VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is slamming the door on attempts by women to become priests in the Roman Catholic Church. It has strongly reiterated in a decree that anyone involved in ordination ceremonies is automatically excommunicated.
Month – May 2008
Iraqis say Marines handed out Christian coins BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military says an American service member has been removed from duty in Iraq after receiving complaints that Marines were handing out coin-shaped medals promoting Christianity. Sunni officials in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah say the coins were given to Iraqis at an […]
Most hotels have Gideon Bibles. Marriott Hotels carry the Book of Mormon, too. But Hotel Preston in Nashville has decided to offer a whole library of spiritual texts. In addition to the religion package, there’s also a “redneck package” — complete with Moon Pies, Goo Goo Clusters, RC Cola, pork rinds and Pabst Blue Ribbon…
Jacksonville, Florida police are looking for three thugs who robbed two women at gunpoint last week. When last seen, the criminals were armed, dangerous and, wearing their faith on their shirtsleeves, so to speak. According to First Coast Crime Stoppers, the men are “in a white van with dark tinted windows and faded red lettering […]
More than a year and a half after President Greenway’s ouster, both sides have reached an “agreement of resolution” but the terms are “confidential”, the school said.
(Click here for the latest from Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka.) Susanne Johnson, the theology professor who objects to the Bush institute, is the author of the website www.smirkingchimp.com, which continually mocks the president and his administration.
Nielsen asked me to keep a written diary of all the television I watched for seven days in May (beginning Thursday May 15 and ending Wednesday May 21). In exchange, they sent me four $1 bills. It was easy money: I watched one hour of the Preakness coverage on Saturday, plus 8 minutes of local […]
By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Republican John McCain has rejected the endorsement of an influential Texas televangelist criticized for his anti-Catholic views.
Dan Gilgoff, political editor for Beliefnet and keeper of the 2008 presidential “God-o-Meter” says John McCain’s campaign is flubbing its religious outreach. Gilgoff, an author and former US News & World Report staffer, says McCain has a “ham handed approach to dealing with the Christian Right.” Click here to see today’s “God-o-Meter.”
For months, Rev. Jeremiah Wright has been a millstone around the neck of Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama. But Republican presumptive nominee John McCain has his own preacher problems. On the campaign trail, he’s warmly embraced John Hagee of San Antonio. Hagee? He’s a minister who says God sent Hitler to “hunt” Jews so that […]