- Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault Updated: Apr-29-16 4:44 pm
JACKSON, Michigan - A former Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexual abuse connected to his work at a Michigan high school in the 1980s.
- Police criticize BYU investigations into sex assault victims Updated: Apr-29-16 2:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Several Utah police officials are joining in calls to change Brigham Young University's practice of opening honor code investigations into students after they report being sexually assaulted, as more sexual assault victims reach out to police to say they have felt silenced by the policy.
- At the Vatican, Biden seeks common cause with pope on cancer Updated: Apr-29-16 1:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.
- Mormon to buy 500 more acres in Vermont for utopia community Updated: Apr-29-16 12:29 pm
SHARON, Vermont - A Mormon Utah businessman who wants to build a massive, futuristic, utopia-like community in central Vermont says he's about to buy 500 more acres of land for the project, bringing his total to about 1,400 acres.
- Families of Mormon missionaries being targeted in phone scam Updated: Apr-29-16 11:39 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A telephone scam is targeting grandparents of Mormon missionaries, asking for money to release their relatives from jail.
- Pilgrims trace Jesus' footsteps on Good Friday in Jerusalem Updated: Apr-29-16 10:57 am
JERUSALEM - Greek-Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox pilgrims are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by following the path in Jerusalem's Old City where, according to tradition, he walked on the way to the cross.
- Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well Updated: Apr-29-16 6:45 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well.
- 3rd of 4 Mormon missionaries injured in Brussels goes home Updated: Apr-28-16 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mormon missionary injured in the Brussels bombing attack is back at home after he was released from a Salt Lake City hospital.
- Ministers, refugees ask House to block anti-refugee bill Updated: Apr-28-16 6:21 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Opponents of legislation that requires refugees in South Carolina to register and holds liable those who help them resettle asked a House panel Thursday to block the bill.
- Illinois school settles separation of church and state case Updated: Apr-28-16 6:06 pm
ST. LOUIS - An Illinois public school that requires students who ride the bus to arrive early for optional religious instruction at a Roman Catholic parish has agreed to discontinue the practice in response to a legal challenge.
- Dubuque considers financially aiding church redevelopment Updated: Apr-28-16 5:30 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Members of the Dubuque City Council will consider supporting an effort to turn a former Catholic church campus into apartments for formerly homeless women.
- Greek Orthodox priest's sex abuse conviction is upheld Updated: Apr-28-16 5:14 pm
BANGOR, Maine - The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a former Greek Orthodox priest convicted of sexually abusing a child.
- Graham urges Christian to Vote in Kansas Updated: Apr-28-16 3:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in Kansas to vote for other Christians who resist secularism.
- Pennsylvania woman charged with stealing priest's own bible Updated: Apr-28-16 8:21 am
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania - Police have charged a woman with stealing the personal Bible of a Catholic priest from his central Pennsylvania chapel.
- 3 Franciscan friars ordered to stand trial in sex abuse case Updated: Apr-27-16 5:51 pm
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania - Three Franciscan friars must stand trial on charges linked to their role in supervising a religious brother accused of molesting more than 100 children, nearly all of them at one Pennsylvania high school, a judge ruled Wednesday.
- Kansas City diocese holds service for sexual abuse healing Updated: Apr-27-16 4:32 pm
LIBERTY, Missouri - About 100 Kansas City-area worshippers have participated in a Catholic prayer service to seek spiritual healing over past sexual abuse within the local archdiocese.
- Priest convicted in California removed from Lawton post Updated: Apr-27-16 3:24 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - A priest who pleaded guilty in 2012 to misdemeanor assault and battery in California has been removed from several Catholic churches in southwest Oklahoma.
- Evangelist Franklin Graham hosts prayer rally in Oklahoma Updated: Apr-27-16 11:37 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is hosting a prayer rally in Oklahoma City, one of 50 events planned for all 50 states this year.
- Religious order says Portland high school must change name Updated: Apr-27-16 7:03 am
PORTLAND, Maine - The Sisters of Mercy have mandated that Catherine McAuley High School must change its name when the Portland school ends its affiliation with the Catholic Church in July.
- Employee gets prison for stealing $100K from Christian store Updated: Apr-27-16 5:53 am
BUFFALO, New York - A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to prison time after admitting to stealing $100,000 from a western New York business that sells Bibles and other religious items.
- LDS Church names new director of public affairs Updated: Apr-26-16 11:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has named a new managing director of public affairs to oversee its widespread media operation.
- Federal investigators explore motives for Idaho church arson Updated: Apr-26-16 4:56 pm
BONNERS FERRY, Idaho - Federal investigators are trying to determine whether the arson fire that destroyed a Catholic church in Idaho was driven by religious or racial bias.
- Yakima Catholic Diocese won't publish list of sex-abusers Updated: Apr-26-16 3:36 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - The Catholic Diocese of Yakima will not publish the names of local clergy accused of sexual abuse on its website.
- Firefighters battling church blaze in southern Lincoln Updated: Apr-26-16 2:02 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The congregation at Zion Presbyterian Church in southern Lincoln is reeling from its second fire in less than 10 years.
- Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down Updated: Apr-26-16 12:26 pm
HAVANA - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba's Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday.