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During the Christmas season when many celebrate a unique and miraculous birth, what the late Pope John Paul II called "a culture of death" continues its march.
Pope Francis has named a leader from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., as bishop of the Diocese of Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Tuesday that he's stepping down from public ministry while police investigate an allegation that he improperly touched a boy during a public photo session four years ago, an accusation he strongly denies.
The Mormon church has posted a new historical narrative on its website that officially acknowledges that some plural marriages were performed following an 1890 ban.
Pope Francis marked his 77th birthday on Tuesday by hosting four homeless men to a Mass and a meal at the Vatican, according to Catholic officials.
A Brooklyn judge has granted a permanent federal injunction that exempts four organizations with ties to the Catholic Church from being required to provide contraceptive care to its employees through a third party.
The 18-acre estate build for FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs and his scores of wives is the only thing he may have left if and when he ever gets out of prison.
Pope Francis announced changes in the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.
HARTFORD, Conn. Leonard Blair was installed Monday as the fifth archbishop of Hartford at a service where he spoke of the importance of evangelism and sharing one's gifts with others.
A landmark ruling from a federal judge in Utah striking down key parts of the state's polygamy laws handed a legal victory to polygamist families across the state - but the battle might not be over.
The Christian Science Monitor, the 105-year-old newspaper owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist, has named Marshall Ingwerson as its new editor.
A Colorado woman seeking a license to sell medical marijuana wants her guilty plea to prostitution charges thrown out , claiming that she was actually practicing her religion.
Witch doctors and religious charlatans beware: New legislation passed in a central Indian state aims to prosecute those who use beliefs and superstition to defraud or physically harm followers.
The teen flashed the nun in the parking lot of her church, then grabbed her, choked her, beat her and raped her.
Five parish priests have been permanently removed from ministry and two others were cleared to return to duties by the Roman Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, the archdiocese announced on Sunday.