RNS Final Budget — Monday, December 2, 2019

EDS NOTE: University-President will not be going out today.

RNS-SANBERNARDINO-BISHOP: Mexican-born Bishop chosen to soon lead the Diocese of San Bernardino
SAN BERNARDINO (RNS) — Bishop Alberto Rojas is slated to lead the Diocese of San Bernardino — the nation’s fifth largest Roman Catholic Diocese — as Bishop Gerald Barnes prepares for retirement in June. Pope Francis appointed Rojas, an auxiliary bishop from Chicago, to be coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of San Bernardino. As coadjutor, Rojas will assist Barnes in administering the diocese in the months leading to his retirement. By Alejandra Molina. 786 words. (category: a)

RNS-Buttigieg-Barber: At Bishop Barber’s NC church, Pete Buttigieg works to woo black voters
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (RNS) — Pete Buttigieg, an active Episcopalian who has spoken at length about faith on the campaign trail and has worked to articulate an alternative vision of morality from the Christian right, has struggled to win over black voters. And it’s not clear he succeeded in his trip to Bishop William J. Barber’s Greenleaf Christian Church. By Yonat Shimran. 850 words. (category: a)

RNS-Antisemitism-UK: Chief rabbi's attack on anti-Semitism keys reckoning over faith in UK election
LONDON (RNS) — A Dec. 12 national election has brought unaccustomed input from the country's top religious figures, aimed at expunging discrimination based on faith, particularly anti-Semitism. By Catherine Pepinster. 1,280 words. (category: a)

RNS-Cressler-Oped: Remembering a priest who channeled Black Power into the Catholic Church
(RNS) — Thanksgiving week began in mourning for many black Catholics, as news came that the Rev. George H. Clements had passed away. Only the second black priest ordained by the Chicago archdiocese, Clement helped create space to be both “authentically Black” and “truly Catholic.” By Matthew Cressler. 1,100 words. (category: k)