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As COVID continues, church-run food pantries, ministries adapt and expand

By Bob Smietana — December 6, 2021

(RNS)— For churches and other faith groups, sharing food is part of their DNA.

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

By Ashraf Khalil — December 6, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by former President Donald Trump will either overturn or seriously weaken Roe.

US religious group says Haitian gang releases 3 hostages

By Peter Smith — December 6, 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The release comes amid an ongoing spike in kidnappings in the capital of Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti,

Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing

By Joseph Krauss — December 6, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) — Large numbers of security forces were deployed to the area, where they briefly clashed with a crowd of young Palestinians before dispersing them with tear gas and stun grenades.

Pope: New meeting with Russian Orthodox patriarch possible

By Nicole Winfield — December 6, 2021

(AP) — Francis said he planned to meet next week with the Russian church’s foreign envoy ‘to agree on a possible meeting’ with Patriarch Kirill.

Pope says he removed Paris archbishop because of gossip

By Nicole Winfield — December 6, 2021

(AP) — French media reports also cited governance problems as a possible reason underlying Francis’ decision.

Five years after his death, Leonard Cohen is more than ever a man for our times

By Marcia Pally — December 4, 2021

(RNS) — In dark times, Cohen helps us answer: How did we get here?

Photos of the Week: Abortion at the Supreme Court; Hanukkah commemorations

By Kit Doyle — December 3, 2021

(RNS) – This week’s photo gallery includes an abortion case at the U.S. Supreme Court, Hanukkah commemorations and more.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone reveals he is not vaccinated against COVID-19

By Alejandra Molina — December 3, 2021

(RNS) — In a Dec. 1 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle’s ‘It’s All Political’ podcast, Cordileone said he learned from his primary health physician that he has ‘a good immune system.’

Advent, race and the intimacy of Incarnation

By Robert P. Jones — December 3, 2021

(RNS) — If we take the Incarnation seriously, we have a responsibility to build a theology where all of humanity is assumed in the body of Jesus.

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