Death penalty decree could be quandary for U.S. politicians

MINNEAPOLIS – Pope Francis’ decree that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases could pose a dilemma for Roman Catholic politicians and judges in the United States who are faced with...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Michigan attorney set to be first Muslim woman in Congress

DETROIT – Rashida Tlaib’s opposition to President Donald Trump began while he was still candidate Trump and before she decided to run for Congress. The 42-year-old attorney, who is set to become...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Muslim candidates run in record numbers but face backlash

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Jewish teens enlisted to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

LUCKAU, Germany – Sophie Steiert opens a bag of kosher gummy bears and offers them to 20 other German teenagers seated around her in their high school classroom. “They’re really yummy,” Steiert,...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope rules out death penalty in change to church teaching

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign to abolish it, a change in church teaching that...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Company unveils moving mosque to welcome Muslims in Japan

TOKYO – A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship. Welcome to the Mobile Mosque. As Japan prepares to host visitors from...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Boys rescued from Thai cave ordained at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand – The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand were ordained Wednesday at a Buddhist temple, a merit-making...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. nuns demand action to end ‘culture of silence’ on abuse

VATICAN CITY – The largest association of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States urged its members Monday to report any sexual abuse of religious sisters by clergy and demanded that church...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

What’s behind the belief in weeping Virgin Mary statues?

In a Catholic parish in Hobbs, New Mexico, a statue of the Virgin Mary has been “weeping.” Onlookers have gathered out of curiosity, and also for prayer and healing. The liquid on the statue has...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Ignatius Church to hold special mass in Ignacio

A special mass will be held in honor of the patron saint St. Ignatius of Loyola at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Ignatius Church, 14826 Highway 172, in Ignacio. The service will be held during the...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic Church has ‘major gap’ when accused sex abuser is high-ranking cleric, top U.S. cardinal says

The Catholic archbishop of Boston, one of the country’s most prominent Catholic clerics and Pope Francis’ chief adviser on child sex abuse, said Tuesday that while the church now has a strong...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

China bans Tibetan students from religious activities

BEIJING – Children in traditionally Buddhist Tibet have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays, an official Chinese Communist Party newspaper has reported....

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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