Dr. Daniel Hillel, 82, has brought water irrigation to the Israeli desert and to his Arab neighbors as well as he traveled throughout the Middle East.
An established interfaith group is in danger of disintegrating as major American Jewish groups and prominent mainline Protestant churches differ over U.S. aid for Israel -- a long-standing argument that the group was established, in part, to diffuse.
Leaders of Reform and Conservative Judaism, the American Jewish Committee, and other Jewish groups sent a letter Wednesday (Oct. 17) to their Christian counterparts on the Christian-Jewish Roundtable saying they would not be attending a long-planned Oct. 22-23 meeting.
Fourteen Franciscan priests were beatified in the Czech Republic, four centuries after they were tortured to death by Protestant forces in a Catholic monastery.
Presiding at the Oct. 13 ceremony at historic St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Saints' Causes, described the men as "heroic monks" whose actions in the face of violence can serve as an inspiration to modern-day people of faith to overcome evil with good.
Viewpoint: There may have been widespread support at the time, but a decade later, consequences are all that remain.
A Catholic bishop said he is dismayed that one of the world's largest family planning organizations is scheduled to open the first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland.
Viewpoint: The German bishops’ decree refusing sacraments to Catholics who stop paying a church membership tax has been greeted with incredulity.
An oral history project focused on those involved in Ireland's brutally violent conflict has become the center of a legal showdown that could re-ignite tensions.
Eco Catholic: "Tortillas on the Roaster" is a study that aims to help maize and beans farmers in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
In the next 10 years, the Vienna archdiocese will go from 660 parishes to 150.
A Catholic development aid organization had to put on hold its fall education campaign after bishops criticized the campaign as too political.