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RNS Opening Budget — Friday, July 30, 2021

When a conservative newsletter called The Pillar published a story last week alleging to have cellphone data indicating that Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, a high-ranking official at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, used the hookup app Grindr, many in the media, […]

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RNS-Piller-Profile: Who is behind The Pillar, the newsletter rocking the Catholic Church?
(RNS) — When a conservative newsletter called The Pillar published a story last week alleging to have cellphone data indicating that Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, a high-ranking official at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, used the hookup app Grindr, many in the media, tech and religion world wanted to know just how they did it, and whether it was ethical. But another, equally common question was: What is The Pillar? By Jack Jenkins. 1176 words. (category: a)

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RNS-Disability-Pride: For Disability Pride, Religious Leaders look back on 31 years of the ADA
(RNS) — Disability Pride Month is celebrated each July to mark the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The ADA was a watershed moment for civil rights law, but mosques, synagogues, churches and other religious institutions remain exempt from ADA requirements. Still, disabled religious leaders and allies continue to dismantle ableism in religious spaces, making buildings and theology more accessible to everyone. By Kathryn Post. 900 words. (category: a)