Mitt makes Mormon history. The Pope breaks his silence on Vatileaks. Idaho bans “Five Wives” – the vodka.
Archives: May 2012
(RNS) One study says that Mormonism will hurt Mitt Romney's quest for the White House. Another says such fears are “exaggerated.” How do we make sense of such contradictory claims? By Daniel Burke.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Idaho regulators have decided not to carry Five Wives Vodka because of its label, while Utah booze cops have deemed the bottle’s depiction of 19th-century women in petticoats holding kittens near their lady parts as acceptable. By Dawn House.
Lantern Floating Hawai’i 2012 culminated the day-long public celebrations of one of the largest Memorial Day observances in the US at the Ala Moana Beach Park near downtown Honolulu on May 28, 2012.
(RNS) For 50 years, hundreds of thousands of seekers have come to the Esalen Institute, the incubator of East-meets-West spirituality, looking for news ways to bring together body and soul. Now, the spiritual mecca is facing a bitter dispute over its future, and like the countless pilgrims who have come here, Esalen now faces its own midlife crisis. By Don Lattin.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) For the past 24 years, Richard Land has used his folksy charm and fiery rhetoric to become the public face of Southern Baptists. Now his future is in doubt, pending a probe of his remarks about the Trayvon Martin shooting and for alleged plagiarism. By Bob Smietana.
The Vatican's No. 3 official on Tuesday (May 29) condemned the theft and publication of secret papal documents as an “immoral act of unheard-of gravity.” By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill preventing judges from considering foreign law in their deliberations, a move that Muslim groups say is a direct and unnecessary assault on Shariah, or Islamic law. By Lauren Markoe.
CLEVELAND (RNS) Catholics are coming together around the country for prayer vigils as a show of support for America's nuns, whom the Vatican accuses of having “serious doctrinal problems.” By Michael O'Malley.