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Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Devastating April Fire

Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Devastating April Fire

Jun 15
The archbishop wore a hard-hat helmet, burnt wood debris was still visible and only about 30 people were let inside, but Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday held its first Mass since the devastating April 15th fire.

Florida Church Plans 'Make America Straight Again' Rally for Two Days After Pulse Massacre Anniversary

Florida Church Plans 'Make America Straight Again' Rally for Two Days After Pulse Massacre Anniversary

Jun 14
Only a couple of days after LGBTQ people in Florida and the world over marked the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre, a Florida church plans to put on a rally with the theme "Make America Straight Again."

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

New York Ends Religious Exemption to Vaccine Mandates

By David Klepper | Jun 14
New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization rules.

Southern Baptists Meet; Endorse Steps Against Sex Abuse

Southern Baptists Meet; Endorse Steps Against Sex Abuse

By Jay Reeves and David Crary | Jun 12
Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.

Franklin Graham Thanks Trump for Banning Pride Flags at US Embassies

Franklin Graham Thanks Trump for Banning Pride Flags at US Embassies

Jun 11
Evangelist Franklin Graham took to Facebook over the weekend to thank President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for banning U.S. embassies around the world from hanging rainbow Pride flags.

Vatican Rejects Gender Change to Alarm of LGBT Catholics

Vatican Rejects Gender Change to Alarm of LGBT Catholics

Jun 10
The Vatican has issued a document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders.

Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda As Southern Baptists Convene

Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda As Southern Baptists Convene

By David Crary | Jun 8
The Southern Baptist Convention gathers for its annual national meeting Tuesday with one sobering topic — sex abuse by clergy and staff — overshadowing all others.

Lawyers for Church Leader Decry Becerra's Comments on Client

Lawyers for Church Leader Decry Becerra's Comments on Client

By Stefanie Dazio | Jun 8
Remarks by the California attorney general regarding the arrest of the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch charged with human trafficking and child rape may have tainted a potential jury, defense attorneys said Friday.

Hindu Festival Showers Indian Town with Tumeric

Hindu Festival Showers Indian Town with Tumeric

Jun 5
When the new moon coincides with a Monday, the small Indian town of Jejuri in western Maharashtra state sparkles with gold.

Priest Begs Gays Not to Leave Church Over Bishop's Tweet

Priest Begs Gays Not to Leave Church Over Bishop's Tweet

Jun 3
A priest is asking parishioners not to leave his church over a tweet by Rhode Island's bishop urging Roman Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events.

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