Roman Catholic Church
Jul 27, 2014 — Chonalyn, a 6-pound girl, was born Sunday morning in a Manila hospital. But the head of the country's population commission says it will be a challenge to provide for so many people.
Jun 23, 2014 — The Associated Press says Irish and American media turned speculation into certainty on some details of infant and child burials at a Catholic home for unwed mothers near Galway city.
Apr 24, 2014 — Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.
Apr 11, 2014 — In what are being described as his strongest comments so far about the church's sex abuse crisis, the pope also condemned the evil deeds of some priests.
Apr 6, 2014 — Months after moving in, Archbishop Wilton Gregory says he'll move out of a $2.2 million mansion. Parishioners had expressed anger over his building a Tudor-style mansion in a pricey neighborhood.
Mar 26, 2014 — Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst spent millions of dollars on renovations at his residence in Limburg, Germany. On Wednesday, the Vatican accepted his resignation.
Mar 22, 2014 — Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.
Feb 26, 2014 — It's been one year since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down. Now, he has publicly called speculation that he might not have resigned willingly "simply absurd."
Feb 22, 2014 — The pontiff and his predecessor appeared at St. Peter's Basilica for a ceremony to anoint 19 new Roman Catholic cardinals.
Jan 13, 2014 — Francis, who has been criticized by some conservative Catholics for not speaking out forcefully against abortion, said the practice is "horrific."