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{FD} IRS, postal inspectors raid Benny Hinn Ministries

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Federal agents descended on the North Texas headquarters of television evangelist Benny Hinn and took boxes out of the offices. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Archdiocese to settle priest abuse suits for $4.45M

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The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $4.45 million to settle three lawsuits brought by three men who allege they were sexually abused over a decade ago by a former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender. Continue reading

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{FD} Crews back at church to remove beloved 600-year-old tree

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Crews have returned to a New Jersey church where they are taking down a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas advocates push longshot pot bills with veterans, moms

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Medical marijuana advocates in Texas are promoting support from more conservative sources to push longshot legislation that would ease pot laws in a state that’s lagging behind much of the rest of the country on medical marijuana. Continue reading

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{FD} Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

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The highest court in the United Methodist Church considered Tuesday whether to invalidate the election of the denomination’s first openly gay bishop, amid a struggle to avoid schism over the Bible and same-sex relationships. Continue reading

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{FD} Lesbian Methodist bishop faces challenge to her election

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Karen Oliveto clutched a friend’s hand, closed her eyes and wept when she learned last year she had been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Crews start taking down 600-year-old tree

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The Latest on the removal of a 600-year-old tree where George Washington once had a picnic. Continue reading

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{FD} End of the line: Crews set to take down 600-year-old tree

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An imposing white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years is about to come down, leaving residents with a sense of loss as they recall the site that’s been a go-to location for formal photos, a landmark … Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Victim plans complaint vs. judge in rape case

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The Latest on complaints against a Utah judge who called a convicted rapist a “good man” during sentencing (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Group complains judge who called rapist ‘good man’ is biased

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A gay rights group has filed an official complaint saying a Utah judge who called a convicted rapist a “good man” during sentencing treated him favorably because he was a Mormon bishop. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgetown University renames buildings for enslaved people

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Georgetown University and the group of Catholic priests that founded the Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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{FD} South Dakota lawmakers decline to study polygamous sect

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South Dakota lawmakers have decided against studying a secretive polygamous sect’s outpost in the western part of the state. Continue reading

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{FD} Repercussions unclear for judge after comments on rape case

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Complaints keep pouring in about a Utah judge who called a convicted rapist a “good man” during his sentencing hearing. Continue reading

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{FD} Secret recording sends ex-Atlantic City councilman to prison

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A former Atlantic City councilman once charged in a sex blackmail case that involved a secretly recorded video, a Baptist minister and a hooker has been sentenced to prison over another recording made by a co-owner of a Boardwalk rolling chair company. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawmaker seeks study of polygamous sect’s South Dakota site

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A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a secretive polygamous sect’s outpost in his district wants legislators to look into the compound, including why no South Dakota birth or death records have been filed from there ov… Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court , including Gorsuch, to hear church-state case

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Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first week on the Supreme Court bench features an important case about the separation of church and state that has its roots on a Midwestern church playground. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC Easter: Costume spectacle meets elegant tradition

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Fifth Avenue came alive on Easter Sunday with outlandish costumes mingling with elegant bonnets fit for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and nearby churches. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Complaints against Utah judge in rape case

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The Latest on a Utah judge who called a convicted rapist an “extraordinary, good man” while sentencing him (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah judge at rape sentencing: Ex-Mormon bishop a ‘good man’

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A Utah judge is facing a deluge of complaints after calling a former Mormon bishop convicted of rape an “extraordinarily good man” who did something wrong, a judicial oversight organization said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeless man burglarized NYC houses of worship ‘to get back at God,’ DA says

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A homeless man who is accused of burglarizing four churches in Queens, NY, told officials he did it out of his hatred for God, prosecutors said. Continue reading

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{FD} Letter threatening churches investigated, manhunt continues

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Authorities are investigating a letter threatening Easter attacks on churches in Wisconsin purportedly sent by the subject of a manhunt accused of stealing weapons and sending a rambling manifesto to the White House. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police study letter threatening Easter attack

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The Latest on the manhunt for a fugitive in Wisconsin (all times local): 10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Chicago Archdiocese to pay $3.15M settlement in abuse cases

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The Archdiocese of Chicago has reached settlements totaling $3.15 million with three men who say they were abused years ago by a defrocked priest convicted of child abuse. Continue reading

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{FD} Wife of Texas church bus driver killed in crash is found dead in home

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The wife of the Texas bus driver killed in a crash last month was found dead in her home Tuesday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Interview: Top US Catholic bishop plans for Trump meeting

