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Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles, at the Vatican Press Office on Oct. 12, 2018.

Bishop Barron: Election of atheist as Harvard chaplain president ‘complete and abject surrender’

Sep 1, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Barron said on Tuesday that the Harvard University chaplains made a “complete and abject surrender” by electing an atheist... Read more

Greg Epstein, humanist chaplain at Harvard University and new chaplain facilitator

Harvard Catholic Center responds to ‘spin’ on atheist chaplain

Aug 31, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Harvard Catholic Center on Monday clarified reports of the university’s new atheist “chief chaplain,” saying the position is administrative... Read more

Appeals court: House not required to accept ‘secular prayer’ at start of work day

Apr 23, 2019

A D.C. federal appeals court has ruled that the chaplain for the House of Representatives cannot be forced to allow... Read more

Pope Francis greets physicist Stephen Hawking in Vatican City.

The legacy of Stephen Hawking - a Catholic scientist reflects

Mar 15, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The death of Stephen Hawking this week prompted a leading Catholic scientist to reflect on the life of the famed... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

What's the biggest threat to Asia? Atheism, this cardinal says

Nov 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

Hong Kong's retired prelate Cardinal Joseph Zen said that amid decades of communist rule in China, human values are at... Read more

Women sell produce on the street in Vitebsk, Belarus, Oct. 27, 2014.

Poverty, divorce, alcoholism – no shortage of challenges for Church in Belarus

Nov 19, 2014

In Belarus, western Ukraine's neighbor to the north, the Church is doing its best to reach out to the people,... Read more

Cross at Ground Zero December 19, 2004.

Court allows 9/11 cross to remain standing at Ground Zero

Jul 29, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Rejecting arguments from an atheist group, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that the iconic cross found at the site... Read more