- Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case Updated: Aug-31-15 7:49 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.
- Appeals court upholds Jesus statue on Montana mountain Updated: Aug-31-15 7:01 pm
HELENA, Montana - A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
- Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
- The Latest on Jewish shootings: Nazi salute after conviction Updated: Aug-31-15 6:08 pm
OLATHE, Kansas - The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):
- 2 more Tahoe churches latest hit in string of vandalism Updated: Aug-31-15 5:46 pm
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - Authorities investigating a string of vandalism at a half dozen churches in northern Nevada over the past five months say there were two more attacks at Lake Tahoe over the weekend, and the vandals are becoming more destructive.
- Idaho Supreme Court allows Boy Scout lawsuit to move forward Updated: Aug-31-15 5:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Papal welcome at US seminary expected to be rowdy, reverent Updated: Aug-31-15 12:28 pm
The last time a pope visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just outside Philadelphia, he got a rousing, even rowdy, rock star welcome. "Viva! Viva Papa!" the seminarians shouted.
- Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home Updated: Aug-31-15 10:07 am
NEW DELHI - Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years.
- Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry Updated: Aug-31-15 9:16 am
CAIRO - Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.
- Influential Christian sect ends protests in Philippines Updated: Aug-31-15 6:58 am
MANILA, Philippines - Thousands of members of a politically influential Christian sect on Monday ended five days of street protests that set off huge traffic jams in the Philippine capital and sparked outrage from motorists.
- Editor selections from the Middle East Updated: Aug-31-15 4:34 am
In the Middle East this past week, workers in Libya collected the bodies of migrants who drowned while trying to make their way across the Mediterranean to Europe. The death toll continued to rise after two boats capsized off the western coastal city of Zuwara with an estimated 500 migrants onboard.
- Poland's mixed feelings over memorial to rescuers of Jews Updated: Aug-30-15 5:58 pm
WARSAW, Poland - As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn't even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland. But the nanny was so devoted to the 12-year-old Jewish boy she had raised since infancy that she refused to leave. She ended up being sent to the Treblinka death camp - where she was murdered with the Jews.
- Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments Updated: Aug-30-15 3:36 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."
- Egypt announces parliamentary vote for October, November Updated: Aug-30-15 3:14 pm
CAIRO - Egypt on Sunday announced that long-awaited parliamentary elections will take place in October and November, a hoped-for step toward democracy amid a harsh crackdown on dissent.
- Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways Updated: Aug-30-15 2:35 pm
NEW YORK - When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life.
- Called to religious life, but not a priestly one Updated: Aug-30-15 12:10 pm
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania - John Baldino heard the calling to religious life. It just took time to recognize where it beckoned.
- Ministers: Second calling sometimes leads to clergy career Updated: Aug-30-15 9:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One of the Rev. Jay Anderson's most vivid childhood memories involves lining up his stuffed animals on the family couch before tipping an ottoman on its side as a makeshift altar and preaching to the fluffy faithful.
- Pope: Let's stop crimes like deaths of migrants in trucks Updated: Aug-30-15 6:58 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is urging people to work together to stop crimes against migrants, including the 71 who perished in a smuggler's truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway.
- Requiem Mass for slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Costello Updated: Aug-29-15 4:35 pm
EDMOND, Oklahoma - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett and U.S. Reps. Jim Bridenstine and Markwayne Mullin were among those attending Requiem Mass for slain state Labor Commissioner Mark Costello.
- Former teacher spearheading new literacy campaign Updated: Aug-29-15 3:07 pm
DANVILLE, Kentucky - Elaine Wilson-Reddy of Danville has weaved in and out of education much of her adult life, now spearheading an early literacy campaign for children and families.
- Hackers strike at data of thousands of Catholic workers Updated: Aug-29-15 1:37 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Hackers cracked a computer network and got access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 10,000 people who work for Roman Catholic churches or church affiliates around Michigan.
- Vatican: Heart attack killed ex-envoy charged with sex abuse Updated: Aug-29-15 11:46 am
VATICAN CITY - The former papal envoy to the Dominican Republic, who went on trial at the Holy See this summer for alleged sexual abuse of minors, died of a heart attack, according to initial autopsy results, the Vatican said Saturday.
- Ohio diocese seeking new Catholic schools superintendent Updated: Aug-29-15 8:04 am
CINCINNATI - The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will soon start looking for a new superintendent of Catholic schools for its 19-county area.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- Federal judge says religious monument can stay at school Updated: Aug-28-15 7:07 pm
PITTSBURGH - A federal judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument at a western Pennsylvania school violates the U.S. Constitution, but did not order that it be removed.