DETROIT - The National Shrine of the Little Flower church in Royal Oak assumed its stature as a Catholic basilica on April 23, its landmark tower with the carving of a crucifix was adorned with yellow and white banners.
After years of vitriol and sour relations, the Vatican and U.S. nuns announced they had developed a collaborative relationship and had engaged in conversations "marked by a spirit of prayer, love for the church, mutual respect and cooperation."
Bishop Robert W. Finn stepped down as spiritual shepherd of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese on Tuesday, nearly three years after he became the most senior U.S. Roman Catholic prelate convicted of criminal charges related to the church's child sexual abuse scandal.
The Ann Arbor, Mich., Catholic priest under criticism for urging parishioners to arm themselves has posted on Facebook that his parish will no longer hold any classes to learn about earning a license to carry a concealed pistol.
CHICAGO – When North Side Lakeview neighborhood youths Ariana Handelman and Marc Luban have their bat and bar mitzvahs this fall and turn 13, they won’t celebrate with an extravagant party at a hotel or country club.