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7 years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen

“The first responsibility of the church in abuse cases is to help those who have been abused and protect those who may be vulnerable to future abuse,” according to the 2010 handbook for Mormon church leaders. But church officials tolerated abuse in at least one family for years.

 
Las Vegas religious leaders react to Supreme Court ruling

Local religious leaders shared mixed opinions on the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that had enshrined abortion as a constitutional right for nearly a half-century.

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Episcopal Church consecrates Gardner as bishop for Nevada

Gardner is the second woman to serve as bishop in Nevada, after Katharine Jefferts Schori served as the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church from 2006 to 2015.

Arizona priest’s baptisms presumed invalid due to error

Thousands of baptisms performed by a priest who served in Arizona for 16 years are now presumed to be invalid because he used incorrect wording on a subtle but key component of the sacrament, Roman Catholic officials said.

 
Historic Westside interfaith service celebrates MLK holiday

The church service was part of a series of “King Week” events organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee, which will include the 40th annual parade honoring the civil rights icon Monday morning in downtown Las Vegas.

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