The Rev. Augustus Tolton would be the first African-American saint ROME—Pope Francis decreed the “heroic virtues” of the first African-American Catholic priest, thereby bringing a man who was born into
BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church’s most tangible steps yet in
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 archdioceses.
Last month I announced on my social media that, after taking some months of sabbatical to be with family and to dedicate more time to prayer and retreat, I had decided to ask the Holy Father, Pope Francis,
Pope Francis' name is not on the Congregation for Catholic Education letter, but expert say his fingerprints are. The Vatican office that lays down the official line for Roman Catholic educational institutions
Amber Scorah is a Canadian writer living in New York. She is the author of Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life. My mother has no idea where I am, whether I am alive, or sick, or