Advocates for marriage between one man and one woman presented their view as an oppressed minority Thursday at the second annual March for Marriage.
The possible miracle needed for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen took another step toward papal recognition Tuesday when a panel of theologians met at the Vatican, the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation announced.
As a normal part of the sainthood process, the theologians met to consider whether or not the promoters of Sheen's cause demonstrated that the proposed miracle -- the survival of a child delivered stillborn -- occurred after prayers for the intercession only of Sheen.
Brace yourself for family backlash if you plan to marry an atheist.
A new Pew Research survey chiefly focused on political polarization also found Americans divided when someone in the family picks a nonbeliever to marry.
Atheists are the most unwanted future relative, by far. Nearly half (49 percent) of Americans say they would be unhappy if a member of their immediate family picked an unbeliever for a spouse.
Those most likely to say they'd be upset:
Pope Francis formally announced six men and women would be made saints Nov. 23, the feast of Christ the King. He made the announcement Friday during a morning "ordinary public consistory," a meeting of cardinals and promoters of the sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process.
The same day, he advanced the sainthood causes of eight men and women, including Mother Magdalen Taylor -- an Anglican convert and British foundress of a religious order.
There continues to be limited movement on the issue of mandatory celibacy. The New York Times is reporting that Catholic and Orthodox officials have requested that the Vatican grant them the authority to ordain married men to the priesthood.
Sandra Delgado wasn't held much as a child growing up in a stern, Catholic, Mexican-immigrant home in the San Fernando Valley.
A high-stress job and spiking blood pressure led her to discover the healing power of human touch a year ago when she walked into her first Reiki session.
"Reiki saved my life," said Delgado, a lawyer with Bank of America. "I cannot live without it, and I don't want to know what would have happened to me if I hadn't found it."
An attack at a downtown Phoenix church left a 29-year-old priest dead and another critically wounded. Both priests are part of an order dedicated to celebrating the Tridentine rite.
Review: Emma Anderson uses skills of an anthropologist, archeologist and journalist to show that the cult of American martyrs is "politically incorrect."
No one knows how many letters Pope Francis gets a week from Catholics and others worldwide wanting him to turn his attention to their concern. But rarely, if ever, in the 2,000-year history of the papacy have prisoners received a missive from the pontiff.
If interfaith marriages are supposedly doomed, Dale McGowan's should have been toe-tagged from the start.
He's a committed atheist; his wife comes from a line of Southern Baptist preachers. Yet 23 years and three kids later, they are still happily married.
What's their secret? McGowan, 51, has just written In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families, to help other couples considering what he calls a "religious/nonreligious mixed marriage" succeed.