Research has shown that people who live in Western, industrialized societies display psychological traits that are "particularly unusual" compared to the rest of the world.
A Catholic priest has filed a defamation of character lawsuit against his former diocese after being accused of molesting children.
The large sum of money is traditionally donated to a Catholic charity, but the mayor wants to spend it on the city's infrastructure.
Arthur Perrault, 80, evaded the law for almost three decades in Tangier, Morocco after allegedly committing a "long history of child sex abuse against vulnerable victims." He was extradited and back on American soil as of Friday and formally charged in federal court with criminal aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact with one boy on federally-protected land.
While still predominately Catholic, Ireland has voted to legalize abortion.
Pope Francis initially called the allegations against Bishop Barros "slander."
But the Vatican warned against the over-commercialization of sport and a "winning at all costs" mentality.
Reverend Moises Fabila Reyes is the third priest killed or to have been found dead under suspicious circumstances in Mexico in a week.
Pope Francis was the victim of a poster campaign by critics who see him as tacking too far to the left.
The former pope maintained a 30-year friendship with a married U.S. female academic.
Is it prejudice? Electoral math? Or simple demographics?
The prisoners were released as gesture of goodwill before the pope's arrival.
Catholic women denied the right to enter the clergy are taking matters into their own hands.