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.
Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | Posted Oct 10th - 3:51pm
Black men and women joyously returned to the National Mall on Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, calling for changes in policing and in black communities amid an atmosphere almost like a family reunion.
Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press | Posted Oct 9th - 12:42pm
The Million Man March is remembered by many who were there as a watershed event, despite the fact that its impact on the way America regards African-American men remains an open question 20 years later.
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.
Representatives of religious and conservative groups say the Nebraska School Activities Association should develop a policy on transgender student athletes that protects the "privacy and safety" of all students.