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  • In starkly different tone, Vatican report says gays should be welcome

    Cardinals and bishops summoned by Pope Francis to the Vatican to discuss the modern family have said that homosexuals should be welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church and that heterosexual civil unions have “positive” aspects. Without...
  • Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races

    Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races
    In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
  • Catholics and gays, Hitt and Ebola: Letters

    Catholics and gays, Hitt and Ebola: Letters
    Catholics welcome gays I am happy to hear the Catholic Church is facing reality and acknowledging the existence, within society — and, presumably, within the clergy itself — of halfway-decent gay people ("Vatican moves to welcome gays,"...
  • To Our Readers: Proud Past, Exciting Future

    To Our Readers: Proud Past, Exciting Future
    Dear Readers: For 250 years, we here at The Courant have enjoyed a special privilege — telling the stories that have helped shape who we are as a state. We've told stories of triumph and tragedy, of heartbreak and hope. There have been stories we'...
  • Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays

    Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays
    Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history. The document, issued at the end of a two-week...
  • Hozier takes a worshipful L.A. to an actual church

    Hozier takes a worshipful L.A. to an actual church
    It was almost too easy, booking Hozier in a church. The project, led by 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, broke through with a single called “Take Me to Church." The lusty, acerbic song needles Ireland's most contentious...
  • In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned

    In Iraq, Yazidis seeking refuge at holy site feel helpless, abandoned
    ‎Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots. "I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...
  • Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism

    Justice Ginsburg sees what motivates Texas' voter ID law: racism
    As one might expect, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had no difficulty putting her finger on the point of Texas' voter ID law: it's openly racist.  Ginsburg's colleagues voted 6-3 to allow the Texas law to remain in effect for the upcoming...
  • High court action on Texas ID law shows mixed record on voting rights

    “There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April. Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
  • Iranian ayatollah, diplomat condemn Saudi Arabian cleric's conviction

    A well-known Iranian ayatollah and a top diplomat in Tehran have joined in widespread condemnation of a death sentence handed down in Saudi Arabia against Sheikh Nimr Baqir al Nimr, a prominent Shiite Muslim cleric and dissident. "If Sheikh Nimr is...
  • Myanmar rebels say military operations could end peace talks

    YANGON (Reuters) - Peace talks between Myanmar's military and ethnic minority insurgents may collapse if the army scales up operations in rebel-controlled areas, an organization representing rebel groups said on Friday. Various rebels groups have battled...