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Lauren Markoe

Lauren Markoe writes for Religion News Service.

Blog Posts by Lauren Markoe

Posted by Lauren Markoe 37 min 56 sec ago
The mayor of Houston on Wednesday withdrew the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against LGBT people.Filed two weeks ago, the subpoenas outraged...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 1 week 6 days ago
The Blood of Christ will not be offered during Mass. The Host will be placed in the hands, not on the tongue. And the faithful should not hold hands while reciting the “Our Father.”These...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 2 weeks 3 days ago
Christian researchers tracking decades of decline in charitable giving say the trend will not be reversed until pastors challenge congregants to embrace Jesus’ teachings on the ...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 3 weeks 1 day ago
In some ways, the case of the Muslim prisoner who wants to grow a beard seems easy.  When it comes to a prisoner’s religious rights, federal laws favors accommodation when possible.So...
Posted by Lauren Markoe 3 weeks 3 days ago
If you are a Christian who doesn’t smoke, abstains from sex outside your heterosexual marriage and can get your priest to vouch that you go to church at least three times a month, you...