“The Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was really where my story started on the west side of the city,” Castro told Religion News Service...
Julián Castro opens his presidential bid with a Catholicism aimed at Latino vote
By: Jack Jenkins, Feb. 14, 2019 WASHINGTON (RNS) — As Julián Castro officially launched his candidacy for president over the past few weeks, he invoked a certain female figure so frequentlyRead More
His departure follows years of controversy over MacDonald’s leadership style and the church’s finances.
James MacDonald fired as pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel by church elders
by: Bob Smietana, Feb 13, 2019 (RNS) — James MacDonald, the embattled pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, has been fired by the suburban Chicago megachurch he founded three decades ago.Read More
[Hollywood] was founded as an alcohol-free Christian community.
“Walk of Faith” tour tells tale of Hollywood’s Christian beginnings
by: Heather Adams, Feb 12, 2019 LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Walking past the First Baptist Church of Hollywood, April Clemmer pauses. “This church is a survivor,” she tells the dozenRead More
The Minnesota Democrat said she had no intention offending anyone...
Rep. Omar apologizes for tweets on AIPAC’s influence
by: Laurie Kellman, Feb 11, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar “unequivocally” apologized on Monday for tweets about the influence in Congress of an American organization thatRead More
Several vowed to improve the ways churches address such behavior.
Southern Baptist leaders vow to improve addressing sex abuse after papers’ report
by: Adelle M. Banks, Feb 11, 2019 (RNS) — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have called the reports by two Texas newspapers of hundreds of sex abuse cases inRead More
That provision imposes a 21 percent tax on employee parking benefits...
IRS’ ‘church parking tax’ sparks questions and concerns
by: Bobby Ross Jr., Feb 7, 2019 (RNS) — Like houses of worship across the U.S., Calvary Church in Santa Ana, Calif., typically hasn’t had to worry about filing a federalRead More