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Clinton Challenges Trump for a Traditional Republican Bloc, White Catholics

Clinton Challenges Trump for a Traditional Republican Bloc, White Catholics

The altar at St. Patrick Church, a Roman Catholic parish in Malvern, Pa.
Highlights of Clinton and Trump at Al Smith Dinner

Highlights of Clinton and Trump at Al Smith Dinner

Less than 24 hours after a caustic debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are appearing together again for a ritzier gathering in New York.
Vatican Clarifies the Rules for Cremation: Bury, Don’t Scatter

Vatican Clarifies the Rules for Cremation: Bury, Don’t Scatter

An urn containing the cremated remains of a Roman Catholic priest during a funeral Mass in Mexico last month. The church allows cremation as long as it is done in accordance with Christian doctrine.
Pope Francis, in Sweden, Urges Catholic-Lutheran Reconciliation

Pope Francis, in Sweden, Urges Catholic-Lutheran Reconciliation

Pope Francis arriving for an ecumenical prayer at Lund Cathedral on Monday.
Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Likely to Endure

Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Likely to Endure

Pope Francis embraced Antje Jackelen, the Lutheran archbishop of Uppsala, during an ecumenical Mass on Monday in Lund, Sweden.
Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Pope Francis, center, and clerics celebrating Mass at a stadium in Malmo, Sweden, on Tuesday.
Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Readers React After Pope Francis Says Ban on Female Priests Is Most Likely Permanent

Pope Francis, center, and clerics celebrating Mass at a stadium in Malmo, Sweden, on Tuesday.
Crypt Believed to Be Jesus’ Tomb Opened for First Time in Centuries

Crypt Believed to Be Jesus’ Tomb Opened for First Time in Centuries

Workers removing a marble top last week from the tomb said to be of Jesus Christ, in the Church of Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
Pope Francis Names Joseph Tobin to Lead Archdiocese of Newark

Pope Francis Names Joseph Tobin to Lead Archdiocese of Newark

Archbishop Joseph Tobin was introduced as Newark’s new archbishop at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark on Monday.
In Troubled Newark Archdiocese, Hoping Its New Leader Is a Pastor, Not a Prince

In Troubled Newark Archdiocese, Hoping Its New Leader Is a Pastor, Not a Prince

Archbishop Tobin at the Cathedral Basilica last week. As the archbishop of Indianapolis, he made headlines in 2015 when he said that the archdiocese would continue to welcome Syrian refugees, despite
Catholic Bishops Challenge Donald Trump on Immigration

Catholic Bishops Challenge Donald Trump on Immigration

Archbishop José H. Gomez was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Pope Francis, Inducting 17 Cardinals, Criticizes Polarization Over Race and Faith

Pope Francis, Inducting 17 Cardinals, Criticizes Polarization Over Race and Faith

Pope Francis placed a biretta on the head of the newly named Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Archbishop of Mérida, Venezuela, at the Vatican on Saturday.

Pope Francis Extends Priests’ Ability to Forgive Abortion

He made permanent a policy announced last year that allows priests worldwide to grant absolution for an act that the Roman Catholic Church considers a sin.
Talks to Heal Catholic Rift in China Gain Momentum Under Francis

Talks to Heal Catholic Rift in China Gain Momentum Under Francis

The flag of China, which requires state oversight of Catholics, was waved near Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square in June.
Norcia Journal: Italian Monastery Seeks Salvation in Beer After Devastating Quake

Norcia Journal: Italian Monastery Seeks Salvation in Beer After Devastating Quake

Father Nivakoff, who is from Connecticut, in the historical center of Norcia. The beer brewery that he and other monks operate was mostly spared.
Stanley Rother, U.S. Priest Killed in ’81 in Guatemala, Is Declared a Martyr

Stanley Rother, U.S. Priest Killed in ’81 in Guatemala, Is Declared a Martyr

The Rev. Stanley Rother during a carnival in Guatemala.
Bishop Javier Echevarría, Leader of Opus Dei, Dies at 84

Bishop Javier Echevarría, Leader of Opus Dei, Dies at 84

Bishop Javier Echevarría in Rome in 2008.
Catholic Churches in China Should Be Independent of Vatican, Official Says

Catholic Churches in China Should Be Independent of Vatican, Official Says

Sunday Mass in the state-approved Xuanwumen Catholic Church in Beijing on Dec. 4.