Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist to start new sermon series

A new sermon series called “Marks of Discipleship” will be offered on Sundays, Feb. 25 through April 1, at First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. The congregation will read the New...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

City must pay $700K for lawyer fees in Ten Commandments case

FARMINGTON – A northwest New Mexico community is considering using online fundraising to pay the $700,000 it owes from a lawsuit that stemmed from a dispute over a Ten Commandments monument that...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: CJ Faith

Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango area churches to offer Lenten ecumenical services

Lenten ecumenical services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21 through March 21, at churches in the Durango area, including: Feb. 21: Faith Community Church, 1400 Highway 172. Feb. 28:...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Religion

Bishop declares nun’s recovery as 70th Lourdes miracle

PARIS – A French bishop declared Sunday that the recovery a long-debilitated nun made after she visited the shrine in Lourdes was a miracle, the 70th event to be recognized as an act of divine...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church expert: #Metoo, Chile bishop scandal a wake-up call

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The #MeToo movement and the controversy over a Chilean bishop show the need for a broader response to “the abuse of power and conscience,” the head of the Catholic Church’s...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

The complex history of ‘In God We Trust’ as an American motto

“Together, we are rediscovering the American way. In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life. The motto is ‘In God We Trust,’”...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

How the National Prayer Breakfast sparked an unusual meeting between Muslims and evangelicals

Texas pastor Bob Roberts has traveled to Washington before for the National Prayer Breakfast, a Christian-organized networking event where evangelicals come to schmooze about topics including their...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican to interview Chile victim in person

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s sex-crimes expert is changing plans and will fly to New York to take in-person testimony from a Chilean sex abuse victim after his pleas to be heard by Pope Francis...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

AP Explains: How past wounds fuel debate over Polish law

WARSAW, Poland – Poland’s president signed legislation Tuesday that imposes prison terms of up to three years for falsely and intentionally attributing the crimes of Nazi Germany to Poland....

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Letter about abuse cover-up belies pope denial

VATICAN CITY – The letter was graphic not just in describing how the priest kissed and fondled the boy, but also in how other priests who saw the abuse tried to hush it up. Pope Francis said...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion