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In Biden’s visit with the pope, a page from Reagan’s playbook?

By Steven P. Millies — November 30, 2021
(The Conversation) — Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
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In a podcast, two Jesuit priests document their ministry along the southern border

By Alejandra Molina — November 29, 2021
(RNS) — 'The Jesuit Border Podcast' documents the stories of migrants, advocates and organizations the Revs. Brian Strassburger and Louie Hotop encounter along both sides of the US-Mexico border.

To hell and back again with Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’

By Peter Manseau — November 29, 2021
(RNS) — The pop star's multiple accounts of a disappointing affair tap into an ancient formula of faith and myth.

Phil Saviano, key clergy sex abuse whistleblower, dies at 69

By William J. Kole — November 29, 2021
He played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States.

New book shines light on abuse and racist discrimination of Catholic nuns

By Claire Giangravé — November 29, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — 'The Veil of Silence,' a new book by Vatican reporter Salvatore Cernuzio, details the racism, abuse and discrimination faced by nuns in female Catholic congregations.

The Unite the Right rally changed her life. She now wants to defeat white nationalism.

By Yonat Shimron — November 26, 2021
(RNS) — Since that searing summer day four years ago, Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin has devoted herself to better understanding what happened and working to make sure it never happens again.

‘George Floyd’ pieta stolen after artist receives death threats

By Jack Jenkins — November 26, 2021
(RNS) — Officials at Catholic University of America promptly replaced the image with a smaller copy.

Happy New Year, it’s Advent

By Thomas Reese — November 26, 2021
(RNS) — The feast of Jesus' birth began by co-opting a pagan holiday. Today, it has been co-opted by pagan capitalism.

Pope Francis and Macron meet at the Vatican amid clergy abuse scandals in France

By Claire Giangravé — November 26, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As French Catholics come to terms with a staggering clergy abuse report, President Emmanuel Macron met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

What’s on America’s Thanksgiving menu? Start with religious diversity.

By Monique Parsons — November 25, 2021
(RNS) — This year, invite your guests to share the stories of their diverse faiths.

Hope ‘renewed in a just God’: Faith leaders react to guilty verdicts in Ahmaud Arbery murder

By Alejandra Molina — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — Greg McMichael, son Travis McMichael and neighbor William ‘Roddie’ Bryan were all convicted of murder after jurors deliberated for about 10 hours.

Native America has lessons for surviving an apocalypse, says Choctaw elder and Episcopal priest

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — The Rev. Steven Charleston talked to Religion News Service about his new book, 'Ladder to the Light,' and what Native America has to teach others about climbing out of darkness.

Pastor who approved of marital rape removed from Seventh-day Adventist Church

By Yonat Shimron — November 24, 2021
(RNS) — Burnett Robinson will no longer be allowed to serve as pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
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