September 30, 2019

On September 12th, the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The filing comes amidst a slew of of sexual abuse lawsuits against the clergy. Back in March, there was already speculation that some of the dioceses in New York would file f...

September 27, 2019

A Maryland pastor has been charged with attempted rape in a case involving a young member of his church. He blamed the girl's "demons" for provoking him.

Octavio Cantarero, 42, is a pastor at the Iglesia Pentecostal Principe De Paz in Gaithersburg, MD.

In May, his victim...

September 25, 2019

A newborn baby in New York was infected with herpes earlier this month by the mohel performing his circumcision.

In ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, some still practice metzitzah b’peh, a form of circumcision ritual where the mohel places his mouth on the baby's penis...

September 23, 2019

Pentecostal Christians in Australia are setting fire to Aboriginal artifacts because they believe they represent "satanic" worship. A preacher, Ana Makahununiu, from Tonga, arrived in northwestern Australia in 2015. Since her arrival, Makahununiu has been behind increa...

September 20, 2019

Barrett Fletcher sported a colander on his head on Tuesday as he delivered the opening prayer to a local government meeting in Homer, Alaska.

Fletcher, a pastor of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, invoked his noodly deity in his remarks, saying, "So I'm calle...

September 18, 2019

A former Catholic priest who spent twenty six years on the run was sentenced to thirty years in prison for sexually abusing an alter boy.

Arthur Perrault, 81, was convicted in April of seven counts for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy at St. Bernadette's Pari...

September 13, 2019

Students at Liberty University, the private evangelical Christian university founded by Jerry Falwell, are staging a protest after reports of University President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s misconduct. Falwell Sr. would be so disappointed.

Falwell has been in the news a lot la...

September 11, 2019

Earlier this week, Pope Francis spoke publicly about his critics stabbing him in the back while saying that he is not afraid if the Catholic Church splits.

Whoa, harsh!

So what happened?

Pope Francis was on a flight home to the Vatican after a trip to several African coun...

September 10, 2019

Multiple studies in recent years have concluded that the non-religious population in the United States is rising, especially among younger demographics.

That trend is influencing life in a variety of ways, but now we are seeing the impact at religious universities, wher...

September 6, 2019

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick made news this week when he spoke with Ruth Graham of Slate, his first such interview since he was defrocked for sexual abuse allegations.

McCarrick, who was initially suspended from ministry in June 2018 by the Vatican, before being defrocke...

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