First Church of Christ, Scientist to host Thanksgiving service

The community is invited to attend a special one-hour Thanksgiving Day service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1166 East Third Ave. The president’s Thanksgiving...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

BANGKOK – Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormon leader: We didn’t leave Boy Scouts, they left us

NEW YORK – A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Catholic bishops’ new anti-abuse hotline to be ready soon

BALTIMORE – A new national hotline to report sexual misconduct accusations against Catholic bishops in the U.S. could be operating by the end of February, three months ahead of the deadline set by...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Archbishop of Los Angeles elected 1st Hispanic to lead U.S. Catholic bishops

BALTIMORE – Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Bayfield church to kick off Operation Christmas Child

Volunteers from around Bayfield will kick off the Samaritan’s Purse’s collection season by packing shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Berry Hall at...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

BERLIN – Germany’s Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tragedies deepen Jewish-Muslim bond to fight hate crimes

NEW YORK – Muslim groups helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue recover after a gunman killed 11 people there, just over a year ago. The Jewish...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Christ the King Lutheran Church to host semi-annual meeting Sunday

Christ the King Lutheran Church will hold a semi-annual congregational meeting following a single worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Members will vote on the proposed budget for 2020. A...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Fundamentalism turns 100, a landmark for the Christian Right

These days, the term “fundamentalism” is often associated with a militant form of Islam. But the original fundamentalist movement was actually Christian. And it was born in the United States a...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope declares Vatican’s Secret Archive not so secret anymore

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has declared that the Vatican Secret Archive isn’t so secret after all. Francis on Monday officially changed the name of the Holy See archive to remove what he said were...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

After bishops call for married priests, pope urges new ways

VATICAN CITY – On the heels of a landmark call by Amazon region bishops for married men to become priests, Pope Francis on Sunday exhorted Catholics to be open to fresh ways of evangelization,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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