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Entries by Josh Fleet from 02/2011

Bill Donohue Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 02.01.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

What Does It Mean To Be An 'Ex-Christian'?

Posted 02.01.2011 | Religion

By Greg Richter Religion News Service (RNS) Drew Dyck didn't lose the Christian faith of his childhood when he became an adult, but he noticed that l...

Critics Wary Of New Smithsonian Review Policy

Posted 02.02.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Critics who raised objections to a video at a Smithsonian exhibit that showed ants crawling...

'U.S. Marine For Christ' Prompts Suit At Air Force Academy

Posted 02.02.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Professors at the U.S. Air Force Academy have filed suit in a bid to stop a school prayer l...

Don't Forget An Essential Part of Reagan's Bio -- His Faith

Posted 02.02.2011 | Religion

By Paul G. Kengor USA Today (RNS) Retrospectives on Ronald Reagan as the nation marks the centennial of his birth will touch upon every imaginable as...

Bishop Blase Cupich On Protecting Children (VIDEO)

Posted 02.02.2011 | Religion

Bishop Blase Cupich, chair of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Protection of Children and Young People, speaks about the work of the committee in implem...

Unlikely Jewish Heroine Hailed As 'Pure Enchantment'

Posted 02.02.2011 | Religion

By Bob Smietana Religion News Service (RNS) Mirka is just another ordinary 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl. She goes to school and argues w...

Vatican To Draft Guidelines For Catholic Hospitals, AIDS Prevention

Posted 02.03.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Controversies over bioethical standards at U.S. Catholic hospitals show the need for gre...

Judge's Ten Commandments Poster Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 02.03.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) An Ohio county court judge who argued that it was his First Amendment right to hang a poster about the...

German Theologians Call For End To Celibacy

Posted 02.04.2011 | Religion

BERLIN — University theologians in Germany have called on the Catholic Church to abandon the vow of celibacy for priests, open up the clergy for...

Pope Can't Be Organ Donor, Church Says

Posted 02.05.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI was once a card-carrying organ donor, but the offer expired when he as...

Woman Recounts Bomb Memories From Historic Church

Posted 02.05.2011 | Religion

By Greg Garrison Religion News Service BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(RNS) Carolyn McKinstry pointed to a doorway in the balcony of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church...

Time In U.S. Shaped Influential Muslim Brotherhood Member's Views Of West

Posted 02.07.2011 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Is the jazz standard "Baby It's Cold Outside" a heart-warming ode to winter romance or the worst example...

U.K. Catholics Caution Followers On 'Dangers' Of Witchcraft

Posted 02.07.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, worried about the growing influence of Harry Potter and...

Consumer Protection Chief Seeks Allies In Faith Leaders

Posted 02.08.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHIGNTON (RNS) The architect of the Obama administration's new consumer protection bureau met with faith-b...

There's A Good Reason Why Benedict's Not An Organ Donor

Posted 02.09.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) When Vatican officials announced last week that Pope Benedict XVI's 2005 election render...

Baha'is Press Case Of Relatives Imprisoned In Iran

Posted 02.09.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A delegation of Baha'is is making the rounds in Washington in an effort to raise awareness ...

Buddhist Bhutan Wrestles With 'Shocking' Abuse Study

Posted 02.10.2011 | Religion

By Vishal Arora Religion News Service NEW DELHI (RNS) The government commissioner charged with promoting "Gross National Happiness" in the tiny Buddh...

Quebec Bans Sikh Daggers From Capitol

Posted 02.10.2011 | Religion

By Ron Csillag Religion News Service TORONTO (RNS) Lawmakers in the province of Quebec voted unanimously on Wednesday (Feb. 9) to ban the kirpan, a S...

Towey Named President Of Catholic Ave Maria University

Posted 02.11.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service (RNS) Domino's Pizza magnate Tom Monaghan has stepped down from leading the conservative Catholic university ...

Behind a Mighty Civil Rights Icon, a Public and Private Prayer Life

Posted 02.13.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has long been hailed as a civil rights leader, but religious stud...

Child In Faith-Healing Case Continues To Improve

Posted 02.14.2011 | Religion

By Steve Mayes Religion News Service OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) A 13-month-old child who faced blindness in one eye after her parents treated her with p...

For Muslim Nominee, An Unorthodox Path To N.J. Court

Posted 02.14.2011 | Religion

By Simone Sebastian Religion News Service TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) Sohail Mohammed doesn't work for a big-name law firm. He holds a GED diploma, and he pr...

Church Givers Also Give To Charities

Posted 02.14.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Houses of worship and other charities often aren't in competition for dollars but instead tend to reap...

Top Church Official Indicted In Philly Abuse Probe

Posted 02.14.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse are hailing the indictment of a senior Roman Catholic offici...