The mother of an American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video message aimed directly at his captors.
The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George will not travel to Rome in October to meet with Pope Francis.
An Amish community is building a new garage for the northern New York couple who returned two kidnapped Amish girls to their home.
Police in Taiwan suspect carbon monoxide poisoning caused the deaths of two Mormon missionaries.
A Roman Catholic bishop in New Hampshire says slain U.S. journalist James Foley was living his faith by showing the world images of people affected by war.
By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling.
The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.
Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh).