Judas Priest will tour with Andy Sneap after making a U-turn on their decision to retire him from their live shows.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africans from all corners of retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu's “rainbow nation” filed past his plain pine…
Chaos is coming, so get ready.
A Black Catholic church on Chicago's South Side is waging an unusually fierce fight with the archdiocese over its investigation of decades-old…
Valentine’s Day wasn’t always known as the day of love. It was once associated with sacrifice and murder. Buzz60’s Taisha Henry has the story.
The lawyer for two brothers who are accusing a nationally known activist Chicago priest of abuse decades ago says the men just want the truth …
There was no way Thanksgiving could be “normal” this year. This was certainly true wherever Orthodox Christians gathered for what is becoming a Thanksgiving tradition in America: sharing a litany of poetic Russian prayers created during hellish persecution by the Bolsheviks.
While doing groundwork for the pivotal South Carolina primary, Democrat Joe Biden went to a local church to do what he does on Sundays — go to Mass.
Episcopal bishops in the 1980s were already used to urgent calls from journalists on issues ranging from gay priests to gun control. But the pace quickened for Bishop William C. Frey in 1985 when he was one of four candidates to become presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Episcopal News Service said bishops met in private small groups to discuss if it’s “theologically sound to allow Episcopalians to gather separately and receive Communion that has been consecrated by a priest remotely during an online service.”
Earlier this year, a Catholic priest published a book entitled “Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know,” focusing on doctrine and discipleship issues that ordinarily would not cause controversy. But these are not ordinary times. Acting as a Catholic chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Father Daniel Moloney tried to apply his words about mercy and justice to the firestorm of protests and violence unleashed by the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.
Priests in the Church of England have faced many challenges in recent decades — from plummeting attendance numbers to fierce debates about mar…
The evolving coronavirus pandemic has turned Lent into a confusing minefield of legal and doctrinal questions for pastors and their flocks. In many communities, but not all, state or local officials have ordered people to “shelter in place” — staying home unless they have “essential” needs elsewhere. This has raised an obvious question: Is going to confession “essential,” even if Catholics are preparing for Holy Week and Easter rites they will have to watch on digital screens at home?
For centuries, Eastern Orthodox Christians have shared prayers “for the sick, the suffering, the captive and for their safety and salvation” as well as petitions that “we may be delivered from all affliction, wrath and need.” The faithful respond: “Lord, have mercy.” This past Sunday, some worshippers heard modern phrases woven into the ancient cadences of the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great.
In a rush. Don’t want to be crammed in close quarters. Don’t worry. One Maryland priest is offering drive-through confessionals. Veuer’s Chand…
Few acts in ministry are as intimate as a priest huddled with a seriously ill believer, hearing what could be his or her final confession of sins. Honoring centuries of tradition, Christians in the ancient churches of the East also take Communion from a common chalice, with each person receiving consecrated bread and wine — mixed together — from a golden spoon.
In a Catholic world where debates over clerical celibacy have flared from Brazil to the Vatican, Joshua Whitfield is that rarest of things: A married Catholic priest.
The Catholic cleric spent millions of dollars of his diocese's money on sumptuous living during his 13 years in largely impoverished West Virginia.
The Catholic Church, with strong backing from the insurance industry and the Boy Scouts of America, has been successful for years in blocking state legislation that would allow adults to bring lawsuits for sexual abuse they suffered as children. That wall of obstruction is now gradually being breached, and none too soon.
American Catholics may not know all the latest statistics, but they’ve been talking about the altar-level realities for decades.
Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses.