An anti-abortion priest stumps for Trump at the altar with a dead fetus. Pence also stumps in the pulpit, via video. And in Germany, the Muslim author and Protestant bishops who would be president.
(RNS) ‘Twas the night before the election, and all through the church, pastors were praying for its end. And the election may not be the only thing about to end. Meet New Jersey’s first cardinal and the Cubs’ Christian MVP.
Some see parallels to St. Augustine’s time in the 2016 elections. Baptists in Mississippi exceed their fundraising drive. A Muslim-American actor gives up acting for comedy.
(RNS) Amid a crazy election – and a Cubs championship! – reviving the Sabbath. Making black lives live in old stained glass windows. Funniest ‘Mormon Mafia’ tweets. And, of course, a Starbucks Christmas cup controversy.
The nation’s capital will be the next place to legalize physician-assisted dying. Abortion drugs rival the surgical procedure. And Vogue Arabia – fashion for the Muslim world.
The pontiff praises Swedish hospitality (toward refugees). Catholic landmarks are ruined by the latest earthquake. Christian Cubs fans reject baseball curse.
(RNS) Happy Halloween – or Reformation Day, depending what you believe. Plus, more about what Hare Krishnas and Hillary Clinton believe
Atheists debate whether to vote for the more religious candidate. Catholic women give Trump low scores. LifeWay pulls a popular evangelical writer from its shelves.
(RNS) A pilfered papyrus offers early clues to Judean kingdom. Our intrepid reporter with relief workers in dangerous Haiti. Cardinal Dolan dishes on the Al Smith dinner with Trump and Clinton. Plus: Funerals while you’re alive. Why?
The passing of two illustrators who dabbled in religious themes. A South African gathering focuses on “compassion-centered” Islam. A political poster underscores the complexity of Hinduism.
The feds nix their plans to use Muslim clergy and others to sway those at risk of radicalization. A “Bert and Ernie” cake wins in a UK court. And a New York State pastor accepts responsibility for the death of a teen parishioner.
(RNS) Is Donald Trump a Christian? Is Hillary Clinton a witch? Only 15 more days of these questions. Meantime, go Cubs!
(RNS) The Republican nominee got booed at the Al Smith charity dinner. Archbishop Charles Chaput’s “smaller-but-purer” church. The evangelical mind, redux. And Sweden’s first religion-free cemetery.
Jewish journalists targeted on Twitter. Muslim women inundated with hate mail for supporting Clinton. U.S. voters more accepting of sinning politicians.
Mormons see independent as Trump alternative. Golden Arches raise hackles in Rome. Christians celebrate imminent liberation of Iraqi town.