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A Catholic school in downtown Portland has rescinded its job offer for a college counseling position after learning that the candidate is gay.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

Mormons Keep Affiliation With Boy Scouts Despite Gay Leaders

By Brady McCombs | Aug 26
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.

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

By David Crary | Aug 25
Friction is mounting ahead of Pope Francis' first visit to the U.S. as LGBT Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in an event based on families and organizers move to limit them.

Duke Freshmen Refuse to Read 'Fun Home' Over Religious Beliefs

By EDGE | Aug 25
Some Duke University freshmen are refusing to read a book on their summer reading list because it deals with homosexuality, citing their religious beliefs.

Foo Fighters Troll the Westboro Baptist Church

By EDGE | Aug 24
Rock band Foo Fighters made headlines this week after trolling the "God Hates Fags" Westboro Baptist Church by "rickrolling" them.

Bryan Fischer :: When It Comes To Hating Gays, He Was 'Born That Way'

By EDGE | Aug 19
Don't expect Lady Gaga to write any songs about Bryan Fischer any time soon.

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