Poor People’s Campaign mourns 250K COVID deaths, calls for stimulus relief
(RNS) — The group, led by the Rev. William Barber, is staging a national service of eulogy and remembrance two miles from the U.S. Capitol.
Scandal-plagued Catholic hospital’s story reads like a guide to Vatican turmoil
Pompeo’s rights commission distilled decades of evangelicals’ hopes
Like Joe Biden, many Catholics find the rosary to be a comfort and anchor in crisis
(RNS) — Long a staple of Catholic life, the rosary is back in the spotlight with the election of Joe Biden, who will become America’s second Catholic president.
In rural East Tennessee, a mobile clinic run by nuns and aging volunteers cares for the body and the soul
CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. (RNS) — For Sister Mary Lisa Renfer, serving as medical director at the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic is her dream job. ‘I didn’t think you could be a sister and a doctor. Turns out you can.’
Liberty University football team realizes Falwell’s winning vision, but at what cost?
(RNS) — Liberty is one of three teams in the running for the NCAA’s top tier playoffs.
Martin Luther’s pandemic advice goes viral — 500 years later
CHICAGO (RNS) — Luther’s advice was the subject of a lunch-and-learn session hosted Friday on Zoom by Good Shepherd Church, a congregation in suburban Naperville affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
As hurricanes belt Honduras, Christian aid group fights not just water but corruption
(RNS) — As Honduras also grapples with the economic impacts of COVID-19, the Association for a More Just Society expects that the aftermath of the storms will send residents further into poverty.
Mormon prophet says to ‘flood social media’ with gratitude’ this Thanksgiving week
(RNS) — “Counting our blessings is far better than recounting our problems,” LDS President Nelson said.
Stay home, evangelical medical organization tells churches as COVID spreads
(RNS) — A leading association of evangelical doctors says in-person church ‘should not become an idol by itself.’
US Catholic bishops’ response to McCarrick report is sad but predictable
(RNS) — At their fall meeting, the American Catholic bishops failed to communicate that they understood the startling report’s implications.
Faith leaders can help end COVID-19 pandemic by promoting vaccination
(RNS) — Clergy need to seek advice from professionals and listen to our communities’ concerns.
Vatican and US join to condemn rising anti-Semitism
(RNS) — The event coincided with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the occupied West Bank in the company of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Ranin Karim, woman in Carl Lentz’s alleged affair, seeks ‘closure’ in GMA interview
(RNS) — ‘When you give somebody so much power, they become God to people,’ Ranin Karim told GMA. ‘People look at Carl like he’s God.’
Adam Taylor succeeds Jim Wallis as Sojourners president
(RNS) — Founder Jim Wallis will step away as the organization’s president and take a new role at Georgetown University.