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    • RELIGION
    • 8:21 AM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Pope Francis OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

    Vatican City Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a second miracle be confirmed.

    • 11:10 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
    • RELIGION

    40 'I do's' at Vatican as Pope Francis marries 20 couples

    Vatican City Forty 'I do's' or 'Si' in Italian were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother.

    • 11:42 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Steeple repairs complete, Detroit's St. Josaphat reopens for worship

    St. Josaphat Catholic Church welcomed back parishioners to its first Sunday service since a storm ravaged its iconic 200-foot steeple 10 months ago.

    • 4:12 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Church center mentors aspiring entrepreneurs

    Pittsburgh An arm of the Bible Center Church, the Oasis Project encourages community development with a focus on youth being the drivers of their own economic development.

    • 4:58 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • RELIGION

    With God, it's all about love

    Jesus came to reveal God's love to us, to draw it out of us, to show us that love is the beginning, the means, the path and the end; it's the only road to travel.

    • 6:58 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Pope Francis may declare Sri Lanka's 1st saint

    Colombo, Sri Lanka The Colombo archbishop says Pope Francis may make a 17th century priest Sri Lanka's first Roman Catholic saint during a papal visit next year.

    • 11:26 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • RELIGION

    St. Josaphat's damaged steeple repaired, church to reopen

    St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church, whose 200-foot-tall steeple is an iconic site to southbound I-75 travelers, officially reopens this weekend after fierce winds forced its closure in November and cast doubt on its future.

  1. Residents, Greater Grace Temple clash over unmaintained golf course

    Detroit A refusal to cut grass at the New Rogell Golf Course has sparked tension between a megachurch and neighbors who say it's unacceptable that a house of worship is creating blight.

    • 7:22 PM, Sep. 6, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Churches urge high court to act on gay marriage

    Salt Lake City The Mormon church and four religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage.

    • 6:42 PM, Sep. 5, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Public gets its first look at priceless Mormon artifacts

    Salt Lake City A new public exhibit that features some of the Mormon faith's most treasured artifacts dating back to the early days includes 26 books, manuscripts and documents. It is the latest example of the faith being more forthcoming about its history and tenets.

    • 6:21 PM, Sep. 5, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Time to let God take you to school

    Stay in school as long as you can not to avoid the employment line or devour your parents' purse but to learn all you can. Learn to become a learner: For when you stop learning, the proverb goes, you've stopped living.

  2. Archdiocese: Michigan priest 'negligent' in abuse

    Mount Clemens The Archdiocese of Detroit has found a Mount Clemens priest was 'negligent' when he didn't promptly report a sexual assault on church property to police.

  3. Mount Clemens priest 'negligent' in sex abuse case for delay in reporting

    The Archdiocese of Detroit has concluded an investigation into a Mount Clemens priest accused of not informing police quickly enough when an usher sexually abused a teen at a church event.

    • 8:01 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Church center mentors aspiring entrepreneurs

    Pittsburgh The triplex of row houses in the city was notorious for its active crack scene. Today, the triplex is, among other things, The Maker's Place, a hub of production for middle and high school students in the Oasis Project.

    • 7:56 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Love of neighbor, God most crucial

    The Old Testament Law contains 613 individual commandments. Such a corpus of legal code is incredibly lengthy. Yet, the oral tradition that supplements the Law ...

    • 7:58 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Faith Calendar

    Religious events and activities across Metro Detroit.

    • 8:42 AM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • METRO AND STATE

    Detroit welcomes national Muslim convention

    In Detroit for the first time, the Islamic Society of North America's 51st annual convention features sessions on topics such as using culture to transmit the ...

    • 2:07 PM, Aug. 30, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Detroit's Cardinal Szoka honored at funeral for 'rich and full' life

    Detroit Cardinal Edmund Szoka would have enjoyed his final farewell Tuesday. Not because of the pageantry, though there was plenty of that during the funeral Mass in ...

  4. Metro Detroiters call for end to violence in Iraq as imams decry ISIS' 'barbaric behavior'

    In the shade fronting Dearborn City Hall on Monday evening, Imam Mustapha Elturk passionately denounced Islamic extremists whose alleged murders and crimes in ...

  5. Detroiters pay respects to Cardinal Szoka

    The tears streamed down Don Jones' face. They couldn't stop. Several steps before him was the body of Cardinal Edmund Szoka, lying in repose before the many ...

    • 6:12 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Female Jewish scribe painstakingly repairs the Torah

    Orlando Rachel Salston is one of an estimated 50 female Jewish scribes in the world. Females scribes, or soferets, are a rare breed because they must be conservative ...

    • 4:19 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • RELIGION

    'Let go, let God' is path to wisdom

    Trust God to provide wisdom. God will give it to those who request it, the insight and understanding that they need. God can save us from foolish and reckless ...

    • 4:14 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Faith Calendar

    Religious events and activities across Metro Detroit.

  6. Hundreds pray at Hart Plaza for Christians in Iraq

    Hundreds of people participated Friday in a prayer vigil at Hart Plaza in Detroit in support of Iraqi Christians who are being oppressed or killed during the ...

    • 12:32 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Pope Francis offers condolences on Cardinal Szoka's death

    Detroit Pope Francis says he offers his 'heartfelt condolences' to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka.

    • 11:05 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
    • OBITUARIES

    Cardinal Szoka, Detroit's archbishop in the 1980s, has died

    Edmund Szoka, a key aide and close adviser to Pope John Paul II and Detroit's archbishop in the 1980s, has died at the age of 86.

    • 6:29 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Pope OKs force to protect N. Iraq's religious minorities

    Aboard The Papal Plane Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community ...

    • 6:49 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Faith Calendar

    Religious events and activities across Metro Detroit.

    • 4:29 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • RELIGION

    China Catholics cheer for pope

    Beijing Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement ...

    • 10:11 AM, Aug. 15, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

    Daejeon, South Korea Pope Francis called for Catholics to combat the allure of materialism that stifles the spirit Friday during his five-day trip to South ...

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