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In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.

RT if u <3 da Sistas

Ashley Baxstrom: You’ve probably heard at this point about the Vatican’s statement concerning what it considers to be the wayward actions of its sisters in faith. You can refer to The Revealer’s “Radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith” for the basics, including how nuns were “reprimanded for making public statements that ‘disagree with...

Our Daily Links: While You Were Eating Fruitcake Edition

Worth the Wait: It may have taken 1,500 years but the Talmud finally has an index. Early Adopters: I've long said that religion and porn are the two first groups to adopt new technologies. In "Christianity and the Future of the Book" at The New Atlantis Alan Jacobs writes, "Religious communities have been the...

Arrested Development

Ashley Baxstrom:  It’s hard out there for a protestor. Occupying Oakland? Get arrested. Occupying Wall Street? Also get arrested (but don’t worry: there’s an app for that). Cornel West? Arrested (hey, twice in one week!). An almost-excommunicated Roman Catholic priest advocating women’s ordination outside the Vatican? You guessed it – arrested. The Rev. Roy Bourgeois...

John Paul II Beatified Today

Pope John Paul II, who's been placed on the fast track to sainthood, was beatified in Rome today, before heads of state and hundreds of thousands of religious loyals.  Writes The Guaradian:
Beatification is the last step on the road to sainthood, though not all those who are beatified are finally canonised. Before conferring the...

Limbo’ed

29 December 2005 Ian Fisher of The New York Times News Service, undertakes a thoughtful investigation of the Vatican’s plans to remove the theory of limbo from Catholic doctrine — a question that was discussed at this month’s meeting of 30 Catholic theologians who advise Pope Benedict XVI. Though the Pope has not weighed in...

Vatican Open Letter

15 December 2005 Approximately 80 Italian gay clergy members have issued an open letter (translated text here) to the Vatican, protesting that their orientation has not precluded their being good priests, but rather served as their “‘wealth, because it helps [them] to share the marginalization and suffering of many people.’”

Last Supper Swap Meet

13 October 2005 The Vatican has proposed a swap with the Israeli government, trading an historic synagogue in Spain (which is currently a Catholic church) for control of the Upper Room in Jerusalem — the room where the Last Supper is said to have taken place, which is in the same building where King David is believed...

Daily Links 18 January 2005

The Accidental Abductee Archbishop Basile Georges Casmoussa, the “much-loved” 66-year old head of the archdiocese who was kidnapped at gunpoint yesterday by Iraqi insurgents in the crime-filled northern city of Mosul, was released today without the payment of any ransom. Speaking on Vatican Radio, Casmoussa said he’d been treated well by his captors, and that they seemed...

Daily Links 20 December 2004

Don’t Bum to the Monks Thailand’s National Buddhism Office has proposed that Thai cigarette packs carry an additional consumer warning, that “‘Donating cigarettes to monks is a sin.’” If the Wall Ain’t Broke Florida State Senator Daniel Webster said last week that he is “exploring the possibility” of proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal Florida’s separation of church...

02 July 2004 Daily Links

“There was a cartoon a few weeks ago, I forget where, and there was a drawing of someone giving the nightly news and it said, well the news today is that a small band of viscious militants did major damage to a large group of ordinary people. Now the point of the cartoon is it...