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'Covenant' to bind Anglican Communion appears dead

WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Commission for Religious Freedom just got two new members, both darlings of conservatives: Princeton University philosopher Robert P. George and Zuhdi Jasser, who describes himself as an alternative voice to established Muslim civil rights groups. By Al Webb and Kevin Eckstrom.

Muslims call new religious freedom appointee a 'puppet' for Islam foes

WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Commission for Religious Freedom just got two new members, both darlings of conservatives: Princeton University philosopher Robert P. George and Zuhdi Jasser, who describes himself as an alternative voice to established Muslim civil rights groups. By Lauren Markoe.

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Santorum shows the Religious Right isn't dead yet

(RNS) Does Rick Santorum's surge also mark the resurrection of the Religious Right? After Santorum's big primary wins in Alabama and Mississippi, the born-again bigwigs who endorsed him last year may be having the last laugh. By David Gibson.

Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Canterbury to meet

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will pray together in Rome on Saturday despite longstanding differences on women clergy and sexual morality. By Alessandro Speciale.

Catholic voter guide differs from two Catholic candidates

(RNS) A group of Democratic-leaning Catholics on Wednesday (Feb. 29) released a 2012 voter guide that includes abortion among a range of "pro-life issues," such as war, euthanasia and poverty, and highlights economic and social justice issues as concerns Catholics should weigh as they consider which candidate to support.