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Pope: Abortion is 'White Glove' Equivalent to Nazi Crimes

Pope: Abortion is 'White Glove' Equivalent to Nazi Crimes

Jun 16
Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children that God gives them.

Mormon Genealogical Database to Accept Same-Sex Couples

Mormon Genealogical Database to Accept Same-Sex Couples

By Brady McCombs | Jun 16
The Mormon church's massive genealogical database will begin accepting submissions of names of people from same-sex relationships sometime next year.

Sessions Cites Bible to Defend Separating Immigrant Families

Sessions Cites Bible to Defend Separating Immigrant Families

By Colleen Long | Jun 15
Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the U.S. illegally.

#MeToo Cases in the Spotlight as Southern Baptists Convene

#MeToo Cases in the Spotlight as Southern Baptists Convene

By David Crary and Ryan Tarinelli | Jun 13
The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination's all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases.

Watch: Justin Bieber Comforts Queer Fan Seeking LGBTQ-Friendly Church

Watch: Justin Bieber Comforts Queer Fan Seeking LGBTQ-Friendly Church

Jun 13
A video of Justin Bieber comforting a queer fan who opened up to the singer about their struggle of finding an LGBTQ-friendly church is going viral this week.

Vatican-Backed Family Rally to Have Speech on Welcoming Gays

Vatican-Backed Family Rally to Have Speech on Welcoming Gays

By Nicole Winfield | Jun 11
An international family rally the Catholic Church is hosting in Ireland will feature workshops on hot-button issues facing Catholic families, including protecting children from clergy sexual abuse, and ministering to lesbian and gay faithful.

Report on Pennsylvania Priest Abuse to be Most Extensive Yet

Report on Pennsylvania Priest Abuse to be Most Extensive Yet

By Claudia Lauer | Jun 10
The results of a lengthy probe into the handling of sexual abuse claims by Roman Catholic dioceses throughout Pennsylvania, which victim advocates say will be the biggest and most exhaustive ever by a U.S. state, could be made public within weeks.

Refugee Syrian Chef Turns Nocturnal in Ramadan

Refugee Syrian Chef Turns Nocturnal in Ramadan

By Noreen Nasir, Ashraf Khalil | Jun 9
The streets of Washington are dark and empty when Majed Abdalraheem first arrives at Union Kitchen. By 4 a.m., he has already made headway on preparing a meal for 150 people.

Judge: 'In God We Trust' on Money Isn't Religion Endorsement

Judge: 'In God We Trust' on Money Isn't Religion Endorsement

Jun 4
A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution.

Officials: Ex-Baptist Leader Mishandled Separate Rape Claims

Officials: Ex-Baptist Leader Mishandled Separate Rape Claims

Jun 3
The president of a leading Baptist seminary in Texas was dismissed because of his response to two rape allegations made years apart by students, according to officials at the Fort Worth-based school.

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