A prominent Nigerian nun has blasted the culture of silence in the Catholic Church that has long sought to hide clergy sexual abuse, telling a Vatican summit that transparency and an admission of mistakes is needed to restore trust.
In D.C., many houses of worship have closed in recent years, largely because of skyrocketing real estate prices, an exodus of African-Americans from the city and millennials’ desire for unusual abodes. But how great is the loss? And how much does it really matter?
Fifty-nine-year-old Shannon Johnston said Friday he will resign as bishop of the Diocese of Virginia as of Nov. 3.
Pope Francis took the biggest step yet to rehabilitate Mary Magdalene’s image. His 2016 decree put the woman who first proclaimed Jesus’ resurrection on par with the liturgical celebrations of the male apostles.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is underway and the civil rights group Muslim Advocates is warning mosques to be on guard against anti-Muslim acts including arson and vandalism.
God’s love may be free, but the Vatican says it has a copyright on the pope.
Thousands flocked to the nation’s capital Friday for the annual March for Life. The rally and march is held each year in Washington to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Vice President Mike Pence and White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway are among the featured speakers. Here are scenes from the day’s events.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the July 16 event, which includes popular Christian musicians and religious talks.
Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time for family and feasting, to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan and its daytime fasting.
A group’s plans to burn a Quran outside the White House were foiled Saturday.
It’s a community all too familiar with prejudice, but Ibrahim Hooper with the Council on American-Islamic Relations says hate crimes and threats against Muslims nationwide are uncomfortably high.
WASHINGTON — A prominent church has taken a stand against the Washington Redskins, calling for its members to boycott games and merchandise until both the team’s name and mascot change. At its national conference on…
If you want to hold office, or even serve
as a juror or witness, in Maryland, the state constitution says you have to make \”a declaration of belief in the existence of God.\”
For many in the Hispanic community, the Christmas season isn\’t over. Monday, Jan. 6 is known as Three Kings Day.
The chief diversity officer at the nation\’s leading university for deaf students was put on indefinite leave Oct. 10 for signing a petition opposed to a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage. McCaskill\’s leave has caused turmoil on the campus of 1,600 students and drawn national attention.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.