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Bishops urged to listen as they consider Communion document

Nov. 16, 2021 21:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pope Francis' top envoy to the United States cautioned the country's bishops on Tuesday that the church needs to listen before it teaches as they deliberated at their fall meeting on a sensitive document about Holy Communion that emerged amid debates over Catholic...

Man who stalked reporter who broke church scandal sentenced

Nov. 10, 2021 11:24 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former employee of a now-closed Buffalo Catholic seminary was sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison for stalking a journalist who reported on alleged sexual abuse there. Paul Lubienecki, 63, had pleaded guilty to stalking in U.S. District Court...

Christian student group: U of Nebraska-Lincoln discriminated

Oct. 29, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Christian student group has sued the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, alleging that the school discriminated against the group's views when it denied a funding request to bring a Christian philosopher to campus as a guest speaker. The federal lawsuit...

Airman convicted of kidnapping, killing Mennonite teacher

Oct. 13, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause loved words. She loved learning and translating them into different languages. She loved reading them in nursery rhymes and assembling them into poetry. She wrote about her purpose in life, her unwavering faith, the possibility of...

Gunmen abduct 3 Catholic seminarians in Nigeria's northwest

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen seized three student priests from a Catholic seminary in Nigeria’s northwest Kaduna state, police and school authorities said Tuesday. The assailants stormed the Christ The King Major Seminary late Monday night and opened fire at the...

Arizona murder case against US Air Force airman goes to jury

Oct. 08, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — No one saw Sasha Krause being taken from a Mennonite community in northwestern New Mexico where she worked in the publishing ministry, dominated in card games and ping pong, and where her poetry became song. No one saw the woman with a quiet and...

IS bomber kills 46 inside Afghan mosque, challenges Taliban

Oct. 08, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber struck at a mosque packed with Shiite Muslim worshippers in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 46 people and wounding dozens in the latest security challenge to the Taliban as they transition from insurgency to...

Ballistics experts in Arizona case against airman disagree

Oct. 07, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The attorney for a U.S. Air Force airman accused of killing a Mennonite woman grilled a ballistics expert who concluded that a bullet taken from the skull of the victim matched a rifle the airman owned. The cross-examination of Lisa Peloza, a...

A look at high court's top cases in new term starting Monday

Oct. 04, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

Abortion, guns and religion top the Supreme Court term that begins Monday. A look at those and a few other notable cases: ABORTION Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (19-1392) is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned...

A look at high court's top cases in new term starting Monday

Oct. 02, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

Abortion, guns and religion top the Supreme Court term that begins Monday. A look at those and a few other notable cases: ABORTION Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health (19-1392) is a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned...