Where are all the Protestants going? Nowhere. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reports a new low for American Protestants, 48 percent of the U.S. population, and the main reason seems to be the rising number of "nones" - those who claim no religion.
Our man at the Vatican reports that the hundreds of bishops gathered in Rome are brainstorming ways to combat what Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl called a “tsunami of secular influence” that is challenging "objective" views of right and wrong.
European Catholic bishops and other opponents of embryonic stem cell research are applauding the Nobel prize that just went to researchers in adult stem cell research.
Mark Silk is savoring "one of the more delicious ecclesiastical contretemps of recent years," as he ponders whether the Episcopal bishop of California, Marc Andrus, was purposefully prevented from attending last week's installation of Salvatore Cordileone as the new archbishop of San Francisco.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is lowering the age of full-time missionary service to age 18 for men (down from 19) and 19 for women (down from 21).
An Oregon dentist is in trouble for pressuring an assistant to attend a Scientology-related training session. State labor officials have ordered him to pay nearly $348,000.
Aspiring Missouri Sen. Todd Akin, suffering for his uninformed remarks about rape and pregnancy, is collecting prayers from hundreds of conservative Show-Me-State pastors.
Muslim and Jewish leaders in France warn against rising anti-Semitism among young Muslims in that country.
Crime beat: Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for plotting to blow up 48 churches there.
This is how Tim Tebow marked the 666th game of Monday Night Football in the history of creation.
- Lauren Markoe
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