Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

SALT LAKE CITY – A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

The celebration of Hanukkah has evolved in America

Hanukkah may be the best known Jewish holiday in the United States. But despite its popularity in the U.S., Hanukkah ranks as one of Judaism’s minor festivals, and nowhere else does it garner such...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

St. Columba Middle School to perform ‘The Promised One’

St. Columba Middle School will perform “The Promised One” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the school, 1801 East Third Ave. The play incorporates modern-day choices teenagers...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Feeling guilty about drinking? Well, ask the saints

Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

200 years of ‘Silent Night’: Singers mark carol’s birthday

NEW YORK – One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where “Silent Night” is believed to...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Global Catholic nuns urge reporting of sex abuse to police

ROME – The Catholic Church’s global organization of nuns has denounced the “culture of silence and secrecy” surrounding sexual abuse in the church and is urging sisters who have been abused to...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Presence and role of chaplains expanding across U.S.

More and more institutions across the United States are hiring chaplains and other spiritual care providers. Some are places that have long employed chaplains, but others may come as a surprise....

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Repatriated 6th-century mosaic to help reconstitute apse

NICOSIA, Cyprus – A rare, 1,500 year-old mosaic depicting St. Mark has joined other repatriated pieces that were looted from the ethnically split Cyprus’ breakaway north, a Cypriot Orthodox Church...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

‘A case of misdirected adventure’: Tribesmen kill American missionary

NEW DELHI – The first time American John Allen Chau visited the isolated island in the seas between India and Southeast Asia, he came bearing gifts that included a football and fish. He interacted...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

After synagogue shooting, fresh thoughts on giving thanks

PITTSBURGH – David Feldstein knew seven of the 11 people killed in the synagogue. For Augie Siriano, they all were friends. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers was leading Shabbat services when the gunshots rang...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

VATICAN CITY – Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

To combat drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit streets

Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn’t make it. Clergy members have...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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