Could Romney lead the LDS? What are the bishops up to in Baltimore? And how gay-friendly is organized Judaism?
(RNS) As we try to make sense of the "Mormon moment," Religion News Service asked MormonVoices to collect the ten best recent stories about their Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The Vatican opens a Latin academy. Can the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez save the GOP? A priest bites another priest's ear off. Yep, that happened.
Is smoking weed a virtue and not a vice? Are anti-Muslim pols losing ground? Have you found your Barack Obama nativity figurine yet? Book a trip to Naples...
Election postmortems: A great religious realignment? A new Anglican archbishop. France drafts a same-sex marriage law.
"Election Day Communion" could be a cure for the partisan blues. Paul Ryan gets a truck stop blessing for his rosary. And will those Values Voters turn out?
Mark Silk breaks down the religious layout of 12 battleground states. Glenn Beck bridges the Mormon-Christian divide. Catholic priest wants legalized pot. Mormon spies in Russia?
Still reckoning with Sandy, a lower murder rate counts as good news. Not a new lottery: the Romney Mega Prayer. Ever want to know what an "intrinsic evil" is? You may be surprised.
Focus on the Family targets Iowa voters. Young professionals leave China for greater religious freedom. James Bond gets Catholic and Jewish nods.
As Hurricane Sandy retreats, many stop to ponder the meaning of such devastation. What is a religious response? Proof of God’s judgment? Or God’s absence? Sandy has cast a pall over Halloween this year, in some places. Is the Reformation over? Or reigniting? The Vatican floats the idea of setting up a special Lutheran church inside the Roman Catholic Church.
Stephen Prothero's take on God and the storm. Muslim support for Obama is strong but weaker. And the Catholic Church in Poland takes a stand against Halloween.
Why Americans lie to pollsters about going to church. President Obama endorses same-sex marriage in Washington and Maine. Catholic vote too close to call. The rainbow sign.
God's will and the hurricane, genetic engineering and ethics, Israel and Jewish pluralism, and Alan Jacobs leaves Wheaton...
Faith ahead of politics? Partisanship above piety? The elections are less than two weeks away. Friday marks Eid-al-Adha. The theology of rape.
Would the "Mormon mafia" try to revive torture? Do porn stars really believe in God or just like to shout his name a lot? And did the American who hired the pope's butler just get promoted, demoted, or both? All that and more in today's Religion News Roundup.