Faith healing

October 21, 2020 - 9:03 pm
James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country’s foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92. The James Randi Educational Foundation confirmed the death, saying simply that its...
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September 26, 2018 - 6:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the agreement between China and the Catholic Church on the appointment of bishops (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Pope Francis is urging Chinese Catholics to trust him and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following a landmark deal over bishop appointments...
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Pope Francis salutes as he arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 29, 2018 - 6:26 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis lamented Wednesday how Irish church authorities failed to respond to the crimes of sexual abuse, speaking during his first public appearance at the Vatican after bombshell accusations that he himself covered up for an American cardinal's misdeeds. Francis presided...
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FILE – In this April 19, 2017, file photo, the Rev. Rowland Foster, center, shakes hands with defense attorney Chris Ferro, right, before a court hearing in Bernville, Pa. Foster, the pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia. Foster is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, for a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo, File)
June 28, 2017 - 9:06 pm
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a judge ruled Wednesday. District Judge Ann Young said prosecutors...
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FILE – In this April 19, 2017, file photo, the Rev. Rowland Foster, center, shakes hands with defense attorney Chris Ferro, right, before a court hearing in Bernville, Pa. Foster, the pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia. Foster is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, for a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo, File)
June 28, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday. District Judge Ann Young said...
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FILE – In this April 19, 2017, file photo, the Rev. Rowland Foster, center, shakes hands with defense attorney Chris Ferro, right, before a court hearing in Bernville, Pa. Foster, the pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia. Foster is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, for a preliminary hearing that will determine if there’s enough evidence to send the case to trial. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo, File)
June 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A judge in central Pennsylvania has found sufficient evidence to send a pastor to trial in the suspected faith healing death of his 2-year-old granddaughter. District Judge Ann Young calls the case tragic and "beyond belief" but says it's not her job to question the pastor'...
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June 26, 2017 - 6:38 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says Bishop David Zubik is having surgery on damaged discs in his back. The diocese says the surgery was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Monday at UPMC Mercy Hospital. The diocese plans to issue an update once the surgery is complete, and is asking...
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