Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
January 11, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Appeals court upholds federal block of Oklahoma ban on Islamic law
A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates against religions, and a Muslim community leader has the right to challenge its constitutionality, a federal appeals court said yesterday.
January 06, 2012
- Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
Journal Sentinel: Dolan’s elevation to cardinal continues his rise
Friday's announcement that New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be elevated to cardinal in February reflects his growing prominence in the American Catholic Church, and near meteoric rise since leaving the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2009.
January 02, 2012
- The Irish Times
Irish Times: At least 50 killed in ethnic clashes in Nigeria
Clashes between rival ethnic groups in eastern Nigeria’s Ebonyi state on Saturday killed at least 50 people, the state government spokesman has said, and according to police, mobile units had been sent to the state to quell the violence.
January 02, 2012
- The Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle: Catholic leader sees possibility of healing an ancient rift
The Houston priest appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to lead what amounts to a nationwide diocese for Anglican converts to Catholicism said Monday that the new Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter represents a momentous step toward healing the rift between the Vatican and the Anglican church.
December 31, 2011
- The Economist
The Economist: In the beginning were the words
Religions invite stereotypes, holy texts even more so. Non-Muslims often see Islam as a faith followed by people who hew so closely to an unchanging set of words that they ignore awkward new facts sooner than contradict its message.
December 30, 2011
- The Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail: The surprising success of the Confession app
When they launched their first Roman Catholic mobile phone application early this year, the founders of the Indiana-based startup Little i Apps had hoped their product would reach a small, niche market of fellow Catholics.