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  • Pope's visit seen encouraging Catholics in Asia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asia has a special spot in the heart of Pope Francis, who looks forward to visiting the region to encourage Christians, especially those suffering or being persecuted, Manila's archbishop said Monday. Roman Catholics have long been a minority in Asia, with the...

  • Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope

    ROME (AP) — In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and...

  • Dispute over religious faith sparks spat in Arkansas Senate race

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign demanded an apology Wednesday from Republican Rep. Tom Cotton after he questioned the depth of Pryor's religious faith.

  • Corporations are people? It's a real legal concept

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There may be more to that "we the people" notion than you thought. These are boom times for the concept of "corporate personhood." Corporations are people? Mitt Romney got mocked during the 2012 presidential campaign for the very idea. But it turns out the principle has...

  • The hobbled Hobby Lobby decision

    Looked at from a distance, it may seem as if the Supreme Court struck a mighty blow in defense of religious liberty in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which it decided this week.

  • 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.

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