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Judge erases suspensions from student preacher's record

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge erased three suspensions from the school record of an Everett student who preached and handed out Christ…

May 31, 2015 12:01 pm(0)
A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in the US

A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in the US

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A bitter struggle for control over the nation's oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may us…

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Local Religion Calendar (May 30)

Intergenerational services: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd., will hold intergenerational services a…

May 30, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Pope praises 'heroism' of parents who decided not to abort

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has praised the "heroism" of parents of gravely ill children who chose not to abort.

May 29, 2015 10:49 am(0)

Top-ranking Mormon leader heads to hospice as cancer worsens

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top-ranking Mormon leader, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is headed to hospice as his cancer spreads aggressively.

May 29, 2015 9:56 am(0)

Protesters occupying church for 11 years get court relief

SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Parishioners occupying a Roman Catholic church south of Boston for nearly 11 years have gotten a reprieve from a court-…

May 29, 2015 8:34 am(0)
Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold

Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year…

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UK Methodist Church apologizes for past sexual abuse cases

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Methodist Church said Thursday it had found almost 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution o…

May 28, 2015 3:55 am(0)

Vatican's media operations in for overhaul

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's media operations are in for a major overhaul to make them more efficient.

May 27, 2015 12:57 pm(0)
Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

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Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

Vatican: Irish gay marriage vote a 'defeat for humanity'

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of t…

May 27, 2015 5:23 am(0)
11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning

SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Outfitted with Wi-Fi, cable television, snacks and comfortable armchairs, the vestibule at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini R…

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Vatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continue

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank said Monday its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and con…

May 25, 2015 3:47 am(0)
Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.

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Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet

Russians celebrate the saints who gave them their alphabet

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians have filled Red Square to join the patriarch of Russia's Orthodox Church in celebrating Slavic literature …

May 24, 2015 6:54 am Photos

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Local Religion Calendar (May 23)

Country gospel concert: A concert to support the efforts at North Corvallis Ministry Center is set for 5 p.m. today, Saturday, in Guerber Hall…

May 23, 2015 8:00 am(0)
Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

BEIJING (AP) — China's president warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government as…

May 20, 2015 7:11 pm(0)
Pope urges Chinese Catholics to be 'united' to church

Pope urges Chinese Catholics to be 'united' to church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged Catholics in China to be "united to the rock" of the church in Rome.

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Pope's No. 2 offers new insights into climate encyclical

Pope's No. 2 offers new insights into climate encyclical

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new development model is needed to combat global warming, one that marries economic growth to combat poverty with a sust…

May 20, 2015 11:24 am(0)
Religion news in brief

Religion news in brief

Pope to bishops: Stop ordering faithful around, fight graft

May 20, 2015 9:16 am(0)
Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr

Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-aw…

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Local Religion Calendar (May 16)

Conference: Award-winning columnist, author and teacher Bob Welch will give the keynote address at the Oregon Christian Writers conference set…

May 16, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (May 9)

Sermon: "Do You Know This Jesus? The Prophetic Revolutionary" will be the topic of the sermon at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Ch…

May 09, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (May 2)

May Day: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis will celebrate May Day today, Saturday.

May 02, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (April 25)

Remembering Marcus Borg: The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 N.W. 35th St. in Corvallis, will hold two sessions on Sunday to remem…

April 25, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (April 18)

Sermon: Maya Rotem of Portland will present "What's Happening in Palestine/Gaza/Israel? Why It Is Important to Us as World Citizens" at 10:45 …

April 18, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (April 11)

Presentation: Practitioner of Christian Science healing Larissa Snorek-Yates, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will giv…

April 11, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (April 4)

Easter: First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, will hold a brief, informal sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday -- outsi…

April 04, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (March 21)

Sermon: “Ummah: The Islamic World Today” is the title of a sermon to be given at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellows…

March 21, 2015 8:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (March 28)

Sermon: “Pluralism Within, Pluralism Without” is the title of a sermon to be given at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fe…

March 21, 2015 8:00 am(0)

New Knights of Columbus council forms at OSU

On March 7, 20 young men celebrated the charter day of the new Oregon State University Council of the Knights of Columbus.

March 14, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Corvallis woman receives award

Ginger McMurtry of the Corvallis Seventh-day Adventist Church recently received the Judy Woodburn Memorial Award from Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers.

March 14, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Local Religion Calendar (March 14)

Reflective time: First Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St., will offer a Lenten time of reflection before and after the 10 a.m. worship s…

March 14, 2015 8:00 am(0)
Church celebrates reopening of library

Church celebrates reopening of library

Members of Grace Lutheran Church, 21st Street and Harrison Boulevard, recently gathered in a sunny room off the church’s courtyard to honor 2,…

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