HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them for decades while the church covered it up.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.
In a photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis speaks at the Vatican on Tuesday to participants of the Global Meeting of Popular Movement. Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time…
The Roman Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded with an address from Pope Francis on Oct. 19.
BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.
WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep’s pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep’s stomach, then served, sometimes…
ROME — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.
HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.
St. Vincent Healthcare’s Clinical Pastoral Education program has received accreditation by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. as a satellite program center.
From left, Gayla Bradberry, Mary Fuqua and Rita Graeber learn the different sounds associated with notes during a sacred harp singing session June 15 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
Amy Letson leads other singers in a hymn during a sacred harp singing session at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
Gayla Bradberry sings during sacred harp singing practice June 15 at St. Andrew.
Instructor Amy Letson swings her arm to the beat of the music while leading singers in a song at a Sacred Harp Singing session June 15 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
Mary Fuqua sings during a Sacred Harp Singing session at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Billings.
WASHINGTON — Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively partitioned along sectarian lines; Lebanon and Yemen are close to fracturing; Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia survive intact, but as increasingly authoritarian states.
WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — As a young, single woman in graduate school, Sally Palmer was attacked by a man asking for directions while on her daily run.
Congress has proclaimed that the first Thursday in May — May 1, this year — is set aside as a National Day of Prayer. There will be a National Prayer Breakfast and similar state celebrations conspicuously attended by elected officials, politicians and sectarian persons.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul.