RNS Morning Report: Archbishop Gregory; Taylor University Speech; Arson in Jewish Centers

The archbishop designated by Pope Francis to the Archdiocese of Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, speaks during a news conference at Washington Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Hyattsville, Md., on April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Need to know: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

7th Archbishop of Washington

Wilton Gregory installed as new Catholic archbishop of Washington

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington installed Wilton Gregory as its archbishop, ushering in a new era for a community marred by recent scandals involving sex abuse. More from Religion News Service

Agreement and Objection

Taylor graduates find unity in their division through controversial Pence speech

While some walked out over Pence’s views on LGBTQ issues or the Trump administration’s immigration policies, others said they had walked out in support of their friends, whether or not they shared the objections to Pence's presence. More from Religion News Service

Potential Hate Crimes

‘Somebody out there wants to hurt us’: Arson in Boston, Chicago rattles local Jews

A rash of fires that police say were intentionally set at Jewish community centers around Boston and in Chicago last week has left Jewish groups feeling vulnerable. More from Religion News Service

More Unreported Cases Expected

Survey: 1 in 3 Protestants think more stories of abuse by pastors yet to come

There’s both good news and bad news in the numbers in the latest LifeWay survey, which asked Protestant churchgoers wide-ranging questions about sexual misconduct and the church. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Good Jews and Bad Jews

A bad old tradition is back, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

False Representation

Patients tell their stories as Washington state orders ‘sham’ health-care sharing ministries to halt

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler ordered Aliera, which operates Trinity Healthshare Inc., both of Delaware, to halt operations in Washington, alleging the firm was selling health insurance illegally and engaging in deceptive business practices. More from The Seattle Times

 

 

 

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