Religion News

AP News - Sep 23, 2015 3:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the United States got its first test Wednesday as a 5-year-old California girl with a T-shirt and a message about immigration for the pontiff made ...more

AP News - Sep 15, 2015 3:12 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The small community on the Utah-Arizona border where raging flash flood waters turned deadly is a remote, secluded community just south of Zion National Park that is home to a polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs.More on the ...more

AP News - Sep 11, 2015 12:43 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official says rising religious intolerance threatens the unity of Myanmar as the former pariah state prepares for landmark Nov. 8 elections.The top diplomat for East Asia, Daniel Russel, is criticizing the electio ...more

AP News - Sep 10, 2015 2:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis will travel in the Popemobile on streets between the White House and National Mall when he visits Washington later this month, the Archdiocese of Washington announced Thursday.The Archdiocese said spectators won't ...more

AP News - Sep 08, 2015 6:04 PM

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A jury recommended the death penalty Tuesday for a white supremacist who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas, less than two hours after he told jurors he didn't care what sentence was handed down.Frazier Glenn ...more

AP News - Sep 04, 2015 6:57 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A football season begins, and with it comes religion on the gridiron.Solemn prayers whispered before kickoff. Players from both teams kneeling together in the middle of the field when it's over.Nothing wrong with any of tha ...more

AP News - Aug 31, 2015 12:26 PM

The last time a pope visited the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary just outside Philadelphia, he got a rousing, even rowdy, rock star welcome. "Viva! Viva Papa!" the seminarians shouted.With the rector's blessings, expect more of the same when Pope ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2015 9:07 PM

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master's ...more

AP News - Aug 04, 2015 8:17 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church took another step toward transparency Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion.


AP News - Jul 27, 2015 11:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has emb ...more