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RNS Opening Budget — Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Catholic funeral Mass was held Monday (March 29) for Eric Talley, the Boulder police officer who was one of the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store. […]

NEWS BRIEF
RNS-Officer-Mass: Eric Talley, ‘a faithful and heroic officer’ killed in Boulder shooting, honored in Catholic funeral Mass
(RNS) — A Catholic funeral Mass was held Monday (March 29) for Eric Talley, the Boulder police officer who was one of the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store. The Archdiocese of Denver, in a statement, described Talley, a husband and father of seven children, “as a man of strong faith with a great trust in the Lord and a strong devotion to Mary.” By Alejandra Molina. 430 words. (category: a)

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RNS-BidenHarris-Faith: Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion
(RNS) — Most Americans know that President Joe Biden is Roman Catholic but they have stark differences — especially based on political party — about how he lives out his faith, a new study shows. While most respondents were familiar with the president’s faith, they were less so about the religious identity of Harris. By Adelle M. Banks. 750 words. (category: a)

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RNS-Vatican-Displaced: Vatican commits to “moral issue” of climate change and displaced peoples
(RNS) – Pope Francis and the Vatican reiterated their commitment to “eco-justice” in a new document on Tuesday, addressing the growing number of people who are displaced due to the climate crisis and calling the Catholic Church to take an active role in this “profoundly moral issue.” By Claire Giangravè. 800 words. (category: i)