Religion News Stories
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued his first appeal directed at Catholics in China, long the source of concern for his predecessor Benedict XVI. Francis urged special prayers Wednesday for China‘s faithful that they may “live their daily … Continue reading
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis‘ fascination with the devil took on remarkable new twists Tuesday, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped “liberate” a Mexican man possessed by four different demons despite the Vatican‘s insistence that no such papal exorcism … Continue reading
QUEBEC – The Quebec government is turning to public opinion as it seeks to set guidelines for minority rights. The cabinet minister responsible for drafting a so-called “Charter of Secularism” says the government will seek public input as it delays … Continue reading
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican‘s new financial watchdog said on Wednesday it had detected six possible attempts to use the Holy See to launder money last year, citing this as proof of its commitment to transparency. … Continue reading
For two days John McCain and Ted Cruz have been fighting on the Senate floor over the rules for negotiating a budget, but, like so many fights, it’s also about so much more. Cruz is being annoying about the budget, … Continue reading
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican took another step Wednesday to show greater financial transparency by publishing the first annual report from its financial watchdog agency and announcing new regulations to fight money laundering and terror financing. The report from … Continue reading
PHOENIX (AP) — An atheist lawmaker’s decision to give the daily prayer at the Arizona House of Representatives triggered a do-over from a Christian lawmaker who said the previous day’s prayer didn’t pass muster. Republican Rep. Steve Smith on Wednesday … Continue reading
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography he was a leg-breaker for reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger faces accusations that he looted the church’s assets for personal financial gain. Federal agents arrested Edward MacKenzie Jr. … Continue reading
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed his “closeness to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado,” with special concern for “those who lost young children.” The pope posted a Twitter message to the survivors Tuesday, … Continue reading
A teenager from Saratoga, California took home one of the top prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair late last week after showing off her invention, which can fully charge a cell phone in 30 seconds or less. Eesha Khare was … Continue reading
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