• Idaho city’s Catholic leaders shun religious art sculpture

    Idaho city’s Catholic leaders shun religious art sculpture

    • Jul 30, 2017

    In an Idaho city, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a store window is creating controversy and heartache for some Catholics in town. The artist said he didn’t intend to offend anyone. Instead he sees his work as reflecting the beautiful artwork he grew up around in Catholic churches and schools.

  • Virgin Mary statue stirs up debate in secular Uruguay

    Virgin Mary statue stirs up debate in secular Uruguay

    • Apr 10, 2016

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The South American country of Uruguay has a long tradition of secularism, to the point that a popular president in the early 1900s insisted on writing the word “God” with a lowercase “g” whenever he wrote about his policies in local newspapers. So when the Catholic

  • Eastern Catholics debate pope’s edict on women and foot-washing

    Eastern Catholics debate pope’s edict on women and foot-washing

    • Mar 30, 2016

    MUMBAI, INDIA – When Pope Francis issued a decree in January stating that the Holy Thursday foot-washing rite should no longer be limited to men, it sparked widespread debate and led to a clarification from the Vatican’s top official for liturgy that the inclusion of women is an option rather