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  • A Boise church bell was lost, and now it's found

    By ANNA WEBB - Associated Press

    Like Ada County, like the city of Kuna, like the Idaho Statesman, the First Baptist Church of Boise turns 150 this year. Published July 26, 2014

  • Boston Archdiocese gets new schools leader

    By Associated Press

    The Roman Catholic Boston Archdiocese has a new schools superintendent. Published July 26, 2014

  • FIBA to review 'discriminatory' ban on headgear

    By Associated Press

    Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball's governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons. Published July 25, 2014

  • Demonstrators rally in Atlanta over war in Gaza

    By Associated Press

    Hundreds of protesters on either side of the war in Gaza faced off on a busy downtown Atlanta street Friday, chanting and waving signs or flags. Published July 25, 2014

  • Priest in Guam removed over LA allegations

    By Associated Press

    A Roman Catholic priest has been removed from his post in Guam over allegations that he molested two boys four decades ago while serving in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, church officials said Friday. Published July 25, 2014

  • Group seeks pardon for ex-Marine convicted in Iran

    By Associated Press

    A Muslim rights organization has asked Iran's top leader to pardon or grant a retrial for a former U.S. Marine once sentenced to death for spying who now is imprisoned for "cooperating with hostile governments." Published July 25, 2014

  • Testimony in SC Episcopal break winds up

    By BRUCE SMITH - Associated Press

    The bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina testified Friday that he never originally intended to split with the national Episcopal Church as a three week-trial stemming from the acrimonious division came to a close. Published July 25, 2014

  • Cincinnati charity wants to house immigrant kids

    By Associated Press

    A charity said it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently. Published July 25, 2014

  • Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit

    By Associated Press

    Whether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation. Published July 25, 2014

  • Ex-radio host signs plea deal in child porn probe

    By Associated Press

    A former host at a popular Christian radio station in western Michigan plans to plead guilty in a child pornography investigation. Published July 24, 2014

  • Brownback urges compromise on Kansas energy rule

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Sam Brownback called Wednesday for a compromise between wind-power advocates and opponents of a renewable-energy law for Kansas utilities to settle the rule's future, but his office later said he wasn't proposing to phase out the policy. Published July 24, 2014

  • NH relative welcomes woman's release from Sudan

    By Associated Press

    The New Hampshire brother-in-law of a Sudanese woman once sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith said Thursday he is happy she is now in Italy, en route to the United States. Published July 24, 2014

  • Maine Catholics sell property as attendance falls

    By Associated Press

    Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attendance and a surplus of under-utilized buildings. Published July 24, 2014

  • Appeals court upholds priest's sentence

    By Associated Press

    A federal appeals court has upheld the 50-year prison sentence for a former Kansas City priest convicted on child pornography charges. Published July 24, 2014

  • Briefs piling up in gay marriage rulings appeal

    By Associated Press

    Opponents of same-sex marriage cited political theory, social stability and even biblical text in legal briefs filed this week in federal court, where Indiana and Wisconsin are appealing rulings that overthrew their bans on gay weddings. Published July 24, 2014

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