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University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell credits his famous father for laying a solid academic foundation for Liberty University's extraordinary gr…

April 25, 2015 9:26 am(0)

San Francisco Catholics deeply divided over archbishop

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Many Roman Catholics in this city named for humble St. Francis are sparring with each other on social media and in letter…

April 24, 2015 12:57 pm(0)
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Religion news in brief

Catholics say final farewell to Chicago's Cardinal George

April 24, 2015 5:13 am Photos

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Cubans welcome news of pope's visit in September

Cubans welcome news of pope's visit in September

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans welcomed the news Wednesday that Pope Francis will visit in September, with many calling it a powerful reinforcement of h…

April 22, 2015 3:27 pm(0)
Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn't report abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Tuesday of a U.S. bishop who was convicted of failing to report a suspected chil…

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Vatican goes on offensive to defend US-Spanish saint

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is mounting a campaign to defend an 18th century Franciscan missionary who will be canonized by Pope Francis i…

April 20, 2015 9:54 am(0)

Pope hopes Milan world's fair will help environmental effort

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the …

April 18, 2015 2:01 pm(0)
Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth som…

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Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.

April 18, 2015 7:04 am(0)

Conversion rate lags behind Mormon missionary increase

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new fi…

April 17, 2015 2:06 pm(0)
Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

Pope considering Cuba stop during US trip but no decision

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is considering adding a stop in Cuba to his U.S. trip in September but no decision has been made, the Vatican…

April 17, 2015 2:14 am(0)
Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

Vatican unexpectedly ends crackdown of US nun group

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has unexpectedly ended its controversial overhaul of the main umbrella group of U.S. nuns, cementing a shift i…

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Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with pint

Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrates 88th birthday with pint

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday with a party and a pint of beer.

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Religion news in brief

Obamas host White House celebration of gospel music

April 15, 2015 10:07 am Photos

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Pope urged to deal with bishops who fail to protect kids

Pope urged to deal with bishops who fail to protect kids

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The issue of holding bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual deviants arrived squarely on Pope Fra…

April 15, 2015 9:43 am Photos

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Pope's finance czar moves out of Vatican bank

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' finance minister is on the move, literally.

April 14, 2015 10:52 pm(0)

UN chief to open Vatican climate change conference

NEW YORK (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching doc…

April 14, 2015 4:32 pm(0)
‘Nuns on the Bus’ activist to speak in Butte Dec. 8

‘Nuns on the Bus’ activist to speak in Butte Dec. 8

Sister Marge Clark BVM will speak in Butte at Holy Spirit Parish on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m. during a Gathering for Prayer in Solidarity…

December 01, 2012 2:00 am(0)

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