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President-elect Joe Biden leaves St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church on Nov. 8, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Being pro-choice doesn’t necessarily make Biden a bad Catholic

By Mark Silk — February 27, 2021

(RNS) — But he could do more to make the case.

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People listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a rally Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In US Capitol attack, America’s violent gun culture finally reached its source

By Simran Jeet Singh — February 26, 2021

(RNS) — Gun violence is not an issue that can be solved through legislation alone; it will require moral and religious efforts as well.

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On Joss Whedon, cancel culture and the Bible

By Jana Riess — February 25, 2021

(RNS) — I won’t be torching my Harry Potter books or throwing my Buffy DVDs on a bonfire. I’d have to throw my Bible to the flames as well.

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We must take care of our children

By Thomas Reese — February 24, 2021

(RNS) — A refundable child tax credit would drastically reduce child poverty at a time when children are in great need.

The character Israel, center, in a scene from “Nurses” Episode 108. (Photo by Ken Woroner/eOne/NBC)

Does NBC have a Jewish problem?

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 24, 2021

(RNS) — Anti-Semitism. On your television screen.

President Trump passes out pens after signing the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative executive order during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 3, 2018, in Washington. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Biden needs to restore Obama rule for faith-based organizations

By Mark Silk — February 22, 2021

(RNS) — Given what’s at stake for families, faith-based regulations about social service organizations should not take years to put in place.

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The Mormon Jesus can handle your grief and pain

By Jana Riess — February 22, 2021

(RNS) — I hunger greatly for deeper connections at church, a frank acknowledgment that most of us are the walking wounded.

Rush Limbaugh addresses the 2019 Student Action Summit, hosted by Turning Point USA, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 21, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons

Are you glad that Rush Limbaugh is dead?

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 21, 2021

(RNS) — How not to say goodbye to a very dangerous man.

Trump supporters participate in a rally Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of election fraud. The president addressed the rally on the Ellipse, just south of the White House. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The impeachment vote was a vote for white supremacy

By Andre Henry — February 19, 2021

(RNS) — The refusal to confront the white supremacy at the Capitol is a refusal to reconcile America’s lofty democratic rhetoric with the state of its floundering institutions.

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Biden signals willingness to dialogue with bishops and other faith leaders

By Thomas Reese — February 17, 2021

(RNS) — Melissa Rogers, restored to the White House faith partnerships office, listens to all sides of a dispute.

The rabbi sings the COVID “blues.”

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 17, 2021

There are some things that we just don’t know. Like, a certain biblical color. And even more important things.

A Catholic nun sprinkles ash on the head of devotees wearing protective masks during Ash Wednesday rites Feb. 26, 2020, in Paranaque, metropolitan Manila, Philippines. Sprinkling ash on the head of devotees instead of using it to mark foreheads with a cross is one way to avoid physical contact during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Have a digital Lent to get through the pandemic

By Thomas Reese — February 16, 2021

(RNS) — How Alexa might help us celebrate Lent better.

Pres. Dallin H. Oaks delivers the talk

Leadership by old men: In Mormonism, gerontocracy is a blessing and a curse

By Jana Riess — February 15, 2021

(RNS) — With an average age of 90, top Mormon leaders are unlikely to be named in headlines about religious sex scandals. The cost of gerontocracy, though, is that they are also resistant to needed social change.

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