EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Religious waiver forms that will be distributed this week to all 72 counties in Wisconsin are expected to resolve a dispute over building codes between Eau Claire County and its Amish community.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines bishop has told a Des Moines Catholic group to cease Mass services because it let a woman preside over sacrament in December.
CARMEL, Ind. — Hundreds of people attended dedication ceremonies over the weekend for Indiana's first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois families who don't want their children to be vaccinated will have to get a doctor's note before claiming a religious exemption, but the new state law won't affect students heading back to school in the coming weeks.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Acting on a challenge filed by the parents of a recent high school graduate, the Iowa Board of Education has ruled that public school choirs may sing religious music.
CINCINNATI — Cincinnati's archbishop has outlined how parishes and offices in the Cincinnati archdiocese are responding to Pope Francis' recent entreaty to preserve the earth.
MINNEAPOLIS — Victims of alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have filed more than 400 claims against the archdiocese in federal bankruptcy court, according to attorneys for victims and the archdiocese.
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is eliminating fees for marriage annulments, a step that follows comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Catholics to remarry.
INDIANAPOLIS — A former deputy clerk from southern Indiana says in a federal lawsuit she was fired for refusing to process a same-sex couple's marriage application.
SCHUYLER, Neb. — The outstretched arms of St. Benedict are an inviting sight.
MISHAWAKA, Ind. — A philosophy professor has resigned from a Christian college in northern Indiana after it recently adopted a statement affirming to a belief in God as the creator of humanity.
DETROIT — An 8½-foot-tall bronze monument featuring a goat-headed Satan will be unveiled at a secret, ticketed event in Detroit after the owner of a popular restaurant and entertainment complex backed out and opponents issued threats, organizers said.
DUBUQUE, Iowa — A former Dubuque priest has been cleared of allegations that he sexually abused an altar boy in the 1980s following a review by the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
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OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska judges and court officials cannot refuse to perform same-sex marriages unless they refuse to perform all marriages, according to a state judicial ethics group.
PIERRE, S.D. — The attorney for a western South Dakota woman attempting to stop a polygamous sect from using more water at its compound says evidence about the secretive group's faith and background is relevant to whether regulators should grant the request.
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DETROIT — A statue of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a park bench has been unveiled in front of a downtown Detroit church that serves as a warming center for the homeless.
ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis priest who was accused of sexually abusing a boy, only to have those charges dropped earlier this month, is now suing the boy's parents, police and a victim's rights group.