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Biden “often talks about the comfort and meaning that he’s drawn from faith,” said Buttigieg...
Biden’s bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives
by: Jack Jenkins July 17, 2020 (RNS) — President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind ofRead More
[A]nnounced that any land not inhabited by Christians was open to be “discovered” by Christian rulers...
Opinion: To fight racism, we need to confront religion’s racist past
by: Paul O’Donnell (Simran Jeet Singh) July 9, 2020 (RNS) — Over Fourth of July weekend, President Donald Trump stoked racial tensions yet again when he held an Independence DayRead More
Protesters on Friday toppled a Serra statue in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
California bishops say protesters ‘failed the test’ of history in toppling Junipero Serra statues
by: Alejandra Molina LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2020 (RNS) — The California Catholic Conference of Bishops is denouncing the toppling of Junipero Serra statues that protesters took down in SanRead More
Most of the closures are occurring at the elementary level...
Amid pandemic, scores of US Catholic schools face closure
by: Kathryn Post June 12, 2020 (AP) — Catholic schools have faced tough times for years, but the pace of closures is accelerating dramatically amid economic fallout from the coronavirusRead More
In Rome, the Via Crucis procession usually takes place late in the evening on Good Friday in the shadow of the Colosseum.
Pope Francis shines a light on prisoners during Good Friday’s unusual Via Crucis
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, April 10, 2020 (RNS) – It’s common knowledge that things don’t change quickly in the Vatican. But that was before the coronavirus. In Rome, theRead More
The novel coronavirus pandemic strikes at the heart of human behavior...
A conversation with Father James Martin: ‘Why did God let this happen?’
by: Bob SmietanaApril 6, 2020 (RNS) — It’s one of the oldest theological questions of the ages: How does an all-powerful God permit suffering? The novel coronavirus pandemic strikes atRead More