Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli told Fredericksburg-area clergy Thursday that they shouldn't be afraid to speak out about candidates and issues. They just need to be careful to avoid outright endorsements that could jeopardize their churches' tax-exempt status.
Almost 300 religious leaders rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday as part of a lobbying effort to pass laws promoting equality for gays. The clergy came from all over the country, including the metro D.C. area.
Victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in the Washington metro area are blasting a recent study of clergy sexual abuse in America that concludes, in part, that the permissiveness of the 1960's and '70's contributed to the crisis.
A study of clergy sex abuse in America, sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Church, concludes that a combination of social factors, deficiencies in seminary education and inconsistent responses by church leaders contributed to the crisis.
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