RNS Opening Budget — Monday, December 2, 2019

RNS-SanBerdardino-Bishop: Longest-serving US bishop introduces successor
San Bernardino (RNS) — Bishop Gerald Barnes, who has led the Diocese of San Bernardino for 27 years, is introduced his successor Monday, Dec. 2. Barnes has been the longest-serving bishop of any diocese in the United States. He’s led the Diocese of San Bernardino for the past 27 years. Barnes announced in August that he will resign in June, on his 75th birthday, as church law requires. 700 words. By Alejandra Molina. (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)