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In today’s Religion News Briefs: As Protestants decline, people with no religion, “Nones”, are rising in number. Protestants are less than half of Americans, while Nones are one in five.
Also: a priest arrested for carrying a concealed gun told police he was ‘asked to get rid of it during a confession.’
Plus: More doctors honor religious objections to blood transfusions; And why jams and marmalades may be banned from church fetes. [Read more...]
The Pope should have learned by now that “warning” does little in complex situations.
German and European Catholics argue: does the Pope’s discouragement of the hopeful people who once flocked to the movement of aggiornamento and to generous ecumenism four decades ago contribute to the problems? [Read more...]
Jeff Anderson, the US attorney who has spearheaded more than 1,500 lawsuits against the Catholic Church, has now established a law firm in the UK. [Read more...]
A record number of Austrians turned their back on the Catholic Church
in 2010, the Church said Tuesday, pointing to the abuse scandal as the main reason. [Read more...]
At least 454 people were injured in the Philippines on Sunday as more than 1 million barefoot devotees joined an annual procession to honour a centuries-old statue of a suffering Jesus Christ, known as the Black Nazarene. [Read more...]
The child abuse scandals rocking Belgium’s powerful Catholic Church
are also shaking the faith of followers, with more and more people asking to be struck off baptism registers — a global movement known as “de-baptism
“. [Read more...]
In a series of interviews to appear in a book published this week, Pope Benedict XVI says
for the first time that while the use of condoms
should not be seen as a “moral solution”, it could be justified in stopping the spread of AIDS.
But the Vatican moved Sunday to counter campaigners’ claims of a U-turn
in Church policy, emphasising in a statement that condom use was acceptable only in highly “exceptional” cases, AP reports.
Our take: If you don’t play the game, you don’t get to set the rules
. What people do in the privacy of their bedrooms is none of the Pope’s — or the Catholic Church’s — business. [Read more...]