Monthly Archives: May 2009

George Tiller shot to death at church

The Wichita Eagle is reporting that abortion doctor George Tiller was shot and killed at his church this morning. Police are looking for the gunman, according to the paper:

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Fr. Cutié to join Episcopal Church

Father Cutié has decided to join the Episcopal Church, the Miami Herald is reporting. You might recall the Rev. Alberto Cutié (KOO’-tee-ay) was removed from his Miami Beach church after photos of him kissing and embracing a woman appeared in … Continue reading

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Sightings: Holy Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border

In the latest Sightings column, Lois Ann Lorentzen of the University of San Francisco talks about how the rapid growth of the Santa Muerte movement during recent decades has led to conflict among devotees of Holy Death, the official Roman … Continue reading

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Logos Academy raising funds for new building

Pastors and Logos Academy school leaders gathered Tuesday to kick off a $8 million capital campaign, hoping to raise enough to supplement the cost of a new building for the Christian school and a community playground at 256 W. King … Continue reading

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Gun protestors acquitted

Update: A Philadelphia judge acquitted 12 religious activists of trespass and disorderly conduct in protests at an allegedly rogue Philadelphia gun store, according to the AP. One by one, defendants in the daylong trial testified about what led them toward … Continue reading

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Out-of-town Lutherans visiting by the threes

A Lutheran bishop and two pastors from Tanzania arrive Monday in York for a two-week stay. On Tuesday, three Lutheran pastors from West Virginia synod of will arrive — by bicycle — in Middletown.

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Gun-control activists on trial in Philly

Update. Religious leaders and other activists from the interfaith group Heeding God’s Call go on trial today in Philadelphia for their part in demonstrations at a gun store. The charges include conspiracy, obstruction and disorderly conduct. The activists were arrested … Continue reading

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Sightings: Seminarians

Religion scholar Martin Marty discusses the worst job market for seminarians in years.

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Obama on abortion at Notre Dame

After quite a buildup, everyone was eager to hear what Obama would say at Notre Dame’s commencement today (watch the webcast). I’ve only quickly read over the text of his speech, but it seems he dedicated time to the tension … Continue reading

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Word of the day: Mantic

The adjective mantic stems from the Greek mantis, meaning prophet.

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