Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
August 19, 2012
- Washington Post
Wash. Post: Mitt Romney, as a leader in Mormon church, became a master of many keys
In the back office of his Weston, Mass., headquarters a quarter-century ago, Mitt Romney, the chief Mormon authority in the Boston area, told the leader of his Spanish-speaking congregation that he would not directly pay for lawyers to help the growing number of illegal immigrants in his church.
August 18, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Earthly concerns
OF ALL the organisations that serve America’s poor, few do more good work than the Catholic church: its schools and hospitals provide a lifeline for millions.
August 17, 2012
- The Wall Street Journal
WSJ: Ryan's Catholic roots reach deep
Rep. Paul Ryan was an altar boy who attended Catholic school through the eighth grade, though his parents didn't insist that their four children integrate faith into their lives.
August 13, 2012
- Los Angeles Times
LA Times: Paul Ryan's budget logic is quandary for some Catholics
A couple of things were different at 9:45 a.m. Mass at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Janesville on Sunday. Rep. Paul D. Ryan, a fixture in the center pews when he's not in Washington or on a national news show, was missing. And reporters were crawling around outside wanting to talk about why.
August 07, 2012
- Religion News Service
RNS: Black churches split over gay marriage and Obama
At Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III supports and follows his African-American congregation’s policy: They will only conduct marriages between one man and one woman.
August 07, 2012
- The Washington Post
WaPo: Democratic abortion foes push for change in platform
Democratic dissenters on the issue of abortion have made their case to the platform committee, arguing that the party should change its language enough to allow for some diversity of opinion on the matter and return to the “big tent” approach of the Clinton years.
August 05, 2012
Newsday: Complaint: Eruv crosses constitutional line
A Jewish group opposing the creation of an eruv in Southampton Town has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, seeking a judgment declaring that the use of LIPA utility poles as part of such a religious boundary is unconstitutional.