Stories tagged: religion
Tue., April 4, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City
The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Mormon church plans to build 5 more new temples worldwide
The Mormon church plans to build five more temples across the globe.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gonzaga chaplain keeps spiritual perspective – and vows no technical foul
The Rev. Frank Case, 79, pads slowly through the narrow lobby at the Westin Hotel in downtown Phoenix, looking very much like an emissary from the Northwest.
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, 7:31 p.m.
Trump appeals Hawaii judge’s new ruling blocking travel ban
President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday appealed the latest court ruling against his revised travel ban to the same court that refused to reinstate the original version.
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Fired Spokane Valley firefighter’s religious email case will be heard by State Supreme Court
A Spokane Valley firefighter trying to get his job back since he was fired in 2012 will argue his case against the Spokane Valley Fire Department before the Washington State …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism
A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel’s political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews at a time when anxiety over anti-Semitic activity is running high in both …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
On Muslims’ agenda: Fight US proposals to ban Sharia law
A number of bills, variations of which have been around for years, don’t specifically seek to ban Islamic law, known as Sharia, even though some lawmakers concede that’s their intent. …
Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect
President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.
Sat., March 25, 2017
Faith and values: Look beyond Jesus’ words for the real meaning in the Scriptures
“Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom.” Jesus directly challenges those who obey …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter
Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site – carried out over the past nine months – were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Italian priest denounces mafia threats as cowardly
An anti-mafia priest campaigner has kicked off a day of national protest against organized crime, urging Italians to resist the mob and denouncing recent threats against him as cowardly.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Historic restoration of Jesus’ burial shrine completed
Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Montana Legislature set to pass anti-Sharia law bill
The Montana Legislature is poised to pass a bill to ban Sharia and other foreign laws from being used in courtrooms in the state.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land could provide clues on how Jesus lived
When a revamped highway into Jerusalem fully opens in coming months, it will be just the latest makeover of a road that has served Holy Land travelers for centuries.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Pope begs forgiveness for church role in Rwanda genocide
Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, and told Rwanda’s president that he hoped his apology …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Faith-healing bill advances to Idaho Senate
Legislation that would tweak Idaho’s laws allowing families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with neglect or abuse is headed to the Idaho Senate.
Sun., March 19, 2017
Gretchen Rehberg ordained as first female bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane
Rehberg, 52, was elected as the Diocese’ first female bishop last year and in an elaborate and musical ceremony, was ordained Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Paris prosecutor says airport attacker said, “I am here to die for Allah’
Yelling that he wanted to kill and die for Allah, a suspected Islamic extremist attacked a French soldier Saturday morning at Paris’ Orly Airport and wrested away her assault rifle, …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 7 p.m.
How to cope when children seek a new faith
For families with children who are questioning their faith, especially adolescents, it’s an extremely difficult time, and there’s no right way for parents to react, say several experts, but there …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti
Police say a Seattle synagogue in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was vandalized with anti-Semitic Holocaust-denying graffiti.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Anti-Defamation League, Jewish centers get more threats
The Anti-Defamation League and several Jewish community centers across the country got a new round of bomb threats Tuesday, prompting a school in Chicago to evacuate and adding to the …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Sikh man is ‘getting back to normal,’ heartened by support
A Sikh man who says a man shot him in the arm and told him to go back to his country is recovering from his wound at home in suburban …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Bahrain files lawsuit to dissolve secular political party
Bahrain’s government filed a lawsuit Monday to dissolve a secular political party, the second-such organization it has targeted in the last year as part of an intense crackdown on opposition …
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 …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Police search for man who shot Sikh in Seattle suburb
Police in a Seattle suburb were looking for a gunman who shot a man in the arm and told him to “go back to your own country,” the Seattle Times …
Sat., March 4, 2017
Faith and Values: Centrifugal pain in our spirits
In the mid-1950s, a particular carnival was a summer attraction in my hometown, Kellogg. Its most fascinating ride was The Round Up. Customers would climb onto a circular floor surrounded …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Eugene priest convicted of having sex with teen prostitute
A Lane County jury has found a Eugene priest guilty of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Man arrested over threats to Jewish institutions nationwide
A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York’s Anti-Defamation League, in an …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Experts find mass grave at ex-Catholic orphanage in Ireland
A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that confirmed …