Pope reaffirms priest celibacy but makes case for exception

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis is ruling out any lifting of the celibacy requirement for priests but says there’s reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope lowers expectations for next month’s sex abuse summit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis has sought to lower expectations from his big sex abuse prevention summit next month. Francis told reporters returning from Panama on Sunday that he wants the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Why victims of Catholic priests need to hear more than confessions

Pope Francis has criticized U.S. Catholic bishops for how they handled the pervasive sexual abuse of children by predatory priests. He even called for a new management method and mindset in dealing...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions

Women have been elected heads of national governments on six continents. They have flown into space, served in elite combat units and won every category of Nobel Prize. The global #MeToo movement,...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Columba Parish to hold Rosary Day

St. Columba Parish invites the community to join in a Rosary Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the church, 1800 East Second Ave. The Rosary will be led continuously each half hour....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘McJesus’ sculpture sparks outrage among Israel’s Christians

HAIFA, Israel – An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country’s Arab Christian minority. Hundreds of Christians calling for the removal of the...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

VATICAN CITY – The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Santa Fe archbishop pledges to open priest abuse records

ALBUQUERQUE – The head of the largest Roman Catholic diocese in New Mexico has pledged to open sealed records related to priest child sexual abuse cases as victims, attorneys and others push for...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

14th-century mystic appeals to ‘spiritual but not religious’ Americans

The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are atheists or agnostics. Many of these people believe in a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center offers daylong retreat Feb. 16

The Durango Dharma Center will offer a daylong retreat, “Relaxing into Presence,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Beth Sternlieb, a visiting teacher from California, will discuss how to cultivate a...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Lawsuit: Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year. Unlike...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Christians celebrate Epiphany across Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Christians across Europe celebrated Epiphany on Sunday, with worshippers plunging into icy waters and parades being held in Poland and elsewhere. At the Vatican, Pope Francis...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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