The Amish live simply, but they’re not environmentalists

In recent decades, many popular myths about the Amish – that they are dying out, or are a homogeneous community of technophobes, or are “stuck in the past” – have been convincingly dispelled. Yet...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Southern New Mexico churches eye expanding migrant shelters

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A network of churches in southern New Mexico is seeking to expand the number of temporary shelters for migrants amid an expected jump in demand. A Catholic-run project in Las...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Jewish students remember ‘Night of Broken Glass’ in Berlin

BERLIN – Jewish students in Berlin on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. Some 30...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church invites vendors to Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 8

The Sacred Heart Church will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Parish Hall, 263 East Fifth Avenue. Vendors are welcome at $40 per booth. For more information, call...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist to host Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 17

The First United Methodist Church will hold its 45th Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the church, 2917 Aspen Drive. There will be a luncheon at 11 a.m., and there will be food and...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Marvel United Methodist saves money for 44 years to build new sanctuary

This Christmas, the Marvel United Methodist Church hopes to welcome over 180 people to services in a new sanctuary more than four decades in the making. Church members saved for 44 years to build...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Discovery of bones near Vatican embassy revives 1983 mystery

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said Tuesday that human bones were found during renovation work near its embassy to Italy, reviving talk about one of the Holy See’s most enduring mysteries – the fate of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church covered up priest’s abuse of 50 boys

FORT DODGE, Iowa – A Roman Catholic diocese acknowledged Wednesday that it concealed for decades a priest’s admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys – a silence that may have put other...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Before shooting, anti-Semitic incidents were on the rise

NEW YORK – Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students’ notebooks. Headstones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation. The shooting...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

U.S. religious orders asked to ID priest abusers

NEW YORK – The umbrella organization of Catholic religious orders in the U.S. is suggesting that its members consider voluntarily identifying priests accused of sexual abuse, opening up what could...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Museum of the Bible removes items billed as Dead Sea Scrolls after experts find they are not authentic

WASHINGTON – The Museum of the Bible – a prominent new institution off the Mall in Washington, D.C. – announced this week that it has removed five prized items once thought to be historical Dead...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

VATICAN CITY – As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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