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October 24, 2018 9:10 PM Religious Groups, Atheists Clash Over Tax-Free Housing for Clergy

Lawsuit targets decades-old parsonage allowance as promoting religion CHICAGO—A lawyer for religious groups on Wednesday defended in federal court a 64-year-old tax break that grants priests, rabbis and imams tax-free housing allowances—costing the Treasury of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. A district judge in Wisconsin last year sided with a group 60

October 24, 2018 12:41 AM Fire engulfs Massachusetts church after reports of lightning strikes

A church in Massachusetts caught fire Tuesday night after lightning reportedly struck the building. Firefighters battled flames at the First Baptist Church in Wakefield, roughly 15 miles north of Boston, as the Wakefield Police Department tweeted that the blaze was “an active fire.” The First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts caught fire Tuesday 82

October 23, 2018 7:47 PM Tekashi69 Hires Floyd Mayweather's Former Bodyguards for New Security

Tekashi69 is getting serious about protecting himself -- he's hired 2 dudes who've proved themselves guarding boxing champ Floyd Mayweather. Sources close to the Brooklyn rapper tell TMZ ... Tekashi brought on a couple of dudes from Floyd's old security detail -- both of whom are simply known as "The Great Wall." They have actual names though -- Big Church 2946

October 19, 2018 4:32 PM Pope Francis’ Handling of Sex-Abuse Cases Fractures a Catholic Stronghold

The pope’s keen instincts as a communicator have abandoned him at crucial moments, especially in Chile, which is no longer dominated by the church VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis took charge of the Catholic Church promising a new style of leadership that would make the church more open, candid and dedicated to the vulnerable. His response to the long-running 90

October 19, 2018 10:34 AM Louisiana police department to stop hosting prayer vigils

SHREVEPORT, La. – Prayer vigils will no longer be hosted or promoted by police in Shreveport, Louisiana. That's according to City Attorney William Bradford, in response to a letter from a national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state. The Shreveport Times reports that the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote Shreveport Police 60

October 14, 2018 8:52 AM The Latest: Pope declares Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

Pope Francis, center, arrives for a canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Pope Francis canonizes two of the most important and contested figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church, declaring Pope Paul VI and the martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as models of saintliness for the faithful today. (AP Photo/Andrew 83

October 13, 2018 4:30 PM Pope Defrocks Chilean Bishops Accused of Sex Abuse

In the past month, the pope has defrocked four prominent Chilean priests ROME—Pope Francis defrocked two retired Chilean bishops accused of sexual abuse of minors, in his latest effort to address abuse scandals that have shaken the traditionally Catholic South American country and the church around the world. The Vatican said Saturday that the pope had dismissed 62

October 13, 2018 1:30 PM Russia promises tough response to Ecumenical Patriachate over Ukraine

MINSK (Reuters) - The Russian Orthodox Church said on Saturday it would respond “in kind and toughly” to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over Moscow’s row with Ukraine’s Orthodox Church. On Thursday a Synod meeting in Istanbul backed Ukraine’s request for “autocephalous” - or self-governing - status and reversed the excommunication of Patriarch 57

October 12, 2018 10:48 AM Pope Francis Accepts D.C. Cardinal Wuerl’s Resignation

The pontiff praised Cardinal Wuerl’s “nobility” in stepping down instead of defending his reputation under fire ROME—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the embattled archbishop of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Vatican said Friday, ending months of speculation about the fate of one of the most powerful officials in the U.S. Roman 48

October 11, 2018 12:14 PM Gay couple can register child in conservative Poland: court

WARSAW (Reuters) - The lesbian parents of a Polish boy have been given the right to register him in Poland as their child, a high court has decided, in an unprecedented ruling for the deeply Catholic country where same-sex marriage is illegal. The case first came before a local administration in 2015 when a Polish woman requested to register her son, who was born in London 91