Day broke as crisp and beautiful today as it did 11 years ago in New York, Washington, and Shanksville, Pa. One survivor recalls how the Lord's Prayer helped him through that day and out of the towers.
At Ground Zero, the legal battle delaying the opening of a 9/11 museum seems close to resolution. But another legal battle continues to rage over the cross from the wreckage of the World Trade Center that atheists do not want displayed in the museum.
Catholics in St. Louis are polite, but have plenty to say about the conviction of native son Bishop Robert Finn for failing to report criminal sexual activity by a priest.
Catholics in vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's home state take a nuanced view on the congressman's invocation of Catholic teaching to justify fiscal policies blasted by many in the church hierarchy. But some Democrats in the state say the "Rosary Rallies" at Wisconsin's capitol are too much like pep fests for Ryan and the GOP.
Taking a page from the U.S. bishops? In Moscow, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, on state television, said the church is under attack by those who fear its post-Soviet revival.
And here's some fresh news that seems like it's really old: Pat Robertson told a man troubled by his disobedient wife that he should become a Muslim and move to Saudi Arabia so he could beat her. And an ultra-Orthodox radio station in Israel doesn't like the idea of women on the air.
Elvis Presley's Bible, given to him on his first Christmas, was auctioned off for $94,600.
Now that's a lot of rabbis. Nearly 300 are ordained in New Jersey by the former chief rabbi of Israel.
Episcopalia Latina? The mainline church bucks a trend and attracts a growing number of Latino Americans.
A gay couple in Massachusetts is suing the Catholic Church for refusing to sell them a mansion. The couple says the church fears they will use it to host same-sex marriages.
Religious rights activists are rejoicing over the release of two Christian captives in recent days: the Pakistani girl accused of burning Muslim holy writings the Iranian pastor sentenced to death for apostasy.
- Lauren Markoe
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