Stories tagged: church
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Mormon church severs some of its ties to Boy Scouts
The Mormon church, the biggest sponsor of Boy Scout troops in the United States, announced Thursday it is pulling as many as 185,000 older youths from the organization as part …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Trump limits IRS action over church political activity
Declaring he was giving churches their “voices back,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations – a …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Last sections of beloved 600-year-old tree removed at church
The final sections of a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation have been taken down at a New Jersey church.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Pope attends Good Friday service recalling Jesus’ suffering
Pope Francis prostrated himself in prayer during a solemn Good Friday service in St. Peter’s Basilica to recall the crucifixion of Jesus. His quiet reflection came hours before he was …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:35 a.m.
Egypt beefs up security outside churches ahead of Easter
Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Churches in southern Egypt will not celebrate Easter
Egyptian churches, in the southern city of Minya, said on Tuesday that they will not hold Easter celebrations next Saturday in mourning for 45 Coptic Christians killed this week in …
Fri., March 31, 2017, noon
Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims
A Montana Roman Catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims, church officials said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Fatal bus crash: Callers saw a pickup swerving before Texas crash
Law enforcement officials in two Texas counties say they received phone calls about a person in a white pickup truck driving erratically shortly before a deadly collision between a church …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
New Hope Baptist Church, long an icon of East Central, plans for new home
The New Hope Baptist Church, which has been a fixture of Spokane’s East Central neighborhood for nearly four decades, is raising money to move to a new location in Spokane …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
‘Not In Our Town’ takes shape in Pullman
The local affiliation of Not In Our Town started to take shape Wednesday with a new name, leader and committee at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ in Pullman.
Thu., March 2, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: As war with Germany inches closer, Spokane’s college alumni volunteer for Army Reserve
At least 29 members of the University Club of Spokane expressed their intention of seeking commissions as Army Reserve officers. This was another indication that residents were beginning to believe …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome
Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Oklahoma town cancels dance because of old city ordinance
A small Oklahoma town is echoing the story line of `80s movie “Footloose” by canceling a Valentine’s Day dance because of an arcane city ordinance enforcing a strict moral code.
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Ex-priest imprisoned for decade indicted on new sex charges
A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy has been indicted in Maine on 29 counts of sexual …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria
The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Arson blamed in African-American church fire; ‘Vote Trump’ written on wall
Somebody set the fire that heavily damaged an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the phrase “Vote Trump,” and an $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Cats, dogs and cockroaches get special blessings at Spokane churches
From the pews in the back of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the pastor’s voice sounded a bit muffled – drowned out by a chorus of panting dogs.
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, midnight
Expanding membership leads LDS to open new stake
In June, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opened the Mount Spokane Stake with five congregations. The new stake is the church’s sixth in the Spokane area.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
Journey of 40 years delivers ‘miracle window’ to new Catholic church in Suncrest
A stained-glass window’s journey from a tiny church in upstate New York to a newly built church in Suncrest, Washington, is a tale 40 years in the making.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Hood River church criticized for anti-Islamic sign
A church in Hood River is being criticized for displaying anti-Islamic messages on its reader board.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Who’s more religious: men or women?
According to new data released by Pew Research Center, women around the globe are more likely to be religious than men, especially among Christians. Worldwide, 83 percent of women identify …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
What if the great outdoors isn’t the greatest? Religious leaders weigh in on ‘Nature is my church’ notion
“Nature is my church” is a common refrain in the Inland Northwest, but religious leaders say church isn’t about the building or place, it’s about the being with the people …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school
Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
Pope set for historic meeting with Russian Orthodox leader
Pope Francis was flying to Cuba on Friday for the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism within Christianity, …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, midnight
New Spokane church going forward without Mars Hill
Each week more than 100 adults pour into a downtown Spokane church, unshaken by the knotty departure of their lead pastor, Mark Driscoll, and the recent news that their church …
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013, midnight
Mars Hill Church eyes Spokane campus
Mars Hill Church – the Seattle-based megachurch made famous by its rapid expansion, high-tech outreach and its sometimes-controversial pastor Mark A. Driscoll – has plans to open its 16th satellite …
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013, midnight
Vandals rampage throughout church
Pastor Nick Hawkins showed up to church Sunday morning to anything but a peaceful sanctuary. Doors were kicked in. Glass was scattered everywhere. Fire extinguishers had been sprayed all over …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2013, 7:24 a.m.
Vandals damage Medical Lake church
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives have recovered fingerprints and shoe prints from a Medical Lake church where vandals broke windows, kicked in doors and wrote messages such as “die.”
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012, midnight
Presbyterian church readies final service
The congregation at Mission Community Presbyterian Church at 2103 E. Mission Ave. will hold its last service on Sunday. Church membership has dwindled. About 50 years ago there were 150 …
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012, midnight
Plenty of Spokane’s faithful supporting Referendum 74
As the campaign for Referendum 74 rolls along, you might fall under the impression that people of faith – all of them – are opposed to gay marriage. That this …