NEW ORLEANS-A diverse group of faith-based organizations has raised $4.5 million for two disaster relief funds that will aid affordable-housing projects, help rebuild small businesses and develop community centers on the Gulf Coast.
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VATICAN CITY-The Vatican on Friday (May 30) reaffirmed its longstanding policy that women who seek to become priests, and the bishops who attempt to ordain them, will face excommunication.
Sen. Barack Obama said he was “deeply disappointed” by remarks made by a Catholic priest speaking at his Chicago church on Sunday (May 25), who said Sen. Hillary Clinton felt she was “entitled” to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency.
c. 2008 Religion News Service Obama `deeply disappointed’ in priest’s remarks at his church (RNS) Sen. Barack Obama said he was “deeply disappointed” by remarks made by a Catholic priest speaking at his Chicago church on Sunday (May 25), who said Sen. Hillary Clinton felt she was “entitled” to win the Democratic nomination for the […]
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) It’s that time of year again when we hit the road and head to the beach, mountains, valleys or maybe just a comfortable chair in climate-controlled environs. As sure as we are to slide sunglasses and stuff T-shirts into duffels, many of us are liable to pack those books […]
This seems fairly self explanatory. No commentary needed on my part. (I guess I should say that this is Msgr. Jim Lisante of Long Island, “praying” at the New York State Republican Party dinner on Thursday night.) h/t: Politico’s Ben Smith.
c. 2008 Religion News Service Note: Holidays that begin at sundown continue through sundown of the next day, unless otherwise noted. (UNDATED) Here is the RNS calendar of major religious holidays, denominational meetings and other events for June and July. It will be updated monthly. June 3-10 Reformed Church in America: General Synod, Holland, Mich. […]
Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley claims that God has used him to supernaturally heal hundreds of people of diseases ranging from glaucoma to diabetes to even cancer.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair formally unveiled The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which, among other things, is dedicated to proving that collaboration among those of different religious faiths can help address some of the world’s most pressing social problems.
Bahrain’s king has appointed a woman believed to be the Arab world’s first Jewish ambassador as the country’s envoy to Washington.