CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Britain’s domestic secret service — M15 — works hand in hand with informants who sometimes monitor sermons in mosques and tell the police about suspicious members.
Archives: December 2013
A church nativity scene is featuring Trayvon Martin in place of baby Jesus. A “Snake Salvation” star will face a grand jury. And the New York Times examines President Obama’s church attendance.
(RNS) Suspended for his comments about sexuality and race, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s popular “Duck Dynasty” reality show, was reinstated Friday.
(RNS) This week’s court decision that freed a senior cleric in Philadelphia who had been jailed for shielding an abusive priest was a symbolic setback for victims’ advocates but one with a substantial, and discouraging, message for their cause: None of the churchmen implicated in cover-ups during the worst decades of abuse will likely ever face charges.
(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion on issues such as same-sex marriage and personal freedoms.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In the week since a federal judge overturned Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, the number of weddings in the state has skyrocketed, shattering records and accruing thousands of dollars for Utah’s 29 counties.
(RNS) The anniversary of my ordination isn’t a day when I go all gooey inside at remembering ordination. It is a day when I ask, “What was I thinking?” And then the larger question: “What was God thinking?”
The first Catholic official to be convicted for covering up for clergy sex abuse has seen his conviction overturned. Everyone is making lists to wrap up the year. And your daily dose of Duck Dynasty updates is in today’s roundup.
(RNS) A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled unanimously that Monsignor William J. Lynn was wrongly convicted of child endangerment for his handling of priest sex abuse complaints,