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In the traditional service, godparents are asked whether they are ready... Canterbury, England • While Christians waited to learn whether the Church of England would approve the consecration of women bishops, the church’s governing body — the General Synod — quietly voted to drop all future references to the devil in a new baptism service. The simplified wording was written after priests said the traditional service was unnecessarily complex and might confuse people who are not regular churchgoers. In the traditional service, godparents are asked whether they are ready... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58187252@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:10:44 MDT Pope Francis raises eyebrows, says pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58183053-80/pope-abuse-church-vatican.html.csp Vatican City • Pope Francis has provoked a debate within the Catholic Church after being quoted as saying that one in 50 Catholic clerics is a pedophile. In the latest example of his get-tough stance against sex abuse — and his signature style of frank answers to tough questions — the pope told the Italian daily La Repubblica that the sexual abuse of children was like “leprosy” in the church, and he pledged to “confront it with the severity it requires.” But the exclusive interview with 90-year-... Vatican City • Pope Francis has provoked a debate within the Catholic Church after being quoted as saying that one in 50 Catholic clerics is a pedophile. In the latest example of his get-tough stance against sex abuse — and his signature style of frank answers to tough questions — the pope told the Italian daily La Repubblica that the sexual abuse of children was like “leprosy” in the church, and he pledged to “confront it with the severity it requires.” But the exclusive interview with 90-year-... 58183053@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:37:33 MDT Church of England approves women bishops in historic vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58183914-80/church-women-bishops-bishop.html.csp Canterbury, England • After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” Monday to women bishops. The first could be named by year’s end with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015, say senior church officials. The General Synod is the three-tier governing body of the Church of England. It is made up of bishops, clergy and laity. At a meeting in York, the General Synod gave final approval to legislation introducing the c... Canterbury, England • After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” Monday to women bishops. The first could be named by year’s end with the appointment of at least three additional women sometime in 2015, say senior church officials. The General Synod is the three-tier governing body of the Church of England. It is made up of bishops, clergy and laity. At a meeting in York, the General Synod gave final approval to legislation introducing the c... 58183914@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:37:33 MDT Church of England set to vote on women bishops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58171705-80/women-bishops-england-synod.html.csp Canterbury, England • Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over a historic General Synod meeting at the University of York when a make-or-break vote on the subject is expected Monday. “We’re there at long last,” American–born Christina Rees, one of the church’s leading women’s rights campaigners, said Thursday. Supporters of female bishops are ... Canterbury, England • Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will preside over a historic General Synod meeting at the University of York when a make-or-break vote on the subject is expected Monday. “We’re there at long last,” American–born Christina Rees, one of the church’s leading women’s rights campaigners, said Thursday. Supporters of female bishops are ... 58171705@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:29:46 MDT Pope Francis meets, high-fives U.S. televangelists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58171682-80/francis-pope-robison-catholic.html.csp What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. The gesture came during a three-hour meeting of Pope Francis and Texas televangelists Kenneth Copeland and James Robison, just weeks after the pontiff met with televangelist Joel Osteen and other religious leaders. At the June 24 meeting, Robison said he was so moved by Pope Francis’ message of the gospel that he asked the translator to ask Francis for a high-five. The pope obliged, ... What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. The gesture came during a three-hour meeting of Pope Francis and Texas televangelists Kenneth Copeland and James Robison, just weeks after the pontiff met with televangelist Joel Osteen and other religious leaders. At the June 24 meeting, Robison said he was so moved by Pope Francis’ message of the gospel that he asked the translator to ask Francis for a high-five. The pope obliged, ... 