A full transcript of the debate is here, the video's here, and WaPo has a good distillation of Ryan and Biden dissecting Catholic social teaching and abortion here. Our own Mark Silk offers his analysis here.
Mitt Romney stopped yesterday to meet the old man on the mountain, Billy Graham, yesterday in N.C. Graham's statement afterward skirted as close to an endorsement as we've seen:
"I hope millions of Americans will join me in praying for our nation and to vote for candidates who will support the biblical definition of marriage, protect the sanctity of life and defend our religious freedoms.”
Speaking of endorsements, most Protestant pastors say they'll vote for Mitt Romney; only a small minority (15%) of those who won't vote for him say it's because of his Mormon faith.
Several dozen former Catholic priests in Washington state are bucking the hierarchy and endorsing a bid to legalize same-sex marriage.
Who has the bigger ego: a pastor or the church music director?
The Anti-Defamation League and several other Jewish groups have pulled out of a Christian-Jewish dialogue session over some mainline churches' positions on Israel.
Jewish groups and rabbis in NYC have filed suit over a new law that requires parents' consent for a circumcision that involves a mohel using his mouth to remove blood from the incision; the practice has been linked to the spread of herpes that has been fatal in a few cases.
The "Jewish Indiana Jones" is headed to four years in prison for pedaling fake Torah scrolls to unsuspecting synagogues and collectors.
They're still fighting over whether the military can forcibly shave the religiously inspired beard of accused Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan.
There's a new mobile app for Jewish singles, Yenta, that allows users to harness GPS software to find other single Jews nearby. Think Grindr meets JDate ... or something like that. Two of the profile questions: "How Jewish are you?" and "What's your shtick?"
B16 marked the 50th anniversary of Vatican II yesterday, warning of a "spiritual desert" confronting the Catholic Church.
In Pakistan, police have arrested three suspects in the shooting of 14-year-old peace activist Malala Yousafzai. The Taliban said they shot the girl to keep her quiet; she's listed in "satisfactory" condition in a hospital outside Islamabad.
Muslim soccer players on the Newcastle Magpies team have been warned not to wear jerseys that advertise the team's new sponsor, loan company Wonga, because the 4,000% interest rate the company charges on short-term loans violates Islam.
If you needed more evidence that Canadians are more civilized that us Yanks: Quran-burner Terry Jones was turned away at the border, keeping him from a free speech debate in Toronto. To all our friends in the True North Strong and Free, you sure you don't want him?
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(photo of Romney, Graham and son Franklin Graham via A. Larry Ross Communications)