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As offerings dwindle, some churches fear for their future

NEW YORK – As in-person worship services are canceled or downsized amid the coronavirus outbreak, some churches across the U.S. are bracing for a painful drop in weekly contributions and pos...

Mormons to hold major conference without attendees

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that it will hold a major conference in April that features speeches by top leaders without any attendees...

Summit Church offers community support in times of stress

Summit Church, formerly First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive, offers a communitywide program with highly trained, caring volunteers to help people through life’s chal...

Faith before basketball for Yeshiva University champions

NEW YORK – Each of the mighty Maccabees has his role on the men’s basketball team. Gabriel Leifer sinks three-pointers; Daniel Katz is the defense wizard; Simcha Halpert makes the perfect al...

Gospel of Matthew’s message rings loudly for some 2020 Dems

NEW YORK – When Pete Buttigieg launched his first statewide television ad in South Carolina two months ago, its opening lines may have sounded familiar to a churchgoer. The ad ope...

More companies boost faith-based support for employees

NEW YORK – It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to en...

Moving faith: Mexican town’s saint feast lives in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – In Midwestern boots or bare feet in sandals, the faithful walked in procession down a snow-covered street here, keeping the rhythm of festive music and carrying paintings of St...

For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

NEW YORK – Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a muted witness to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz. ...

A silent worship revival at an Episcopal church for the deaf

NEW YORK – The Lord’s Prayer ended with the bang of dozens of fists that landed on open palms after a circular motion and a thumbs up in a joint “Amen!” Not a voice could be heard...

St. Columba Parish to host Rosary Day for Life

St. Columba Parish invites the community to join in a Rosary Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 1800 East Second Ave. The Rosary will be led continuously each hal...

White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy, poll shows

Poll: Most say religion should have influence on policymaking

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

Conservative churches would form new denomination