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After Losing Re-Election Bid, Kim Davis May have Found Her Next Gig

After Losing Re-Election Bid, Kim Davis May have Found Her Next Gig

Nov 15
After losing her re-election bid for the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky during the midterms, Kim Davis, who refused same-sex couples marriage licenses in 2015, may be on the path to her next job.

Catholic Bishops' Meeting Nears End, No Vote on Abuse Plan

Catholic Bishops' Meeting Nears End, No Vote on Abuse Plan

By David McFadden and David Crary | Nov 15
U.S. Catholic bishops made clear their frustrations Wednesday as a national assembly focused on clergy sex-abuse neared its conclusion without strong new steps to combat the multifaceted crisis.

Episcopal Bishop Confirms Support for Gay Marriages

Episcopal Bishop Confirms Support for Gay Marriages

Nov 13
An Episcopal bishop in central New York says her diocese will continue to support same-sex marriages despite her counterpart in Albany issuing a pastoral directive against it.

Amid Drug Crisis, Spiritual First Responders Hit the Streets

Amid Drug Crisis, Spiritual First Responders Hit the Streets

By Michael Hill | Nov 13
Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets.

Episcopal Bishop Says He is Banning Gay Unions on His Turf

Episcopal Bishop Says He is Banning Gay Unions on His Turf

By Michael Hill | Nov 13
An Episcopal bishop in upstate New York says the church has been "hijacked by the 'Gay Rights Agenda'" in a directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese.

Spiritual First Responders Hit the Streets Amid Drug Crisis

Spiritual First Responders Hit the Streets Amid Drug Crisis

By Michael Hill | Nov 13
Sidewalk prayers near shoot-up spots. Sunday sermons in the back of a bar. Pleas to struggling souls to surrender to God. Funerals for members of their flock who didn't make it. Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis.

Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda as US Catholic Bishops Convene

Sex Abuse Crisis Tops Agenda as US Catholic Bishops Convene

By David Crary | Nov 10
As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly next week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests.

Vatican Meeting Endorses Women at Decision-Making Table

Vatican Meeting Endorses Women at Decision-Making Table

By Trisha Thomas and Nicole Winfield | Oct 28
A monthlong meeting of Catholic bishops marked by demands for women's rights wrapped up Saturday with delegates saying a place for women at the church's decision-making table was a "duty of justice."

Gunman Attacks Pittsburgh Synagogue, Killing 11 People

Gunman Attacks Pittsburgh Synagogue, Killing 11 People

By Marc Levy and Mark Gillispie | Oct 27
A shooter opened fire during a baby naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, killing 11 people.

Sinead O'Connor Announces Conversion to Islam

Sinead O'Connor Announces Conversion to Islam

Oct 26
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada' Davitt.

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