VATICAN CITY (AP) — One of the Vatican's biggest scandals in decades widened Monday with the pope's butler — arrested for allegedly having confidential documents in his home — agreeing to cooperate with investigators, his lawyer said Monday.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota high school students trying to create publicity for their school play sent messages to a Kansas-based fundamentalist church known for its anti-gay protests, hoping Westboro Baptist Church members would announce plans to picket the production.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Price was struggling with memories of the sexual abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a high school teacher, so he reached out to the religious order that runs the Catholic school he attended.
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with a changing outlook from Pope Benedict XVI on condoms and their role in preventing the spread of HIV, many prominent conservative Roman Catholics in the U.S. are rejecting the Vatican's own explanation of what the pope said.
SHELDON, N.D. (AP) — Members of a church in the southeast North Dakota town of Sheldon have voted to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, but not because of the ELCA's 2009 decision to allow homosexuals in committed relationships to serve as pastors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Lynch is looking for justice in an unusual way. Charged with savagely beating the priest he says molested him as a child, he plans to try to use his trial to publicly shame the Rev. Jerold Lindner in court.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The archbishop of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese denied communion to a group of college students from St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict because they were wearing rainbow-colored buttons in support of gay rights, a member of the group said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A proposed Islamic center near ground zero is slowly being embraced by some Muslims who initially were indifferent about the plan, partly in response to a sense that their faith is under attack.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - They say it is a "direction from God." It is a plan by a Florida church to burn the Quran this weekend. Here in Fargo-Moorhead, a growing Muslim community wants people in the Valley to know, their holy book and their religion preaches peace, not terrorism.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A year to the week after the country's largest Lutheran denomination opened its ranks to non-celibate gay pastors, critics of the new policy are preparing to launch a brand new denomination.
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