December 31, 2018

A woman in North Carolina was arrested on Friday for vandalizing a Jewish synagogue and a neighbor's cars.

57-year-old Lisa Marie Burns of Cary, NC was arrested and charged with two counts of ethnic intimidation and two counts of property damage for two separate acts of...

December 29, 2018

On Tuesday, Christmas Day, Cardinal Donald Wuerl was dressed in fine robes and wore a crown-like head covering as he led the mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It was his first major event after months of avoiding the public.


December 28, 2018

A former Catholic priest in Boise, Idaho has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole. Investigators found more than 2,500 images of what they called the most disturbing child pornography they had ever seen.

With this sentencing now complete, it “brings to a...

December 26, 2018

Pope Francis spoke before the Roman Curia on Friday in one of the traditional speeches leading up to Christmas. The Roman Curia is essentially the administrative organization that keeps the Vatican running under the direction of the pope.

In his speech, Francis stated s...

December 20, 2018

On Wednesday this week, the Illinois attorney general's office accused the Catholic Church of concealing the scope of allegations of sexual abuse by the clergy. The office announced that while the church had only found cases against 185 members of the clergy credible, ...

December 19, 2018

Maison Hullibarger, an 18-year-old criminal justice student at the University of Toledo, killed himself on December 4th.

Maison's parents, who are devout Catholics, started making funeral arrangements that they hoped would celebrate their son’s life.

Maison had five...

December 17, 2018

Two nuns who worked at a Catholic School in California allegedly stole about $500,000 from the school, which they used to go on trips and to gamble at casinos in Las Vegas.

Officials representing St. James Catholic School in Torrence, CA recently informed parents that m...

December 14, 2018

Update: For all my coverage of this story, also see the posts on May 2, 2018, Feb. 26, 2019Mar. 13, 2019, and Aug 21, 2019.

Two people familiar with Cardinal George Pell's case have told reporters he has been found guilty. That makes Pell the highest ranking member of...

December 11, 2018

The Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Lacey, Washington was destroyed Friday morning by a fire that investigators have determined was intentionally set.

The arson committed Friday at that Kingdom Hall is the the latest story in a string of attacks committed in the are...

December 7, 2018

In 1954, Albert Einstein, history’s most famous theoretical physicist, wrote a letter to Eric Gutkind, a philosopher of religion. In the letter, Einstein wrote, "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collecti...

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