Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
April 21, 2012
- The Economist
Economist: Koran study
THE Gideons in Germany give away 2,000 Bibles a day and nobody complains.
April 18, 2012
- The New York Times
NYT: Vatican reprimands a group of U.S. nuns and plans changes
The Vatican has appointed an American bishop to rein in the largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States, saying that an investigation found that the group had “serious doctrinal problems.”
April 17, 2012
- The Washington Post
Wash. Post: Russian lawmakers target gay ‘propaganda’
The anti-Western rhetoric that dominated Russia’s recent elections has a new focus, with gays targeted as symbols of Western permissiveness in a wave of laws being adopted across the country.
April 16, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: French polls silent on key campaign issue of race
Ahead of France's presidential elections, you might find polls showing how factory workers or university students are likely to vote—but you'd be hard-pressed to find data on which candidates black or Muslim voters prefer.
April 13, 2012
- The Guardian
The Guardian: 'Gay cure' Christian charity funded 20 MPs' interns
A Christian charity which sponsored a conference promoting the idea that gay people can be converted to heterosexuality has funded interns for an estimated 20 MPs, including some who are now ministers in the coalition government.
April 11, 2012
- Irish Times
Irish Times: Silenced priest told to reflect on situation
REDEMPTORIST PRIEST Fr Tony Flannery, who was silenced by the Vatican because of his views on contraception, celibacy and women’s ordination, has been advised by Rome to go to a monastery for a period where he would “pray and reflect” on his situation.
April 10, 2012
- The Daily Star
Daily Star: President and patriarch see eye to eye
President Michel Sleiman and Patriarch Beshara Rai’s simultaneous announcements of Pope Benedict XVI’s planned visit to Lebanon from Sept. 14-16 – during which he will sign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation for the Middle East – is a sign of the coordination and cooperation between the president and the patriarch.
April 08, 2012
- The Associated Press
AP: Pope marks Easter with call for Syria violence end
Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and expressed hope that the joy of Easter will comfort Christian communities suffering because of their faith.