Author: Julie Zauzmer

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Shots rang out in Pittsburgh. And in Washington, for the first time in her life, Yael Fisher felt scared to be Jewish. [Read More]
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One day after the Vatican halted its plans to vote on sex abuse accountability measures, U.S. bishops Tuesday began their first open debate since the... [Read More]
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One day after the Vatican halted its plans to vote on sex abuse accountability measures, U.S. bishops Tuesday began their first open debate since the... [Read More]
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U.S. bishops had planned to vote on a code of conduct, the first ethical guidelines for bishops, and to create a lay commission to oversee... [Read More]
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The bishops of America's 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses gathered in Baltimore on Monday morning, meeting for the first time since sexual abuse scandals rocked... [Read More]
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Critics say it is yet another example of the church's failure to deal with the decades-long priest-abuse scandal. [Read More]
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The bishops of America's 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses gathered in Baltimore on Monday morning, meeting for the first time since sexual abuse scandals rocked... [Read More]
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The bishops of America's 196 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses gathered in Baltimore on Monday morning, meeting for the first time since sexual abuse scandals rocked... [Read More]
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In the opening minutes of their meeting, the bishops heard a surprising report: Pope Francis had asked them not to vote on any of their... [Read More]
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Pope Francis wants to wait until a worldwide meeting in February. [Read More]
States charge that the secretary added a census question to discriminate against immigrant communities. [Read More]
Growing up in rural Mississippi, Gracie Robinson decided early on that she would never get married. In her Baptist church, she heard the preaching: The... [Read More]
An independent phone and online complaint line will take reports of sexual abuse or misconduct. [Read More]
After a cardinal and a bishop left their roles due to sexual harassment allegations, bishops are under pressure to reform. [Read More]
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh takes questions from reporters after Mass. After the release of the grand jury report, he rejected calls for his resignation... [Read More]
Top U.S. bishops met in the Vatican with Pope Francis to discuss the sexual abuse crisis that the leader of the American church said has... [Read More]
The pontiff accepted the resignation of Michael Bransfield as bishop of a statewide diocese as U.S. church officials convened in Rome for talks on sex... [Read More]
Wuerl spokesman says letter isn't a formal resignation, but a call for a 'new beginning'... [Read More]
Wuerl has been under fire for his handling of sexual abuse cases, especially when he was bishop of Pittsburgh. [Read More]
In an age of shamelessness and "alternative facts," when so many seem to take pride in not backing down even if they're wrong, some rabbis... [Read More]
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