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 U.S. Christians help ‘save Christmas’ for Russia’s hurting children

December 10, 2020

As pandemic accelerates, ‘Immanuel’s Child’ outreach helps local churches bring Christmas joy, share Gospel.

RNS Updated Budget—Tuesday, December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-ASIF-REFORM: Pope Francis issues an overhaul of the Vatican’s anti-money laundering authority (RNS) – Pope Francis continued his overhaul of the wrought Vatican Finances on Saturday (Dec. 5) by approving a new statute for its anti-money laundering agency under the auspice of improving oversight and transparency. By Claire Giangravè. 530 words. (categories c,i) […]

RNS Opening Budget—December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020

NEWS STORY ASIF-REFORM: Pope Francis issues an overhaul of the Vatican’s anti-money laundering authority (RNS) – Pope Francis continued his overhaul of the wrought Vatican Finances on Saturday (Dec. 5) by approving a new statute for its anti-money laundering agency under the auspice of improving oversight and transparency. By Claire Giangravè. 530 words. (categories c,i) […]

RNS Opening Budget—Monday, December 7, 2020

December 7, 2020

NEWS STORY CATHOLICS-POSTCOVID: With pews emptied by COVID-19, Catholic researcher asks ‘What if they never come back?” (RNS) — COVID-19 safety measures and social distancing have put a strain on many Catholic churches and parishes that have seen their already dwindling flock disappear. While many still hope things will go back to “normal,” one expert, […]

RNS Updated Budget — Monday, November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-Secular-Democrats: Citing rise of ‘Christian nationalism,’ Secular Democrats unveil sweeping recommendations for Biden WASHINGTON (RNS) — A Democratic group dedicated to representing secular values unveiled a slate of recommendations for President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration on Monday (Nov. 30), outlining a sweeping agenda designed to roll back many of President Trump’s actions involving […]

RNS Opening Budget — Monday, November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-Consistory-Pope: After proving a red hat isn’t forever, Pope Francis elects new cardinals for new church (RNS) – Pope Francis changed the face of the Catholic Church with the appointment of 13 new cardinals this weekend, while issuing a stern reminder not to stray “from the road.” While Francis has now appointed the […]

RNS Updated Budget—November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-Sojourners-Taylor: Adam Taylor succeeds Jim Wallis as Sojourners president (RNS) — The Rev. Adam Taylor, executive director of the Christian social justice advocacy organization, has been named to succeed Sojourner’s founder, the Rev. Jim Wallis, who will join the faculty of Georgetown University. The move was announced to coincide with Sojourners’ 50th anniversary. […]

RNS Opening Budget—November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-Sojourners-Taylor: Adam Taylor succeeds Jim Wallis as Sojourners president (RNS) — The Rev. Adam Taylor, executive director of the Christian social justice advocacy organization, has been named to succeed Sojourner’s founder, the Rev. Jim Wallis, who will join the faculty of Georgetown University. The move was announced to coincide with Sojourners’ 50th anniversary. […]

RNS Opening Budget — October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-Nice -Attack: After attack in Nice, Catholics react with shock and calls for peace  (RNS) – Pope Francis and numerous Catholic groups voiced their closeness to the French Catholic community on Thursday (Oct. 29) following terrorist attacks in the country while also calling for unity and peace. By Claire Giangravè. 1,000 words. (categories: […]

RNS Updated Budget—Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020

NEWS STORY VATICAN-ARREST: Woman tied to ousted cardinal is arrested for embezzling Vatican funds (RNS) – Italian police arrested Cecilia Marogna, known as “the cardinal’s lady” for her ties to Cardinal Angelo Becciu, in Milan last night (Oct. 13) for allegedly embezzling Vatican funds. By Claire Giangravè. 1,000 words. (categories c,i) NEWS STORY RNS-ANIMAL- CULT: […]

RNS Opening Budget—Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October 14, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-Animal-Cult: ‘Reluctant cultist’ finds his way out of ex-Satanist sect to family and faith (RNS) —The journey of a ‘cult orphan’ from an apocalyptic sect to the LDS church shows how people can get lost when we try to change the world. By Bob Smietana. 2,000 words. (category: a) COMMENTARY RNS-Ali-Oped: Rihanna’s hadith […]

RNS Closing Budget—Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-REFUGEE-CHANGES: Refugee processing system disappears data on religion as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to U.S. (RNS) — The State Department no longer is making publicly available a number of statistics about refugees admitted into the United States, including their religious affiliations. By Emily McFarlan Miller and Jack Jenkins. 650 words. (categories: a, i) […]

RNS Opening Budget—Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-REFUGEE-CHANGES: Refugee processing system disappears data on religion as fewer persecuted Christians admitted to U.S. (RNS) — The State Department no longer is making publicly available a number of statistics about refugees admitted into the United States, including their religious affiliations. By Emily McFarlan Miller and Jack Jenkins. 650 words. (categories: a, i) […]

RNS Updated Budget—Monday, October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

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) NEWS STORY RNS-Pope-TEDtalk: Pope, in second TED talk, […]

RNS Opening Budget—Monday, October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

NEWS STORY RNS-POPE-TED: 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: […]

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