LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles County prosecutors say a convicted arsonist has been ordered to pay $8.9 million in restitution and serve an 18-year sentence for setting a church fire in Hacienda Heights. Deputy […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is offering indulgences for Facebook fans, Twitter lovers and other “virtual” participants of the upcoming World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro — but there’s a hitch. The Holy […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is forgoing the bulletproof popemobile for his upcoming trip to Brazil for the Catholic Church’s youth festival, further evidence that he has no qualms about tweaking the Vatican’s security […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is following up on his call for priests to eschew fancy cars. A Vatican official says the 76-year-old pope visited the Vatican garage where the city state’s fleet of […]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State on Thursday, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration’s compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it’s pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from […]
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Clergy sex abuse victims have long accused the Archdiocese of Milwaukee of spending more money on lawyers to protect itself than to care for those who suffered at the hands of abusive […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration issued its final compromise Friday for religiously affiliated charities, hospitals and other nonprofits that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans. The Health and Human Services […]
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday on whether to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay […]
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The church once known as California’s Crystal Cathedral has been renamed Shepherd’s Grove. The church is moving next month to St. Callistus Catholic Church in Orange. The Roman Catholic Diocese of […]
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, the Society of Jesus has faced the same struggles to find priests that have plagued the wider Roman Catholic Church.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.