As the Roman Catholic church’s sex abuse scandal grows ever wider in scope in the U.S., bishops convene for a national meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday under heavy pressure to acknowledge their oversight failures and give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the crisis. The...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The archbishop appointed to investigate the former leader of the Roman Catholic Church in West Virginia says he should not have redacted from his report to the Vatican the names of clergy, including himself, who received a portion of $350,000 in cash gifts from Bishop...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he had suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country “has agreed to take strong measures” to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal the two neighbors agreed to falls short...
COMMENTARY Make no mistake, the world is trying to intimidate and marginalize Christians. Some nations use overt persecution to browbeat believers. A recent story about the growing Christian movement in Iran, where many are turning to Christ, said the government is using every means possible to intimidate Christians and potential...
BERLIN (AP) - Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. Sometimes he succeeded in bringing them back, but in at least 87 cases...
Sweden's first openly lesbian bishop says she has more in common with some Muslims than with conservative Christians and believes Christians and Muslims pray to the same god. Eva Brunne, a Church of Sweden bishop in Stockholm, has also said Muslim worshippers in churches are "angels" and that churches should...
A 17-year-old who was raped multiple times as a child has been ended her life after doctors agreed that she was going through unbearable emotional anguish and allowed her to starve herself to death.  Noa Pothoven had experienced severe post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anorexia ever since the vicious sexual...
It was 75 years ago today that Allied forces landed in France on what became known as D-Day, the invasion that drove out the Nazis and eventually ended World War II in Europe. Today, President Donald Trump and France's President Emanuel Macron honored the men who took the Normandy beaches....
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) - The five beaches are silent at dawn but forever haunted.  As the sun rose Thursday over the Normandy coastline where thousands of men bled and died 75 years ago, a fast-diminishing number of World War II veterans remembered D-Day, and hoped the world never forgets...
A church in the British town of Rochester has launched an unconventional initiative it hopes will encourage more people to darken the sanctuary doors. Quite an array of “seeker-friendly” activities will be facilitated inside Rochester Cathedral in the coming weeks, including a fully-fledged crazy mini-golf course. In addition, a fifty-foot...