George Will: Supreme Court to decide whether 'sex' includes sexual orientation
The beginning of the Supreme Court's term includes momentous oral arguments in two cases that illustrate clashing theories about how statutes should be construed.
U.S. church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting
U.S. church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding church leaders accountable, saying it confirms what they already have in place and also gives them a way forward.
Answer Man: How much are lawyers making on church sexual assault cases?
Dear Answer Man, The clergy sexual lawsuits have hit Rochester. I am curious to know how much money clergy sexual lawsuit attorneys Jeff Anderson & Associates have taken in on
Why the Roman Catholic Church still struggles with sexual abuse scandals
Sixteen years after The Boston Globe published its landmark investigation into clergy sexual abuse, dioceses continue to embrace a cover-up culture.
Lessons and carols at Congregational Church
Lessons and carols will be held at the Congregational Church of New Canaan, Sunday Dec. 11.
Former Estero youth pastor accused of sexually touching girl resigned before accusations, church...
Jerred Peacock, 34, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl between March and August.
Discover new shows with Chico Performances
CHICO — Each new season, Chico State University’s Chico Performances thrills audiences with memorable shows at the campus theaters. The 2018-2019 season will offer new levels of entertainment…
What happens when an allegation of sexual abuse is made against clergy or a Church worker?
Step one: AllegationMade via phone, email, mail, etc., to the Diocese of Charlotte ChanceryAt the time of reporting an incident of alleged sexual misconduct to the Chancery, the person making the report will be asked to complete the diocesan form “Report of Suspected Ministry Related Sexual Miscondu...
Southern Baptist Convention: 3 ways churches will tackle sexual abuse after the annual meeting
The Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting may be over, but addressing sexual abuse in the church is not.
Dan Fagan: Why each of us should demand the church expose and remove sexual predators
My paternal grandmother was born in 1903 in Swinford, Ireland, into a family of 11. At 16, her parents, because of poverty, put her on a ship to America to
Here's what we know about the Pa. grand jury report on Catholic church sexual abuse
Catholic church priest abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses continued for decades.
‘How dare you’: Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal.
7 ways churches deal with inactive members
What are the trends among the churches in North America? For certain, it’s a big issue. For example, the Southern Baptist Convention has over 15 million members, but only about 6 million show up for a weekly worship service.
Interactive story: Why do Americans go to church?
This interactive graphic shows results of the Pew Research Center's survey on American's religious habits. Hover over data points to learn more details.
New Canaan baseball wins clash with Titans, 10-7
The hits just keep on coming for the New Canaan Rams’ baseball team. For the second straight game, the Rams’ bats were running on full tilt as New Canaan r
PRINCETON: Churches ponder what to do if government increases deportations of illegal immigrants
The Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash, the senior pastor of Princeton United Methodist Church, finds herself in prayer on a hot-button national issue that other congregations in town are confronting.
Church celebrates 20 years of feeding souls
“By them doing this every week for the community shows respect, and they treat everybody with respect and you can really tell they care about us,
How the Church Must Confront the Sexual Revolution
The Christian church must confront the Sexual Revolution squarely and in its full force. An earlier article in Crisis described how the churches have been cowed by diffidence and fear. If the Western church is to survive in a meaningful way, now is the time to summon its courage and grasp the nettle it has …
Supreme Court agrees to decide if sexual orientation, gender identity should get federal job...
The Supreme Court agreed to decide whether federal job discrimination laws apply to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Byesville business confronted with parking dilemma
BYESVILLE — Several council committees and the administration will explore whether village officials can do anything to relieve a parking problem