Here is your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By David Gibson
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
Chutzpah alert: The Spanish fresco that was “restored” (a.k.a. ruined) by a well-intentioned grandma has become a big tourist draw – and now the octogenarian wants a cut. For charity, of course.
A Catholic bishop argues for ordaining women – as deacons. Not a slippery slope, he says.
So Obama is for the “redistribution” of wealth, according to a 14-year-old audio clip being sent around by the Romney campaign. Vincent Miller digs up a three-year-old encyclical that shows Benedict XVI may be for the same thing, only more so.
Sister “Nuns on the Bus” Simone Campbell is a star-struck star: she gushes about receiving a call from the POTUS after her well-received DNC speech:
“He started off by saying that I might be the most popular person in the United States and I said that I hoped not more popular than he is.”
Jewish voters still like Obama. The poll did not ask about Sister Simone.
The Franciscan in charge of holy places in the Holy Land is worried about Jewish attacks on Christian sites and symbols.
Good yontif, says Pontiff. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
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