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Richard Dujardin, long-time religion reporter, dies in fall at 77

By Bob Smietana — August 16, 2022
(RNS) — Dujardin was remembered as a friend, mentor, devoted journalist and family man.
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Report: Catholic clergy’s unquestioned — and uneducated — power spurs abuse

By Alejandra Molina — August 15, 2022
(RNS) — The report, 'Beyond Bad Apples,' looks at systemic causes behind the clergy sex abuse scandal of past decades.

Republicans keep mostly mum on calls to make GOP ‘party of Christian nationalism’

By Jack Jenkins — August 12, 2022
(RNS) — 'When they fail to speak out against this, they're surrendering the future of their party to the Marjorie Taylor Greenes of the world,' said Brian Hughes of American University's Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab.

Getting hip to Dimes Square Catholicism is the latest way to own the libs

By Jacob Lupfer — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — Rome, packaged as a trend item for the trust-fund literary set, will never win converts.

Overturning Roe wasn’t a win for faith. Kansas was.

By Jamie Manson — August 11, 2022
(RNS) — The vote showed that the anti-abortion movement is really about white privilege and political power. 

Pope Francis meets transgender guests of Rome church

By Nicole Winfield — August 11, 2022
(AP) – Pope Francis welcomed another group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church on Wednesday, in a move that church leaders said "brought their guests hope."

In ruling for the praying football coach, what did the Supreme Court really say?

By Thomas Reese — August 10, 2022
(RNS) — Does the decision protect private, personal prayer, or is it the camel’s nose for more prayer in schools?

Was Kansas a wake-up moment for pro-lifers? Indiana shows they’re still dreaming.

By Mark Silk — August 8, 2022
(RNS) — To judge from Indiana's new abortion legislation, the pro-life movement is still in a Roe-era mode.

Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government

By Gabriela Selser — August 8, 2022
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The police statement Friday said the investigation would include a number of people and warned that they would not be allowed to leave their homes while the investigation was carried out.

Vatican economy czar: ‘The pope’s mission is underfunded’

By Claire Giangravé — August 5, 2022
(RNS) — 'We cannot say that the time for sacrifice is over,' said the prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy in presenting a report on the 2021 budget.

Pope promotes Vatican nurse credited with saving his life

By Associated Press — August 5, 2022
ROME (AP) - “A nurse, a man with a lot of experience, saved my life,” Francis told the COPE radio of the Spanish bishops' conference in the months after his surgery.

In Kansas abortion vote, a blow to Catholic bishops’ political strategy

By Jack Jenkins — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — ‘If this is what the bishops are going to do, if this was their plan for a ‘post-Roe’ world, then Catholics are going to be very disappointed,’ said one observer of the Catholic hierarchy.

Answering battles over doctrine and liturgy, Pope Francis praises unity in the church

By Claire Giangravé — August 4, 2022
(RNS) — Speaking to a group of Jesuits in Quebec, the pope held up the Canadian bishops as an example of what the church can achieve when working as one.
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