'); } -->
Two 20th-century leaders of the Catholic Church will be declared saints, Pope Francis decided on Friday, as the Vatican announced the forthcoming canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II.
Two 20th century leaders of the Catholic Church should be made saints, Pope Francis decided on Friday, as the Vatican announced the forthcoming canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II.
Pope Francis issued the first encyclical of his papacy Friday, a reflection on faith meant to illuminate the mind of God but also revealing someone else's: Benedict XVI's.
Religion Digest (6/30/13)
Voices of Faith: Why do faiths have widely divergent views on religious imagery?
Four years before the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy, then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan - now cardinal of New York - sought Vatican approval to move nearly $57 million in cemetery funds off the archdiocese's books and into a special trust to help protect them "from any legal claim or liability."
The managers of the Vatican bank resigned on Monday, three days after the Vatican's bank was hit by a new scandal.
A San Diego Superior Court judge Monday rejected a claim by parents in the Encinitas elementary school system that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination.
Angie Schuller Wyatt has a famous name.
More than 1,000 people turned out for Sunday's opening of Kidspace, a Modesto church's 44,000-square-foot facility that includes arcade games, a rock climbing wall, a cafe, a nursery and a fitness center.
They stared at each other, the detective and the priest. Kelli McIlvain found interrogating him somewhat surreal. She had been raised Catholic and taught that a man in a black clerical shirt and white collar was nothing less than an emissary of God.
The Vatican on Friday was hit by a new scandal, as Italian police arrested a high-ranking Catholic Church official on suspicion that he had plotted to illegally transport 20 million euros -about $26 million - from Switzerland to Italy.
Suzanne Morgan, a lifelong Christian, keeps an Islamic prayer rug in her Chicago office "just in case a visiting Muslim might need to pray midday."
At a recent meeting at a church gym in Bothell, Wash., Boy Scouts in identical blue neckerchiefs and "Troop 574" patches discussed summer camp as their parents arranged carpools and cookout recipes for a weekend trip.