Christianity in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35298/all en Catholic activists petition LA cardinal not to join papal conclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/catholic-activists-petition-la-cardinal-not-join-papal-conclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Roman Catholic activists on Saturday petitioned a U.S. cardinal to recuse himself from taking part in selecting a new pope so as not to insult survivors of sexual abuse by priests committed while he was archbishop of Los Angeles.</p> <p>The activists delivered a petition with nearly 10,000 signatures to the North Hollywood church where Cardinal Roger Mahony resides.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/catholic-activists-petition-la-cardinal-not-join-papal-conclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764719 at http://www.globalpost.com Ohio Amish girl ordered to resume chemotherapy despite pleas of parents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/ohio-amish-girl-ordered-resume-chemotherapy-despite-pleas-paren <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kim Palmer</p> <p>CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio hospital can force a 10-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy over the protests of her parents who decided to stop treatment, an appeals court ruled.</p> <p>Akron Children's Hospital asked the judge to appoint a guardian for the girl after doctors became worried when her parents stopped treatment in June after only one of five prescribed rounds of chemotherapy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/ohio-amish-girl-ordered-resume-chemotherapy-despite-pleas-paren" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amish Christianity in the United States German diaspora Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:01:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5954719 at http://www.globalpost.com Amish buggy horse killed in drive-by shooting in Pennsylvania http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/amish-buggy-horse-killed-drive-shooting-pennsylvania <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A horse pulling a buggy with an Amish family aboard in rural Pennsylvania was struck by a bullet fired from a moving car and later died, police said on Tuesday.</p> <p>No people were injured in the drive-by shooting, which occurred on Sunday in the village of Ronks in the heart of Lancaster County's Amish country, said Lieutenant Robin Weaver of the East Lampeter Township Police Department.</p> <p>The buggy was about a mile from home when the two adults and three children aboard heard a loud crack, police said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131126/amish-buggy-horse-killed-drive-shooting-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amish Christianity in the United States Religion in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:59:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6000635 at http://www.globalpost.com Minnesota archbishop accused of 'inappropriate touching' of boy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/minnesota-archbishop-accused-inappropriate-touching-boy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Bailey</p> <p>MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Tuesday said in a statement Archbishop John Nienstedt was stepping aside while authorities investigate an allegation that he inappropriately touched a boy's buttocks during a 2009 group photo session.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131217/minnesota-archbishop-accused-inappropriate-touching-boy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States John Nienstedt Religion Religion in the United States Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Thomson Reuters Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:19:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023020 at http://www.globalpost.com Arizona couple living near polygamous sect sues for discrimination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/arizona-couple-living-near-polygamous-sect-sues-discrimination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - An Arizona jury heard opening arguments on Wednesday that a married couple was denied municipal water services because they were not members of a polygamous church that dominates their community on the Utah-Arizona border.</p> <p>Ron and Jinjer Cooke filed a federal lawsuit against the twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, in 2010, claiming a violation of their civil rights in a lawsuit that also named the local water district and power company.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140129/arizona-couple-living-near-polygamous-sect-sues-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:49:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6056846 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed polygamist leader Jeffs taken to Texas prison hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/jailed-polygamist-leader-jeffs-taken-texas-prison-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jom Forsyth</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Warren Jeffs, the polygamist leader serving a life prison term for sexually assaulting two young girls at his sect's ranch in Texas, has been taken to a prison hospital, prison officials said on Monday.</p> <p>A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Jeffs was transferred to the hospital in Galveston on March 11 and was in stable condition. The spokesman, Robert Hurst, said Jeffs was admitted with "a non life-threatening medical condition."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140317/jailed-polygamist-leader-jeffs-taken-texas-prison-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Disaster Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Warren Jeffs Thomson Reuters Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:52:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6097816 at http://www.globalpost.com Atlanta archbishop apologizes for lavish living, may sell mansion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140401/atlanta-archbishop-apologizes-lavish-living-may-sell-mansion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta has apologized for building a $2.2 million mansion to use as his home, a move that made him the object of derision and complaint, and said he may sell it.</p> <p>Archbishop Wilton Gregory said he took his "eye off the ball" after the archdiocese received a $15 million donation from the estate of Joseph Mitchell, a nephew "Gone With The Wind" author, Margaret Mitchell.