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  • SF archbishop selection riles gay rights advocates

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid heavy security and the splendor of his faith’s most sacred rites, the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed office Thursday without referring to …


  • Induction of SF archbishop brings cheers, rebukes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The installation of a new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco — a backer of California’s same-sex marriage ban — is drawing support and concern as …


  • Churches using ‘souls to polls’ to rally vote

    MIAMI (AP) — It’s not just the collection plate that’s getting passed around this fall at hundreds of mainly African-American and Latino churches in presidential battleground states and across the …


  • Supreme Court Justices attend annual Red Mass

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American archbishop has reminded a congregation that included six Supreme Court justices Sunday to be open to the spirit of God, beg for his blessings and …


  • Thousands pray for US at ‘America for Jesus’ rally

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election. …


  • Pastors protest Hobby Lobby on morning-after pill

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian activists attempted Thursday to deliver a petition to Hobby Lobby criticizing its challenge to a portion of the new federal health care law, but guards …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man known to a generation of Americans as “The Science Guy” is condemning efforts by some Christian groups to cast doubts on evolution and lawmakers …


  • AP IMPACT: Tragedy meant big money for NY minister

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before the Sept. 11 attacks, the Rev. Carl Keyes was a little-known pastor of a small New York City congregation searching for members and money. When …


  • Bond at risk for Ohio Amish hate-crime defendants

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Nine of 16 Amish convicted in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have remained free, but the government asked Friday to have them locked …


  • Ariz. school lands free Mass. Christian campus

    BOSTON (AP) — The owners of an historic campus in the hills of western Massachusetts announced Friday that they’ll give it away to a Christian college from Arizona that plans …


  • Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio beard-cuttings

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen men and women who rejected lenient plea deals are facing lengthy prison terms for their convictions in the hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in …


  • Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect members in a religious …


  • Prophet film puts spotlight on US Copts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad’s life. “Set …


  • FBI: Operation tracking Chicago teen took months

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an email message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about …


  • Calif. filmmaker: I won’t return to besieged home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station and afterward …


  • Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors …


  • Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

    DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted …


  • Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

    DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted …


  • Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • Q&A: Coptic Christians on film sparking protests

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man who made “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. The film has sparked protests in …


  • Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a southern California man once convicted of financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. …


  • APNewsBreak: US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim …


  • California man confirms role in anti-Islam film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Muslim film implicated in mob protests against U.S. diplomatic missions in the Mideast received logistical help from a man once convicted of financial crimes and …


  • California man confirms role in anti-Islam film

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film that triggered mobs in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial …


  • Prison seminary program expands in California

    NORCO, Calif. (AP) — Robert Ross’ mother died while he was in prison for robbing a bank and he hasn’t seen his 12-year-old son since the boy was in diapers. …


  • Bishop’s conviction intensifies calls to step down

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Calls for Bishop Robert Finn’s resignation intensified a day after he became the highest-ranking U.S. church official to be convicted of a crime related to …


  • Mo. bishop’s bench trial averts longer jury trial

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge’s conviction of the first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal spared young victims in the case from a longer, …


  • Mo. bishop convicted for failing to report priest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected …

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