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Marriott to put Bible, Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms

Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

First United Methodist Church to hold potluck

The First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive, will hold its Connect BBQ Potluck on Saturday after its 5:30 p.m. service. The Connect Team and Children & Family Ministry will provide burgers,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope’s popularity is plummeting in the U.S. after sexual abuse scandals

Pope Francis’s once-overwhelming popularity in the U.S. has taken a major hit since a new report on sexual abuse was released in August, according to two new polls. A Gallup poll released Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A media report linking half of the cardinals and bishops who served in the Netherlands between 1945 and 2010 to abuse cases has drawn the country’s Catholic Church into the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Dalai Lama meets alleged victims of abuse by Buddhist gurus

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – Four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious

NEW YORK – Religion’s role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope OKs probe into U.S. bishop as he meets with U.S. delegation

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope summons bishops for February abuse prevention summit

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children – evidence...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon man opposing youth interviews says ouster likely

SALT LAKE CITY – A Mormon man facing church discipline for his public opposition to closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth said Monday he thinks he might have helped his chances slightly...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Sanctions, sex abuse and silence: A primer on the pope saga

VATICAN CITY – Two weeks after Pope Francis’ papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, his...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Civil rights legend James Meredith says he’s on a mission from God

JACKSON, Miss. – James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives. He integrated the University of Mississippi while braving mob violence in 1962 – yet he worked in the...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. – For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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