The measure, which heads to the governor, would prohibit state and local orders from restricting anyone’s ability to attend religious services during disaster emergencies.
Eastern Star’s new youth center on the rise with help of $8M Lilly grant
A new kids hub, dubbed the ROCK Community Center for Children & Youth, is under construction at 5750 E. 30th St. and is set to open next year.Read More
Former Colt McAfee plans to move media studio, foundation to vacant Lawrence church
The punter-turned-multimedia-star initially ran into skeptics in the neighborhood, fearful that his plans for a sports field and basketball courts would create a nuisance or attract crime.Read More
Namesake church in Holy Cross neighborhood looks for a savior
The massive Italian Renaissance edifice, with its 136-foot bell tower, in August landed for the second year in a row on Indiana Landmarks’ 10 Most Endangered list.Read More
Downtown church still hoping to redevelop adjacent lot on Mass Ave
Roberts Park United Methodist Church, 401 N. Delaware St., has planned for more than a year to build a five-story building with a day-care facility, parking, health clinic and office space atop the parking lot directly east of the church.Read More
Indianapolis-based KCG Cos. hopes to build as many as 200 apartment or townhome units for working-class residents, which would be adjacent to a new home for Mt. Paran Baptist Church on Franklin Road.
Claiming the judiciary cannot interfere with church matters, the U.S. Department of Justice and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have entered the fight between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis and a teacher dismissed from Cathedral High School.
The court said separation of church and state means that religious groups must be allowed to hire and fire individuals who serve as teachers or messengers of their faith without court interference.
President Donald Trump on Friday called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend, even as some parts of the nation remain under coronavirus lockdown.
The Michigan-based firm intends to develop 20 condos and 15 townhomes on parcels near the nexus of the Holy Cross, Arsenal Heights and Woodruff Place neighborhoods.
Hill said places of worship are considered essential businesses, and churches, synagogues and other places of worship must be treated the same as non-religious entities.
Pastor David Sumrall said in a Facebook post that the church made its decision after consulting with “local government leaders and our lawyers.”
The firm would occupy the entire 18,366-square-foot church, and retrofit the building for open desk space, office areas, conference rooms and administrative space.
The trend toward commercial structures has been driven largely by modern churches’ desire to operate in heavily populated areas, to be closer to pockets of potential members, he said.
The sale of the 6.6-acre property included the 57,000-square-foot store on Keystone Avenue. Traders Point Christian Church plans to create an 800-seat auditorium and spaces for children and teens.
Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades.
The Rock initiative is providing affordable homes and spurring other big changes in the far-east-side neighborhood.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Thursday released the names of 23 priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or a young adult dating to the 1940s.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced the allegation was made Tuesday to a victim assistance coordinator.
Archbishop Charles Thompson plans to publicly release the names of all the priests in his diocese who've faced substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse.
The grants will help seminaries, universities and other organizations create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy.
Monsignor Charles Thompson replaces Cardinal Joseph Tobin, whom Pope Francis moved to Newark, New Jersey, last year.