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1878 art depicts a darker Christ

March 2, 2024, 5:55am Churches & Religion

A nearly 150-year-old stained-glass church window in Rhode Island that depicts a dark-skinned Jesus Christ interacting with women in New Testament scenes — known to many as the “Black Gospel… Read story

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

February 28, 2024, 7:59am Churches & Religion

Pope Francis, who recently had the flu, was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details. Read story

Homeless grads find support in Dallas program

March 2, 2024, 5:59am Churches & Religion

Amanda Steggall, 45, stood in black regalia in a packed room at Dallas Life, a faith-based shelter for unhoused people. She described the anger she felt when she and her two kids lost their housing and ended up at the shelter. Read story

Seattle is the least-religious large metro area in the U.S.

February 29, 2024, 7:44am Churches & Religion

Americans have grown less religious over the past couple of decades, and attendance at religious services is down across the country. Of course, some parts of the country are a lot less religious than others. New survey data shows Seattle is one of those places. Read story

The angel Moroni statue sits atop the Salt Lake City temple during the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints&#039; conference in Salt Lake City.

First Latter-Day Saints temple in Clark County will be built in Camas

The angel Moroni statue sits atop the Salt Lake City temple during the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints&#039; conference in Salt Lake City.

February 27, 2024, 10:44am Churches & Religion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of a 43,000-square-foot, multistory temple to be built in Camas. Read story

At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in an attack during a service in northern Burkina Faso

February 25, 2024, 2:44pm Churches & Religion

At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in a Burkina Faso village on Sunday when gunmen attacked a community as they gathered for prayers in the country’s conflict-hit northern region, church officials said. Read story

Pope Francis appears at the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter&rsquo;s Square at The Vatican for the traditional Sunday noon blessing of faithful and pilgrims gathered in the Square for the Angelus prayer, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. Pope Francis had canceled an audience scheduled for Saturday as a precaution after coming down with mild flu, the Vatican press office said in a short statement, without adding further details.

The pope delivers Sunday prayers from the Vatican window a day after suffering a mild flu

Pope Francis appears at the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter&rsquo;s Square at The Vatican for the traditional Sunday noon blessing of faithful and pilgrims gathered in the Square for the Angelus prayer, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. Pope Francis had canceled an audience scheduled for Saturday as a precaution after coming down with mild flu, the Vatican press office said in a short statement, without adding further details.

February 25, 2024, 2:43pm Churches & Religion

Pope Francis was well enough on Sunday to celebrate his weekly Angelus prayer from the Vatican window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, a day after cancelling his engagements because of a mild flu. Read story

Gloria Branciani, center, is flanked by lawyer Laura Sgro, left, and Mirjam Kovac, former member of the Loyola community of sisters co-founded by Father Marko Rupnik, during a press conference in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Gloria Branciani, 59, is one of the first women who accused Rev. Marko Rupnik, a once-exalted Jesuit artist of spiritual, psychological and sexual abuse. Gloria Branciani went public Wednesday to demand transparency from the Vatican and a full accounting of the hierarchs who covered Rupnik for 30 years.

The Vatican’s problematic process to address clergy sex abuse cases, explained

Gloria Branciani, center, is flanked by lawyer Laura Sgro, left, and Mirjam Kovac, former member of the Loyola community of sisters co-founded by Father Marko Rupnik, during a press conference in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. Gloria Branciani, 59, is one of the first women who accused Rev. Marko Rupnik, a once-exalted Jesuit artist of spiritual, psychological and sexual abuse. Gloria Branciani went public Wednesday to demand transparency from the Vatican and a full accounting of the hierarchs who covered Rupnik for 30 years.

February 25, 2024, 6:20am Churches & Religion

One afternoon in mid-December, Pope Francis had a meeting that wasn’t on his official agenda or otherwise recorded, that underscored the utter dysfunction of the Catholic Church’s response to the global clergy sex abuse scandal. Read story

President Joe Biden, with from left, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Mike Johnson of La., pray and listen Feb. 1 during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Capitol in Washington. Johnson has spoken in the past of his belief America was founded as a Christian nation. Biden, while citing his own Catholic faith, has spoken of values shared by people of &ldquo;any other faith, or no faith at all.&rdquo; (J.

Christian-nation idea fuels U.S. conservatives

President Joe Biden, with from left, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Mike Johnson of La., pray and listen Feb. 1 during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Capitol in Washington. Johnson has spoken in the past of his belief America was founded as a Christian nation. Biden, while citing his own Catholic faith, has spoken of values shared by people of &ldquo;any other faith, or no faith at all.&rdquo; (J.

February 24, 2024, 6:03am Churches & Religion

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t mention Christianity or any specific religion. The Declaration of Independence famously proclaims that people’s rights come from a “Creator” and “Nature’s God” — but doesn’t specify who that is. Read story

Sen. Noel Frame, D-Seattle, has worked for two years on legislation to require clergy in Washington to report child abuse or neglect. Her latest legislation lapsed in a House committee on Wednesday.

Legislation requiring clergy to report child abuse stalls again in Olympia

Sen. Noel Frame, D-Seattle, has worked for two years on legislation to require clergy in Washington to report child abuse or neglect. Her latest legislation lapsed in a House committee on Wednesday.

February 22, 2024, 7:34pm Churches & Religion

An attempt to require clergy to report child abuse or neglect met a quiet end Wednesday amid disagreement between the House and Senate on whether to exclude information shared in confession. Read story