Despite persistent myths, St. Patrick's Day recalls a man who didn't alone convert the Irish, didn't use a shamrock to teach the Trinity, and didn't chase out the snakes. It recalls a man who, simply, loved the Irish.
Investigations into charges of sexual and physical abuse of children by German Catholic priests are getting under way, and involve a choir run by Pope Benedict's brother. Did the pontiff know about the allegations when he was a bishop in his home country? "We do not know," a German Catholic church spokesman said.
Islam, like Christianity and Judaism, worships the God of Abraham. So why is Malaysia's government trying to prevent Catholics from calling God 'Allah?'
Ireland, amid fast cultural change, is set to approve civil unions for same sex couples.
Pope Benedict stars on a new Vatican CD featuring a hymn sung by the pontiff. Will the album soften his image?
Fans from Asia to Europe lined up to watch the movie premiere Wednesday. The Vatican newspaper praised its promotion of friendship and sacrifice.
The government did little as Generations of children were abused, according to the nearly decade-long investigation. Counseling centers report a surge in callers since the report's release.
Benedict remembered the victims, but did not visit an exhibit that criticized Pius XII for not doing more to help Jews during the Holocaust.