As the nation focuses on the decision, churches are in the spotlight as centers reconciliation.
Pope Francis' emphasis on a church that is merciful rather than moralizing is having a pronounced effect inside a meeting of bishops on family life, with the bishops emphasizing that the faithful... Read more »
Pope Francis says a creative, humble approach is needed as the Vatican tries to understand why many in the Catholic Church have gone their own way on sexual and family issues like contraception,... Read more »
While some see modesty as a reflection of their relationship with God or as a way to respect themselves and those around them, others see enforcement of principles of modesty as oppressive and... Read more »
Pope Francis says he is looking for a "sincere, open and fraternal" debate about divisive family issues that opens Sunday with progressives hoping for change and conservatives intent on keeping the... Read more »
Pope Francis on Sunday opens a two-week meeting of bishops and cardinals from around the world aimed at making the church's teaching on family life — marriage, sex, contraception, divorce and... Read more »
Muslims around the world celebrated the start of Islam's biggest holiday on Saturday as more than 2 million pilgrims took part in one of the final rites of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Read more »
A few notes on the historical, linguistic and theological context of the Islamic State and the supposed smaller "Khorasan" group might help to make a bit more sense of current headlines. Read more »
From his stylish living room overlooking St. Peter's Square, Cardinal Walter Kasper doesn't come off as a figure at the center of one of the greatest storms swirling in Catholicism in decades. Read more »
Some 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered Friday at a desert hill near Mecca in Saudi Arabia in an act of faith and repentance during the climactic emotional and spiritual moment of the... Read more »
The expanding international footprint of the Mormon church will be on display this weekend during a biannual conference that brings 100,000 church members to Salt Lake City to listen to words of... Read more »
Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal... Read more »
Pope Francis urged Europe to open its doors to refugees Wednesday as he marked the anniversary of a deadly migrant shipwreck off Sicily by meeting with survivors and relatives of the victims. Read more »
It has been nearly 10 years since Carrie Underwood won "American Idol" but her newest song proves that fame has not managed to take away her faith. Read more »
Behind the circus performances, animal handlers and other jobs, is a tight-knit community. Included in this community are circus chaplain Father Jerry Hogan and Sister Dorothy Fabritze as a... Read more »
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Madrid on Saturday for the beatification of an early leader of the Roman Catholic organization Opus Dei. Read more »
Sam Harris, you may know, is one of the “new atheists.” Along with Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and others, they form a band of firebrands that bombarded bookstores a few years... Read more »
Fighting to improve their brand, leading Republicans rallied behind religious liberty at a Friday gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting... Read more »
The Mormon church's family history research center is launching a social media campaign encouraging youngsters around the world to share their best stories about their grandmothers. Read more »
Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal... Read more »
Ancient readers and translators of the Bible, in their attempts to be reverent toward the Supreme Being, also created ambiguities and theological problems. Read more »
Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most... Read more »
The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being "more realistic" and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi's three-day visit to India ended. Read more »
The one-room, stone church of St. Nicholas has sat on the top of a hill here since the 16th century, destroyed three times and rebuilt in a testament to the Catholic presence in this region that... Read more »
The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City is keeping with its tradition of honoring legal and health professionals with separate masses. Read more »
People from an LDS congregation will help Catholic members set up for the annual Carmelite Fair, held at the Carmelite Monastery in Holladay. Read more »
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