Baptist present at Catholic synod
Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press

Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School, will represent the Baptist World Alliance at an upcoming gathering of Catholic bishops to discuss evangelization in post-Christian countries.

Cultural and Religious Research Cheat Sheet
Ed Stetzer, Lifeway Research Blog

Since many of you use stats (as the research I presented yesterday showed) and want trustworthy ones to use, I thought I would share these stats I compiled for the Exponential Conference held this past April.

How Many American Catholics Should Receive Communion?
Steve Shiffrin, Mirror of Justice

Placing particular emphasis on the gay marriage issue, John J. Myers, the Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, maintained in a pastoral letter here that Catholics who cannot assent to the Church’s teachings on marriage and the family “must in all honesty and humility refrain from receiving Holy Communion until they can do so with integrity.”

Obama admin. appeals abortion mandate case
Baptist Press

The U.S. Department of Justice has appealed a court order that had given a Colorado business a temporary reprieve from the Obama administration’s abortion/contraceptive mandate.