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United Press International – May 30, 2008 CHICAGO, May 30, 2008 (UPI via COMTEX) — Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign once again had to apologize for remarks made by a Chicago pastor who spoke from the pulpit of the candidate’s church. […]

Associated Press – May 30, 2008 VATICAN CITY – The Vatican insisted Friday that it is properly following Christian tradition by excluding females from the priesthood as it issued a new warning that women taking part in ordinations will be […]

By JONATHAN D. RUBIN c. 2008 Religion News Service WASHINGTON — California’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage could “spawn lawsuits all over the country,” trampling states’ rights and limiting religious freedom, a coalition of conservative groups warned Thursday (May 29). […]

LOS ANGELES – Parishes across the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles are answering an appeal from Cardinal Roger Mahony to help pay $720 million in settlements to victims of clergy sex abuse. One parish donated almost all of its […]

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When Southern Baptists meet for their annual convention in Indianapolis this June, they will have the opportunity to cast ballots for the highest number of contenders for president in the […]

The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA – May 29, 2008 By Jeremy Peters The New York Times ALBANY, N.Y. New York Gov. David Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize […]

Associated Press – May 28, 2008 WASHINGTON – In a rare show of bipartisan unity, the three presidential candidates lent their names to a statement and newspaper ad Wednesday accusing the Sudanese government of genocide in the Darfur region and […]

United Press International – May 28, 2008 JERUSALEM, May 28, 2008 (UPI via COMTEX) — Israeli police Wednesday are reviewing a series of photographs showing students torching hundreds of New Testaments, a police spokesman said. Uzi Aharon, the mayor of […]

Associated Press – May 28, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO – California officials are telling county clerks that they can start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 17. The state Office of Vital Records says it chose June 17 because […]

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service A prominent liberal Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., says it will allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after the state’s Supreme Court opened civil marriage to same-sex couples starting next month. The move […]