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6/4/2019 2:38:26 PM
The complex role faith played — on both sides — in the women's suffrage movement
Salt Lake Tribune

This week marks 100 years since Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Passed in the wake of a ...

6/4/2019 11:32:12 AM
Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals
Crux: Covering all things Catholic

For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to ...

6/4/2019 9:12:00 AM
Catholic Church Spent More Than $633K Lobbying in New Jersey, Focused on Thwarting Legislation that Would Aid Clergy Abuse Survivors

Catholic Church Spent More Than $633K Lobbying in New Jersey, Focused on Thwarting Legislation that Would Aid Clergy Abuse Survivors. Church has spent ...

6/4/2019 3:58:15 AM
‘My aim was in no way to endorse the president’: Pastor explains why he prayed for Trump
The Washington Post

President Trump surprised the McLean Bible Church congregation during a "special day of prayer for the President," June 2. Minister David Platt led the prayer. When David Platt concluded his sermon during an afternoon service at McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia on Sunday, the pastor thought he would have a few minutes to himself for quiet reflection. Instead, he was whisked backstage and given a message: “the president of the United States was on his way to the church, would be there in a matter of minutes, and would like for us to pray for him." Unlike other pastors who have fierce...

5/6/2019 11:30:00 AM
Attorneys reviewing 'massive' number of documents in Catholic Church investigation
The Detroit News

The attorney general's office is working around the clock in its review of thousands of pages of information seized from Michigan's Catholic dioceses.

5/6/2019 10:09:25 AM
In the U.S., more Jews than Christians see Trump's policies as too pro-Israel, poll finds

American Jews are more likely than American Christians to think that President Donald Trump's policies are too favorable to Israel, according to a recent poll by ...

5/6/2019 8:34:00 AM
Law firm says it will name 300 N.J. priests accused of sex abuse, including those not named by the church

A New Jersey attorney says he has a list of more than 300 priests accused of sexual misconduct in New Jersey -- far more than the 188 priests the Catholic ...

5/6/2019 6:41:11 AM
Pence at Louisiana church attacked by arson: 'Attacks on communities of faith must stop'
The Christian Post

Vice President Mike Pence gave remarks at a church in Louisiana that was recently the victim of arson, stating that “these attacks on communities of faith must ...

5/6/2019 6:23:39 AM
Evangelical leaders see Trump as strong ally
Arkansas Online

Evangelicals, who were crucial to President Donald Trump's election, are pleased thus far with their White House ally, prominent leaders say.

5/6/2019 4:27:00 AM
Trump White House opens door to Christian, conservative colleges
Washington Examiner

Conservative and Christian colleges and universities are landing more interns inside the Trump White House and administration after an 8-year dry spell during ...

5/2/2019 12:47:13 PM
Europeans will pay church tax, won't attend church
BP News

Despite Europe's increasing secularization, most residents of six European countries studied by the Pew Research Center continue to pay a tax designated for ...

5/2/2019 11:29:07 AM
National Day of Prayer: Americans saying 'God,' 'Merry Christmas' again, Trump says
The Christian Post

President Donald Trump said that his administration was making religious freedom a priority, including helping to have people once again say “God” and “Merry ...

5/2/2019 9:52:00 AM
Trump says he leaned on God to survive Mueller probe

President Donald Trump said Thursday he leaned on one thing to get through special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 ...

4/30/2019 1:16:00 PM
Experts: Ducey's religious Easter Facebook post violated First Amendment

After secular groups last week demanded Gov. Doug Ducey remove religious *content* from his government Facebook account, he referred them and other critics ...

4/30/2019 10:49:44 AM
President Trump Plans to Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terror Group

President Donald Trump has directed his staff to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group, a move that would impose severe travel and economic ...

4/25/2019 2:37:48 PM
Cease-and-desist letter issued to Rastafarian church saying practices are illegal
WMSN Fox 47 Madison

MADISON, Wis. - Earlier this month, we first reported that a Rastafarian church found a legal loophole to bring marijuana to Madison. Since then, the founder of ...

4/25/2019 1:00:00 PM
IRS grants Satanic Temple recognition as a 'church'
Catholic News Agency

A satanic group has announced they have been granted recognition as a church by the Internal Revenue *Service*.

4/25/2019 12:20:00 PM
In Our Dangerous World Christian Persecution Is Unabated

As the Apostle Paul noted, if only for this life we follow Christ, then we should be the most pitied of all men. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, so one day, ...

4/25/2019 12:16:00 PM
Sentencing of 'Father Bob' follows year of scandal for Catholic Church and Saginaw Diocese

The Rev. Robert J. “Father Bob” DeLand pleaded no contest to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in March.

4/11/2019 1:53:54 PM
Ohio governor signs heartbeat abortion ban into law
The Christian Post

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill into law that would prohibit abortions for unborn babies that have a detectable heartbeat, which can be found as early ...

4/11/2019 12:19:57 PM
Colleges Continue to Crackdown on Conservative Views

Mount Holyoke College placed their newly hired police chief, Daniel Hect, on administrative leave Wednesday after students complained about him liking ...

4/11/2019 5:50:00 AM
Pence Responds to Buttegieg’s Attack on His Christian Faith: ‘He Knows Better’
National Review

Vice President Mike Pence chastised Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttegieg for attacking his Christian faith during an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box that's set ...

4/11/2019 3:30:00 AM
Pray at home: State lawmakers must respect church-state divide
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

To call Rep. Stephanie Borowicz's conduct insensitive or disrespectful is an understatement.

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