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Michigan priest legal defense group ousts two officials amid AG deal

Priest legal defense group ousts 2 amid AG dealThe founder and treasurer of a Michigan group that provides legal defense for accused priests have been ousted as part of a legal settlement
  • Michigan
  • 14 hours, 31 minutes ago
Religion

Pope wants bishops to punish sex abusers

Pope wants bishops to punish sex abusersPope Francis is insisting that bishops make sure that no cleric abuse cases are covered up again
  • Religion
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Michigan

Former members question Mich. church's mission

Former members question mission of Mich. churchLittle was known about the Church at Carson City. But after some Halloween vandalism, former members accused the church of covering up sexual abuse.
  • Michigan
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Nation

Local Texas GOP rejects outing vice chair over his faith

Local Texas GOP rejects outing vice chair over his faithRepublicans in one of the most populous counties in Texas voted Thursday to keep a Muslim doctor as their party vice chairman
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
World

Vatican launches track team of Swiss Guards, nuns

Vatican launches track team of Swiss Guards, nunsAbout 60 Holy See runners are the first accredited members of Vatican Athletics
  • World
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
World

Cardinal on trial in France’s biggest sex abuse case

Cardinal on trial in France’s biggest sex abuse caseA Catholic cardinal and five others are accused of covering up for a pedophile priest who abused Boy Scouts
  • World
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Wayne County

Suit: Girl assaulted at Plymouth church during Sunday School

Suit: Girl assaulted at Plymouth churchParents said their 5-year-old daughter was attacked during Sunday school class last year
  • Wayne County
  • 2 weeks ago
World

Mexico finds temple ruins; priests wore skins of dead

Mexico finds temple ruins; priests wore skins of deadMexican experts have found a temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse
  • World
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Religion

US Catholic bishops to pray over clergy sexual abuse scandal

Bishops to pray over clergy sex abuse scandalA week-long retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection
  • Religion
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
World

2 women enter Hindu temple, breaking years-long ban

2 women enter Hindu temple, breaking years-long banThe Supreme Court lifted a ban in September on women worshipping at Sabarimala temple in Kerala state
  • World
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Religion

Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for pope

Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for popeThe pope has recently overhauled the Vatican’s media operations by ousting the longtime editor of the Vatican newspaper
  • Religion
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Nation

Vatican hears alleged sex abuse victim testimony

Vatican hears alleged sex abuse victim testimonyScandal around ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has sparked a credibility crisis for U.S. and Vatican church hierarchies.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Religion

Biblical city of Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in years

Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in yearsThe Christmas festivities traditionally bring a boost of holiday cheer to Christians in the Holy Land
  • Religion
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Religion

Pope to priestly sex abusers: Turn yourselves in

Pope to priestly sex abusers: Turn yourselves inPope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will “never again” cover up clergy sex abuse
  • Religion
  • 4 weeks ago
Religion

Pope accepts resignation of LA bishop

Pope accepts resignation of LA bishopFrancis accepted the resignation of Monsignor Alexander Salazar following allegations of misconduct with a minor
  • Religion
  • 1 month ago
Religion

Vatican group: Abuses put church credibility at risk

Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuseOrganizers said the church must develop a “comprehensive and communal response” to the crisis
  • Religion
  • 1 month ago
Michigan

Mich. school board won’t remove religious display
District officials say they may alter the Christmas display following concerns from an activist group

Mich. school board won’t remove religious displayDistrict officials say they may alter the Christmas display following concerns from an activist group
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

Amish columnist in Michigan finds new home after money fight with editor

Amish writer finds new home after editor spatAn Amish writer and her editor are now rivals after accusations he cheated her out of money
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

Catholic foundation awards $88K in grants to area groups

Catholic foundation awards $88K in grantsMore than 20 parishes, schools, nonprofit recognized Tuesday as first winners in annual initiative seeking to boost community-based efforts
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Trustee, financial executive hired to lead Hope College

Trustee, financial executive hired to lead Hope CollegeHope College has selected an alumnus, governing board member and financial advisory firm executive as the next president
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
World

US priest accused of abusing Philippine altar boys

US priest accused of abusing Philippine altar boysPhilippine authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys
  • World
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Michigan

Michigan church leaders urge transparency, accountability at bishop's conference

Michigan bishops urge transparency, accountabilityMichigan church leaders pushed for more transparency in investigating allegations against U.S. bishops but couldn't advance the plans at a conference
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wayne County

2 Wayne Co. churches transform old houses of worship to serve the community

2 churches transform old houses of worshipCommonwealth of Faith in Redford, Soul Harvest Ministries in Highland Park seek donations to help revamp their new sites, boost local outreach
  • Wayne County
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Religion

Pope taps experts, US cardinal to organize abuse summit

Pope taps experts, US cardinal to organize abuse summitFrancis summoned leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to the Vatican after abuse scandals erupted
  • Religion
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
World

Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating Rohingya

Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating RohingyaPlans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped
  • World
  • 2 months ago
Religion

Pope Francis gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role

Pope Francis gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new roleArchbishop Charles Scicluna has been named deputy at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  • Religion
  • 2 months ago
Religion

Bishops to delay votes on sex abuse crisis

Bishops to delay votes on sex abuse crisisThe Vatican asked that the U.S. bishops wait until after a Vatican-convened global meeting on sex abuse in February
  • Religion
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
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