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Moore sex: Southern Baptist official answers all you wanted to know about sex

RNS PHOTO COURTESY SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Russell Moore is president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and a Biloxi native.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Southern Baptist, Christian Music, RNS, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Biloxi, MS, Transgender

4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Muslim visitors to Japan forecast to hit a million by 2020

Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists, a specialist travel firm said Friday.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Malaysia Travel, Islam

8 hrs ago | CNN

'Guardians' shoots Pratt to the stars

Chris Pratt, star of the expected summer blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy," told People that the birth of his premature son in 2012 had caused him and his wife, actress Anna Faris, to pray a great deal.


Related Topix: Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt, Ja Rule, Rap, Jehovah's Witness, Movies, Entertainment

12 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Maksim Chmerkovskiy reveals why Kirstie Alley ended friendship

The 'Dancing with the Stars' season 12 partners are no longer friends due to his rumored romance with Jennifer Lopez, who is besties with Leah Remini, who quit the Church of Scientology in 2013.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Scientology, Entertainment

16 hrs ago | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Lake Junaluska divisions about the future still linger

Though residents at Lake Junaluska have been discussing their future form of governance for more than three years, the issue is still an contentious one, as was evidenced by a property owners meeting earlier this month.


Related Topix: Lake Junaluska, NC, Methodist

Thu Jul 31, 2014

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Ex-bishop gets 10 years in fatal Wisconsin crash

A former Lutheran bishop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a Wisconsin jogger while driving drunk.


Related Topix: Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie, WI

Charleston Business Journal

Episcopal fight over half-billion worth of property now in judgea s hands

The Right Rev. Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of South Carolina listens as Judge Diane Schafer Goodstein decides whether Lawrence should be allowed to testify about procedures that were taken to remove him as a bishop of The Episcopal Church.


Related Topix: Episcopal Church, Dorchester County, SC, St. George, SC

The Town Talk

Judge: Priest's victim abused again by greedy family

A 43-year-old Newark man who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest was victimized again by family members who used much of his $347,901 in settlement money to buy cars, jewelry and other property, a Chancery Court judge said in a scathing opinion Tuesday.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Atlantic City, NJ

'Apostasy' woman heads to US

A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam then acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum, on Thursday left Italy for the United States with her family.


Related Topix: Prison, Islam, Travel, Khartoum, Sudan Travel, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel


China accuses 3 radicals of killing leading imam

China says a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.


Related Topix: Islam

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Judge orders mediator to resolve Milwaukee Archdio...

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley has ordered a mediator to try and resolve the three-and-a-half year old bankruptcy case involving the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Roman Catholic Church

The Macon Telegraph

Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

After leading the music on Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, Collette says Pastor Terry Keehan asked for his resignation.


Related Topix: Wedding, Roman Catholic Church

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Vatican intervenes to remove a priest in Paraguay accused of sex abuse in US

The Vatican has ordered a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Paraguay to remove a priest accused of sex abuse in the U.S. and to restrict the activities of the bishop who hired him.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Scranton, PA, World News

ABC News

Minnesota Archbishop Won't Resign Amid Criticism

Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, as well as an investigation into his own conduct, the archbishop says he will not resign.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church


Warren Jeffs' Mansion Becomes Bed and Breakfast

While polygamist leader Warren Jeffs spends his days in a prison cell, his sprawling compound has been turned into a bed and breakfast.


Related Topix: FLDS, Hildale, UT, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holiday

The letter to the assembly's Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. "recognizes the major festivals of many of the world's main religions, yet Judaism is not represented."


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Judaism, Yom Kippur

Fox News

Archbishop in Minnesota says he won't resign amid criticism over handling of sex abuse scandal

The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Northern Michigan News

More than a few good men

In Troop 125, which meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the United Methodist Church, the number of scouts who become Eagles is from 57 to 77 percent.


Related Topix: Methodist

Celebrating 40 years of Episcopal women priests

On a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.' s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests.


Related Topix: Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA


Alberto Cutie, Priest Who Broke His Celibacy Vow, Opens Up About Scandal

Five years ago, Rev. Alberto Cutie was one of the country's popular Roman Catholic priests.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment, Television, Wedding