Stories tagged: religion
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples
The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, is calling on priests there to deny Holy Communion and even funeral rites to people in same-sex unions unless they show …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Archbishop: Church of England ‘colluded’ to hide sex abuse
The Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church said Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Muslims skeptical about ‘road rage’ in Virginia girl’s death
Police blamed “road rage” on Monday for the killing of a teenage Muslim girl who was attacked by a driver while walking with friends to her mosque between Ramadan prayers …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
UK moves to ease tensions after van attack on London Muslims
British authorities and Islamic leaders moved swiftly to ease concerns in the Muslim community after a man plowed a large van into a crowd of worshippers outside a north London …
Tue., June 13, 2017
Samuelson: Americans’ stability, contentment in retreat
To some extent, the future of America depends on how these social and economic trends evolve.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Islamic State calls for Ramadan attacks in US, Europe
The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Faith and Values: First should come the listening, then the talking
This vying-to-be-heard-above-others is a contagion in our me-first culture. This despite the constant reminder from our own physiology that most of us have got the ratio terribly backward. Check the …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Trump schedules speech during Comey’s Thursday Senate testimony
President Donald Trump has scheduled a speech addressing religious conservatives around the same time that former FBI director James Comey is expected to testify before Congress.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute
Religious hospitals don’t have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that affects retirement benefits for roughly a million workers …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Trump criticizes London’s mayor, again
President Donald Trump for a second day lashed out at London’s mayor on Twitter in the wake of a deadly terror attack in the city.
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Faith and Values: Being human is a pre-existing condition
Religion, faith and values column for Saturday June 3.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
Trump rejects moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem – for now
Stepping back from a campaign promise, President Donald Trump on Thursday decided not to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least for the next six months. The …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Train stabbing survivor: Portland has ‘white savior complex’
A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland light-rail train said Wednesday that …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train
Police in Oregon say two people died and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young Muslim women.
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
‘We can use peace’: Trump and Pope Francis meet
President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Pope Francis says he won’t make a judgment on Trump before landmark meeting
When Pope Francis and President Donald Trump, arguably the most influential voices in the West, meet on Wednesday, two men with radically different approaches on everything from migrant rights to …
Sun., May 21, 2017
Parker: Godspeed, Mr. President, on your world tour
Out of respect for the purposes of Trump’s trip, we should only wish the president godspeed and, if you believe in a higher power, lend him your prayers.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Lutheran church elects new bishop for Idaho and Eastern Washington
For the first time, Lutheran congregations in Idaho and Eastern Washington have elected a woman to serve as their bishop.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Pope embraces those with Huntington’s disease in effort to end stigma
Pope Francis embraced weeping mothers, fathers and children with Huntington’s Disease on Thursday as he sought to remove the stigma of an incurable genetic disorder that causes such devastating physical …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Trump taps Callista Gingrich to be ambassador to the Vatican
The Trump administration has tapped the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, days before President Donald Trump embarks on his …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Trump prepares for first overseas trip, with anti-globalism at bay
At his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump looked down the National Mall and described a nation beset by “carnage,” its jobs going overseas and its military overextended to the …
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 …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Jewish Idaho inmates take legal action for kosher meals
The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections on behalf of four inmates seeking kosher meals for Jewish prisoners.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict
The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:11 p.m.
Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims
Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections to them being Jewish, Muslim, gay, single, or interfaith couples, under …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Trump order makes some preachers ecstatic, others cringe
President Donald Trump’s order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom …
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., May 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
San Francisco archbishop who pushed to ban gay marriage dies
A retired San Francisco archbishop who helped lead a contentious and successful 2008 California ballot measure to ban gay marriage has died. He was 80.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Bankruptcy judge recuses self in diocese bankruptcy
Montana’s federal bankruptcy judge has recused himself from overseeing the bankruptcy filing of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings because his former law firm provided assistance in the case.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 1:36 p.m.
Private college mandates staff opposition to gay marriage
A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of …