Adama Brown-Hathasway, left, The Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, both from Boston, and Ric Holladay of Kentucky join in prayer during the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Mo., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
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February 26, 2019 - 7:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United Methodist Church, America's second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference voted Tuesday to strengthen the faith's divisive bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy...
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St. Laurentius Parish, built in 1882, was the city's oldest Polish church until the Archdiocese deconsecrated it in 2014 and sold it to developers.
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Pat Loeb
February 26, 2019 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that may finally end the 2 1/2 year fight over a Catholic church in Fishtown that is falling apart. If the full council approves the bill, next week, the church would be converted to apartments. St...
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8/23/2018 - Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, speaking to the media at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
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Steve Tawa
February 22, 2019 - 2:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Clergy abuse survivors, including Berks County Rep. Mark Rozzi, have flocked to Rome to demand accountability and transparency from church leaders. Pope Francis is in the midst of the first-ever worldwide summit with 200 bishops to address the topic. Meantime, one...
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Keon Gerow
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Cherri Gregg
February 13, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Keon Gerow, pastor of Catalyst Church in West Philadelphia, describes his congregation as one of activism and progress. The Morehouse College and Princeton University graduate grew up in poverty in Baltimore. He did not know his father, but his single mother, despite...
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Since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a sweeping investigation by two Texas newspapers.
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February 11, 2019 - 3:26 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor (CNN) -- Since 1998, about 380 Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a sweeping investigation by two Texas newspapers. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News also found that in the past...
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A Roman Catholic nun takes a photo with her phone at the Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Sandino, Cuba. The church is the first new Catholic church to be built on the communist-run island since 1959.
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January 27, 2019 - 2:23 pm
By Patrick Oppmann, CNN (CNN) -- Parishioners wiped away tears and gave thanks to God as the first Roman Catholic church built since the 1959 Cuban revolution opened its doors on Saturday. "To see this finished is like coming out of the night into the day," said Rev. Cirilo Castro, the Cuban priest...
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Birth control pills.
Mark Abrams
January 20, 2019 - 9:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of nuns who have been at the heart of federal court battles over mandatory birth control coverage for women under the terms of Obamacare are not affected but will still take part in appeals of two recent court rulings; one of them was handed down by a...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon, leads a mass for migrants in the Saint-Jean Cathedral, in Lyon, central France.
AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File
January 06, 2019 - 8:30 am
LYON, France (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France's highest church figures accountable...
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Mark Abrams
December 03, 2018 - 7:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is closing three churches next month that were previously involved in parish mergers. Archbishop Charles Chaput approved the closing of the Our Lady of Holy Souls church building in North Philadelphia, the St. Stanislaus Kostka church...
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Roman Catholic priest
David Madden
September 19, 2018 - 3:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Catholics in New Jersey who were victims of sex abuse allegedly at the hands of a priest are now free to talk about their experience, at least from the church’s point of view. The decision, announced by the New Jersey Catholic Conference, comes as the state attorney...
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