(RNS) A reworked version of purgatory is something that has intrigued some Protestants, and it seems to have won over more than a few.
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ROME (RNS) About 300 exorcists from around the world held their first-ever convention in Rome and expressed concern about the number of people turning to Satanism and the occult.
(RNS) Want to pander to the wealthy, or huddle in armed camps and demonize others? That is your right. But you don’t get to call it “Christian.”
CANTERBURY, England (RNS) “Clergy just preach social clap-trap these days,” said Alison Ruoff, a lay member of the Church of England’s General Synod. “We expect better from them.”
ALQOSH, Iraq (RNS) Around 70 percent of the town’s residents have since returned. Still, a sense of unease hangs in the air and there’s little work to be found.
WASHINGON (RNS) “I do not believe that the United States Supreme Court could rule that all of those laws prohibiting marriage are suddenly constitutional after all these individuals have gotten married and their rights have changed,” Ted Olson said.
(RNS) The denomination’s top court upheld a June decision to reinstate the Rev. Frank Schaefer’s ministerial credentials after a trial court defrocked the Pennsylvania pastor last year.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Donald and Evelyn Knapp are businesspeople, not pastors. They abandoned their religious vocation the moment they traded the sacred meaning of marriage for a profit-making enterprise.