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President in the pews: DC churches offer Biden options

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — His motorcade thunders around Delaware, snarling traffic. Everywhere he goes, a security team envelops him and a pack of journalists trails behind. Yet Presi...

After turbulent 2020, faith in America faces more big issues

For many religious denominations in the United States, there were two shared preoccupations in 2020 beyond the usual matters of faith: How to cope with the coronavirus pandemic and how to respond to t...

Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancell...

Divided reactions in US as pope backs same-sex civil unions

LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis’ endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he’s done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said W...

Bipartisan Christian group forms super PAC to oppose Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of prominent Christians from both sides of the aisle, including a past faith adviser to former President Barack Obama, is forming a political action committee designed to chi...

No 'dogma': Democrats walk tightrope on Barrett's faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The dogma lives loudly within you.” It's that utterance from California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee...

GOP attacks Harris amid battle for Catholic voters' support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Soon after Joe Biden tapped Kamala Harris as his running mate, some conservatives began trying to portray her as anti-Catholic — a line of attack that President Donald Trump’s campai...

Falwell says he's resigned from Liberty University

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he has submitted his resignation as head of evangelical Liberty University. Falwell confirmed his departure in an interview ...

Falwell says wife had affair, family faced blackmail attempt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr., currently on a leave of absence as the leader of evangelical Liberty University, has released a statement saying that he is seeking help for the “emotional toll...

Democrats tap array of faith leaders to speak at convention

The Episcopal bishop of Washington, D.C., who criticized President Donald Trump after he held a Bible aloft at a photo op at a historic church in her diocese, is among the diverse group of faith leade...

Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The board of private evangelical Liberty University in Virginia said Monday that it had chosen an interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence after one o...

Christian abortion critics urge Dems to change platform

A group of more than 100 Christian pastors, religion professors and other advocates is urging the Democratic National Committee to adopt a party platform that’s friendlier to abortion opponents. ...

Biden snags support from prominent Muslim American officials

Several prominent Muslim American elected officials endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter organized by Emgage Action ahead of an online summit that starts Monday and features the presumptive De...

Abortion foes vent disappointment after Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion opponents vented their disappointment and fury on Monday after the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision to strike down a Louisiana law that would have curbed abortion access. ...

Pope sends strong message to US Catholics after Floyd death

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Cardinals blac...