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A district court has temporarily granted a Southern Baptist church’s request to gather for outdoor worship services in Washington, D.C., as the coronavirus pandemic continues. By Adelle M. Banks. 650 words. (category: a) NEWS STORY RNS-Pope-TEDtalk: Pope, in second TED talk, […]

NEWS STORY
DCChurch-Court: Court rules D.C. church hold outdoor services for now
(RNS) — A district court has temporarily granted a Southern Baptist church’s request to gather for outdoor worship services in Washington, D.C., as the coronavirus pandemic continues. By Adelle M. Banks. 650 words. (category: a)

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RNS-Pope-TEDtalk: Pope, in second TED talk, sides with science on climate change: “We have few years”
(RNS) – Pope Francis takes the side of science to combat climate change and growing inequality, highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in a recorded TED talk streamed on Saturday (Oct. 10). By Claire Giangravè. 560 words. (category: i)

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RNS-Barrett-Catholicism: Amy Coney Barrett nomination fight leaves progressive Catholics feeling unseen
(LOS ANGELES) RNS — This week’s Senate hearings may have the effect of centering Barrett’s conservative Catholicism, which is strongly anti-abortion and opposed to same-sex marriage, as the “true Catholicism,” a notion that, some progressive Catholics say, ignores the diversity of American Catholic communities. By Alejandra Molina. 832 words (category: a)

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RNS-Episcopal-Standrew: Episcopal men’s ministry loses board members, chapters over response to George Floyd’s death
(RNS) — The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has publicly apologized and said they realize they need to do more to combat systemic racism and white privilege in the organization and beyond. Others say it has a long way to go. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 900 words. (category: a)

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RNS-FEUCHT- NASHVILLE:   Christian musician Sean Feucht brings COVID worship protest to Nashville
(RNS) —  An outdoor worship protest brought thousands of people to downtown Nashville, part of a national tour by Christian musician Chris Feucht. He’d previously held events where in-person gatherings, including services, were restricted. But Tennessee congregations face no such restrictions on houses of worship. By Bob Smietana. 630 words. (categories: a)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Silk-Oped: White Catholics could be key to a Biden victory
(RNS) — For Biden, the swing among Catholic voters in the Northeast, shown in a new poll, has everything to do with reconstructing the ‘blue wall’ that collapsed in 2016. By Mark Silk. 520 words. (category: k)