58171682@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:28:51 MDT Vatican bank profits tumble as Pope Francis orders an overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58161513-80/bank-million-vatican-freyberg.html.csp Vatican City • Profits plunged by more than $100 million at the Vatican bank last year after thousands of accounts were shut down in a radical overhaul of the scandal-scarred institution. In its 2013 annual report released Tuesday, the bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit totaled 2.9 million euros ($3.9 million) last year, a dramatic drop from the 86.6 million euros ($117.8 million) it reported in 2012. The bank said the slump was due to extraordinary ... Vatican City • Profits plunged by more than $100 million at the Vatican bank last year after thousands of accounts were shut down in a radical overhaul of the scandal-scarred institution. In its 2013 annual report released Tuesday, the bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works, said its net profit totaled 2.9 million euros ($3.9 million) last year, a dramatic drop from the 86.6 million euros ($117.8 million) it reported in 2012. The bank said the slump was due to extraordinary ... 58161513@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:32:18 MDT Pope Francis to sex abuse victims: Forgive us http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58157552-80/abuse-pope-francis-church.html.csp Vatican City • Pope Francis on Monday held his first meeting with victims of clergy sex abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests. Francis held a private Mass with three male and three female victims from the U.K., Ireland and Germany before meeting them individually for around 30 minutes. In total, the first-ever meetings spanned more than three hours. “Before God and his people I express my sorrow for ... Vatican City • Pope Francis on Monday held his first meeting with victims of clergy sex abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests. Francis held a private Mass with three male and three female victims from the U.K., Ireland and Germany before meeting them individually for around 30 minutes. In total, the first-ever meetings spanned more than three hours. “Before God and his people I express my sorrow for ... 58157552@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:33:48 MDT Commentary: Busloads of turned-back immigrants, an image of shame http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58157853-80/murrieta-border-brownsville-immigrants.html.csp Sometimes a picture says it all. Consider the 1963 picture of fire hoses and snarling police dogs in Birmingham, Ala., used against African-American students protesting racial segregation. Surely not our civil servants at their best. Or the 1972 picture of the little girl running terrified and naked with burning skin after South Vietnamese planes accidentally dropped napalm on Trang Bang, which had been occupied by North Vietnamese troops. The world then saw how war could hurt children. Now, in ... Sometimes a picture says it all. Consider the 1963 picture of fire hoses and snarling police dogs in Birmingham, Ala., used against African-American students protesting racial segregation. Surely not our civil servants at their best. Or the 1972 picture of the little girl running terrified and naked with burning skin after South Vietnamese planes accidentally dropped napalm on Trang Bang, which had been occupied by North Vietnamese troops. The world then saw how war could hurt children. Now, in ... 58157853@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:33:48 MDT Five faith takeaways from the Hobby Lobby case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58133764-80/religious-court-hobby-lobby.html.csp Washington • Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year: 1. Corporations can’t pray, but they do have religious rights. Hobby Lobby isn’t a person. It’s a chain of crafts stores owned by a religious family. And though the evangelical Green family objects to parts of the Affordable Care Act’s emergency contraception mandate, it’s not the Greens but the company that writes the check for employees’ health insurance. The first question the justices had ... Washington • Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year: 1. Corporations can’t pray, but they do have religious rights. Hobby Lobby isn’t a person. It’s a chain of crafts stores owned by a religious family. And though the evangelical Green family objects to parts of the Affordable Care Act’s emergency contraception mandate, it’s not the Greens but the company that writes the check for employees’ health insurance. The first question the justices had ... 58133764@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:03:01 MDT Kirby: Mormon women leaders rarely excommunicated in early church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58119456-80/church-excommunicated-kirby-women.html.csp It used to be possible to get excommunicated from the LDS church for just about anything, like going to California. It’s true. When the original Mormon pioneers made the trek to Utah, not all of them were impressed with what they found upon cresting the pass and seeing Zion for the first time. Family legend says my great-great-grandfather Korihor Kirby was deeply disappointed. “Are you #$@! me? I walked a thousand miles and my third wife had a baby behind a rock for THIS? Oh, hell no. We’re goi... It used to be possible to get excommunicated from the LDS church for just about anything, like going to California. It’s true. When the original Mormon pioneers made the trek to Utah, not all of them were impressed with what they found upon cresting the pass and seeing Zion for the first time. Family legend says my great-great-grandfather Korihor Kirby was deeply disappointed. “Are you #$@! me? I walked a thousand miles and my third wife had a baby behind a rock for THIS? Oh, hell no. We’re goi... 58119456@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:40:54 MDT