Tag: Christianity

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, killing young Amish woman

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LANCASTER, Pa. — A man who led authorities to the remains of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping and...

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

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When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that...

US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools

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The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red...

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse who had hoped to revive their otherwise...

US Catholic official resigns over ‘improper behavior’ claim

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NEW YORK — Citing allegations of “possible improper behavior,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday announced the resignation of its top administrative...

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HELSINKI — A Lutheran church in Norway has held a name change ceremony for a 49-year-old transgender person in what officials said marked the...

2 weeks post-surgery, Pope Francis appears at Vatican window

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VATICAN CITY — Two weeks after surgery that removed a portion of his colon, Pope Francis has resumed his traditional Sunday appearance from a...

Lawyer in Vatican abuse trial says no evidence of misconduct

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ROME — The lawyer for a former altar boy accused of sexually abusing a younger boy at the Vatican’s youth seminary asked a Vatican...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...