Catholics consider halting donations amid sex-abuse scandals

For decades, Michael Drweiga has opened his wallet whenever the donation basket comes around at church, but the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children brought him to the conclusion...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Tara Mandala to hold last open house of summer

The last open house event for the summer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2 at Tara Mandala Retreat Center and Temple, located at 4000 Forest Service Road 649, about 15 miles southwest of Pagosa...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Irish abuse survivor demands accountability even at Vatican

DUBLIN – A prominent Irish survivor of priestly sexual abuse told a Vatican-sponsored conference Friday that the Holy See must put in place “robust structures” and strong sanctions to hold...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

WEIZHOU, China – A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said earlier this month that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis vowed Monday that “no effort must be spared” to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Durango Dharma Center to host talk about compassion

Rebecca Bradshaw, guiding teacher at the Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley and Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, will give a talk, “Four Faces of Compassion: Mary, Tara, Kwan...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Why Native Americans struggle to protect sacred places

Forty years ago, the U.S. Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to their sacred sites would be...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church president: Use ‘Latter-day Saints’ not ‘Mormon’

SALT LAKE CITY – The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called “Meet the Mormons” and uses “Mormon” in its official website addresses. But...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks. But in...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children, report says

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Judge won’t toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

SALT LAKE CITY – A woman’s lawsuit claiming she was raped by a Mormon church leader who was allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct will go forward, a judge...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

Evangelist seeks prayer for yoga-practicing Oregon governor

SALEM, Ore. – The evangelist Franklin Graham recently asked thousands of people at an Oregon rally to pray for the state’s Democratic governor, saying she should be a Christian. Yoga and meditation...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Religion

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