CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?” asked Archbishop of York John Sentamu.
(RNS) Paige Patterson, one of the most revered Southern Baptist leaders, faced heavy criticism for admitting a Muslim student to the flagship seminary.
(RNS) A little something to brighten your day, scratch your head or send you back under the covers, depending on your mood. All in today’s Roundup.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) There is “nothing magical or mystical about temple garments,” the website says, and it asks reporters and observers to treat the clothing with respect.
(RNS) Those who know Jeffrey Fowle say he was driven by a taste for adventure rather than religion or politics when he left a Korean-English Bible in a public restroom in North Korea, where proselytizing is a crime.
NEW YORK (RNS) “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the Vatican’s family synod, Archbishop Charles Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was one of confusion.”
JERUSALEM (RNS) Because Jewish law requires witnesses to conversions to be above reproach, some have questioned whether the conversions that accused Rabbi Barry Freundel oversaw were illegitimate.
We made a sex tape. Some hopeful Mormons thought their rules on weddings had changed. And the Klinghoffer opera goes up at the Met — but not without a hitch.