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Pew poll shows Pope Francis’ popularity in United States remains virtually...

WASHINGTON — The percentage of Catholic Americans who viewed Pope Francis favorably in September differs little, if at all, from the results of a...

When considering political debate on communion, belief in sacred nature of...

The famous Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor recounted in a letter the time she got in an argument with another famous writer, Mary McCarthy, over...

Catholics still number 30% of incoming U.S. Congress, according to Pew...

WASHINGTON — Catholics, although they make up about 20% of the U.S. population, remain at 30% of the new Congress, according to a Jan....

Pew survey shows divide among religious believers over views about President...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump may be as divisive to religionists as he seems to be to other groups in American society, as indicated...

Ever wonder the median length of a homily at Mass? It’s...

WASHINGTON -- If experience can't prove it, data scraping will: Catholic sermons are shorter than their Protestant counterparts. According to an analysis of 50,000 sermons...

Survey says: Maybe more believe in the Real Presence than polls...

When Pope Francis recently said that every time we receive Communion, it should be like our first time, it reminded me of a friend's...

Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

WASHINGTON — The Pew Research Center's annual report on restrictions on religion worldwide showed the United States had the worst scores in the Americas...

International study suggests religious people are happier

WASHINGTON — Charles Schulz, in his “Peanuts” comic strip, coined the adage, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” However, the results of a wide-ranging study that...

Latin American Catholics say ‘personal’ experiences boost evangelicals

  VALENCIA, Venezuela — On a recent Sunday morning, Anderson Cedeno, 32, lifted his hands to the sky like the thousands around him, singing along...

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