As pressure mounts on Catholic dioceses across the country to come clean about how they handled abusive priests, the 15 Catholic bishops in Texas announced Wednesday that they will soon publish the names of clergy who have been "credibly" accused of child sexual assault.
Over the last two decades, Roman Catholic dioceses across California have paid out massive settlements to parishioners who say they were molested by priests; acknowledged institutional breakdowns that facilitated abuse; and wrestled with followers who said they had lost faith in church leaders.
A symbolic ring of string would free Orthodox Jews trapped inside their Hallandale Beach homes every Sabbath, unable to venture outside carrying a bottle, a cane or even a baby in observation of Judaic law.
Heeding requests from American bishops, including Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns, the Vatican recently announced that Pope Francis will convene a summit of bishops from around the world to address the global sexual-abuse scandal that has roiled the Catholic Church and led to a crisis of faith for many believers.
Evangelist Franklin Graham spoke at the Fresno Fairgrounds May 28, 2018 as part of a Decision America California Tour ending on the state's primary election day, June 5. The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham prayed for politicians and shared God's forgiveness of sin.
The Rev. Vanna In of North Fresno Church - Mennonite Brethren is at risk of being deported to Cambodia. The father of three made a change.org petition to support his petition for a pardon from California Gov. Jerry Brown that he hopes will prevent his deportation.
Catholic Charities held a prayer service, led by Bishop Armando Ochoa of the Diocese of Fresno, on the anniversary of a shooting rampage April 18, 2017 outside the nonprofit's Fresno office. Kori Ali Muhammad is charged with four murders.
More than 20,000 people from across the state and country gathered in Livingston for the Hola Mohalla Sikh Festival on Sunday March 25, 2018. Festival goers celebrated Sikhism, the world's fifth-largest religion, which promotes compassion and unity.