DETROIT - The National Shrine of the Little Flower church in Royal Oak assumed its stature as a Catholic basilica on April 23, its landmark tower with the carving of a crucifix was adorned with yellow and white banners.
After years of vitriol and sour relations, the Vatican and U.S. nuns announced they had developed a collaborative relationship and had engaged in conversations "marked by a spirit of prayer, love for the church, mutual respect and cooperation."
Bishop Robert W. Finn stepped down as spiritual shepherd of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese on Tuesday, nearly three years after he became the most senior U.S. Roman Catholic prelate convicted of criminal charges related to the church's child sexual abuse scandal.
The Ann Arbor, Mich., Catholic priest under criticism for urging parishioners to arm themselves has posted on Facebook that his parish will no longer hold any classes to learn about earning a license to carry a concealed pistol.
You have to be patient if you want an organ built by C.B. Fisk. The company only makes about two a year and has a three-year backlog. The organs take six weeks to assemble and four to six months to tone.
Allison Creek Presbyterian Church hosted a multi-racial Maundy Thursday service with members from Liberty Hill AME Zion, New Home AME Zion and Union Baptist – three black churches that were created after slaves were freed in 1865. Many of the blacks who attended Allison Creek before emancipation and after are buried in mostly unmarked graves next to Allison Creek church.
Monsignor Richard Harris spent a quiet hour Saturday arranging palms for the altar of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He does the arrangements each year as a gift to the congregation, but the task also prepare him for the beginning of Holy Week.
Providence Presbytery, which spans about 65 churches in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, voted 50 to 39 to approve a denomination-wide amendment which defines marriage as a “unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” The amendment gives each church minister the option of whether he or she will conduct a same-sex marriage.
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