Questioning real-world learning at ultra-Orthodox schools

NEW YORK – At the ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools Pesach Eisen attended in Brooklyn, most of the day was spent studying religious texts with classes taught in Yiddish. One class at the end of the day...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Revelations of U.S. cardinal sex abuse will force pope’s hand

VATICAN CITY – Revelations that one of the most respected U.S. cardinals allegedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Churches use buildings to address affordable housing crisis

WASHINGTON – Helen McIlvaine gets excited when she sees a church. Driving around her hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, on a bright and sunny morning, McIlvaine slowed the car at white spire after...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Investigation into weeping Virgin Mary statue continues in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces continues to investigate a Virgin Mary sculpture in a Hobbs church that appears to be weeping. The sculpture, which stands in the Our Lady of...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Vatican-OK’d journal strikes out again at U.S. evangelicals

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican-approved journal has launched its second major critique of American evangelicals, dismissing “prosperity gospel” theology as a “pseudo” faith dangerously tied up with the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Woman, kids seeking asylum take sanctuary in Utah church

SALT LAKE CITY – A playground surrounded by a large shade tree stands outside the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, where Vicky Chavez and her two young daughters have been taking sanctuary...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival

NEW YORK – Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope denounces ‘murderous indifference’ by powers in Mideast

BARI, Italy – Pope Francis on Saturday denounced the “murderous indifference” that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes,...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

NEW YORK – For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Indianapolis church cages Holy Family in immigration protest

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis church has placed statues of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in a cage of fencing topped with barbed wired to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

CANBERRA, Australia – The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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