After leaving the Church of Scientology and its secretive international base in the desert, Ronald Miscavige Sr. settled into small-town life in Wisconsin, his 40-year ties to the religion cut once and for all.
In compelling Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses to turn over as much as 70 years' worth of records on sexually abusive priests, the state attorney general's office is mounting what would be the most wide-ranging criminal investigation ever into the scandal in the United States.
The Oakland Baptist Church music team – Shelden Timmerman, minister of music; Barbara Beam, organist; Melanie O’Neal, pianist – will retire Sunday with a combined total of 96 years of music ministry at the church.
A pastor ousted by his megachurch in South Carolina over problems that included alcohol use has been a close friend of Elevation Church pastor Steven Furtick and has served on the board of overseers at the Charlotte church.
Dawn Eden Goldstein graduated from University of St. Mary of the Lake with a doctorate in sacred theology, which will allow her to help train aspiring priests. The feat marks the first time a woman at the north suburban school has earned such a degree.
Four Hindu priests sat cross-legged on the floor in front of silver trays of rice, flowers and vermillion powder, chanting in low baritones that reverberated off the bare walls of the old brick temple.
Fifty Shades of Grey and the Bible rank in the top 10 of the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries. Here are the books on the American Library Association’s “State of Libraries Report.”