The five-year-old lay Catholic reform group Voice of the Faithful awarded retired Detroit auxiliary Bishop ThomasGumbleton its “Priest of Integrity” honor February 24 in Washington. Gumbleton was honored for his advocacy on behalf of victims of clergy sexual abuse and for promoting greater lay involvement in the church.
Attorney general announces DOJ religious-liberty project
Mar 20, 2007
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’s decision to launch a new Justice Department “First Freedom Project” during a recent meeting of Southern Baptist leaders riled a number of advocates of church-state separation.
In a decision being hailed as a major step toward female equality in the Islamic world, the grand mufti of Egypt has said that Muslim women have no obligation to prove their virginity to prospective husbands.
Bruce Metzger, a preeminent New Testament translator and textual critic, died February 13 at his Princeton, New Jersey, home at age 93.
The professor emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he taught for 46 years, was termed the “greatest American scholar” in his field in the 20th century by Iain Torrance, president of the seminary.
The mayor of Jerusalem has suspended renovations near a compound housing the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque, while the municipality works on submitting new plans for a walkway leading to the holy site.