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Duggar's Christian In-Laws Refuse to 'Turn the Other Cheek'

By EDGE | Sep 1
Call it either a case of not turning the other cheek or the rats abandoning a sinking ship, but Josh Duggar's in-laws are turning on him -- fast and publicly.

Appeals Court Upholds Jesus Statue on Montana Mountain

By Amy Beth Hanson | Sep 1
A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

A Primer on Where Pope Stands on Gays, Divorce, Climate

By Nicole Winfield | Sep 1
Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

Christian Columnist Predicts 400 Church Leaders to Resign Over Ashley Madison Scandal

By EDGE | Aug 31
If one columnist for a Christian publication is correct, there will be a lot of job openings for pastors this week.

Mormons Keep Affiliation with Boy Scouts Despite Gay Leaders

By Brady McCombs | Aug 31
The Mormon church - the nation's largest sponsor of Boy Scout units - is keeping its longtime affiliation with the organization despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders.

India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

Ahead of Pope's Visit to US, Some Friction Over LGBT Issues

By David Crary | Aug 29
The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage.

Vatican Says Ex-Envoy, Charged With Sexual Abuse, Has Died

By Nicole Winfield | Aug 28
The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who had been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, died Friday of apparent natural causes as he awaited trial, the Vatican said.

Portland Catholic School Revokes Job Offer to Gay Candidate

Aug 26
A Catholic school in downtown Portland has rescinded its job offer for a college counseling position after learning that the candidate is gay.

With Historic Visit, Obama to Seek Common Cause With Pope

By Josh Lederman | Aug 26
Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis.

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