258 lepers from 85 families who live in an enclave she helps manage in central India.
Anti-Christian slogans in Hebrew were discovered scrawled along the walls of the Benedictine Dormition Abbey monastery and Greek Orthodox seminary, on Mount Zion by the walls of the Old City.
Deacon Arismendy Lozada was a well-known personality in Colombia but fled to Canada to stay alive. He is now in charge of the Latino community of the Archdiocese of Quebec.
GSR Preview: For 16 years, Loreto Sr. Ephigenia Gachiri has traveled across Kenya desperately trying to halt female genital mutilation. Though millions are still at risk, there are success stories.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki condemned sexual violence; Bishop Hans-Jochen Jaschke told Germans to wait for details about the perpetrators of numerous sexual assaults that occurred New Year's Eve in Germany.
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The Diocese of El Paso scrapped plans for a border Mass that would have taken place at the same time as the closing Mass of Pope Francis' February Mexico visit.
Human waste disposal is a taboo subject. People don't like talking about it. But Anna Hrybyk, coordinator of Catholic Relief Services' Typhoon Haiyan recovery program, has a passion for it.