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  • The Left tramples religious beliefs on contraception

    If the views on display outside the Supreme Court and on the Internet this week are widely held on the Left, we're in for a long, ugly culture war.

  • Supreme Court kills Obamacare birth control mandate in Hobby Lobby case

    The Supreme Court struck down a key Obamacare provision Monday, saying businesses can use religious beliefs to opt out of a requirement that employers cover birth control for employees.

  • Israeli official closes Tel Aviv shops on Sabbath

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's interior minister said he will no longer permit Tel Aviv supermarkets to stay open on the Jewish Sabbath, drawing a chorus of criticism Monday from liberal Israelis who see the regulation as religious coercion against secular society. In his ruling, Minister Gideon...

  • Supreme Court takes straightest path to overturning contraception mandate

    The opinion didn't establish any broad new Constitutional principles, but rather ruled that the contraception mandate violated the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

  • Tempers fray as displaced Iraqis break Muslim fast

    KALAK, Iraq (AP) — Waving pots and pans, police pushed back dozens of hungry Iraqi refugees as they rushed to seize free food, ending their first daylong fast of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in an encampment for the displaced. Shouting men scrambled Sunday to reach pots of rice, meat and...

  • High court stays out of Mt. Soledad cross dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in the long-running dispute over a war memorial cross in San Diego before a federal appeals court has its say. Supporters of the 43-foot monument atop Mount Soledad wanted skip the appeals court and go straight to the Supreme Court...

  • Spain's new king and queen invite pope to visit

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Spain's new king and queen have met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in their first foreign trip as monarchs and have invited the pontiff to visit Spain. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, wearing white as is standard protocol for a queen visiting the pope, were greeted...

  • Anti-semitism and the shame of the PCUSA

    Prominently featured at the website of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an "An Open Letter of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to our American Jewish Interfaith Partners" which is signed by the denomination's three senior officials and which begins: We are reaching out to you after our...

  • Pope tired but smiling amid new health concerns

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing. The 77-year-old Francis seemed tired but smiled frequently during a shorter-than-usual, 10-minute private audience Saturday with the president of...

  • Could this candidate be the next Jewish Republican in Congress?

    Earlier this month, Republican Lee Zeldin, who is running for Congress this year, welcomed Eric Cantor to Quiogue, N.Y., to headline a fundraiser on Zeldin's behalf.

  • Vatican defrocks ex-ambassador in sex abuse case

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has defrocked its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic for sexually abusing boys. It's the first time a top papal envoy has been convicted of the crime and signals that Pope Francis is serious about imposing "zero tolerance" for abuse, regardless of rank....

  • Pope Francis again cancels event, citing ailment

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis canceled a planned visit to one of Rome's main hospitals Friday, the third time this month the 77-year-old has skipped or scaled back an event due to illness or fatigue. Francis had been due to visit the Gemelli hospital to celebrate a Mass there Friday...

  • Sudanese Christian woman freed again

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for apostasy was overturned was freed again on Thursday after being detained on accusations of forging travel documents. Wearing a traditional white and green dress, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, walked out of a Khartoum police...

  • Vatican: Many Catholics ignore teachings on sex

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican conceded Thursday that most Catholics reject its teachings on sex and contraception as intrusive and irrelevant and officials pledged not to "close our eyes to anything" when it opens a two-year debate on some of the thorniest issues facing the church. Core...

  • Freed Christian woman, family detained in Sudan

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan and later freed has been detained at an airport while trying to leave the country Tuesday, her lawyer said. Lawyer Eman Abdul-Rahim told The Associated Press that the 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim was held along with two...



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