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Caleb K. Bell

Caleb K. Bell is an author at Religion News Service.

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U.N. faults U.S. for failure to prosecute abusive clerics

By Caleb K. Bell — February 20, 2013
The U.S. is failing to pursue and prosecute clergy guilty of child sexual abuse, according to a recent United Nations committee report.

House passes bill to give disaster relief to religious groups

By Caleb K. Bell — February 13, 2013
(RNS) The House Wednesday (Feb. 13) overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow places of worship to receive federal aid to repair their buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Meet the 11 Americans who will help choose the next pope

By Caleb K. Bell — February 13, 2013
(RNS) Meet the 11 U.S. cardinals who will vote in next month's conclave to elect a new pope, from the scandal-scarred Cardinal Roger Mahony to the conservative Vatican insider Cardinal Raymond Burke.

Missouri Synod president apologizes for Newtown interfaith ‘debacle’

By Caleb K. Bell — February 11, 2013
(RNS) The president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod apologized for his role in the "debacle" that led to a public reprimand for a pastor in Newtown, Conn., for praying at an interfaith service following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Lutheran pastor apologizes for praying at Newtown vigil

By Caleb K. Bell — February 6, 2013
(RNS) A Lutheran pastor in Newtown, Conn., has apologized after being reprimanded for participating in an interfaith vigil following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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