Our own Adelle Banks reports on a new front in the abortion debate, where children conceived after a rape — but also women who chose abortion after rape — are speaking out.
Meanwhile, in California, a prominent Adventist university is under fire for naming its new economics building after a physician who performed abortions.
The Great Salt Lake Council of Boy Scouts, which presides over many a troop, says keep the ban on gay members for now.
The Vatican, steadfast in its opposition to gay marriage, nevertheless called for some kind of legal protection for unmarried couples and said the church should do more to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in countries where homosexuality is illegal.
Did anything really change for Cardinal Mahony? David Gibson asks now that the former Los Angeles archbishop has been stripped of his official duties.
From the do-over department . . . That Catholic hospital in Colorado that argued against a wrongful death suit by asserting that a fetus is not a person now says it was “morally wrong” to defy church teaching. Kind of expected that.
But didn’t expect this. The German Catholic Church may approve some morning-after pills after a leading cardinal said that they don’t induce abortion and may perhaps be used in Catholic hospitals.
A researcher finds that interracial dating decreases with church attendance — except if the daters are Catholic.
Almost 20 percent of Southern Baptist Convention churches are now non-Anglo, and the surprise is that African-American – not Latino churches — are leading the new church surge.
The Arkansas House passes a law to allow guns in churches.
Grim stat of the day: deaths in attacks on churches spike 36 percent in 2012.
Heartening video of the day: Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, attributes her remarkable recovery to prayer from all people. “And because of all these prayers God has given me this new life,” she said.
It’s got only 31 students and rents space from a Baptist seminary, but Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California is laying claim to the title “First Muslim College in The U.S.”
Our man in London tells us about Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury.
Most of Nigeria’s 20-50 million Igbo people are Christian, but a group of Jewish Igbo say they’re a “lost tribe” of Israel.
- Lauren Markoe
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