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Like the rest of Latin America, since the arrival of the Spanish, for centuries religious expression in the region had mostly been dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. That’s changing fast. Guatemala has been in a state […]

NEWS STORY
RNS-Guatemala-Church: Set adrift by Catholic Church and inequality, Indigenous Guatemalans turn to Orthodox Christianity
(RNS) — Like the rest of Latin America, since the arrival of the Spanish, for centuries religious expression in the region had mostly been dominated by the Roman Catholic Church. That’s changing fast. Guatemala has been in a state of religious flux since in the mid-1990s and the end of the country’s decadeslong civil war. One aspect of the country’s changing religious landscape is the mass conversion of Indigenous people in the north of the country to the Orthodox Church. By David I. Klein. 1,300 words. (category: i)

COMMENTARY
RNS-Reese-Oped: Five rules for disagreeing with the pope
(RNS) — Attacks on popes from clerics and the media are not new. These attacks come from the left or the right depending on who is pope. Let’s be honest. We are all cafeteria Catholics. The real question is how we avoid a food fight in the cafeteria. Here are five rules for disagreeing with the pope. This draft is not perfect, but I think the church needs to have a conversation about how we deal with disagreements. By Thomas Reese. 856 words. (category: k)