Little Rock bishop lays out reasons for listing priest offenders

Subscriber onlyAt Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Sunday, parishioners listened to a recorded homily of Bishop Anthony Taylor speaking about his decision last week to release the names of 12 Catholic priests against whom "credible allegations" of sexual abuse had been made over the past 70 years. Continue reading...

Rooting out religion

China closing houses of worship, burning Bibles in latest Communist crackdown

Subscriber onlyChina's government is increasing its crackdown on Christian congregations in Beijing and several provinces, destroying crosses, burning Bibles, shutting churches and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their faith, according to ministers and a group that monitors religion in China. Continue reading...

Book of Mormon subject of LR devotional

Subscriber onlyTad Callister, general president of the Sunday School for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, remembers the first time he read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. Continue reading...

With Redemption, Zamperini's story complete

Subscriber onlyThe lanky young evangelist from North Carolina was starting to attract media attention by the end of his 1949 tent revival in Los Angeles -- which means that professionals recorded his sermons. Continue reading...

'Evangelical' sibling rabbis lead spirited Rosh Hashana service

Subscriber only"The purpose of this service is to excite you," began Rabbi Perry Berkowitz, who along with his sister, Rabbi Leah Berkowitz, runs East Side Synagogue, an unconventional congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Continue reading...

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Feast of the Cross

Artist creates crucifix for Siloam Springs church

Subscriber onlyParishioners of St. Mary Catholic Church in Siloam Springs celebrated the Feast of the Cross on Friday in a special way. Angel Pantoja, a sculptor in Spain, traveled to Arkansas to unveil a beautifully detailed crucifix to be displayed in the church sanctuary. Continue reading...

Little Rock Diocese releases list of clergy implicated in sex abuse

Subscriber onlyThe Diocese of Little Rock, which oversees Catholic churches throughout the state of Arkansas, has released a "preliminary" list of clergy who served at some point in the state and against whom it said there are "credible allegations" of sexual abuse of a minor. Continue reading...

Broadcasting the Bible: Life.Church broadcasts high-tech worship in Rogers

Subscriber onlyLife Church, an Oklahoma City-based evangelical church founded by Craig Groeschel in 1996, has grown from its beginnings in a two-car garage to a multisite church spread among 10 states. Life Church Rogers, as the newest church is called, will be the 30th location. The church uses a dot in its name (Life.Church) on its signs and website. Continue reading...

Democratic candidate embraces her faith

Subscriber onlyCongressional candidate Jess King had just a few minutes to rev up a small crowd of volunteers before canvassing this picturesque town, still draped in red, white and blue bunting from the Fourth of July parade. Continue reading...

RELIGION NEWS BRIEFS

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Silence won't end crisis within the Catholic Church

Subscriber onlyAfter a week of headlines and dissent, Pope Francis delivered a sermon on Monday that -- once again -- offered silence as his strategic response to critics. Continue reading...

Gaming preacher reaching souls via Twitch streaming

Subscriber onlyIt's a Saturday night, and the Rev. Matt Souza begins his weekly sermon by pondering the pros and cons of a medieval fantasy-theme video game called Old School RuneScape. Continue reading...

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