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140401/atlanta-archbishop-apologizes-lavish-living-may-sell-mansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Religion Roman Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta Thomson Reuters Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:55:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6110881 at http://www.globalpost.com State of Texas seizes ranch of imprisoned polygamist leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/state-texas-seizes-ranch-imprisoned-polygamist-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jim Forsyth</p> <p>SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas, where polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sexually assaulted young girls and justified it by claiming he was the "prophet of God," is now the property of the State of Texas.</p> <p>The Texas Department of Public Safety, which raided the Eldorado, Texas, ranch in April of 2008, said in a statement released on Thursday that the walled compound has been entered by law enforcement officers and "the residents have agreed to vacate the property."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/state-texas-seizes-ranch-imprisoned-polygamist-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:04:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125081 at http://www.globalpost.com Senators question Obama's nominee to be health secretary about president's health care law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140514/senators-question-obamas-nominee-be-health-secretary-about-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nominee to be health secretary is facing questions from a key Republican senator about the health care law.</p> <p>But Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah says he believes that Sylvia Mathews Burwell — the White House budget director — is qualified for the job.</p> <p>Burwell is appearing before the Senate Finance Committee. She testified last week before a different Senate committee.</p> <p>A vote on the nomination could come later this month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140514/senators-question-obamas-nominee-be-health-secretary-about-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Christianity in the United States Environment Health Labor Orrin Hatch Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 14 May 2014 18:54:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 6147032 at http://www.globalpost.com Transgender priest preaches at Washington's National Cathedral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140622/transgender-priest-preaches-at-washingtons-national-cathedral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An Episcopal chaplain on Sunday became the first openly transgender priest to preach at the historic National Cathedral in Washington D.C.</p> <p>The Reverend Dr. Cameron Partridge, one of seven openly transgender clergy in the Episcopal Church, spoke from the Canterbury Pulpit in honor of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community's Pride Month, the Cathedral said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140622/transgender-priest-preaches-at-washingtons-national-cathedral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Christianity in the United States Homosexuality and Anglicanism Religion Thomson Reuters Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:10:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6183932 at http://www.globalpost.com Amish girls abducted with intent to 'victimize' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140816/amish-girls-abducted-intent-victimize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US couple arrested and charged with kidnapping two Amish sisters intended to "victimize" the girls after snatching them from their roadside produce stand, authorities said Saturday.</p> <p>The girls, who investigators said had remained "strong" in the wake of the ordeal, were taken Wednesday evening while selling fruits and vegetables in a farming community near the Canadian border in New York state.</p> <p>They turned up hungry and barefoot the next day some 30 miles (50 kilometers) away in the town of Richville.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140816/amish-girls-abducted-intent-victimize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States German diaspora Religion in the United States AFP Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:48:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6233519 at http://www.globalpost.com Abducted Amish girls were sexually abused by captors: New York Times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140817/abducted-amish-girls-were-sexually-abused-captors-new-york-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Two young Amish sisters whose abduction touched off a frantic search in northern New York were sexually abused by their captors, the New York Times reported.</p> <p>The girls, aged 12 and 7, were kidnapped on Wednesday from a family farm stand some 10 miles (16 km) from New York's border with Canada and released Thursday. Police have charged two suspects, Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, with two counts each of first-degree kidnapping.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140817/abducted-amish-girls-were-sexually-abused-captors-new-york-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States German diaspora Religion in the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:15:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6233863 at http://www.globalpost.com Idaho follower of polygamous sect faces child injury charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140829/idaho-follower-polygamous-sect-faces-child-injury-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laura Zuckerman</p> <p>SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A follower of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been charged with misdemeanor child injury offenses after eight teenage boys were removed from his home during a raid by Idaho authorities last month, a prosecutor said on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140829/idaho-follower-polygamous-sect-faces-child-injury-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:25:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6243964 at http://www.globalpost.com Idaho attorney for boys in polygamous sect says he fears for them http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140830/idaho-attorney-boys-polygamous-sect-says-he-fears-them <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Laura Zuckerman</p> <p>SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A court-appointed attorney for boys removed from the Idaho home of a follower of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said on Friday he feared for the well-being of six of the children released to their parents' custody.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140830/idaho-attorney-boys-polygamous-sect-says-he-fears-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity in the United States Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:49:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6244584 at http://www.globalpost.com