Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Oct 13th - 1:01pm
The Vatican spokesman on Tuesday denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis by conservative cardinals complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he reminded those responsible that the meeting procedures are set and they're duty-bound to stick with them.
Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press | Posted Oct 12th - 4:11pm
A Republican lawmaker is proposing legislation in New Hampshire to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors, a move that is sure to cause friction within the GOP when lawmakers reconvene in January.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Oct 12th - 2:42pm
Pope Francis' divisive meeting on family issues took another controversial twist Monday with revelations that several conservative cardinals wrote to the pontiff expressing serious concerns about "predetermined results" coming out of the meeting — only to have doubts arise over both the content of their letter and the cardinals responsible.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Oct 12th - 11:31am
Pope Francis' sex abuse commission has begun an important new phase of its work: Bringing the expertise of its members to the developing world where bishops' conferences have lagged behind their English-speaking counterparts in crafting guidelines to prevent abuse and care for survivors.
Aya Batrawy, Associated Press | Posted Oct 11th - 5:41pm
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal on Sunday rejected the idea of sharing the administration of the annual hajj pilgrimage with other Muslim nations, saying Riyadh considers it "a matter of sovereignty" and a "privilege."
Lebanon's Christian leader is pressing the country's political elite to pass a parliamentary electoral law and elect a president as thousands of his supporters gathered on a road leading to the empty presidential palace.
In a story Oct. 11 about a new high school in the Diocese of Springfield, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bishop Mitchell Rozanski would attend a news conference to update the status of the school. Rozanski is not scheduled to attend.
Jim Salter, Associated Press | Posted Oct 12th - 2:21pm
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson issued a pastoral statement Monday in support of immigrants and refugees, citing concerns about what he called "the language and rhetoric of discrimination, hate and alienation."
A Baptist church association is pursuing ambitious plans to build a retreat and convention center in Baker at the site of the former Leland College, a historically significant black Baptist school that closed in 1960.