• Man arrested for slaying two nuns in Mississippi

    Man arrested for slaying two nuns in Mississippi

    • Aug 27, 2016

    Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in Mississippi for the murders of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, who were working in a small town delivering health care and serving the poor.

  • Handicapping the ever-powerful ‘religious vote’ in 2016

    Handicapping the ever-powerful ‘religious vote’ in 2016

    • Aug 27, 2016

    Although the “religious vote” in American politics is enormously important, it’s not monolithic. Catholics tend to be the best bellwether for how the overall vote will go, although that’s mostly a function of math, and the South is likely to be where the most intense battles will be fought.

  • Bishop close to Mother Teresa says, ‘Her life was a miracle’

    Bishop close to Mother Teresa says, ‘Her life was a miracle’

    • Aug 25, 2016

    Retired Charlotte Bishop William G. Curlin got to know Mother Teresa well while serving in Washington, D.C., as chaplain to a Missionaries of Charity home for AIDS patients, and says the legendary nun taught him to see the suffering not with his eyes but his heart.

  • Pope names Mexican-born priest as auxiliary in Denver

    Pope names Mexican-born priest as auxiliary in Denver

    • Aug 25, 2016

    A Mexican cleric from Yucatán and a former member of the Legionaries of Christ has been named a new auxiliary bishop in Denver, says the most striking thing about the growing Hispanic component of the U.S. Church isn’t so much their numbers but their “vitality and live expressions of their Catholic faith.”