A judge has ordered the Peaceful Assembly Church to pay nearly $10,000 in back taxes and attorney’s fees to the Town of Grafton, saying the church breached the terms of an agreement that granted tax-exempt status in return for repairs of its fire-ravaged building.
Passover and Easter begin in the coming days, sacred events that will take place as the world grapples with the fire-damaged Notre Dame, challenges of secularism and religious bigotry, faith leaders said.
ROME — Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta has accepted PoWpe Francis’ offer to become the new archbishop of Washington, according to two sources familiar with the process, finalizing a months-long effort to find a leader for an archdiocese that has been upended by accusations that its last…
A rare, leaked report about a papal election revealed great uncertainty in the 2013 picking of Pope Francis, with a huge number of cardinals getting votes - and for the first time top spots for an American and a Canadian.
HANOVER — Studying physics as a young man in Rio de Janeiro, Professor Marcelo Gleiser never thought he would be recognized as advancing the knowledge of the ways science connects to human spirituality.
There are holes in the roof from a January 2016 fire, and the building has been open to the elements for at least 20 months, meaning the heavy timber frame is likely suffering from rot, according to a report.
Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited twins.
PEMBROKE – On Sunday, March 10, join Hillside Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school in a casual setting as they begin a spring Bible study series. At the 10:45 a.m. worship service, Dr. Jim Robertson presents the morning message. A new 12-week Bible study series starts Tuesday, March…
Charitable giving in the United States rose a lackluster 1.6 percent last year, despite a strong economy — a sign that the 2018 tax code overhaul could be hurting donations, according to a new study published Monday.
An Australian court has found Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican Treasurer and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, guilty on five charges of child sexual offenses committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys.
VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis promised that concrete action against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, with one cardinal acknowledging that the church had to fight “the enemy within.”
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican will gather senior bishops from around the world later this week for a conference on sex abuse designed to guide them on how best to tackle a problem that has decimated the Church’s credibility, but critics say it is too little, too late.