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Deceased Knoxville priest, bishop accused of sexual abuse

Jul. 22, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has sued the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, claiming he was sexually abused by a priest and bishop while serving as an altar boy in the 1990s. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Michael Boyd filed the suit in Knox County on Thursday. It claims Boyd was abused by...

Ex-judge investigates abuse allegations against late bishop

Jul. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts has brought in a retired judge to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against a former bishop. The Diocese of Springfield announced Monday that retired Superior Court Judge Peter Velis will investigate allegations of misconduct...

In NAACP speech, Mormon leader urges love for all

Jul. 22, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' top leader urged people to love one another no matter their differences during a speech at the NAACP convention. President Russell M. Nelson said Sunday night in Detroit that everyone has a God-given responsibility to help make life...

Saginaw diocese adds priests accused of abuse to website

Jul. 22, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — The Roman Catholic diocese in Saginaw has added names of priests credibly accused of abusing minors to its website. The Diocese of Saginaw says The Capuchin Order provided names of eight priests, five of whom are dead, involved in ministry, but the allegations didn't arise in the...

House fire devours Baptist church in Savannah, Georgia

Jul. 22, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A house fire spread to a house of worship next door, all but destroying the First Metropolitan Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah Fire Rescue firefighters responding to a two-story house fire late Sunday found the flames had already spread to the First Metropolitan Baptist...

Real-time painting brings Bible story to life

Jul. 22, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — South Canyon Lutheran Church is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new and vibrant reminder that God is with them. Paul Oman, an artist from Wisconsin, brought his live-action ministry "Drawn to the Word" to South Canyon Lutheran Church on June 30. While scripture verses were...

Site records religious sounds, such as bells, birds and U2

Jul. 21, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jaunty sound of a puja bell rings during an offering at the Jain Center of Central Ohio in southern Delaware County. Birds chirp in the background of a Druid ritual at ComFest in downtown Columbus. And the rhythmic harmony made by musicians at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church...

Pope: Moon landing inspires progress on justice, environment

Jul. 21, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our "common home" on Earth. Francis told the public in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, the day after the anniversary of the July 20, 1969, lunar landing, that the feat achieved an...

Matthew Ministry provides free clothing for the needy

Jul. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — For nearly 20 years, one Corbin woman has faithfully helped to clothe the community, volunteering countless hours of service. Cheryl Robinson spends much of her time in a small old house on the corner of Fourth and Poplar Streets, across from Central Baptist Church in Corbin. If you...

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

Jul. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday. The diocese posted the pope's decision on its website, saying former bishop Michael Bransfield can't live within the diocese, can't...