A bill before the Utah State Senate aims to remove ecclesiastical privilege protecting clergy from having to report confessions of sex abuse.
"We are prepared to fight this tooth and nail," says Joseph Samona, who added that the statue has been in his yard since 2003.
St. Augustine Church in Lamont, California, brings in more than $1,200 a month from the sales of its tamales, which are also frozen and shipped to parishioners who have moved away.
"We want to go around and pour holy water... so that God's blessing comes and gets rid of all the wickedness that is in our streets," said monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya, bishop of Buenaventura, Colombia
Father Francisco Javier Bautista has been arrested in conjunction with the murder of 29-year-old Hugo Leonardo Avendaño. According to reports Bautista conducted religious services at Avendaño's funeral.
"We... recognize the harm that adhering to this mandate would cause our highly capable and qualified teachers and staff," said Father William Verbryke.
Pauline Hoffman alleges St. Bonventure University passed her over for promotion and pressured her to resign as dean because of her religion.
The publicity stunt promises "an express lane to eternal salvation for Ireland's lapsed Catholics."
"God will ask you to account for this sacrilege, believe it or not, and the Catholics will also ask you."
Neighbors told local media that the nuns ran a "hell house."
Pope Francis warned "the unguarded tongue, set on fire by hell, sets all things ablaze" in an attack on fake Internet news.
The Assumption Sisters of Nairobi had been in court for over six years fighting Reverend William Charles Fryda.
Anyone who doesn't see the need for more exorcists is "out of touch with reality."
The Catholic country may change its constitution to weaken protections that make abortion illegal.
The church features high levels of administrative control and secrecy, yet the tide could be turning to greater transparency.
Melania Trump's Catholic faith could solidify her husband's support with far-right Christians.
The Vatican said in a statement Thursday that the duo would meet up May 24.
The paper will affect the lives of 1.3 billion Catholics.
Pope Francis added that he still considers abortion a crime.