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Evangelical advisers stay with Trump as others criticize him

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One of President Donald Trump’s most steadfast constituencies has been standing by him amid his defense of a white nationalist rally in Virginia, even as business leaders, artists and Republicans turn away. Continue reading

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Trump’s evangelical advisers sticking with him amid fallout

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One of President Donald Trump’s most steadfast constituencies has been standing by him amid his defense of a white nationalist rally in Virginia, even as business leaders, artists and Republicans turn away. Continue reading

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Plaques honoring Lee removed; governor wants streets renamed

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Leaders of a New York Episcopal diocese say they’ll remove two plaques honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a church property in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Northern California officials brace for political rallies

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Northern California authorities are bracing for politically charged protests in the coming weeks amid growing concerns of violence after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

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Mormon church specifically condemns white supremacy

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The Mormon church is specifically condemning white supremacist attitudes in its strongest statement since a Virginia rally over a Confederate War monument descended into deadly violence. Continue reading

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US decries Islamic State ‘genocide’ of Christians, others

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The Trump administration is denouncing the Islamic State group for carrying out “genocide” against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control. Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s pastor plagiarized prayer at heart of book

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Hillary Clinton’s pastor admits he plagiarized part of the prayer he sent her the day after she lost the presidential election. Continue reading

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Los Angeles service honors slain El Salvador archbishop

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A special mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles honored a Catholic archbishop who was slain in 1980 during El Salvador’s bloody 12-year civil war. Continue reading

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Devoutly Catholic Guam celebrates Mass amid N. Korea threat

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Across Guam — where nearly everyone is Roman Catholic — priests prayed for peace as residents of the U.S. Pacific island territory faced a missile threat from North Korea. Continue reading

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Appeals court upholds Nebraska funeral picketing law

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An appeals court Friday agreed with a lower court’s ruling upholding a Nebraska law requiring picketers to stay at least 500 feet from funerals — the latest decision in a yearslong legal dispute that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading

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Priest accused of groping teenage girl is released from jail

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A newly ordained Roman Catholic priest accused of groping a 13-year-old girl under her skirt won’t have to remain in jail while the charges are pending in New Jersey. Continue reading

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Immigrant receives church sanctuary to avoid deportation

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A native of Ecuador living in Connecticut has become the second person this summer to take sanctuary inside a New Haven church to avoid deportation. Continue reading

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Evangelical Trump supporters want meeting with Pope Francis

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Some evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump are seeking a meeting with Pope Francis over a recent critical article in a Vatican-approved journal. Continue reading

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Priest accused of embezzlement seeks $800K seized by police

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The attorney for a Michigan priest accused of bilking a Catholic church that’s missing millions of dollars asked a judge Friday to authorize the release of $800,000 seized by police to his client. Continue reading

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The Latest: Attorney says priest freed from prison ‘frail’

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The Latest on the release from prison of a former Boston priest who served 12 years for a child rape conviction (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Abuse survivors say ex-priest should be kept far from kids

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A group representing survivors of priest sex abuse is calling for a former Boston priest recently released from prison to be placed in a secure treatment facility far from children. Continue reading

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Utah lawmakers pick top Mormon church lobbyist to run office

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Utah lawmakers on Wednesday recommended the Mormon church’s chief lobbyist for a top job overseeing the Legislature’s office that drafts laws, gives legal advice and staffs committees. Continue reading

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Polygamous leader’s head injuries cited in trial delay bid

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The polygamous sect leader caught recently after he was on the run for a year was in a pair of accidents in the late 1990s that must be investigated to determine whether the head injuries he suffered caused brain damage, his lawyer said Wednesday. Continue reading

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SC: Split Episcopal dioceses can’t take millions in property

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Dozens of parishes that split with The Episcopal Church over theological issues including the ordination of gay priests cannot take valuable real estate with them. Continue reading

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College considered selling land before Sander’s wife left

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An economic development official says a financial services company had considering buying some of a now-defunct college’s lakefront property while U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president of the Vermont school. Continue reading

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US church denies former members’ allegations of forced labor

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An evangelical North Carolina sect that is the focus of an ongoing Associated Press investigation has issued a statement denying former members’ allegations that they were brought to the U.S. from congregations in Brazil and forced to work for little o… Continue reading

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Pope’s choir launches US tour as it seeks to recapture glory

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The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Choir is embarking on its first U.S. tour in 30 years, hoping to show audiences in New York, Washington and Detroit that it has abandoned the habits that earned it a reputation as the “Sistine Screamers.” Continue reading

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The Latest: Pedophile ex-priest lives near studio for kids

