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A woman sits in the church following the procession of 'Santo Cristo' during Holy Week in Bercianos de Aliste, northern Spain, March 28. After years of moving in a more socially liberal direction along with the rest of western Europe, the Spanish government is now doing an about face, seeking to clamp down on abortion and return the Roman Catholic ... (more)
With the handoff of a ring, a hat, a staff and a book of Gospels, the Rev. David J. Walkowiak was ordained this afternoon as the 12th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.
A Roman Catholic religious order released an unusually candid report Tuesday outlining how its leaders failed for decades to stop sex abuse in its schools and other ministries.
Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has launched the beatification process and foundation of the late Cardinal Peter Porekuu Dery.
Not surprisingly, a high percentage of area Catholics have left the church over the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the organization in the past decade.
The plans of a former Microsoft manager to create the "Starbucks of Pot" are worrying other activists who pushed for the legalization of marijuana in Washington state.
Two Salvadorans who mediated in a gang truce in their country that cut the homicide rate by at least 50 percent met Monday with gang leaders in Honduras, where they will help do the same.
VATICAN CITY a?? One-hundred days after becoming the first non-European pope since the eighth century, the main difference between Francis and his European predecessors is one more of style than of concrete action.
The Cuban-born bishop was Pueblo's fourth bishop, serving there since 2009. The Pueblo Diocese covers 48,000 square miles and 53 parishes.
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That made the Gary, Ind., teen the youngest person ever in the state to face the death penalty.
The diocese received the allegation of abuse of a minor against Father Justin Werner, a senior priest, back on April 20. The abuse, which Fr.
Police say a gunman walked into a Catholic church and shot a man in the back of the head during Mass on Sunday in Ogden.
An Indiana woman put on death row at age 16 for killing an elderly Bible school teacher is being released.
Wounded people lie on the ground as Roman Catholic nuns run for cover after a blast at the St. Joseph Mfanyakazi Roman Catholic Church in Arusha, Tanzania Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Washington's Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, ordained the six men on Saturday during a ceremony at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in northeast Washington.