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  1. 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.

  2. 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 is also extensive.

    • 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 religion's values between generations.

    • 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 the massive Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

  3. 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 the Middle East have shocked Muslims and followers of other faiths worldwide.

  4. 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 mourners whose lives the archbishop touched, molded and inspired.

    • 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 Jews who follow the strict laws of Judaism, but also belong to an egalitarian congregation that believes in the equality of women and men.

    • 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 living, if — and this is a colossal 'if' —we will trust him and not ourselves.

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

    Faith Calendar

    Religious events and activities across Metro Detroit.

  5. 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 fighting in Iraq.

    • 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 ...

    • 1:36 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Pope to Koreas: Avoid 'fruitless' shows of force

    Seoul, South Korea — Pope Francis called Thursday for peace and unity on the war-divided Korean Peninsula and for both sides to avoid 'fruitless' criticisms ...

    • 8:15 AM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

    Beijing — Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides, which ...

  6. Pope making landmark S. Korea visit

    Seoul, South Korea Pope Francis begins today the first papal visit to South Korea in a quarter century, with plans to beatify 124 Korean martyrs and encourage a vibrant and ...

  7. Mob packs Mass at Detroit's St. Albertus to fill historic church

    Another historic Detroit church found its pews overflowing with worshipers Sunday, as thousands of members of Detroit Mass Mob visited St. Albertus Historic ...

    • 6:26 PM, Aug. 9, 2014
    • RELIGION

    From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast

    Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their ...

    • 7:26 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Pastor challenges preachers not to misuse spiritual authority

    The Rev. Robert Smith Jr., pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, writes: 'Pastors should use his or her spiritual authority to equip, enable and ...

    • 7:32 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Unlike the Wizard, our God is caring, compassionate

    God is a compassionate, loving, heart-sick parent who refused to keep his distance from us. He is more gracious, more wonderful, more welcoming and more loving ...

    • 7:28 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Faith Calendar

    Religious events and activities across Metro Detroit.

    • 8:02 PM, Aug. 3, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Sikh victim's family hopeful

    Punjab Singh spent a lifetime preaching the Sikh principles of optimism and hope — the very principles that his family now rely upon to sustain them during his ...

    • 9:37 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Pentecostals will showcase 'a different side of Detroit'

    Detroit is the destination this weekend for Pastor Stephen Shaw and more than a dozen members of his Alabama church.

    • 8:54 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • RELIGION

    Churches putting faith in social media: #YesforGod

    Raleigh. N.C. — When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, ...

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