Tag: Churches (Buildings)

Crystal Cathedral in California Gets a New Life as a Catholic Church

A prominent house of worship in Southern California has been flipped — from a towering glass megachurch of a flamboyant televangelist to the new seat of the seventh-largest Roman Catholic Church diocese in the United States. The landmark, originally named the Crystal Cathedral, hosted its first Mass on Wednesday following a $77 million renovation by […]

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How Notre-Dame Was Saved: 5 Things We Know

How was it that fire ravaged Notre-Dame? And how was it saved? A New York Times investigation found that a miscommunication among security employees and flawed planning let the fire spin out of control in one of France’s most revered monuments on April 15. When the firefighters were called, it was already too late to […]

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Ordered Deported, Migrants Hit With Fines Running Into Hundreds of Thousands

Edith Espinal spends her days praying, reading and, when feeling brave, taking short accompanied walks outside the Mennonite church in Columbus, Ohio, where she has been living for 21 months. Church leaders have been protecting Ms. Espinal, who crossed illegally into the United States more than two decades ago, while she fights a deportation order. […]

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An Autistic Boy Was Forced to Leave a Church. He Got an Apology.

For Father’s Day, Paul Rimmer headed to a service at the centuries-old Gothic chapel that he liked to visit in Cambridge, England, this time bringing his son, Tristan, 9, with him. Tristan was enjoying the service — staring at the ceiling in awe, laughing happily — when an usher approached. The boy was being disruptive, […]

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