Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wes Craven: Where horror met religion

Pope Francis to expand priests’ ability to forgive women who have had abortions and are ‘contrite,’ Vatican says
Washington Post: Pope Francis will allow all priests to forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church’s upcoming Holy Year.

Kentucky clerk continues to deny gay-marriage licenses, ‘under God’s authority’
Washington Post: The elected clerk of Kentucky’s Rowan County refused couples just hours after the Supreme Court ruled against her request to be excused from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Temple of Bel: Satellite images confirm destruction of famed site in Syria's Palmyra, UN says
Australian Broadcasting Commission News: The United Nations has confirmed that the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel was been destroyed by ISIS. The jihadists have carried out a campaign of destruction against heritage sites.

Washington Post: Map: There are 10 world heritage sites in Iraq and Syria. Nine are in danger.
Emanuel’s massive, makeshift memorial raises preservation questions
The Post and Courier: Volunteers are helping sort through the items left at the site of the church shootings in Charleston. It includes cards, artwork, stuffed animals, signed sheets of plywood and books – and is still growing.

Wes Craven: Where horror met religion
Religion News Service: Wes Craven, the maker of horror films who died Sunday, was a graduate of Wheaton College. In some ways, Craven’s career was a direct criticism of bad Christian art, writes Laura Turner.

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