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GOP proposes protections for clergy on gay marriage

- Associated Press

A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution.

FILE - In this file aerial photo taken on Sunday, April  13, 2014, Orthodox priests and believers participate in the Palm Sunday procession around the St. Isaak's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

Russian Orthodox Church pushes for control over St. Isaac's

- Associated Press

The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. Isaac's Cathedral, saying it's in line with the law and wouldn't hamper tourist access.

Viewed from the Embassy Suites hotel traffic moves along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. On the parkway Pope Francis is scheduled to visit The World Meeting of Families' festival and celebrate a Mass during his visit to the United States. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

- Associated Press

Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and distant drop-off locations, are planning to stay home.

Zohar Bhagat, left, and John Grudzina, of New York, play a game of Samurai in the exhibition hall at the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Adrian Swartout, the CEO of the gaming convention Gen Con said says Indiana should pass broader civil rights protections for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community.  Her call comes after a national outcry over Indiana's new religious objections law, which critics decried as anti-LGBT until a legislative fix was approved. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana convention's CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

- Associated Press

The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that threatened to leave Indiana earlier this year over a divisive religious objections law said Thursday that organizers are "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians.

In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 photo, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts prepare to lead marchers while waving rainbow-colored flags at the 41st annual Pride Parade in Seattle, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Texas-based Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson/File)

Bishop advises 'cautious optimism' for a Catholic future in Boy Scouts

- Catholic News Agency

A leading bishop in Catholic scouting says Catholics should continue to be involved in the Boy Scouts and work to ensure good youth outreach and consistency with Church teaching in response to a national policy change that allows gay leaders.

Sadie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" holds her hand to her heart as her aunt Missy Robertson sings the national anthem before the start of a rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

Robertson family members join cast of film about Columbine

"Duck Dynasty" stars Korie and Sadie Robertson have been cast in a film about the 1999 Columbine school shooting. Bella Robertson will also be acting in the faith-based film that focuses on the short-but-influential life of 17-year-old Rachel Scott.

In this Tuesday, July 28, 2015 photo, a van rests against a train engine after a collision in Middletown, Ohio. An adult was killed and 10 others were injured when the van, transporting students to evening vacation Bible school, crashed into the side of the train. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the gates were down and the warning lights activated at the crossing when the van approached. (Todd Jackson/WHIO-TV) MANDATORY CREDIT.

1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio

- Associated Press

A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate and into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday.

FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop John Myers in Newark, N.J. On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, N.J., who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

- Associated Press

Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.

In a photo from Aug. 23, 2014, people rally at the State House in Lansing, Mich., as part of the Michigan Pride Parade and Rally. A push to update Michigan's anti-discrimination law to include protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents is stalled, as Republicans insist it would have to include religious liberty exemptions and Democrats say it is not negotiable. (AP Photo/Lansing State Journal, Robert Killips)

LGBT funders fuel fight against religious liberty laws

- Catholic News Agency

A leader in gay-rights grant-making has told business leaders that he wants to shut down the political fight for religious freedom exemptions in the U.S. within three years.

Local organizations to help families gain school supplies

- Associated Press

July 28--Spiral notebooks, pens and pencils, binders, markers, notebook paper, calculators and of course new clothes are just a few things on a long list of school supplies students need to begin a new school year. Depending on what else a student needs, these supplies begin to add up.