Vatican backs plan to name Rome square for Martin Luther


Vatican backs plan to name Rome square for Martin Luther


By ROSIE SCAMMELL
 © 2015 Religion News Service ROME — The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago. A German Catholic priest and theologian, Luther was a...

August 28, 2015

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August 26, 2015

Houston Church Keeps Hurricane Katrina Evacuees United (USA Today) Duke Students Reject Award-Winning Book Over Gay Themes (CNN) The Rev. Kenneth Wright Retires From First Baptist Gainsboro After 42 Years (Roanoke Times) NC Pastor, Wife Accused of Embezzling $40K From...
Israel’s enemy within: Young militant settlers


Israel’s enemy within: Young militant settlers


By SHIRA RUBIN
 © 2015 USA Today AHIYA, West Bank — Elhanan Shmidov views this illegal Jewish outpost, within earshot of the drumming ceremonies of nearby Palestinian villages, as the epitome of “self-sacrifice,” where “good Jews” like him carry out the holy mission...