Jorge Bergoglio, 76, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed. He came close to becoming pope last time.
The National Catholic Reporter called for Bishop Robert Finn's removal or resignation in September after he was convicted of failing to report suspected child abuse.
A story on the Fox News website asserted that MU treats Wiccan and pagan celebrations the same as mainstream holidays. An MU spokesman said it's not true.
Ballwin native Cardinal Timothy Dolan might represent the first real prospect of an American pope. Prevailing modern wisdom has been that a citizen of a superpower could not be elected pope.
Jeanne Snodgrass, the new director of MU Hillel, uses her experience with college students and business knowledge to expand programming.
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Matthew Harrison reprimanded an interfaith prayer vigil, which incited outrage among bloggers and social media posters. Harrison apologized for the reprimand Monday.
Local Catholics respond to the announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday.
One of three basketball leagues in Columbia, the program at Calvary Baptist Church has 38 teams and four cheer squads, bringing the total number of children involved to more than 400.
Brad Bryan, who leads worship at the Altar at Olivet at Olivet Christian Church, says his service provides the community with a service that is a balance of traditional worship with contemporary themes.
The items were present in the church around the time of Christmas Masses, but cleaning crews noticed they were missing on Jan. 4.
Pastor Billy Ko brings experience from across the country and around the world to the Chinese Christian community.
The Chabad Jewish Student Organization lit candles on a 9-foot tall menorah in the MU Student Center on Monday.
Christina Cobb, chaplain of Columbia's Episcopal Campus Ministry, will travel later this month to South Sudan to teach sewing to women without access to electricity.
MU professor Craig Roberts helped edit a hymnbook that is about to undergo its second printing.
I've learned over the past 17 years that I don't have all the answers and that DVD players inside minivans are a useful part of life.
Saint Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate the completion of its recent renovation project in a dedication service on Sunday.
Pastors at two Columbia Presbyterian churches — one providing services in Korean, the other in English — are building a relationship together through mission work and combined programs.
After the Joplin mosque was burned to the ground in August, the town's sense of community was challenged. Now, the Muslim community plans to rebuild the mosque, while the people of Joplin work to build a stronger community.
Mary Hull-Lovett, the first female pastor of the 145-year-old St. Paul A.M.E. Church, has led the church for seven years.
Mitt Romney has often been reluctant to discuss his Mormon beliefs. They may help or hurt him with an American public largely unfamiliar with the faith as his campaign starts to focus on religion.