A rare, leaked report about a papal election revealed great uncertainty in the 2013 picking of Pope Francis, with a huge number of cardinals getting votes - and for the first time top spots for an American and a Canadian.
HANOVER — Studying physics as a young man in Rio de Janeiro, Professor Marcelo Gleiser never thought he would be recognized as advancing the knowledge of the ways science connects to human spirituality.
There are holes in the roof from a January 2016 fire, and the building has been open to the elements for at least 20 months, meaning the heavy timber frame is likely suffering from rot, according to a report.
Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited twins.
PEMBROKE – On Sunday, March 10, join Hillside Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school in a casual setting as they begin a spring Bible study series. At the 10:45 a.m. worship service, Dr. Jim Robertson presents the morning message. A new 12-week Bible study series starts Tuesday, March…
Charitable giving in the United States rose a lackluster 1.6 percent last year, despite a strong economy — a sign that the 2018 tax code overhaul could be hurting donations, according to a new study published Monday.
An Australian court has found Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican Treasurer and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, guilty on five charges of child sexual offenses committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys.
VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis promised that concrete action against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, with one cardinal acknowledging that the church had to fight “the enemy within.”
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church’s credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.
CONCORD — The question of prayer in public schools was on the table Wednesday afternoon, as lawmakers heard testimony on a bill that would repeal a state law allowing public elementary schools to start the day with prayer.
VATICAN CITY, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world, urged people on Tuesday to see differences as a source of richness instead of danger and called for reconciliation in places torn apart by conflict.
CONCORD — A chaplain at the federal prison in Berlin has been charged with providing contraband, including Suboxone, marijuana and cellphones, to prisoners in exchange for money, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
MANCHESTER — The holiday will arrive on the city’s West Side a little early this year when St. Raphael the Archangel Parish presents a Christmas festival complete with carolers, craft tables, special desserts and holiday goodies.
TALLINN, Estonia — Pope Francis said on Tuesday as he wound up a trip to the Baltic states, all nervous about what they see as a newly aggressive Russia next door, that nations should not measure their strength by their military capability to prevail over others.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has summoned senior Catholic bishops from around the world to the Vatican to discuss the protection of minors, in his latest attempt to come to grips with a spreading sexual abuse crisis.
WASHINGTON — A man stood and yelled “Shame on you” as Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Sunday addressed the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church and asked parishioners to pray for Pope Francis as he deals with the problem.
ROME - Ever since Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in six centuries to abdicate the papacy, transitioning to a life of near seclusion in a Vatican City monastery, there have been questions about how the notion of two living popes would impact the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis on Sunday visited the Knock Shrine in western Ireland, where villagers claim to have witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1879, and begged for forgiveness for the abuse of children carried out by Catholic clergy.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said on Sunday he would not respond to a former top Vatican official who accused him of having known for years of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal, calling on the pontiff to resign in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a …
YORK, Pa.— Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church's cover-up dissuade them from their faith.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" on Thursday over revelations that Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused about 1,000 people over seven decades, as U.S. bishops vowed to involve non-clerical experts in abuse investigations.
Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley announced Wednesday he is backing out of an upcoming speaking engagement at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, to give his full attention to the unfolding scandal at St. John's Seminary in Brighton.