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French Writer Alleges Vatican Is One Of The World’s Largest Gay Communities
By Nicole Winfield and Angela Charlton, AP
Author Frederic Martel is claiming Catholic priests publicly denounce homosexuality while privately leading double lives.
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Feminist Pastor Unveils Vulva Sculpture Made Of Old Purity Rings
Lutheran pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s project sought to transform purity rings — symbols of a patriarchal theology that she believes has harmed women.
Chris Pratt Responds To Ellen Page’s Claim His Church Is ‘Infamously Anti-LGBTQ’
The actor said that Zoe Church "opens their doors to absolutely everyone."
Southern Baptist Leaders Promise 'Change' After Report Uncovers Rampant Sexual Abuse
Almost 400 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct since 1998, according to a damning report.
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How Can American Jews Stay Safe Now?
By Mitch Eiven, On Assignment For HuffPost
Rabbis aren't sure what it'll take to protect their congregants -- or whether guns should be part of the solution.
Ellen Page Calls Out Chris Pratt for Supporting 'Infamously Anti-LGBTQ Church'
Young, hip evangelical churches like Zoe and Hillsong have attracted a slew of celebrity followers -- while being privately unsupportive of same-sex marriage.
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People Who Attend Worship Services Regularly Are Happier Than Others, Study Suggests
A new Pew Research Center study investigates the connection between religion and well-being.
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Pope Admits Some Catholic Priests, Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns
The pope publicly confirmed that some priests have subjected nuns to "sexual slavery," and pledged to take action.
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Catholic Leaders In Texas Identify 286 Clergy Members Accused Of Sexual Abuse
By David Warren, Associated Press
Fourteen diocese released the names of priests and officials facing accusations of child abuse that span as far back as 1950.
This Nun Is Fighting To End Sexual Abuse In India’s Churches Despite Threats
By Piyasree Dasgupta and Meryl Sebastian, HuffPost India
Going against the church is equivalent to going against the entire society for nuns, but Lucy Kalapura is not perturbed.
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Pope Francis Calls Mary The First 'Influencer,' Twitter Roars — And Cringes
"And so it was said in the book of Snapchaticus 4:20," a Twitter user joked.
At Least 20 Dead As 2 Bombs Target Roman Catholic Cathedral In Philippines
By Jim Gomez, Associated Press
The blasts blew away the entrance to the cathedral and ripped through the main hall.
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Child Abuse Scandals Spark New Bills To Force Mandatory Reporting By Clergy
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The bills would exempt information given during a confessional.
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Pope Francis On Border Wall: Irrational Fear Of Migration Drives People 'Crazy'
The pope, who is visiting Central America this week, has made speaking up for migrants and refugees one of his top priorities.
Christian Schools Like Karen Pence's Are The Real Threat To Academic Freedom
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Where are the campus free speech scolds on this one?
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Pope Francis Insists Bishops Learn How To Punish Sexual Abusers
The Vatican's upcoming summit on the clergy sex abuse scandal seeks to make amends for the Catholic Church's past failures.
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Crucified Ronald McDonald Sculpture Sparks Protests In Israel
Israel's Arab Christians -- and "McJesus" creator Jani Leinonen -- want the sculpture removed from the Haifa Museum of Art.
Catholic Priest Sentenced To Jail For Abusing Boys, Forcing 1 To Say Confession
David Lee Poulson was charged as a result of Pennsylvania's landmark grand jury report into the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal.
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Chris Pratt Is Fasting And Praying For 21 Days With Bible-Inspired Diet
The "Daniel Fast" restricts followers to fruits, vegetables and unleavened breads.
How Attending My First Gay Wedding Changed Me As A Practicing Mormon
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After my sister's wedding, I began to question everything.
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Russian Church Leader: Smartphones Foreshadow The Arrival Of The Antichrist
The Russian Orthodox Church's Patriarch Kirill claims the Antichrist is someone who will control humanity through the internet.
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Saudi Arabia Fears Critics Like Hasan Minhaj. But They'll Only Get Louder.
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The kingdom's decision to ban an episode of Minhaj's Netflix show comes after months of Saudi attacks on the first Muslim U.S. congresswomen.
Indian Nuns Say Priests Sexually Abused Them For Years: 'We Need To Stand Up For The Truth'
By Tim Sullivan, AP
The women allege they were groped and kissed by men they were raised to believe were representatives of Jesus Christ.
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Roseanne Barr Announces Pre-Election Visit To Israeli Parliament
The actress called it a way to “further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history,” vowing to speak out “against the insidious and anti-Semitic BDS movement.”
Baby Jesus Statue Returns To Church's Nativity Scene Nearly 90 Years After Theft
"I felt it should be returned to the rightful owner."
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Alabama Police Department Blames Homicide Increase On Godlessness, Satan
The devil is having his day menacing a small rural town, according to a bizarre Facebook post from local authorities.
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