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Churches & Religion

McLoughlin Heights Church of God seeks new direction, rejuvenation

February 16, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

Brothers and sisters, today we’ve got a “special.” Read story

Firms boost faith-based support for employees

February 15, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies… Read story

Synagogue pulls together after vandalism

February 10, 2020, 10:19am Churches & Religion

Walla Walla — When vandals struck Walla Walla’s Congregation Beth Israel in December, members weren’t sure whether it was an act of anti-Semitism. More than a month later, people are learning to deal with it. Read story

Bernie Sanders defines Jewish identity his way

February 8, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

NEW YORK — Bernie Sanders is approaching the primary season in a position to become the first major-party Jewish presidential nominee in the nation’s history. And at a time of resurgent anti-Semitism, he’s talking in more depth about how his faith shapes his broader worldview. Read story

Bible vs. indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

February 1, 2020, 6:05am Churches & Religion

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-year presidency that celebrated the country’s indigenous religious beliefs like never before. Read story

FBI raids Los Angeles church to make immigration fraud bust

January 29, 2020, 8:59am Churches & Religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to arrests of three church leaders in what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to trick followers into becoming fundraisers and arrange sham marriages to keep them in the U.S. Read story

Cardinal at center of ‘two popes’ storm doubles down on celibacy

January 27, 2020, 6:22pm Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican cardinal at the center of a storm over a book about celibacy and the Catholic priesthood is denouncing the “brutality” of criticism directed at him and his collaborator, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Read story

10 years after Vatican reform, Legion in new abuse crisis

January 26, 2020, 2:45pm Churches & Religion

MEXICO CITY — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. Read story

Sacred Sante Fe spa stellar for spirituality

January 25, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Before flying to my Santa Fe, N.M., resort, I received a list of at least 20 activities available during my stay. Yoga Nidra. Zen Qi Flow. Sound Healing Journey. Meditation in Motion. Temazcal Sweat Lodge. Petroglyph Art Hike. Awakening the Elements Within. Chicken Chats. Read story

Vatican rejoins financial intelligence network after raid

January 23, 2020, 9:28am Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY — A global network of financial intelligence units has readmitted the Holy See after a two-month suspension sparked by a Vatican police raid on the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency. Read story