After the Vatican accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, America's largest organization of Catholic nuns, of failing to follow Church doctrine on several controversial issues, the group's president suggested they will not backing down.
After years of protests and roadblocks, a controversial mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., finally opened on Friday. It's been a years-long battle to get the place permitted, built and opened for the Muslim community in the town just south of Nashville.
The largest group representing American nuns said today that they are willing to hold talks with Church leadership, but would not compromise their mission. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious has been criticized by the Vatican for straying from Church orthodoxy on all-male priests, abortion and homosexuality. Adam Allington of St. Louis Public Radio shares the latest with Melissa Block.
Christian book company Thomas Nelson Publishers is ending its publishing and distribution of evangelical David Barton's controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson. The publisher says it has lost confidence in the book's details.
Conservative men from many religions demand that women dress modestly so the men can avoid feeling tempted. Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in Israel are selling special glasses that blur men's vision so they can't see women clearly.
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