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The top Roman Catholic bishop in the U.S. lauds President Donald Trump for his anti-abortion views, for comments on the importance of Catholic schools and for promising to defend religious liberties. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisiana church offers drive-thru Good Friday prayers

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A congregation in Louisiana is going to offer drive-thru prayers for commuters as part of the holy day of Good Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Who is entitled to $200G raised for Saeed Abedini’s family? Church files suit to decide

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A California church that raised nearly $200,000 to purchase a home for the family of Pastor Saeed Abedini while he was imprisoned for his faith in Iran in 2013 filed a lawsuit in order to settle a dispute over the money. Continue reading

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{FD} Catholic college to make changes to yoga classes

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A Catholic college in northeast Kansas plans to rename its yoga classes and change the content to ensure they focus only on physical exercise and not spiritual or cultural elements. Continue reading

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{FD} Alabama Senate votes to allow church to form police dept.

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The Alabama Senate has voted to allow a church to form its own police force. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Attorney says Mexican mom being moved from Ohio

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The Latest on the planned deportation of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Dylann Roof pleads guilty to murder in Charleston church massacre

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Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof pleaded guilty Monday to state charges including murder, sparing his victims and their families a second trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump speaks with Egyptian president on church bombings

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The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with the Egyptian president following the recent church bombings to express his confidence that Egypt will do what it can “to protect Christians and all Egyptians.” The White House said that Trump … Continue reading

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{FD} Museum of the Bible: Previewing the soon-to-open landmark

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Stunning collection will house 40,000 biblical artifacts, share vivid details of the town where Jesus was raised, and much more Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina church cuts ties with Boy Scouts over transgender policy

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A congregation in North Carolina has announced that they’re ending their relationship with the Boy Scouts of America over the scouting group’s recently implemented transgender policy that allows girls who identify as boys to join. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-convict gets life in prison for Phoenix priest killing

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A homeless ex-convict was spared the death penalty Friday and sentenced to life in prison for killing a Catholic priest nearly three years ago with another priest’s gun at a Phoenix church and beating another clergyman with a metal rod. Continue reading

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{FD} Pope dismisses priest who stole $300K from bishop, hospital

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Pope Francis has dismissed a Roman Catholic priest from New Hampshire who was convicted of stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a bishop and a deceased priest’s estate. Continue reading

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{FD} President of Mormon church leaves Utah hospital

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The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church is expected to return to his normal schedule after being released from the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina church ousts Scouts over transgender decision

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North Carolina church leaders have told a Boy Scout troop and Cub Scout pack they’re no longer welcome to use their facilities as a home base after the Boy Scouts of America decided in January to allow transgender boys. Continue reading

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{FD} Rector charged with stealing money at Catholic priests’ home

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The rector of a church-owned retirement home for Roman Catholic priests has been charged with embezzling $535,000 to pay for casino visits, high-end dinners and Philadelphia Pops concerts. Continue reading

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{FD} Whose Bible is this? Texas woman seeks owners of 150-year-old copy

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A Texas woman is on a mission to find the owners of an old family Bible that is almost 150 years old. Continue reading

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{FD} More births expected for Muslims than Christians worldwide

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In recent years, Christians have had more babies than any other religious group worldwide. Continue reading

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{FD} President of Mormon church hospitalized in Salt Lake City

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The 89-year-old president of the Mormon church has been hospitalized in Salt Lake City. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman, 36, collapses at end of half marathon and dies

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Authorities say a woman collapsed at the end of a half marathon in Pennsylvania and died at a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon church plans to build 5 more new temples worldwide

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The Mormon church plans to build five more temples across the globe. Continue reading

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{FD} Mormon leader encourages more baptisms for the dead

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A top Mormon leader reminded church members Saturday about the importance of performing ceremonial baptisms on dead ancestors who didn’t receive the ordinance while alive. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Mormon leader encourages baptisms for the dead

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The Latest on a Mormon conference in Salt Lake City(all times local): 11 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Racists Anonymous’ program launched at Oklahoma church

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A small church in Oklahoma has launched a “Racism & Racists Anonymous” program meant to help foster dialogue and racial reconciliation. Continue reading

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{FD} Diocese filing for bankruptcy to settle sex abuse claims

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A Montana Roman Catholic diocese is filing for bankruptcy protection as part of a settlement with 72 people who filed sex abuse claims. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church bus crash: Relief fund set up for victims

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A Texas church that lost 13 members of its congregation after a bus collided head-on with a pickup truck has now set up a relief fund as authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Continue reading

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{FD} Dylann Roof to plead guilty to murder

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Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges to avoid a second death sentence. Continue reading

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