VATICAN CITY (RNS) The pope's former butler goes to trial on Saturday, an unprecedented test for the legal system of the world's smallest state — and a chance to restore the Vatican's credibility. By Alessandro Speciale.
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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Cardinal Raymond Burke isn't shy about speaking his mind, but the former archbishop of St. Louis has quietly become an influential player in Rome since Pope Benedict XVI named him the Vatican's top legal authority. By David Gibson.
(RNS) An Illinois priest, forced out of his parish by his bishop for improvising prayers during Mass, has had his suspension reversed by the Vatican. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) President Obama’s support among Catholic voters has surged since June, according to a new poll, despite the Catholic bishops’ religious freedom campaign and the naming of Paul Ryan, a Catholic, as the GOP's vice-presidential nominee. By Daniel Burke.
There's a rumor circulating the Internets about Harvard Theological Review rejecting Karen King's research paper on the “Gospel of Jesus' Wife.” Not so, says Harvard Divinity School spokesman Jonathan Beasley.
Today is Yom Kippur. The Palestinian prez will offer Israel an olive branch. Is Jerry Boykin the new Joe McCarthy? The anti-Islam subway ad sparks fights. Do replacement refs in the NFL violate Natural Law?
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) Law enforcement is teaming up with faith groups to combat sex trafficking around the country, with some calling it the newest “Christian abolitionist movement.'' By Amanda Greene. 850.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Catholic leaders in Muslim countries are calling for a U.N. resolution against blasphemy — a potential problem for the Vatican as it tries to combat religious desecration while stopping short of endorsing laws to outlaw it. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) President Obama's forceful speech at the United Nations on Tuesday contained the outlines of what is emerging as his administration's religious doctrine. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Religious leaders are rallying against controversial ads placed in 10 New York City subway stations that insinuate that Muslims are savages. By Jeanie Groh.