The week in Pa. religion news: Feb. 6, 2011

Religious leaders in Pittsburgh say it’s OK to pray for your sports team, according to an informal survey by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ann Rodgers. A Catholic gift shop in Bloomfield can’t keep their black-and-gold “Steelers rosaries” on the shelf.
The Pennsburg woman who went by “JihadJane” and “Fatima LaRose,” changed her plea to guilty Tuesday after previously denying federal charges that she conspired to wage jihad abroad by participating in a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist.
A fundamentalist Christian couple who relied on prayer to cure their dying toddler must take their remaining children for medical check-ups as part of their sentence in the boy’s death. A Philadelphia judge sentenced Herbert and Catherine Schaible to 10 years’ probation.
Police charged an Abbottstown youth minister who worked at a Hanover church for the last 10 years with sexually abusing teen boys.
Back in Pittsburgh, the Episcopal diocese there won an appeals court ruling in its fight with the rival Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh over $20 million in assets held by the central diocese.
A UPenn professor attempted to calculate the economic “halo effect” of a dozen religious congregations in Philadelphia and found interesting results.
And two years after consolidation, some Scranton-area Catholic parishes are still adjusting to the mergers.

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One Response to The week in Pa. religion news: Feb. 6, 2011

  1. Hank says:

    Holy Toledo, so glad I cliekcd on this site first!

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