| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:46 PM
CHESHIRE — The Legionaries of Christ, a religious order plagued in the late 1990s and early 2000s by allegations of sexual abuse against its founder, announced on Thursday that an independent investigation had revealed "significant evidence" of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:48 PM
MEXICO CITY — It is a distressingly common part of life in modern Mexico: the bullying phone call demanding that the person who answers pay up — or else. Businesses get the extortion calls. Families get them.
And now, apparently, so has...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:14 PM
LEBANON, Pa. — It had been six years since the Rev. Frank Schaefer officiated at the wedding of his son, Tim, to another man — long enough that he rarely thought about the ceremony anymore.
Long enough that he didn't expect it to become an...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:09 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone attack early Thursday on a religious seminary believed to be linked to the ruthless Haqqani insurgent network killed at least six people and wounded eight, according to police and witnesses.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:10 PM
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A suspected
U.S. drone fired on an Islamic seminary in Pakistan's
northwestern region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early on Thursday,
killing at least five people, police said.
Pakistan publicly opposes U.S....
| Nov 15, 2013
When Pope John Paul died in 2005, a part of him was left behind. Now, Catholics all over South Florida will get a chance to see a vial of blood taken from the man who will soon be a saint.
The little vial, one of four extracted shortly before the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:46 AM
* Attack on Salafi seminary kills at least 100
* Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular pledges revenge
* Causes lie in Yemeni politics, wider sectarian struggle
* Al Qaeda has thrived on instability in poorest Arab nation
By Sami Aboudi
DUBAI, Nov 12...
| Oct 18, 2013
— Before the sun rose too high above the guard tower one recent morning, prisoner Juan Meneses finished his daily gardening routine, raced across campus and bounded into theology class 15 minutes late.
Meneses, 35, didn't have time to take his...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Cathy Lynn Grossman reports for the Religion News Service that for the first time in a long time, the number of men entering the priesthood is increasing:
WASHINGTON (RNS) After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:58 PM
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children.
The school begins seminary classes this fall.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The town of Gettysburg is in high gear after years of preparation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the historic Civil War battle--events expected to generate about $100 million for a local economy wrapped tightly around historic tourism.
| Jun 20, 2013
The coming sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle of Gettysburg on the hot, humid days of July 1-3, 1863, is no ordinary anniversary. A place of pilgrimage for visitors around the globe, the small Pennsylvania town resonates not just in the American...