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Cathy Lynn Grossman

Cathy Lynn Grossman specializes in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality and ethics. She also writes frequently on biomedical ethics and end-of-life-issues

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Judge denies Twin Cities archdiocese bankruptcy plans

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 28, 2017
(AP) The Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul and survivors of abuse by priests, seeking millions in claims, have been ordered negotiate.

The Slingshot: Terror in Kabul; Trumping Jerusalem; Black Elk vision

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 28, 2017
Three bombers kill scores of Shiites in Kabul attack. Israeli official proposes a Jerusalem train stop he’d name for Donald Trump; Sioux holy man proposed for Catholic sainthood.

Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center, 41 dead

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 28, 2017
(AP) Afghan president Ashraf Ghani called the attack a "crime against humanity."

China silences even mildest critics of policies on Uighur Muslims

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 27, 2017
(AP) A Han Chinese salesman is imprisoned for social media posts criticizing policies toward Uighurs. Now, his wife and son fled to the U.S. this month, seeking asylum.

The Slingshot: Western Wall; Measuring goodness; Church on hold

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 27, 2017
Israeli official proposes train stop at Western Wall. How to keep your 2018 resolution to be a good person. Construction funding under investigation as church near World Trade Center site rebuilds.

Israel minister proposes a train station named for Trump at Western Wall

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 27, 2017
(AP) The transport minister said this would honor the U.S. president’s “brave and historic to decision recognize the city as Israel’s capital.”

Are you a good person? How can you tell?

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 26, 2017
(USA Today) — Social psychologists, ethicists, and religious leaders tell how to take a moral measure of yourself.

Construction halted at church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 26, 2017
(AP) Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended.

Politics, religion interfere as Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 26, 2017
(AP) Israeli players were denied visas and a leading cleric stands by his view that chess is forbidden in Islam.

The Slingshot: Happy Kwanzaa; Christmas message; Christmas fears

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 26, 2017
The African-American heritage holiday is underway; Pope Francis’ Christmas message cites global suffering; Christmas celebrants in India wary of Hindu extremists.

India tightens Christmas security after Christians attacked

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 25, 2017
(AP) Christmas celebrations were shadowed by the fear that Hindu nationalist extremists who attack Muslims will turn against Christians as well.

Pope Francis laments ‘winds of war’ blowing around the world

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 25, 2017
(AP) — The Christmas message has become an occasion for popes to survey suffering in the world and press for solutions.

Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 24, 2017
(AP) — Migrants are 'surviving the Herods of today' who shed innocent blood to impose their power, Pope Francis said.

Clergy abuse victims haunted by sex harassment news

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 22, 2017
"The parallels are in the power dynamics," said one victim struggling, again, with the memory of being abused by a priest. "It puts the victim at a horrible disadvantage."

The Slingshot: Women’s voices; Disgraced cardinal; Anglican angst

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 21, 2017
Leading evangelical women say the silence is over on sexual abuse. Obituaries revive Cardinal Law’s cover-up role in church’s sexual abuse scandal. The Archbishop of Canterbury faces a turbulent year.
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