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The Latest on the release from prison of a former Roman Catholic priest convicted of child rape (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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Ex-priest in Boston sex abuse scandal released from prison

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Protesters are vowing to demonstrate outside the Massachusetts prison where a notorious figure in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal is being released after completing a 12-year sentence for raping a boy in the 1980s. Continue reading

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Catholic men’s conference in crosshairs of left-wing activists

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Christine Niles, an immigrant from Vietnam who helps run a parachurch group that promotes Roman Catholic teaching, expected to spend her week preparing theological materials and getting ready for the group’s annual men’s conference. Continue reading

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Trump transgender ban nod to Christian conservatives

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His agenda stalled and his party divided, President Donald Trump veered into the nation’s simmering culture wars by announcing plans to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Continue reading

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Sex abuse victims seek help to track ex-priest’s whereabouts

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Men who say they were raped by a Catholic priest at the center of the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal say they’re worried for children’s safety once he’s released from prison this week. Continue reading

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Israel bars entry to 5 US activists under anti-BDS law

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Israel has barred five Americans from entering the country because of their support for a boycott of the Jewish state. Continue reading

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Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released

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Prosecutors say one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his prison sentence on child rape charges and will be released this week. Continue reading

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The Latest: Pastor calls 10 flash flood victims hardworking

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The Latest on the funeral for 10 members of an Arizona family killed in a flash flood. Continue reading

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10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

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The 10 white caskets belonging to three generations of a Mexican immigrant family were arranged in a horseshoe around the altar at a Catholic church, each one bearing a metal crucifix inside its satin-lined lid. Continue reading

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Housekeeper welcomes role as symbol in deportation fights

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A housekeeper who’s secured sanctuary inside a Connecticut church says she’s comfortable being a symbol in the push to change immigration laws. Continue reading

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Michigan priest acquitted of sexually assaulting priest

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A Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting another priest after a night of drinking in northern Michigan has been found not guilty. Continue reading

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Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is among those showing support for a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church. Continue reading

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Man sues Boston archdiocese citing sex abuse at orphanage

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A New York man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston for sexual abuse he says he suffered at an orphanage as a child. Continue reading

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APNewsBreak: Priest who abused child still working with kids

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The Claretians Roman Catholic order has settled a lawsuit from a man sexually abused as a 6-year-old by a teenager who later became a prominent priest in Chicago, confirming in the settlement obtained by The Associated Press that the longtime cleric re… Continue reading

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Cleveland diocese’s new leader is New York auxiliary bishop

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An auxiliary bishop from New York will become the next bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Continue reading

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North Carolina Episcopal priest charged in Florida road rage

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The rector of an Episcopal church in North Carolina is facing criminal charges in Florida after police say he pointed a gun at another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident. Continue reading

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Houston woman charged with defrauding Catholic mission

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A 38-year-old Houston woman has been arrested on multiple charges of defrauding more than $1.1 million from a Catholic mission that supports schools in Mexico and Colombia. Continue reading

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The Latest: Protesters gather before Virginia execution

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The Latest on Thursday evening’s scheduled execution in Virginia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Continue reading

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Mennonite Church to divest in protest of Israeli policies

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The Mennonite Church USA plans to sell its holdings in companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Continue reading

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Trump vows to support and defend religious freedom in US

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President Donald Trump vowed to support and defend religious liberty, telling a gathering of evangelical Christians that the threat of terrorism is “one of the most grave and dire threats to religious freedom in the world today.” Continue reading

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Health agency probes E.coli outbreak in polygamist Utah city

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Utah health authorities say they are investigating an outbreak of E.coli after two children died in a city on the Arizona border that’s home to a polygamist Mormon sect. Continue reading

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1 year later, Utah man stuck in Venezuela jail amid unrest

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The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela one year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail with no relief in sight and growing volatility in the South American country. Continue reading

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Pastors in Texas find new ways to serve fearful immigrants

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Pastors serving Texas’ estimated 1.5 million people living in the U.S. illegally are offering new programs. Continue reading

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Massive cross with crown of thorns towers over Mississippi interstate

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A huge cross installed this week, one of the tallest in the country, is drawing people together I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Appeals court to review case of Argentine on Texas death row

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A federal court has agreed to review the appeal of an Argentine man who is on death row in Texas for a 1995 killing. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania pastor to face trial in granddaughter’s faith healing death

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The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday. Continue reading

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Mormon church now allows female employees to wear pants

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Women who work at the Mormon church’s headquarters in Salt Lake City are now allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of just skirts or dresses. Continue reading

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Man convicted of sending false anthrax threats gets 2 years

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A man who pleaded guilty to mailing false anthrax threats has been sentenced to serve two years in prison. Continue reading

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