Essay: After a failed attempt to become a Trappist monk, imposter Ferdinand Waldo Demara proceeded to join nearly a dozen other Catholic orders.
A Catholic priest who worked at a Detroit high school was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to transporting child porn to Chicago and admitted to sexually assaulting a former student.
Richard James Kurtz, 70, was a chemistry teacher years ago at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit.
Kurtz, who was brought in the courtroom Tuesday shackled and handcuffed, read a statement before Judge Mark Goldsmith, saying he was “deeply sorry” for his actions.
The Boy Scouts adopted a resolution recently that allows its chartered organizations to choose adult gay leaders, but the policy permits religious organizations to continue not doing so.
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, has traveled to San Francisco’s UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco from his monastery in France for intensive rehabilitation following a stroke last year, according to a statement from his monastery.
While he is currently unable to speak, the report says he disembarked the plane on foot and “continues to transmit the essence of his practice.”
As she prepared for her mission — scaling the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse to bring down the Confederate flag — Bree Newsome reread the biblical story of David and Goliath.
A youth organizer with Ignite NC, a nonprofit group challenging voting laws, Newsome appeared briefly to raucous cheers July 11 on the main stage of the Wild Goose Festival after speaking to a smaller crowd at the four-day camp revival that celebrates spirituality, arts and justice.
Soul Seeing: It is the deepest kind of love, the love of sacrifice, the love of putting the other's happiness and welfare first, the love of feeling blessed by God because of the other.
Coal is not the only subject to give Catholic responsible investors pause. What about investing in companies that materially contribute to war? Or oil and gas? Or same-sex marriage?
The Arkansas Catholic announced the news that a Oklahoma priest, Fr. Stanley Rother has been determined to have died in hatred of the faith or odium fidei.
Column: While most Catholic parishes have shifted to vacation mode, our Protestant brothers and sisters are preparing for one of their busiest weeks.
Five questions for NCR readers, to which I suspect and would wager the answers will be yes -- definitely yes.