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

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

Report details 70 years of sexual abuse by Colorado clergy

DENVER – More than 160 children in Colorado were sexually abused by 43 Roman Catholic priests over 70 years, with most victims abused in the 1960s and 1970s, according to a report released...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Religion

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