Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups.
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With Christmas services in the rearview mirror and many New Year’s resolutions already broken, church attendance might seem a likely target for seasonal lethargy come January. But local churches keep up the pace to convince people to be year-round parishioners.
Pope Francis on Wednesday sought to clarify his remark that Catholics should not breed “like rabbits,” saying economic injustice — not large families — was the real cause of poverty.
Catholics should not feel they have to breed “like rabbits” because of the Church’s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.
Pope Francis said men should listen to women’s ideas more and not be male chauvinists. The Argentine pope made impromptu remarks during a youth rally at a co-ed Catholic university in the Philippine capital, Manila, after he noted that four of the five people who addressed him on stage were male.
“When you come to Sin City, you don’t have to convince someone they’re a sinner. They’re praying to win those jackpots, so you’ve already got a praying group that knows they’re sinners — and God is ready.”
Pope Francis said on Thursday he believed that man was primarily responsible for climate change and that he hoped this year’s Paris conference would take a courageous stand to protect the environment.
The diversity of the church is reflected in the languages used by the congregation to praise God. All worship is bilingual, in Spanish and English, with a smattering of Tagalog sprinkled in.
“They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations,” writes Kurt Eichenwald of evangelical Christians.
Words of inspiration and wisdom, even the abridged “aha” versions that suit our busy culture, are meant to push us on, soothe the soul. In these times, the world seems particularly eager to grasp at anything that resonates.
It’s a unique name for a church with a unique setting: a movie theater. Relentless Church held its initial first service in early December at Regal Downtown Summerlin 5, and regular services are set to launch Jan. 18.
During the season of giving, Jeanne Kilduff is busier than ever.
Dance and church have not always been a unifying force in American culture, but when they are combined by liturgical dancers, the result can be a sacred experience.
The West Las Vegas Arts Center is hosting an event to celebrate Kwanzaa, which was created by the African American community as a way to pay homage to African culture.
A five-year dream for the Las Vegas Coalition of Reason became reality just a few days before one of the world’s biggest religious celebrations.
Tens of thousands of people flocked to St. Peter’s Square to hear the Argentine pope deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world) blessing and message, marking the second Christmas since his election last year.
The commercialism of Christmas can overpower the biblical story of Jesus’ birth to those susceptible to its noise. However, local pastors find ways for their flocks to keep to the message while still having a little fun with the season.
The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has said he thinks his traditional religious role should cease with his death rather than a “stupid” successor replace him and disgrace himself.
An unprecedented Vatican investigation of U.S. women’s religious orders that alarmed Roman Catholic sisters when the inquiry began years ago ended Tuesday with a report signaling a softer approach under Pope Francis.
The Fremont Street Experience will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah on Tuesday with this year’s edition of downtown Las Vegas’ Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony.
Celebrations of marriage equality seem least likely to be found in a church, given the resistance much of Christianity has to the concept. But Christ Church Episcopal did just that Thursday evening, pointing to what it considers progress while acknowledging a long path ahead to greater acceptance in the Christian community.
Christian and Jewish couples often find this time of year challenging as they celebrate and respect each other’s religious traditions of Christmas and Hanukkah.
“It’s not often that you can say the first non-Native American to pass through a state was a Catholic priest, so that’s one reason for my passion,” said Monsignor Gregory Gordon, pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church, who spearheaded a drive to replace a historical state marker honoring the priest’s place in Nevada history, which went MIA 15 years ago.
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