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David Crary

David Crary is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by David Crary

Some abortion foes question tactical wisdom of new Texas ban

By David Crary — September 16, 2021
The wariness relates in part to the law’s most novel feature, which some critics view as an invitation to vigilantes: It provides no enforcement role for public officials and instead authorizes private citizens to sue anyone they deem to be assisting in an abortion.

Admirers still urging sainthood for chaplain killed on 9/11

By David Crary — September 6, 2021
(AP) — Mychal Judge, a Catholic chaplain with New York’s fire department, left a uniquely complex legacy that continues to evolve 20 years after his death.

Pandemic once again disrupts plans for Jewish High Holy Days

By David Crary — September 6, 2021
(AP) — At many synagogues, there will be a mix of in-person services, including indoor and outdoor options, and virtual offerings for people staying home.

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

By David Crary — July 26, 2021
(AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau reported in March the rate of homeschooling rose to 11% by September 2020, from 5.4% just six months earlier.

AP-NORC poll: Most say restrict abortion after 1st trimester

By David Crary — June 28, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — Still, the poll finds many Americans believe the procedure should be allowable under at least some circumstances even during the second or third trimesters.

Wisconsin priest digs in to refuse bishop’s demand to resign

By Todd Richmond — June 6, 2021
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Rev. James Altman calls himself “a lowly priest” serving a blue-collar city in western Wisconsin. But when his bishop demanded his resignation – after a series of divisive remarks about politics and the pandemic – Altman refused to oblige and has since raised more than $640,000 from his conservative supporters […]

Supreme Court throws abortion fight into center of midterms

By David Crary — May 18, 2021
(AP) — For many evangelicals, the case could serve as a validation of more than four decades of persistent work and a sometimes awkward relationship with former President Donald Trump.
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