Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez is named Philly's next archbishop
PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis on Thursday named Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez as the next head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, making him the first Hispanic archbishop to lead the reg...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Commentary: Supreme Court should finally erase state laws that hinder religious freedom and school choice
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a case that is poised to have far-reaching effects on religious liberty. At issue are the state laws known as Blaine Amendments, which prohibit the use of ...
Ethiopians look for love during Orthodox epiphany celebration
Gondar (Ethiopia) (AFP) - Getahun Fetana spent years admiring Emebet Melaku from a distance before plucking up the nerve to speak to her, taking advantage of a chance encounter during Timkat, the Ethi...
Cynthia M. Allen: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's move on refugees wasn't just wrong, it was also out of character
FORT WORTH, Texas — What was on Gov. Greg Abbott’s mind when he decided that Texas would opt out of resettling international refugees in 2020?My guess is that it wasn’t his faith.The state’s Catholic ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Millions went to rebuild Haiti's churches. So why is Notre-Dame Cathedral still in ruins?
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In its day, it was one of the most iconic buildings in Haiti, a symbol of artistry, religious fervor and God’s grace.Today, the earthquake ruins of Port-au-Prince’s collapsed c...
A decade after the earthquake, Haiti's church bells are starting to ring again
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The imposing concrete facade of St. Gérard Catholic Church sits on top of a steep hill in the historic Carrefour-Feuilles neighborhood overlooking the Haitian capital, its unfi...
Too soon to party? San Juan pushes ahead with street festival despite aftershocks
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Defying earthquakes along with the governor and the Catholic Church, the city of San Juan said it will hold its annual raucous festival this week that draws hundreds of thousan...
Hardline Hindus protest huge Indian Jesus statue
New Delhi (AFP) - Hundreds of Hindu activists affiliated to India's ruling party rallied on Monday to protest a planned Jesus statue that will rival Rio de Janeiro's Christ The Redeemer for size.Prime...
Can this church be saved? Split on LGBTQ issues, United Methodists consider divorce
SAN DIEGO — Sexual issues lead to many divorces. That includes the threatened split in the United Methodist Church. Divided on same-sex marriage and the status of LGBTQ believers, the nation’s third l...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Code of silence reigns amid scandals, misbehavior at all-boys Catholic schools
DETROIT — When word got out that a football player at De La Salle High School was sexually hazed in the locker room, about a dozen athletes clammed up, including the victim, who police said doesn’t wa...
Detroit Free Press