- At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer Updated: Apr-29-16 8:17 am
VATICAN CITY - Casting cancer as a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research rooted in appreciation for the real people's lives that doctors and researchers hold in their hands.
- Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well Updated: Apr-29-16 6:45 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.
- 3rd of 4 Mormon missionaries injured in Brussels goes home Updated: Apr-28-16 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon missionary injured in the Brussels bombing attack is back at home after he was released from a Salt Lake City hospital.
- Ministers, refugees ask House to block anti-refugee bill Updated: Apr-28-16 6:21 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Opponents of legislation that requires refugees in South Carolina to register and holds liable those who help them resettle asked a House panel Thursday to block the bill.
- Illinois school settles separation of church and state case Updated: Apr-28-16 6:06 pm
ST. LOUIS - An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge.
- Dubuque considers financially aiding church redevelopment Updated: Apr-28-16 5:30 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Members of the Dubuque City Council will consider supporting an effort to turn a former Catholic church campus into apartments for formerly homeless women.
- Greek Orthodox priest's sex abuse conviction is upheld Updated: Apr-28-16 5:14 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a former Greek Orthodox priest convicted of sexually abusing a child.
- Graham urges Christian to Vote in Kansas Updated: Apr-28-16 3:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in Kansas to vote for other Christians who resist secularism.
- Pennsylvania woman charged with stealing priest's own bible Updated: Apr-28-16 8:21 am
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania - Police have charged a woman with stealing the personal Bible of a Catholic priest from his central Pennsylvania chapel.
- 3 Franciscan friars ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case Updated: Apr-27-16 5:51 pm
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania - Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children, nearly all of them at one Pennsylvania high school, a judge ruled Wednesday.
- Kansas City diocese holds service for sexual abuse healing Updated: Apr-27-16 4:32 pm
LIBERTY, Missouri - About 100 Kansas City-area worshippers have participated in a Catholic prayer service to seek spiritual healing over past sexual abuse within the local archdiocese.
- Priest convicted in California removed from Lawton post Updated: Apr-27-16 3:24 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - A priest who pleaded guilty in 2012 to misdemeanor assault and battery in California has been removed from several Catholic churches in southwest Oklahoma.
- Evangelist Franklin Graham hosts prayer rally in Oklahoma Updated: Apr-27-16 11:37 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is hosting a prayer rally in Oklahoma City, one of 50 events planned for all 50 states this year.
- Religious order says Portland high school must change name Updated: Apr-27-16 7:03 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The Sisters of Mercy have mandated that Catherine McAuley High School must change its name when the Portland school ends its affiliation with the Catholic Church in July.
- Employee gets prison for stealing $100K from Christian store Updated: Apr-27-16 5:53 am
BUFFALO, New York - A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to prison time after admitting to stealing $100,000 from a western New York business that sells Bibles and other religious items.
- LDS Church names new director of public affairs Updated: Apr-26-16 11:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has named a new managing director of public affairs to oversee its widespread media operation.
- Federal investigators explore motives for Idaho church arson Updated: Apr-26-16 4:56 pm
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho - Federal investigators are trying to determine whether the arson fire that destroyed a Catholic church in Idaho was driven by religious or racial bias.
- Yakima Catholic Diocese won't publish list of sex-abusers Updated: Apr-26-16 3:36 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - The Catholic Diocese of Yakima will not publish the names of local clergy accused of sexual abuse on its website.
- Firefighters battling church blaze in southern Lincoln Updated: Apr-26-16 2:02 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The congregation at Zion Presbyterian Church in southern Lincoln is reeling from its second fire in less than 10 years.
- Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down Updated: Apr-26-16 12:26 pm
HAVANA - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba's Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday.
- Vatican names new archbishop for Hermosillo, Mexico Updated: Apr-26-16 11:12 am
MEXICO CITY - The Vatican has named a new archbishop for the Mexican city of Hermosillo, in the northwestern state of Sonora.
- Bishop appointed for Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Updated: Apr-26-16 8:34 am
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - The Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is getting a new bishop.
- Thousands celebrate Orthodox Palm Sunday in Romania Updated: Apr-26-16 7:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Holding palm fronds and flowers, thousands of Romanians took part in processions and services as they celebrated Orthodox Palm Sunday.
- Notre Dame to take over running of 5 Indianapolis academies Updated: Apr-25-16 10:57 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame plans to take over operations of five schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis through its Alliance for Catholic Education program.
- Religious leaders object to religious objections law Updated: Apr-25-16 7:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi's new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles.