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RNS Opening Budget — Friday, November 8, 2019

NEWS STORY
RNS-Latino-Catholics: Study finds US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic. Here are some reasons why.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Latinos in the United States are no longer majority-Catholic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. In 2018-19, 47% of Latinos identified as Catholic, that’s down from the 57% a decade ago. The study, released Oct. 17, found the share of Latinos who say they are religiously unaffiliated is now 23%, up from 15% in 2009. By Alejandra Molina. 1138 words. (category: a)

NEWS STORY
RNS-AOC-Challenger: Meet the Hispanic evangelical minister challenging ‘AOC’
(RNS) — Fernando Cabrera’s challenge to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat is shaping up to showcase not only very different kinds of politics, but also different expressions of faith common among Hispanics in the U.S. — and two different understandings of the role faith plays in the public sphere. By Jack Jenkins. 1200 words. (category: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Burton-Oped: Behind Weird Christian Twitter, millennials bent on rebelliously orthodox belief
(RNS) — If you venture into the wilds of Twitter, you might stumble upon a religious subculture known as Weird Christian Twitter, which debates and promotes Christianity as a counterculture that rejects the alienation, and consumer capitalism of contemporary secular society. By Tara Isabella Burton. 850 words. (categories: k)

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