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Episcopal Church Elects Its First Black Presiding Bishop

AP | BRADY MCCOMBS AND RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Episcopal Church elected its first African-American presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina duri...

Lessons From the Fight Over Later Abortion in Albuquerque

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Americans aren't buying what the bishops and their allies are selling, and they are not willing to vote away their rights or those of their neighbors.

A Ghost Story: Philly's Bishop Francis Kenrick Revisits the Scene of AntiCatholic Riots

Thom Nickels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Thom Nickels

I, Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, was blessed with a fine clerical career. In my hometown of Dublin, I was selected, at age 18, to study in Rome. In Rome I spent many summers reading on the Spanish Steps and praying in St. Peter's.

"Damned Lies" in Reckless NY-1 Campaign

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

Randy Altschuler is mounting another challenge against Congressman Tim Bishop. He claims Rep. Bishop's votes in Congress since 2003 have "forced more than 30,000 jobs to leave Long Island." To use someone else's term, it's a "damned lie."

Tension Between China And Vatican Heats Back Up Over Ordination

AP | Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion

BEIJING — An excommunicated bishop took part in an ordination ceremony in southwest China on Wednesday, an event likely to worsen relations betw...

California Bishop Embroiled In Sex Abuse Scandal Resigns

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion

SAN FRANCISCO — A Catholic bishop in Northern California whose diocese has recently been embroiled in priest sex abuse cases resigned Thursday f...

Vatican, Chinese Catholics Clash Over New Bishop

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis Wong Religion News Service HONG KONG -- Vatican and Hong Kong cardinals criticized the official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association for...

New Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki Once Blamed Devil For Sex Abuse Lawsuits

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A Chicago bishop who once blamed the devil for sexual abuse lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church and proposed shielding th...

Lesbian Bishop-Elect Clears Crucial Hurdle

BeliefNet.com | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A majority of dioceses in the Episcopal Church have confirmed the election of an open lesbian as a bishop in Los Angeles, bringing Bishop-elect Mary G...

Obama, the Bishops, Notre Dame and the Fighting Irish Football Team

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I think we have heard enough about the sanctity of a Notre Dame degree, and the inappropriateness of awarding such a degree to President Obama, becaus...