Ramadan 2023: What is the Islamic holy month? How is it celebrated?
Around the world, Muslims will be fasting - abstaining from food (yes, even water) from sunrise to sundown for 30 days. And we've got you covered with answers to commonly asked questions about the holy month.
Notre Dame Cathedral set to reopen in December 2024, Paris officials say
Notre Dame’s iconic spire, which collapsed in the 2019 fire, will start to reappear above the monument this year in a powerful signal of its revival, officials said.
Saddleback Church stands firmly behind female pastors after SBC expulsion
Saddleback has yet to say if it will appeal its expulsion.
LA bishop shot to death in Hacienda Heights was murdered: LASD
The shooting death of Bishop David O'Connell in Hacienda Heights is being investigated as a murder, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Police sources: 18-inch pipe bomb found behind Holmesburg church, near railroad tracks
Philadelphia police are investigating after a pipe bomb was reportedly discovered behind a church in Holmesburg.
Popeyes brings back seafood classics for Lent observers
The fast-food chain will bring back the Flounder Fish Sandwich and the Shrimp Tackle Box for a limited time.
Archbishop of Philadelphia makes friendly wager with Kansas City bishop for Super Bowl LVII
It seems Super Bowl LVII is getting just about everyone to chance some friendly bets - including the Catholic Church!
Satanic Temple launches telehealth abortion care in New Mexico, hopes to expand
The Satanic Temple, which doesn’t believe in a literal Satan, has claimed its abortion ritual is exempt from bans because it’s part of religious practice.
West Virginia advances mandate to display ‘In God We Trust’ in schools
Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who introduced the bill, says he wants to give students something to look up to and to tell them it's okay to “say God” in school. The bill requires that the phrase appears in an area in each school building.
Pope Francis clarifies stance on homosexuality: 'Every sexual act outside of marriage is a sin'
His comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality were hailed by LGBTQ advocates as a milestone that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ persons.
Pope Francis says homosexuality is a ‘sin,’ but ‘not a crime’
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust” and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
Historic Bastrop Christian Church raising funds for restoration project
The Bastrop Christian Church is in need of a little love after nearly 130 years on Church Street. The community is raising funds for emergency structural repairs and to fix its 27 stained-glass windows.
Church of England refuses to preside over same-sex marriages
"Blessings" from the Church of England for same-sex marriage are allowed, but same-sex couples are still not allowed to marry in its churches.
Public can visit Pope Benedict XVI's tomb
The public can now visit the tomb of Pope Benedict XVI in the grottoes under St. Peter’s Basilica.
Pope Francis presides over funeral of predecessor Benedict XVI as thousands mourn
The Vatican said some 50,000 people attended the Mass, after some 200,000 paid their respects during the three days of public viewing.
Tens of thousands view Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's body at Vatican
Vatican security officials estimated that by mid-afternoon Monday, some 40,000 people had filed by the retired pontiff's body.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s reported last words: ‘Lord, I love you’
The basilica is set to host Benedict’s coffin for three days of viewing that start Monday.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dead at 95
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the shy German theologian who will forever be remembered as the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, died Saturday.
Benedict XVI: Tributes pour in for pope emeritus as Vatican plans 'simple' funeral
For all his accomplishments and accolades, Benedict will forever be known as the first pope in 600 years to resign.
Health of retired Pope Benedict XVI 'worsening,' Vatican says
Earlier Wednesday, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for Benedict and went to visit his predecessor in the monastery on Vatican grounds.