Sunday marked the annual "Blessing of the Animals" service at most Catholic and Episcopal parishes.
Workers have started to remove a granite monument of the Ten Commandments from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds. Read more »
Various polls and new stories make it sound as if religion in America is in its death throes. It's easy to lose sight of the reality that most people do have religious convictions. ... Read more »
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday making California the fifth state in the nation to recognize a right to die for terminally ill patients, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to... Read more »
Pope Francis on Monday told a contentious gathering of the world's bishops on family issues to put aside their personal prejudices and have the courage and humility to be guided by God. Read more »
Wijitha Bandara, a former Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, teaches religion at Salt Lake Community College in an enlightening way. Read more »
Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church... Read more »
Thousands of years ago, as the Koran has it, a man named Abraham was ready to sacrifice his only son as God — Allah — had commanded. Read more »
Many decades ago, on quiet mornings before school and work, a sleepy young family gathered for a few minutes in the living room of their modest home to pray together and talk about eternal things. Read more »
When Matthias was chosen as an apostle to replace Judas Iscariot, he was selected by the casting of lots. Although this practice seems odd to us and evidently isn't followed today, it's not quite... Read more »
Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met briefly with Pope Francis during his historic U.S. visit, an encounter she said validates her crusade against gay marriage. Read more »
The first people that fugitives encountered when they surrendered themselves on a humid September weekend weren’t cops, judges, marshals or anyone else associated with the criminal justice... Read more »
People who cover up clerical sexual abuse should be considered guilty, and God will judge priests who are unrepentant about committing such crimes, Pope Francis told journalists at the end of his... Read more »
Pope Francis met with victims of child sexual abuse Sunday on the final day of his U.S. visit and promised to hold accountable those responsible for the scandal in the church, delivering a powerful... Read more »
Most people here came to see Pope Francis. Patty Disney came to see George Spellman. Spellman, who said he is in his sixties, is not a world leader or a celebrity. He is a homeless man, living on... Read more »
Famiilies came from around the world to hear Pope Francis speak of "little gestures" and tenderness that forge strong, faithful families. Sunday, they packed a Philadelphia parkway and surrounding... Read more »
They came in their Sunday best and their Saturday night lace; in priestly collars and T-shirt collars, in ethnic dress and ones specially made. Read more »
Pope Francis joined hundreds of thousands of the faithful Sunday for the last and biggest event of his joyful, six-day U.S. visit — a Mass on Philadelphia's grandest boulevard — after... Read more »
Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday for the final leg of his U.S. visit — a festive weekend devoted to celebrating Catholic families — and immediately called... Read more »
If you’re ever in Seattle, and if you’re ever down on Broadway for a stroll, stroll into the little Quest Bookshop. It’s small but pressure packed. Read more »
A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a... Read more »
The Dalai Lama will not speak at the University of Utah or be able to meet any of his other October appointments in the United States because of medical considerations, university officials... Read more »
There have been a lot of movies in the history of cinema that have had the audacity to depict what heaven might be like, and some are quite entertaining. But they’re more fanciful fantasies... Read more »
House Speaker John Boehner announced his retirement from Congress on Friday, just hours after he finally met Pope Francis. Read more »
Official translation of Pope Francis’ speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) in New York. Read more »
Earlier this year, two Villanova University students went to Rome to do social media for one of the most recognizable faces on Earth: Pope Francis. But this week, the pope is coming to them. Read more »
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