Scientific theories including the “Big Bang” believed to have brought the universe into being 13.7 billion years ago and the idea that life developed through a process of evolution do not conflict with Catholic teaching, Pope Francis said on Tuesday.
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A Pew Research Center study found that young adults are less religious than any other age group, with nearly a third declining to affiliate with any organized religion. They’re also less devout than previous generations were at the same point in their lives.
For more than 20 years, the largest Catholic church in Las Vegas has gone largely unnoticed by the valley’s nearly 650,000 Catholics.
Now on its own 40-acre campus at Lone Mountain Road and Jones Boulevard, Canyon Ridge Christian Church calls to people who don’t have a church family, according to the Rev. Kevin Odor, senior pastor.
The Greater New Jerusalem Baptist church now under construction in west Las Vegas is around five times the size of the congregation’s current church, but some parishioners are worrying about where the money is going to come from and how the project could affect the health of its existing church.
Next to a bra sporting googly eyes, another bra makes less eye contact, but still stands out. Hot pink and tiger-striped, it’s decorated with flowers and birthday cakes — flung across a table. Hadassah unveiled The Uplift Project, a community outreach campaign, at “Inspire, Imagine, Ignite,” the organization’s 97th national convention, attended by approximately 750 delegates from across the country at the Sands Expo and Convention Center July 21-23.
When most people think about reading at church, usually only one book — the “Good Book” — comes to mind as acceptable to study and discuss at length.
The government is sending more than $4.7 million in homeland security funding to Nevada this year, including $75,000 to help a Las Vegas synagogue build new fencing and protections as it expands in Summerlin.
A Utah judge reiterated her approval Friday for plans to send eviction notices to people living in Warren Jeffs’ polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border who have collectively failed to pay millions of dollars in occupancy fees for their houses.
When Moses parted the Red Sea in Henderson one late June evening, it marked the end of one early iteration of what has become a sure sign of summer — vacation Bible school.
As Israel launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, the valley’s Muslim community organized a prayer vigil at the Jamia Masjid mosque, to remember victims of violence.
The Church of England has voted to allow women to enter its top ranks as bishops at its meeting in York in northern England Monday.
New Song Christian Academy has a new reason to sing. A $1 million anonymous donation is making possible a new building that will increase the student population and expand its amenities.
John Maloney, an usher at Christ Church Episcopal, is accustomed to meeting tourists who’ve decided to devote a few hours of their Las Vegas vacations to attending weekly Mass.
The problem of starving children isn’t just in foreign countries or in the impoverished neighborhoods of the nation’s largest cities. Hungry children can be found in Southern Nevada, too.
A federal court has denied a request from a dying Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of killing a nun in 1980 and hoped to spend his final days in his Ohio hometown.
A litter of newborn pups shared Jesus’ stable and his birthday. Shortly after birth, one of the six miraculously opened his eyes, struggled to reach Mary’s feet and nudged his way between mother and newborn child.
“Sacrifice and self-discipline are the tent poles of the monthlong period of daily fasting, prayer and other acts meant to demonstrate purification of the soul for Muslims, which begins June 28 and will end July 28.
Unification Church members made a pilgrimage to Las Vegas Wednesday, and the holy site that brought them here just happens to also lie beneath a state building.
A pastor who presided over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and vowed to perform other gay marriages if asked can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.
The Mormon church has excommunicated the prominent founder of a Mormon women’s group.
The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of “two people,” not just “a man and a woman.”
There’s an army in town, gathering momentum since the recession. Its mission: the training of leaders for participation in public life. And, while this army may not be fighting a holy war, it has been turning heads with victories that promise a better future for the valley.