Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again "demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the nation's largest abortion provider" by vetoing a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, said the state's Catholic conference.
For decades, the visits bishops are required to make to the Vatican were known for their formality and routine style, but Pope Francis launched "a whole new style of 'ad limina' visits," a Chilean bishop said.
The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.
Five Australian archbishops testified before a government commission on child sexual abuse, reiterating apologies and taking responsibility for actions that occurred before they were church leaders.
A special gathering of policy experts, government officials, religious leaders, scholars, and development and social justice advocates was looking at ways to guarantee water that is safe and more accessible to the world's people.
It's families helping families.
Svetlana Kudriavets had never worked with children with cancer when she became the coordinator of St. Luke Social and Rehabilitation Center in Lieskauka, Belarus, last year. Now she feels that the work with these special children is particularly rewarding.
Pope Francis spent nearly three hours with the bishops of Chile discussing several key issues they are facing, including fighting pedophilia and evangelizing the marginalized and the suffering.
In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday -- celebrated March 1 this year -- leaves a mark.
For the past 50 years, Patti Gallagher Mansfield has kept the Champion Wiremaster stenographer's notebook, 5-by-8 inches, safely tucked away among her most cherished, sacred items in her dresser drawer.