Religion News

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

AP News - Jul 23, 2015 5:27 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks after nine people were slain at a black Charleston church, federal authorities have indicted the suspected shooter on dozens of new charges, including hate crimes, firearms violations and obstructing the practice of religio ...more

AP News - Jul 22, 2015 9:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of killing nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, was motivated by racial hatred and a desire to commit a "notorious attack" when he opened fire inside a historic house of worship last month, accordin ...more

AP News - Jul 18, 2015 7:06 PM

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The church of a Chicago-area woman found hanged inside a Texas jail cell earlier this week is planning a prayer walk Sunday in her honor as an investigation into her death continues.Authorities say Sandra Bland hanged her ...more

AP News - Jul 13, 2015 5:54 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual Scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue ...more

AP News - Jun 16, 2015 1:44 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Archbishop John Nienstedt's leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unraveled over a painful two years.A church archivist accused him of leaving abusive clergy in parishes and church jobs without warning ...more