Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Sex Abuse Problems Persist Inside The Roman Catholic Church

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

More than a decade and a half after the clergy sex abuse scandal erupted in the Boston Archdiocese, the Roman Catholic Church continues to have a problem stopping and preventing abuse.

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For A Church Defined By Tradition, Changing Catholic Doctrine Can Present A Problem

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Pope Francis wants to make Roman Catholicism more relevant to Catholics' daily lives. Traditionalists say he's abandoning Catholic doctrine but many lay Catholics welcome it.

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50 Years Ago, The Pope Called Birth Control 'Intrinsically Wrong'

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

U.S. Catholics largely ignored a 1968 papal encyclical on birth control. But it prompted many more to broadly question their "pay, pray, obey" mindset.

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Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.

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Southern Baptists Convene In Dallas To Elect A New President

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are gathering for their annual meeting. It comes at a time when many Baptist women are criticizing the church as insensitive to concerns about sexual abuse.

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Court Sees 'Hostility' To Religious Beliefs In Case Of Baker And Same-Sex Couple

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

By upholding the right of a baker not to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, the Supreme Court rekindled the debate over whether religious freedom claims can trump protections against discrimination.

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Roman Catholics And Evangelicals Move Apart In Their Political Priorities

Friday, May 25, 2018

Having been adversaries and then allies, Catholics and evangelicals once again have differing political agendas.

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Southern Baptist President Removed Over Language On Sexual Abuse Of Women

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has removed its president over past advice he gave women regarding sexual abuse. He advised women to pray for their abuses and not report them to authorities.

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Southern Baptist Leader Removed From Post Over Comments On Domestic Abuse

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has been removed from his position. Paige Patterson has faced backlash about how he counseled women who reported marital abuse and rape.

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Religion A Large Presence As U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem

Monday, May 14, 2018

The U.S. selected two evangelical Christians to offer prayers at a ceremony opening its new embassy in Jerusalem. One of the pastors, Robert Jeffress, is known for dismissing other faiths.

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Southern Baptist Women Are 'Shocked' By Church Leader's Comments

Monday, May 07, 2018

More than 2,000 women claim a seminary president has "an unbiblical view of authority, womanhood, and sexuality" and should not be allowed to continue in leadership.

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Southern Baptist Women Protest Church Leader's Comments

Monday, May 07, 2018

More than 1,400 Southern Baptist women have signed a letter to their church leaders denouncing "sinful" and "unbliblical" comments about women and divorce by one of their most prominent leaders.

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Ryan's Dismissal Of House Chaplain Sparks Outrage And Suspicion

Friday, April 27, 2018

Speaker Paul Ryan's quiet firing of the House chaplain, the Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, has erupted into a partisan fight on Capitol Hill.

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Caring For Migrants Is As Important As Opposing Abortion, Pope Says

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In a pronouncement, Pope Francis challenges conservative thinkers who claim to know the true mission of the Church. Defending migrants, he says, is as important as defending the rights of the unborn.

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Trump's National Security And State Department Picks Alarm American Muslims

Friday, April 06, 2018

Even as President Trump is warming relationships with Muslim nations in the Middle East, he is antagonizing U.S. Muslims with his choice of a new national security adviser and secretary of state.

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Christian Colleges That Oppose LGBT Rights Worried About Losing Funding

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Conservative Christian colleges are worried that their doctrinal commitments with respect to LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law under Title IX and jeopardize federal financial aid.

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Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Conservative Christian colleges worry their official positions on LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law and harm relations with their own students.

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Another Effort To Get Rid Of The 'Johnson Amendment' Fails

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Conservatives wanted the Omnibus Spending Bill to repeal a provision in tax law that bars churches and other nonprofits from engaging in partisan political campaigns, but they lacked the votes.

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Billy Graham's Funeral Celebrated Evangelist's Life And The Reach Of His Ministry

Friday, March 02, 2018

Billy Graham's funeral in Charlotte, N.C., Friday was a celebration of his global reach and ministry. More than 2000 guests were invited, including all of the living U.S. presidents.

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Billy Graham's Son Franklin To Deliver The Main Eulogy At His Father's Funeral

Friday, March 02, 2018

Billy Graham had not been a public figure for at least a decade, but his death marks a turning point. His son Franklin aims to carry on his father's ministry but his approach is more strident.

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