Father Junipero Serra Statue Toppled in Sacramento Protest

SACRAMENTO — A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Sacramento has been toppled by demonstrators. The Sacramento Bee reports the statue of Father Junipero Serra in Capitol Park was brought down Saturday amid a protest focusing on the rights and histor...
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Why Joe Biden Was Denied Communion at a Church

Former Vice President Joseph Biden, who is a Roman Catholic, recently stopped on the campaign trail to attend Sunday Mass at a church in Florence, South Carolina. But the pastor, Robert Morey, refused to give him communion. Morey said Biden’s support for le...

Devotees Nailed to Crosses on Good Friday

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines — Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to ree...
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Church Sex Scandal: Abuse Victims Want a Full Reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading v...