Archbishop William Lori encouraged the more than 500,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore on Tuesday to report wrongdoing by clergy at all levels as part of an effort to regain public trust as church leaders worldwide confront a sexual abuse crisis.
The Rowan County Commission lost its case over public prayer at meetings and must pay the American Civil Liberties Union $285,000 in legal fees. The ACLU sued in 2013. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Three Kings Day parades celebrate Latino culture and the holiday season. After festivities Saturday in Cary, families received gifts of bikes and toys for their children and a bag of food to take home.
In the weeks since Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a scathing report faulting the Illinois dioceses for failing to investigate hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, a daunting question has lingered on the minds of parishioners: Which priests were accused?
North Carolina’s Rev. William J. Barber II is The News & Observer’s 2018 Tar Heel of the Year. He led the state’s Moral Monday rallies as leader of the NC NAACP. The MacArthur Fellow has since launched a rebirth of the national Poor People’s Campaign.
Richard Brunson, executive director of NC Baptists on Mission since 1992, is one of The News & Observer’s finalists for Tar Heel of the Year. He has made the organization’s volunteers a critical component of disaster response in North Carolina and around the country, particularly during hurricanes.
A Presbyterian church in Raleigh was vandalized Friday afternoon just before Christmas, but the members of the congregation didn’t let it stop them. They quickly banned together to clean it up and it looks like nothing even happened.
An investigation into US fundamental Baptist churches found more than 400 sexual misconduct allegations. More than 160 pastors, ministers and Christian leaders have been accused of committing crimes against children.
Bishop Michael Curry, the head of the Episcopal Church who was the Bishop of the NC Diocese, presided over the funeral of President George H.W. Bush after gaining notoriety for his passionate sermon at the Royal Wedding this summer.
At least three dozen kids at Asheville Waldorf School have come down with the chickenpox in what state health officials are calling the worst outbreak of the disease since a vaccine was introduced in 1995.
The Orange County Rural Alliance, or OCRA, grew out of a program offered by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department called Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT). Volunteers deliver meals and check in on elderly residents.