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Mormon leader Russell M. Nelson to speak at NAACP convention

Jul. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' top leader has been invited to speak at the NAACP convention in Detroit, marking the latest sign of a burgeoning partnership between the two organizations. The Utah-based faith said in a news release Wednesday that president Russell M....

H. Ross Perot's devotion to family, friends remembered

Jul. 16, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, a hard-charging Texan with a folksy manner who made billions in business and twice sought the presidency, was celebrated at a Tuesday memorial service for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country. Earlier Tuesday, the U.S. Air Force conducted an F-16 flyover in...

The Latest: Services held in Dallas for H. Ross Perot

Jul. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on services held in Dallas for Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Colorful Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, who twice mounted outsider campaigns for president, was remembered for his devotion to his family, friends, faith and country. Family and friends...

Priest donates to miners affected by Blackjewel bankruptcy

Jul. 15, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A priest in Kentucky handed out more than $20,000 on Monday to miners struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for filed for bankruptcy protection. People crowded Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harlan as Father Jim Sichko signed checks for more than 100 miners who are...

Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

Jul. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

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...

Catholic order releases names of members accused of abuse

Jul. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore-based Catholic religious order that sponsors schools across the U.S. has released a list of dozens of members accused of sexually abusing children. The list released Friday by the Xaverian Brothers includes two current members "with a credible or established offense." The...

Pope urges better protection of fishermen's human rights

Jul. 14, 2019 7:15 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is encouraging efforts to safeguard the human rights of fishermen and mariners. Francis tweeted that he is praying for them and their families and noted that Sunday is a day dedicated to seafarers and fishermen. Francis tweeted: "I encourage every effort to protect and...

Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime

Jul. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BUENAVENTURA, Colombia (AP) — A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption. Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya traveled on a fire truck to some of Buenaventura's most crime-ridden neighborhoods on Saturday, sprinkling water that he...

Burglars target church where author Stephen King spoke

Jul. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DURHAM, Maine (AP) — A 214-year-old church where Stephen King once spoke has been the victim of mysterious thefts. The leader of the Durham Historical Society tells the Sun Journal that thieves took several items that can be seen in a photo taken of the horror writer at the pulpit in 1984. Historical...

Attorney general continues review of church abuse claims

Jul. 12, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general said Friday that it will be several more months before he is finished reviewing allegations of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in the state. Democrat Peter Neronha said he continues to review allegations of clergy sexual abuse to figure out what...