- Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal Updated: Sep-01-15 9:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the idea "plays on our worst fears and resentments."
- Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion' Updated: Sep-01-15 8:58 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."
- Church pew restorations wind down in advance of papal visit Updated: Aug-14-15 11:49 am
MIDDLETOWN, New York - Preparations for Pope Francis' visit to New York City in September have kept workers busy at an upstate New York business for more than three years.
- NY workers building altar, lectern for Pope Francis' visit Updated: Aug-06-15 8:16 pm
PORT CHESTER, New York - Carpenter Hector Rojas tried to explain the emotion behind cutting, sanding and assembling a wooden chair that Pope Francis will use during a Mass at Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. visit.