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Rachel Zoll

Rachel Zoll is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Rachel Zoll

Cardinal Law, central figure in church abuse scandal, dies

By Rachel Zoll — December 20, 2017
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The disgraced former archbishop of Boston's failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism.

Effort to allow partisan politics in church reaches dead end

By Rachel Zoll — December 16, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — A provision that would have freed churches to make political endorsements has been dropped from the Republican tax overhaul, dashing the hopes of a segment of religious conservatives on what has been a key issue to the Trump administration.

Catholic cardinal condemns ‘forces of division’ and fear

By Rachel Zoll — November 13, 2017
(AP) — 'The forces of division prey on our fear of the unfamiliar, the different. But fear is not of God,' said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, in an address to the bishops' fall meeting in Baltimore.

Seminary cancels talk by priest who urges dialogue with gays

By Rachel Zoll — September 16, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Far-right Catholic websites and some conservative Catholic writers have denounced a book by the Rev. James Martin advocating for more compassion for gays within the church, and that has led to online campaigns to pressure Catholic institutions against hosting him.
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