Opinion: A growing movement has emerged on college campus calling for divestment from companies that support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
A British official indicated the government will abandon a controversial end-of-life protocol following an anti-euthanasia campaign spearheaded by concerned Catholic physicians.
An independent inquiry into the Liverpool Care Pathway has recommended that the protocol be abolished and replaced by "individualized care plans" after evidence of abuse and suffering was discovered.
"This is not civilized. It is a national disgrace," Norman Lamb, Britain's care services minister, said in comments Monday reported by the London-based Daily Mail newspaper.
Christians face threats in many parts of the convulsed Middle East, but the danger is most acute in Syria amid its civil war.
Religious leaders in Africa rebuked U.S. President Barack Obama's call to decriminalize homosexuality during his recent three-nation trip to the continent.
In a news conference in Senegal on July 27, the day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on same-sex marriage, Obama said African nations must grant equal protection to all people regardless of their sexual orientation.
A special commission examined allegations of the church hindering police investigations and moving priests in a region that has become the epicenter of clergy sex abuse on the continent.
Operation Dove, the nonviolent peace corps of the Italian-based Pope John XXIII Community, volunteer at the camp that gives children a chance to play.
A senior prelate's decision to not allow the 50-year-old Glenstal Ecumenical Conference to offer a shared Eucharist has placed the conference's future in doubt.
In this ancient city that has become synonymous with the ends of the earth, the recent terrorism of Islamist extremists belies long years of peaceful Muslim-Christian coexistence.
"This city is 99 percent Muslim, but all of us are tolerant. We preach tolerance. Islam teaches us to respect all religions," Abdrahamane Ben Essayouti, the chief imam of the fabled desert city, told Catholic News Service.
The Rev. Moha Ag Oyahitt agrees. He's a Baptist pastor who fled Timbuktu for Bamako, the nation's capital, when the al-Qaida-linked terrorists took over the town.
After doctors told Floribeth Mora Diaz she had days to live, she went home and prayed to Blessed Pope John Paul II.
The gap between poor and rich Filipinos is widening, and church leaders would like to see the government put priority on agrarian reform.