"To pursue a blanket denial of the Holy Eucharist to certain elected officials would indeed grieve the Holy Spirit and deny the evolution of that individual, a Christian person who is never perfect, but living in the struggle to get there," the 60 Democrats wrote.
O'Brien announced that he would begin a "therapeutic program" to address his alcohol use and stress management issues following his resignation.
When the Resurrection is watered down, explained away or turned into a harmless symbol, Christianity devolves into one more mythic system, or one spiritual self-help program among many.
Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent and a day of both fasting and abstinence.
Mr. President, the election has emboldened your liberal and progressive allies to target for ostracism and punishment a new band of "deplorables": your fellow Catholics.
Touting Biden's Catholicism was about rendering this policy less radioactive rather than making a principled case for it.
The essay's authors noted that, prior to the Trump administration's resumption of federal executions after a 17-year hiatus, only three people had been executed by the government in the last 50 years.
While President Donald Trump won support from eight out of every 10 white evangelical Christian voters, Catholics were split nearly down the middle between him and Biden.
An onlooker noticed an unusual scene at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in a town just northeast of New Orleans.
Trump's appearance at the event comes at a crucial point in his re-election campaign, with less than 50 days remaining until the November 3 election date.
The attorney general is to be given an accolade by the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, despite this having been questioned by some members of the Catholic community.
"I think that a person in good conscience could vote for Mr. Biden," said Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Newark. "I, frankly, in my own way of thinking have a more difficult time with the other option."
Wisconsin priest James Altman said Catholics cannot be Democrats as he criticized what he branded the party's "godless platform."
Statues of Father Junipero Serra have been repeatedly targeted since he was made a saint by Pope Francis in 2015.
The Supreme Court has a golden opportunity to reaffirm America's first and most indispensable liberty.
After the spire caught fire in April, 460 tons of lead were surrounded by flames which spewed toxic dust into the atmosphere.
Pope Francis compared the persecution and hatred of homosexuals to Nazism. "That is what was done in those days and today it is happening again."
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."