VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican newspaper called the “Jesus wife” papyrus a “clumsy fake” that suits “contemporary ideology,” not the historical Jesus. By Alessandro Speciale.
Archives: September 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A Mormon blogger accused of apostasy for writing critical web essays about church history, temple worship and contemporary issues has been given a reprieve, for now. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
(RNS) Mitt Romney has finally found a religious middle ground, evangelical leaders say, by sidelining Mormon theology and stressing the “Judeo-Christian values” that he shares with social conservatives. By Daniel Burke.
The guy behind that silly anti-Islam movie? Arrested. Nazis stealing ancient religious relics? Still happening. Religion scribe Bruce Nolan? He'll always be almighty to us.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) The Egyptian-American man reportedly behind the anti-Muslim video which has sparked weeks of riots was arrested and detained in Los Angeles. By David Finnigan.
(RNS) Jewish civil rights groups are concerned that a false report blaming Jews for the anti-Islam film roiling the Muslim world won't die. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has reportedly told the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) that they must accept the Second Vatican Council, a move that might seal the fate of years of negotiations to bring the group fully back into the Catholic fold. By Alessandro Speciale.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) A number of Mormons are circulating a request via email that sympathetic Latter-day Saints join them in forgoing food and water on Sunday to help Mitt Romney at the Oct. 3 presidential debate. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
BAY CITY, Mich. (RNS) A man who assaulted two men because he thought they were Muslims and was then ordered to write a report on the cultural contributions of Islam has a new assignment — to write a report on the history of Hinduism. By Cole Waterman.