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The conversation white parents should be having with their children

By Kelly Brown Douglas — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — Schools are being barred from discussing racism. That leaves parents and our faith communities.
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Avoiding a deadlocked conclave

By Thomas Reese — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — Before he dies or retires, Pope Francis needs to make changes in the process of electing a new pope to avoid the possibility of a deadlocked conclave.

What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage?

By Joshua Shanes — May 17, 2022
(The Conversation) — The pilgrimage is by far the largest Jewish pilgrimage in modern times.

Man killed in California church shooting called a hero

By Stefanie Dazio and Amy Taxin — May 17, 2022
(AP) — Dr. John Cheng, a sports medicine doctor who is survived by a wife and two children, charged at the shooter and attempted to disarm him, allowing others to intervene.

Vatican foreign minister to visit Ukraine as pope toes delicate line

By Nicole Winfield — May 17, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Archbishop Paul Gallagher's trip comes as the Holy See toes a delicate line in trying to keep alive newly improved ties with the Russian Orthodox Church while offering support to the “martyred” Ukrainian faithful.

Faith on the ground in Buffalo: Voice Buffalo executive director Denise Walden

By Adelle M. Banks — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — ‘They are some of the matriarchs and the pillars of our community,’ Buffalo minister says of residents killed in attack.

Montana pastor J.D. Hall, Pulpit&Pen founder, charged with DUI, carrying weapon

By Bob Smietana — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Hall, a firebrand polemicist known for his take-no-prisoners approach in attacking liberals, offered to resign as pastor of his church. The church claims he suffers from a vitamin deficiency.

How Black people and Jews are bound together in ‘great replacement’ theory

By Yonat Shimron — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dozens of pages of the Buffalo shooter's manifesto are devoted first to Blacks and then to Jews, replete with photos, drawings, graphs and caricatures.

Brazil’s Catholic bishops raise their voices against mining on Indigenous land

By Eduardo Campos Lima — May 16, 2022
SAO PAULO (RNS) — The damage from mining projects goes beyond deforestation, the bishops say. The effects include death from disease and higher rates of murder and sexual assault.

The beloved community and the heresy of white replacement

By Robert P. Jones — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — How 'Beyoncé Mass' gave me hope after the Buffalo massacre.

Will overturning Roe finally allow Catholics to pursue a consistent ethic of life?

By Steven P. Millies — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — The next months and years will be as critical a moment for Catholics as the years after Roe was decided.

Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

By Gosia Wozniacka — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — More than 40% of Buddhist chaplains work in health care, a recent report found, while others serve in schools, in prisons or as self-employed counselors.

Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack

By Deepa Bharath, Ken Ritter, and Amy Taxin — May 16, 2022
(AP) — David Chou, 68, of Las Vegas has been booked on investigation of one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted.
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