28 December 2005
Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI; Terri Schiavo and faith-based helping after Katrina; the exploding number of church schisms over homosexuality; Intelligent Design, the Ten Commandments, Harriet Miers, the Vatican’s gay ban, and Billy Graham’s visit to heathen New York. All the stories you heard too much about are back with The Religion Newswriters Association’s release of its top ten religion stories of 2005. (Somewhere, Rick Warren and Ashley Smith are asking, what do you mean “top twenty”?)