The rising rate of obesity among all Americans is not lost on church leaders or the priests themselves.
An Irish-born priest ordained in the U.S. who became a bishop in the Peruvian Andes died Monday at the age of 83.
Bishop William Molloy McDermott, who was ordained to the priesthood in 1955 and worked for several years in the diocese of Birmingham, Ala., moved to Peru in the early 1960s, serving at a rural parish in Huancarama.
In 1976, Pope Paul VI named him an auxiliary bishop of Huancavelica, in the Peruvian Andes. He became bishop of the diocese in 1982 and served there for 23 years until he suffered a stroke and retired in 2005.
Fifty years ago, on the morning of the March on Washington, he major news outlets were predicting the march would be a bust.
Only Pope Francis knows for sure when he will proclaim Blesseds John Paul II and John XXIII saints, though he has implied it likely will be in 2014.
Elshtain was widely admired as a political philosopher and used the "just war theory" to defend U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Colleagues described the passing of the Christian Brother and former U.S. bishops' conference official as "a huge loss to the ecumenical movement."
The mystery of a priest who tended to a teenage girl after a car accident has been solved.
Corinne “Lindy” Boggs, who blazed a trail from her birth in 1916 on a Louisiana sugar plantation to being an eight-time-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, was “a strong and loud and constant voice for life,” New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond said at her funeral Mass Aug. 1 at St. Louis Cathedral.
Americans ages 18 to 31 are struggling to obtain jobs more than any other age group. During the "Great Recession," the unemployment rate for this group reached 18 percent.
A suspended Sacramento priest was sentenced to eight years in a California prison for pleading no contest to charges that he molested a girl when she was 13.