CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is a few feet away between a bed and a set of wicker furniture. In a corner, an electric skillet […]
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigration enforcement sweeps (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A dozen churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrant families as the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown is scheduled to begin. Guillermo Torres, with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, says more churches have become involved […]
CHICAGO (AP) — As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation. A Chicago priest talked during his homily about the compassion of a border activist accused of harboring illegal immigrants, […]
A crowdfunding campaign for three African American churches in Louisiana recently gutted by arson was climbing Tuesday after social media posts urging the public not to forget the plight of the small houses of worship as the eyes of the world were on the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a string of “suspicious” fires at historically black churches in Louisiana, authorities announced Wednesday.
Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city Sunday, police said, as the world’s most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror at one of its worst attacks since the 2002 Bali bombings.
President Michelle Bachelet asked Chileans on Friday to receive Pope Francis in a “climate of respect,” hours after three Roman Catholic churches were firebombed and a note left at the scene threatening the pontiff.
Seeing the pictures of the destruction in his native Puerto Rico is tough for Adrian Colon.
In an effort to keep up with the times of a growing cashless society, the Catholic church in Paris is now offering digital donation options in addition to the traditional collection baskets
“We’ve been very proactive since the flu bug has hit. We do our best to keep any types of germs from festering.”