The Inquisition was initially designed to deal with Christian heretics, but author Cullen Murphy says that "inquisitorial impulse" is still at work today. In fact, he says, it was the harbinger of the modern world.
The Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as the big winner in Egypt's parliamentary elections. Long oppressed under the regime of Hosni Mubarak, the Islamist party is now the most important power broker in the country. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that the question on everyone's lips now is what does the Brotherhood really represent and how will it govern?
Ten years ago, Michael Rezendes and The Boston Globe colleagues broke a clergy sex abuse cover-up in the Boston Archdiocese. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rezendes about his investigative work. (Advisory: This segment may not be suitable for all audiences.)
In the decade since The Boston Globe broke the story about the cover-up of pedophile priests in the Boston Archdiocese, countless Americans have shared their stories of clergy abuse. Bob Hoatson is a former priest who was abused as a teen by church leaders. He speaks with host Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment may not be suitable for all audiences.)
More than 150 evangelical leaders will gather at a Texas ranch Friday and Saturday to try to coalesce behind a single Republican presidential candidate. But with the primaries and caucuses under way and Mitt Romney in command, their decision may be too little, too late.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that ministers could be fired without regard to civil rights laws. But on the more difficult question of determining who is a minister, the court was equivocal, saying that would have to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
In a unanimous and groundbreaking decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that ministers can be fired without regard to civil rights laws. But on the more difficult question of determining who is a minister, the court was equivocal, saying that would have to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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