When Michael Odermatt was a small child, his godfather gave him a stamp depicting the Swiss Guard, an image that fascinated him.
Alumni of a Catholic college in Kansas have objected to the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the speaker at Saturday's graduation.
Analysis: No miracle is required for Oscar Romero's canonization because he was martyred, something Pope John Paul II personally affirmed.
An undisclosed community on Wednesday accepted the body of Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which is now "entombed," according to police in Worcester, Mass.
Tsarnaev's uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, found a funeral home in Worcester to handle the body, but had struggled to get a cemetery to accept it. The Boston Globe reported that the body is buried in a community outside Massachusetts.
After living as "the other" abroad, Julie Drew decided to help members of her parish who are not originally from the United States.
First person: Christian Churches Together gathered last month to enact a new response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Thousands of worshippers filled the streets of the town of Baependi for the beatification of the first lay, black Brazilian woman, Francisca de Paula de Jesus.
Known to most Brazilians as Nha Chica, Paula de Jesus was the daughter of a former slave. She died in 1895 after a lifetime of service that earned her the name "Mother of the Poor."
Carla Hale, a Methodist who taught at a Catholic high school for 19 years, was dismissed after she included the name of her female domestic partner in her mother's obituary.
Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian of Shanghai, a prominent and controversial figure in the Chinese Catholic church, died April 27 of pancreatic cancer. He was 96.
Eight-year-old Erin Day's father was going to be in the hospital for her first Communion, so the church brought the celebration to him.