Religion News on the Web
Selected religion-related news from around the Web
December 13, 2011
- The New York Times
NYT: Archdiocese can demolish SoHo church, court rules
A nearly five-year struggle over the future of a Roman Catholic parish
in SoHo that began with a sudden padlock on the church doors ended on
Tuesday, when New York State’s highest court affirmed that the
Archdiocese of New York had the right to demolish the shuttered building
despite opposition from the former parishioners.
December 09, 2011
Bloomberg: Jerusalem orders Mosque ramp shut
Jerusalem's city engineer has ordered the closing within a week of
the Old City's Mughrabi ramp, which leads to the hilltop compound that
contains the al-Aqsa Mosque, saying it is "a threat to public safety."
December 06, 2011
- The Associated Press
AP: Vatican university hosts unusual tattoo conference
Tattooed mummies in ancient Egypt, Crusaders who branded
their foreheads with crosses, and New Zealand's inked Maori warriors
were fodder for an unusual conference at a Vatican university Tuesday on the role of tattoos in shaping identity.
December 01, 2011
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Post-Gazette: Amish sect leader, 3 others to face trial
A federal magistrate Wednesday night ordered the
leader of a breakaway Amish sect, along with two of his sons and a
son-in-law, held for trial on federal hate crimes charges in connection
with a series of beard-cutting attacks against other Amish across Ohio.