A Roman Catholic priest in North Texas has been named bishop of the diocese of Orange, Calif.
Thousands of confidential religious files documenting sexual abuse among clergy members in the Roman Catholic church were made public on Wednesday.
The pope has accepted the early resignation of a Los Angeles bishop who recently acknowledged being the father of two teenagers.
Former Lutheran bishop Paul Egertson, who advocated inclusion of gays in the church and was asked to resign after participating in ordination of a lesbian minister, has died. He was 75.
Friends and colleagues are holding a private memorial service Friday for the Cal Baptist University cheer coach who was killed in a crash earlier this week.