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Calif. priest tells Obama supporters to confess

a shared story    365 weeks 23 hours 5 minutes ago
A Roman Catholic priest has told parishioners they should confess if they voted for Barack Obama because the president-elect supports abortion. The Rev. Joseph Illo says his parishioners at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Modesto shouldn't risk losing their "state of grace" by receiving communion sacrilegiously. He...(more) 

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Saudi: OK to kill owners of 'immoral' TV networks

a shared story    376 weeks 2 days 2 hours 51 minutes ago
Saudi Arabia's top judiciary official has issued a religious decree saying it is permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV networks that broadcast immoral content. The 79-year-old Sheik Saleh al-Lihedan said Thursday that satellite channels cause the "deviance of thousands of people." Many of the most popular...(more) 

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Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection

a shared story    386 weeks 17 hours 43 minutes ago
A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after...(more) 

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In Britain, 100,000 seek 'de-baptism'

a shared story    347 weeks 5 days 21 hours 46 minutes ago
De-baptism organisers say the initiative is a response to what they see as increasing stridency from churches. 

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Church of England votes to ordain women bishops

a shared story    385 weeks 5 days 11 hours 26 minutes ago
The Church of England decided last night to consecrate women bishops, with minimum concessions to opponents and despite the threat of a mass exodus of traditionalist clergy. After one of the most contentious debates faced by the Church’s General Synod, its members voted to allow the consecration...(more) 

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Mormon food bank a private welfare system

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Unemployed for a year and with an ailing wife at home, Mike Hammer stepped out of his truck in a Concord strip mall and walked into the heart of one of the most sophisticated private welfare systems in the country. Here, in a plain white box of...(more) 

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Pope personally involved in covering up for priest who molested 200 boys

a shared story    296 weeks 3 days 14 hours 41 minutes ago
Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church...(more) 

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A muslim woman reflects on removing the veil and living a modern life

a shared story    422 weeks 6 days 27 minutes ago
My father imposed the veil on me three times and I took it off three times. The following is the story of how I took off the veil for that final time. Although I have lived in Britain for the past 23 years I was born and...(more) 

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Egypt's veil wearers see it as barrier to harassment

a shared story    304 weeks 22 hours 20 minutes ago
AFP - Female students at Cairo University are defying religious and state efforts to ban the controversial niqab from schools and colleges, saying that wearing the controversial face veil is a religious obligation that also protects against sexual harassment. 

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King Herod's grave uncovered in hilltop fortress

a shared story    446 weeks 5 days 3 hours 16 minutes ago
Archaeologists have unearthed the grave of King Herod the Great, it was announced today. 

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Effort aims to counter Christian Zionism

a shared story    370 weeks 1 day 12 hours 38 minutes ago
Before the year is up, nearly 45 million people will get more than a sermon at their churches -- they'll get a brochure titled "Why We Should Be Concerned About Christian Zionism." The brochure says Christian Zionism "fosters fear and hatred of Muslims and non-Western Christians" and...(more) 

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Archbishop confronts BBC Director General over its treatment of religion

a shared story    348 weeks 5 minutes ago
The Archbishop of Canterbury has complained to the Director General of the BBC about the decline of religious programming at the Corporation. As a public service broadcaster, the BBC has a duty to provide religious programs. Churches' Media Council expressed concern that no senior member of...(more) 

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