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Krista Tippett on why it’s past time to ‘humanize digital spaces’

By Whitney Bauck — July 27, 2021
(RNS) — The host of ‘On Being’ makes a case for embracing new forms of digitally mediated spiritual practice.
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The Pillar investigation of Monsignor Burrill is unethical, homophobic innuendo

By Steven P. Millies — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — The hook on which this story hangs is a long-discredited link between sexual abuse and homosexuality.

Brad Raffensperger in conversation with Maina Mwaura

By Maina Mwaura, Jonathan Woodward — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger talks with Maina Mwaura about the difficulties of being caught in the middle during the fraught 2021 presidential election ballot counting.

General secretary to US bishops resigns amid misconduct allegations

By Claire Giangravé — July 20, 2021
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — ‘On Monday, we became aware of impending media reports alleging possible improper behavior by Msgr. Burrill,’ read the statement, signed by the president of the bishops’ conference.

Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, Congolese cleric and statesman, dies at 81

By Fredrick Nzwili — July 14, 2021
(RNS) — The former archbishop of Kinshasa is remembered as both a church leader and a statesman who fought fearlessly for human rights, and helped guide the nation through a turbulent political transition.

Billy Graham’s 1940s cottage in North Carolina is listed for sale at $600,000

By Bob Smietana — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — The Grahams lived in the cottage during Billy Graham's rise to fame in the 1940s.

Inducting a Jew into the Hall of Fame on Rosh Hashana? What is the MLB thinking?

By Joshua Hammerman — July 9, 2021
(RNS) — What would Sandy Koufax do?

Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery

By Frances D'Emilio — July 4, 2021
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Just three hours earlier, Francis had cheerfully greeted the public in St. Peter's Square and told them he will go to Hungary and Slovakia in September.

Dr. Anthony Fauci named 2021 Humanist of the Year

By Kathryn Post — July 1, 2021
(RNS) — The American Humanist Association awarded the honor to Fauci for embodying humanist values in the global fight against COVID-19.

‘No Jew,left behind’: Rabbi Sholom Lipskar of Surfside, Florida, on his synagogue’s response

By Yonat Shimron — June 30, 2021
(RNS) — Since the collapse of the Champlain Towers South, The Shul, which Lipskar leads, has taken on a massive relief operation to help mostly Jewish families whose homes — and in many cases, lives — were turned to rubble.

Pope sends letter praising priest who ministers to LGBTQ Catholics

By Jack Jenkins — June 27, 2021
(RNS) — Francis described Martin’s work, which has centered on LGBTQ Catholics, as 'continually seeking to imitate this style of God.'

Jesse Jackson, William Barber arrested protesting filibuster and Manchin

By Jack Jenkins — June 23, 2021
(RNS) — ‘Manchin, don’t you let sin block the salvation of this democracy and its soul,’ Barber said.

A pair of Hillsong docuseries planned, examining the megachurch’s culture, the fall of Carl Lentz

By Roxanne Stone — June 23, 2021
(RNS) — Both docuseries are planned in partnership with separate news organizations and based on their respective coverage of the ongoing scandals plaguing the global megachurch, with a spotlight on Hillsong NYC and its disgraced former pastor.
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