Methodists reinstate pastor defrocked over wedding

PHILADELPHIA -- Frank Schaefer on Tuesday was reinstated as a Methodist minister by a church panel who found the Pennsylvania pastor was wrongly defrocked in December for officiating at his gay son's wedding.

A committee of lay church members and...

Priest abuse case headed for trial

ST. LOUIS -- When the Rev. Joseph D. Ross was assigned to minister at St. Cronan Church, the other priest there already knew his secret.

He heard the pastor coming to help him in 1991 had just returned from the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring...