(RNS) A Philadelphia priest was convicted Friday of one count of child endangerment, becoming the first cleric in the Catholic Church’s long-running clergy abuse scandal to be tried and found guilty of shielding molesters. By David Gibson.
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(RNS) The advice columnist for the online magazine Slate has said that a famed Jesuit priest and onetime Democratic congressman, the Rev. Robert Drinan, who died in 2007, tried to kiss and fondle her in the 1970s when she was 18 or 19 years old. By David Gibson.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Gay Mormon men who are married to women don't claim that their path is the right one for all Mormon gays, and the LDS Church has stopped officially recommending it as a “cure” for homosexuality. Still, as support group numbers indicate, many devoutly religious members still see it as the way to go. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
Mormons march in LGBT Pride parades; Americans trust Obama over Romney on social issues; the first Baptist missionary may have been a freed black slave
VATICAN CITY (RNS) For the past four months, the Vatican has been in turmoil over the publication of several internal memos in the Italian press and in a bestselling book. The case led to the unprecedented arrest of the pope's butler, but is it possible to distinguish fact from fiction in this not-so-holy whodunit? By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Nearly one in five Americans would not vote for a Mormon president, a percentage that has barely budged since 1967, according to Gallup pollsters. By Daniel Burke.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) An outspoken supporter of a planned mosque that has sparked opposition in Murfreesboro has switched sides and joined the anti-Islam movement. By Bob Smietana.
The Catholic Bishops launch their “Fortnight for Freedom” today. Seven soldiers face administrative punishments for burning Qurans. Jury is deadlocked after 12 days in the trial of Philly Monsignor William Lynn. Mormons live longer than the rest of us.
(RNS) This summer will be the last call for Cornerstone, one of the oldest Christian music and arts festivals in the U.S. Yet as Cornerstone and its heavy metal lineup exit the stage, the young upstart Wild Goose Festival is doubling its size in only its second year. By Greg Horton.