Welcome to the four-day week ahead. Here’s what caught our eye over the weekend.
The Supreme Court is poised to issue a ruling in Hobby Lobby contraceptive case this morning. Stay tuned to RNS for more.
Pope Francis, who has been called a Marxist, said that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is positioning himself as the religious right’s champion in 2016, courting home-school activists, conservative Christian power-brokers, and being advised by former Rick Perry strategists and Tony Perkins. Meanwhile, faith offers valuable connection for Southern Democrats. Time magazine profiles Hillary Clinton’s faith.
After defending controversial Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll from charges of plagiarism, his publisher Tyndale has shelved his next book and his church’s designated imprint.
A week after the LDS church excommunicated one of its own, another member was set to meet Sunday with church officials to find out if he still faces excommunication.
Sir Elton John says Jesus would have supported gay marriage.
Some interesting news within New York City: The only Catholic church to offer a daily traditional Latin Mass might close. Also, the city is offering to pay for full-day pre-k for New York’s religious schools. The administration recently loosened guidelines for religious schools, allowing them to hire teachers based on religion, as well as teach religious texts, so long as it is done “objectively.”