Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

NEW YORK – For evangelical Christian leaders like Jerry Falwell Jr., this is their political holy grail. Like many religious conservatives in a position to know, the Liberty University president...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Indianapolis church cages Holy Family in immigration protest

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis church has placed statues of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus in a cage of fencing topped with barbed wired to protest the Trump administration’s zero tolerance...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Australian bishop sentenced to year’s detention for cover-up

CANBERRA, Australia – The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

How Catholic women fought against Vatican’s prohibition on contraceptives

Fifty years ago a fierce debate erupted in the Catholic Church over the papal document “Humanae Vitae,” which reiterated the church’s ban on artificial contraception. Six hundred scholars,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

New Mormon leaders bring diversity, new perspectives

SALT LAKE CITY – The two newest members of a top Mormon governing panel said Thursday that they hope to bring a new perspective as the first Latin-American and the first person of Asian ancestry to...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope to 14 new cardinals: Defend the dignity of the poor

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church 14 new cardinals Thursday, exhorting them to resist any temptation toward haughtiness and instead embrace “the greatest promotion” they could...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope and Macron meet at Vatican, discuss migration

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron held lengthy private talks at the Vatican Tuesday to discuss immigration and to reflect on Europe’s prospects amid growing...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Amid immigration uncertainties, Latinos turn to a power higher than Trump

A spicy scent greets customers before any salesperson at the Botanica Boricua in Arlington, Virginia. Once you’re a few steps inside, there is an immediate awareness of eyes – all around the room....

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope: Countries should take in as many refugees as they can

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE – Pope Francis urged nations Thursday to take in as many refugees as they can integrate into their societies, but also to invest in places like Africa so migrants won’t turn...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

The surprising history of the song ‘God Bless America’

It was supposed to be a purely patriotic occasion – President Donald Trump banished the Philadelphia Eagles from their own Super Bowl victory celebration, replacing it with a “Celebration of...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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