The Vatican sent a letter to bishops around the world Monday offering guidance on dealing with reports of clerical sexual abuse.But the suggestions in the letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and nonbinding and fall far short of recommending the tough U.S.-style norms
Evangelist Billy Graham remains in a North Carolina hospital after being admitted for treatment of pneumonia.A spokesman for Mission Hospital in Asheville confirmed early Thursday that the 92-year-old Graham was still at the hospital and there's no change in his condition.Dr.
In Memphis, Tenn., water levels remain near record highs and have only just begun to recede.Hundreds of people are still living in shelters which the interfaith community of Memphis is leading the effort to provide.Marcello Gonzalez, 29, stands inside the sprawling Hope Presbyterian Church just eas
Brian Haubert grabs some pamphlets and marches toward the flea market in Palmyra, N.J. Armed with a poster that trumpets Judgment Day on May 21, 2011, he braces for rejection. Announcing God's wrath is not always a popular message."I've been called a heretic," says Haubert, a 33-year-old actuary.
Impromptu celebrations erupted near the White House in Washington and ground zero in New York when news of Osama bin Laden's death was reported and tweeted.Laura Cunningham, a 22-year-old Manhattan reveler — gripping a Budweiser in her hand and sitting atop the shoulders of a friend — was part of th
Just last month, the Dalai Lama sent a shockwave through the world of Buddhism when he announced that he was giving up his political powers as head of the Tibetan government in exile.For more than 50 years, the Nobel peace laureate has been the public face of resistance to Chinese control of Tibet.S