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Ministers: Second calling sometimes leads to clergy career

- Associated Press

One of the Rev. Jay Anderson's most vivid childhood memories involves lining up his stuffed animals on the family couch before tipping an ottoman on its side as a makeshift altar and preaching to the fluffy faithful.

Elaine Wilson-Reddy poses for a photo outside of the future home of The Gladys Project, a early literacy intervention program, started by Wilson-Reddy and named in honor of her mother and grandmother in Danville, Ky., Aug. 18, 2015. (Kendra Peek/The Advocate Messenger via AP)

Former teacher spearheading new literacy campaign

- Associated Press

Elaine Wilson-Reddy of Danville has weaved in and out of education much of her adult life, now spearheading an early literacy campaign for children and families.

Hackers strike at data of thousands of Catholic workers

Associated Press

Hackers cracked a computer network and got access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 10,000 people who work for Roman Catholic churches or church affiliates around Michigan.

The quiet man of Boston's art scene

- Associated Press

For more than 200 years, a massive oil painting of the martyred St. Stephen hung over an altar of a London church designed by Christopher Wren, even surviving World War II bombings.

William Smith Jr., right, and Mary Hargis embrace outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Smith, and his partner, James Yates, were denied a marriage license for the third time despite the ruling of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, upholding an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling

- Associated Press

A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse: a gay couple marched into the clerk's office, requested a marriage license and insisted that a mounting pile of court orders proves they are entitled to one.

In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 1999 file picture, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez of Chile, holds the book "De Exorcismis et Supplicationibus Quibusdam" (Of Exorcisms and Supplications), the Vatican's new guidelines on exorcism, presented during a news conference at the Vatican. The 1999 guidelines, written in Latin, update the last set written in 1614. After four centuries, The Vatican's guidelines for driving out the devil includes a caveat not to mistake psychiatric illness for diabolic possession. America's Roman Catholic bishops say there's a shortage of exorcists in the country. To fix the problem, they're holding a conference Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 and Saturday in Baltimore on how to perform the rite. (AP Photo/Marco Ravagli)

What is the devil's favorite sin? An exorcist responds

Catholic News Agency

Is an exorcist afraid? What is the devil's favorite sin? These and other questions were tackled in a recent interview with the Dominican priest, Father Juan Jose Gallego, an exorcist from the Archdiocese of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle leaves the Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 following a hearing on child-pornography charges. Fogle agreed to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Prosecutor: Ex-Subway pitchman paid underage girls for sex on NY trips

- Associated Press

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange trysts with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate.