05/05/2014 9:31amA U.N. committee is comparing the Vatican's handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture. And that raises the possibility that the failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications.
05/05/2014 10:10amThe Crac des Chevaliers once held off a siege by the Muslim warrior Saladin some 900 years ago, but today bears the wounds of modern warfare: heavy artillery damaged its walls, an airstrike punctured its roof and shrapnel tore through its religious artifacts.
05/05/2014 10:21amIn the latest prep work for a presidential campaign, Rand Paul is conspicuously courting moderate and establishment Republicans while Ted Cruz keeps up a travel schedule that has 2016 written all over it.
05/05/2014 11:24amMissionaryGram allows users to send photos directly to a missionary in a one-step process that will make it easy to show support for sisters and elders.
05/05/2014 11:31amThe latest Supreme Court ruling on church-state separation is a victory for a town council in New York state that regularly opens its meetings with prayers.
05/05/2014 1:51pmSudanese war planes deliberately targeted a Catholic hospital in bombing runs made over two days in a region of southern Sudan where government troops and rebel forces are fighting, an American doctor and Catholic bishop said Monday.
05/05/2014 2:31pmA U.N. committee compared the Vatican's handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture Monday, raising the possibility that its failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal implications.
05/05/2014 3:21pmThe Vatican official overseeing the crackdown on the largest umbrella group for U.S. nuns is pressing forward with the overhaul under Pope Francis.
05/05/2014 3:31pmThe Supreme Court decision allowing sectarian prayers before government meetings is prompting atheists to offer secular invocations.
05/05/2014 6:32pmA state Senator's blog post likening the insurance requirement under President Barack Obama's health care law to the forced deportation of Jews during the Holocaust drew swift condemnation Monday from leaders of both parties in Tennessee.
05/05/2014 6:33pmA narrowly divided Supreme Court upheld decidedly Christian prayers at the start of local council meetings on Monday, declaring them in line with long national traditions though the country has grown more religiously diverse.