Catholic Church's Influence Declines In Gay Marriage DebateThe openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation's most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature.
Opinion: Paul Ryan's Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget MathIf you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan's drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.
Opinion: Nuns Tour To Protest Ryan BudgetA group of Catholic nuns have started a bus tour challenging the Ryan budget plan and its cuts to social programs.
Bridgeport Bishop Named Archbishop Of BaltimoreBishop William E. Lori of the Diocese of Bridgeport has been named the 16th Archbishop of Baltimore.
Priest Offers Mass Aboard Groton-Based Sub As venues for religious services go, the Rev. Thomas Hoar says you could do worse than a submarine.