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Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

Pope gives bishops more decision-making optionsFrancis issued new rules Tuesday reforming the Synod of Bishops
  • Religion
  • 3 days, 5 hours ago
Michigan

Michigan diocese wants outside review of response to clergy sexual abuse

Diocese wants outside review of clergy sex abuseThe Diocese of Lansing will invite an outside agency to review its handling of clergy sexual abuse cases as Michigan's dioceses deal with Penn. aftermath
  • Michigan
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Religion

Vatican authorizes investigation of US bishop

Vatican authorizes investigation of US bishopPope Francis accepted the resignation of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield, who is accused of sexual harassment
  • Religion
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Religion

Pope to meet with U.S. bishops on abuse scandal

Pope to meet with U.S. bishops on abuse scanA Cardinal has said he wants the pope to authorize a full-fledged Vatican probe into ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
  • Religion
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Poll: Voters open to candidates without deep faith

Poll: Voters open to candidates without deep religious faithRelatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

For black women at church, it’s more than Aretha eulogy

For black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha eulogyFor many black women, the Rev. Jasper Williams’ eulogy reopened wounds and sternly reminded them that black churches remain male-dominated institutions, where old-school resistance to women holding leadership roles is still alive.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

NY Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probe

NY Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probeNew York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has subpoenaed all eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Nation

Billy Graham’s daughter asks for prayer in cancer fight

Billy Graham’s daughter asks for prayer in cancer fightBilly Graham’s daughter Anne Graham Lotz has asked people to pray for her as she fights breast cancer
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Oakland County

Judge dismisses $50M lawsuit against House of David group

Judge dismisses $50M suit against House of DavidA former member of the House of Israel church has no legal standing to bring suit and claim the church is being looted, an Oakland County judge ruled
  • Oakland County
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Michigan

Priest in abuse case ‘will never be looked at’ the same

Priest in abuse case ‘will never be looked at’ the sameProsecutors say a Catholic priest in the Saginaw area will be considered a “sex offender for the remainder” of his life
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Oakland County

Anti-Semitic fliers found at Ferndale church

Anti-Semitic fliers found at Ferndale churchFerndale church finds anti-Semitic fliers taped to doors Sunday
  • Oakland County
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Religion

Pastor stands firm after Aretha eulogy criticism

Pastor stands firm after Aretha eulogy criticismRev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin’s funeral Friday in Detroit.
  • Religion
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Michigan

Detroit Catholics seek 'answers and truth' from Pope on sex scandal

Catholic women seek ‘truth’ on sex scandalWomen joined thousands signing letter spurred by response to allegation from Vatican's former ambassador to the United States
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Religion

Pope laments abuse in 1st post-bombshell appearance

Pope laments abuse in 1st post-bombshell Vatican appearancePope Francis lamented Wednesday how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of sexual abuse
  • Religion
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Religion

Journalist says he helped pen bombshell against pope

Journalist says he helped pen bombshell against popeAn Italian journalist says he persuaded an archbishop to go public after the U.S. church was thrown into turmoil
  • Religion
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

Letter: Vatican knew about disgraced archbishop’s behavior

Letter: Vatican knew about disgraced archbishop’s behaviorThe retired ambassador accused senior officials of knowing as early as 2000 that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
World

Pope denounces Irish forced adoptions after victims’ appeal

Pope denounces Irish forced adoptionsFrancis spoke out about Ireland’s haunted history of forced adoptions during a prayer Sunday in Knock
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
World

Pope in Ireland decries abuse cover-up, meets with victims

Pope in Ireland meets with assault victimsPope Francis said he was committed to ridding the church of this “scourge” no matter the moral cost or suffering
  • World
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Religion

In a single Pa. parish, 5 priests accused of sex abuse

In a single Pennsylvania parish, 5 priests accused of sex abuseA grand jury report says five of the accused priests served as pastor at a Pennsylvania church
  • Religion
  • 4 weeks ago
Arts

New Bethel's History Room preserves Franklin family legacy

History room preserves Franklin family legacyA collection of historic photographs line the walls of a special room at Aretha Franklin's home church, New Bethel Baptist Church
  • Arts
  • 4 weeks ago
Detroit

Rev. Jasper Williams of Atlanta to deliver Aretha Franklin eulogy

Rev. Jasper Williams to deliver Franklin eulogyPastor emeritus of Salem Bible Church is longtime family friend, delivered eulogy at Rev. C.L. Franklin's funeral in 1984
  • Detroit
  • 1 month ago
Religion

Pope: No effort spared to fight sex abuse, cover-up

Pope: No effort spared to fight sex abuse, cover-upIn a letter to Catholics worldwide, Francis sought to project a get-tough response
  • Religion
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Bishop: Church today ‘not the church’ of report

Bishop: Church today ‘not the church’ of grand jury reportBishop David Zubik said he can understand the rage people have reading the grand juryreport and ‘I feel that rage too’
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Satanic Temple brings Baphomet statue to Arkansas

Satanic Temple brings Baphomet statue to Arkansas for rallyAbout 150 Satanists, atheists and Christians attended the First Amendment rally Thursday
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoningVictims wonder if the church will ever truly take responsibility or be held accountable
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Religion

Oral sex, rape: Report says church dismissed complaints

Oral sex, rape: Report says church dismissed complaintsThe children are among the victims of about 300 Roman Catholic priests who molested over 1,000 children since the 1940s
  • Religion
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Religion

Pa. report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

Pa. report details decades of sexual abuse by priestsCardinal Donald Wuerl contended that he acted diligently to protect children after learning about incidents of abuse
  • Religion
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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