The percentage of U.S. adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades.
Rev. John P. Smyth was “in and out of rehab and the hospital, and, in the last month or so, he’s been very, very ill,” a Maryville official said.
Rev. Porter co-founded Operation PUSH and was a leader of the Chicago Freedom Movement.
I have been going to Paris since 1954, and it was the first monument this Jewish kid sought out.
This was the 22nd year Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois — which has 48 centers across the state — has organized the mitzvah parade.
And yet I am sick of a church that staggers in a stiffening slumber while violence rages across black urban neighborhoods like a consumptive fire.
“The important thing is that they know it was a false accusation, that nothing inappropriate occurred,” Pastor Gary Graf said Sunday.
Gregory will be the first African American to lead the archdiocese that has become the epicenter of the clergy sex abuse crisis in the U.S.
About $8 million a year has been shifted from the cemetery system to pay down that debt, according to a source familiar with church operations.
The Rolling Meadows-based church has cut weekly operational spending by nearly 25 percent and laid off some staff, the Daily Herald reports.
Cupich’s plea to reject the measures comes days after a letter in church bulletins across Chicago urged parishioners to reach out to lawmakers.
The tradition of kissing the ring of a bishop or pope goes back centuries, as a sign of respect and obedience.
An email sent to administrators contained the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of every current employee and many former ones.
The Al Noor mosque’s imam, Gamal Fouda, thanked New Zealanders for their support.
In 1921, community leader Jacob K. Loeb invited hundreds of supporters to the new Drake Hotel. They found themselves at bare tables, lit by candles.