Martin Luther King Jr. was a reluctant leader, "but he was willing to put himself out there," said Deacon Melvin Tardy Jr.
Oblates of Mary Immaculate Fr. Tissa Balasuriya died Wednesday at the age of 89. His book Mary and Human Liberation led to his excommunication, which was later lifted.
A Vatican officials says U.S. cyclist Lance Armstrong's admission to doping is the tip of the iceberg: High-stakes commercial interests pressure almost professional cyclists into the illegal practice.
Michael Greene founded the National Catholic Reporter in 1964. After he left the newspaper, he turned to philanthropy and social justice advocacy.
The letter, which makes no specific charges, had to be translated from Latin before Roy Bourgeois knew what it said.
Bishop Oscar Cantú, 46, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, new leader of Las Cruces, N.M.
Benedictine Fr. Anscar Chupungco, a liturgist who was known for integrating local customs and traditions into the Catholic Mass, died Tuesday. He was 73.
As Notre Dame prepares to play Alabama on Monday in college football's Bowl Championship Series title game, it seems like the clash of the titans.
Viewpoint: Perhaps this year, you may hear a story of courage and faith shared by a transgender person. This will be a grace.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit for retired Auxiliary Bishop Moses B. Anderson, who died Tuesday in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, where he had been living in his retirement. He was 84.
A statement Wednesday from the Archdiocese of Detroit said Anderson died of cardiac arrest.