ROME (RNS) But two priests in the Diocese of Pistoia say they will defy the bishop, and contend they are welcoming refugees just as Pope Francis has asked Catholics to do.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Rams may have abandoned this Mississippi River city for Southern California, but the sisters are more faithful to the place than a pro football team.
WASHINGTON —A 4-4 split would leave in place lower-court rulings that favored the Obama administration.
DHARAMSALA, India -- The second such election follows a decision by the 80-year-old Dalai Lama to relinquish his political authority and vest it in a democratic system that could outlast him.
VATICAN CITY -- Leading Palm Sunday services, Francis departed from his homily to criticize the treatment of refugees.
NEW DELHI -- India is the world's largest exporter of beef, but the killing of cows is forbidden in some regions, as many Hindus regard the animal as sacred.
(RNS) Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own church's policies against clerics becoming involved in politics.
CHICAGO (RNS) Eighteen people are suing the Institute in Basic Life Principles and its 81-year-old founder, Bill Gothard, for sexual harassment.
(RNS) The only Jewish candidate in the presidential field will also be the only one not addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee next week. Scheduling conflict, the Democrat said.
(RNS) The drought has hit countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Malawi and Zimbabwe, prompting some churches to take action.
ROME (RNS) The handwritten notes tell how gunmen hunted down the nuns, four of the 16 victims, and then destroyed the Christian symbols in the Catholic nursing home.
AMSTERDAM -- Like other populist figures including Donald Trump in the U.S. and Marine le Pen in France, Geert Wilders has won support by calling for a ban on Muslim immigration.
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (RNS) To protest the anti-Muslim rhetoric of this presidential campaign, high school counselor Martha DeVries decided to wear a hijab in public every Monday.
(RNS) Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano still has his job, for the moment, and no one thought he would hang around long after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.
(RNS) Tchividjian's firing follows last year's resignation from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church after he admitted an affair.