Some 80,000 pilgrims watched Pope Benedict XVI canonize seven new saints on Sunday, including the Catholic Church's first Native American saint.
Kateri Tekakwitha was known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” as the NYT notes, but Native Americans have mixed emotions about the church's co-optation of her story.
“The church has been telling us for years we’re heathens,” said Alicia Cook, who grew up on the Onondaga Nation in Upstate New York, near Tekakwitha's birthplace. “The white man has hurt us enough. They intruded on our land here.”
The AP profiles the boy whose cure of a flesh-eating bacteria was attributed to Tekakwitha's intervention.
The Tennessean's Bob Smietana has a tear-jerker of a story about the parents of infants with fatal diseases.
Parts of Lourdes will reopen after the French shrine suffered its worst flooding in three decades.
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Iran and Israel are expected to take center stage tonight at the final and foreign-policy focused presidential debate.
If you're looking for a preview, check out these questionaires both candidates filled out for the American Jewish Committee.
For the first time since 1960, the Gender Gap is bigger than the God Gap, Mark Silk notes. In fact, if only women voted, Obama would be cruising to victory right now.
The IRS has temporarily suspended tax audits of churches while it decides who has the power to start the investigations. So I guess that means we can expect to see more church signs like this.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Miami has joined the suit against the Affordable Care Act.
Another Tibetan has set himself on fire to protest China's rule, bringing the sad total of suicides near 60, according to a rights group.
A new book finds the fingerprints behind the "spiritual but not religious" phenomenon.
The late Sen. George McGovern, who died on Sunday, was a friend to anyone who cared about hunger and malnutrition, writes John McCullough of Church World Service.
Humanists and atheists are mourning the death of Paul Kurtz, one of secular humanism's strongest advocates, who also died on Sunday.
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