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'McJesus' Sculpture Sparks Outrage Among Israel's Christians

'McJesus' Sculpture Sparks Outrage Among Israel's Christians

By Areej Hazboun and Isabel Debre | Jan 14
An art exhibit in Israel featuring a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked protests by the country's Arab Christian minority.

Faith-Based Shelter Fights to Keep out Transgender Women

Faith-Based Shelter Fights to Keep out Transgender Women

By Rachel D'Oro | Jan 14
A conservative Christian law firm that has pushed religious issues in multiple states urged a U.S. judge on Friday to block Alaska's largest city from requiring a faith-based women's shelter to accept transgender women.

Episcopal Church Allows Same-Sex Marriage in NY Diocese

Episcopal Church Allows Same-Sex Marriage in NY Diocese

By Michael Hill | Jan 14
The Episcopal Church on Friday cleared the way for same-sex marriages in an upstate New York diocese where they had been barred by a bishop who claimed the church had been "hijacked by the "Gay Rights Agenda."

McCarrick Accuser Cooperates with NYC Prosecutors on Abuse

McCarrick Accuser Cooperates with NYC Prosecutors on Abuse

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 12
The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors.

Evangelicals Unhappy with Anti-Lynching Bill... Because It Includes LGBTQs

Evangelicals Unhappy with Anti-Lynching Bill... Because It Includes LGBTQs

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11
Though the "Justice for Victims of Lynching Act," as the measure is called, passed the Senate in December 2018, without a single vote in opposition, Liberty Counsel wants the bill in its current form to go down in defeat.

Texas Church Loses Anti-Gay Pastor over Sexual Sinning, Swaps In Equally Homophobic Replacement

Texas Church Loses Anti-Gay Pastor over Sexual Sinning, Swaps In Equally Homophobic Replacement

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 8
The Texas church whose pastor resigned after "being with prostitutes" lost no time in getting a brand new pastor - with the same violently extreme anti-LGBTQ views.

Ice Bath for Jesus: Orthodox Worshippers Celebrate Epiphany

Ice Bath for Jesus: Orthodox Worshippers Celebrate Epiphany

By Veselin Toshkov | Jan 6
Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into icy rivers and lakes across Bulgaria on Sunday to recover crucifixes cast by priests in ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ.

Vatican: Argentine Bishop at Holy See Under Investigation

Vatican: Argentine Bishop at Holy See Under Investigation

By Nicole Winfield and Debora Rey | Jan 4
The Vatican has confirmed that an Argentine bishop, who resigned suddenly in 2017 for stated health reasons and then landed a top administrative job at the Holy See, is under preliminary investigation after priests accused him of sexual abuse.

Nuns in India Tell AP of Enduring Abuse in Catholic Church

Nuns in India Tell AP of Enduring Abuse in Catholic Church

By Tim Sullivan | Jan 3
Across India, the nuns talk of priests who pushed into their bedrooms and of priests who pressured them to turn close friendships into sex.

Naming Names: A Reckoning is Underway in US Catholic Church

Naming Names: A Reckoning is Underway in US Catholic Church

By Claudia Lauer | Jan 3
Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning.

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