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Boulder Mennonites turn donated guns into garden tools

Apr. 10, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — There was healing in the swing of a hammer at Boulder Mennonite Church on Good Friday. Dozens of community members gathered for a vigil to pray, reflect and remember 10 victims of a mass shooting at the nearby King Soopers on March 22. ...

Religious party seeks gains in Peru's legislative elections

Apr. 09, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

JOSE CARLOS MARIATEGUI, Peru (AP) — On the banks of the Amazon River, in a village without electricity or drinking water, Andrea Rodrigo makes the yuca flour that her family sells in markets along Peru’s remote borders with Brazil and Colombia. The 21-year-old...

Rioters ignore pleas for calm as violence flares in Belfast

Apr. 09, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BELFAST (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland deployed water cannons for the first time in six years Thursday as they tried to disperse protesters who hurled stones, fireworks and gasoline-filled bottles at officers during another night of violence in Belfast. The violence...

Canceled flights, expired clearances: resettlements in limbo

Apr. 09, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

(RNS) — It’s been two months since President Joe Biden signed an executive order he said would “begin the hard work of restoring our refugee admissions program.” Part of that work was to include raising the number of refugees allowed into the United States from...

'How many of us will be left?' Catholic nuns face loss, pain

Apr. 09, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — At the front desk, the kindly nun who greeted visitors is missing, and in the chapel, where stained glass paints the walls with pastels, she no longer waves hello from the last pew on the left. In the convent’s living room, Sister Mary Evelyn Labik isn’t resting...

Ex-volunteer firefighter charged with setting church fire

Apr. 09, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

DRESDEN, Tenn. (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter has been charged with setting a blaze at a church on Easter Sunday in Tennessee, authorities said. Codie Austin Clark, 25, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of arson of a place of worship, the Tennessee Bureau of...

New Mexico latest state to adopt medically assisted suicide

Apr. 08, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has become the latest state to provide a legal pathway for terminally ill patients to choose when and how they die. On Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act, named for a New Mexico...

Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

Apr. 08, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster knew it was her turn to share the lower bunk with the elderly priest and another elementary school-aged girl. Daschbach was idolized...

Swiss banker to Venezuelan kleptocrats becomes star witness

Apr. 08, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Matthias Krull pulls up his pant leg and slides a gardening shear on the ankle monitor that for two years has been a constant reminder of his crimes. With a court order in hand, and a child’s voice echoing from the next room, the former Swiss banker...

Green Bay pastor appointed to serve the Diocese of Duluth

Apr. 08, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth could finally have a new bishop in place next month following the 2019 death of its longtime leader and the resignation of his chosen replacement. The Very Rev. Daniel Felton, a longtime pastor in the Diocese of...