(RNS) Most Americans believe Jesus was born of a virgin, and nearly one in three also pretend Santa will visit their house on Christmas Eve, according to a new survey of Christmas season beliefs and activities.
(RNS) Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt, who has come under fire for failing to take action against priests suspected of sexual abuse, announced Tuesday that he is stepping aside while police investigate an accusation that he inappropriately touched a boy on the buttocks during a group photo after a 2009 confirmation ceremony.
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(RNS) Clergy used to rank near the top in a poll that asks Americans to rate the honesty of people in various fields. This year, for the first time, fewer than half of those polled said clergy have “high” or “very high” morals.