An atheist group says a 17-foot-tall cross-shaped steel beam found in the wreckage of the 9/11 attacks should not be displayed in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, scheduled to open in May near the site of the former World Trade Center.
In his first year as the 265th successor of Peter, Pope Francis "has brought to light new dimensions of the Petrine ministry and added new life to the office he holds," the U.S. bishops' Administrative Committee said March 11. The committee also noted the impact that Pope Francis' leadership and simple lifestyle have had on the world.
It’s not a holy day of obligation, but Catholics showed up in droves on Ash Wednesday to be marked with blessed ashes.
Mention the name of Maria Rosevilla Margate and many of the residents of the community known as Barangay 54A nod approvingly. They know exactly where to find her. Maria Margate's effort to shelter dozens of neighbors in her family's concrete-walled home at the peak of the storm is well-known in the barangay.
The role of an ambassador-level position in bringing attention to abuses of religious freedom internationally is being emphasized by those who want a vacancy filled quickly or another position created to focus on specific regions -- or both.
A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported there is no natural explanation for the survival of a child delivered stillborn and whose heart did not start beating until 61 minutes after his birth.
The pope's annual Lenten meeting with Rome pastors focused on the priest's call to be a minister of mercy.
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is an extremely dangerous situation that should be of concern to all Americans, said a prominent Ukrainian Catholic priest.
Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church could tolerate some types of nonmarital civil unions as a practical measure to guarantee property rights and health care. He also said the church would not change its teaching against artificial birth control but should take care to apply it with "much mercy."
Pope Francis places ashes on head of Slovakian Cardinal Jozef Tomko during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome...