RNS Morning Report: DeSantis’ spiritual-warrior style a bid for support from like-minded pastors

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DeSantis’ spiritual-warrior style a bid for support from like-minded pastors

(RNS) — With growing uncertainty surrounding evangelical support for former President Donald Trump, DeSantis is courting one of the Republican Party’s most sought-after constituencies.

Catholic Church in California grapples with more than 3,000 lawsuits, alleging child sex abuse

(RNS) — Advocates have been left stunned by the number of cases that surfaced during this revival window.

Chair of NC Baptist Children’s Homes resigns after arrest for animal cruelty

(RNS) — James David 'Jim' Goldston III, 71, and his wife, Agnes, 73, of Raleigh, are accused of poisoning their neighbor's three dogs.

Faith at Work conference builds momentum on religious inclusion in workplace

(RNS) — ‘You can integrate faith into every aspect of your workforce, but it has to be voluntary,’ one expert said.

Charges reduced for ‘Indigenous Peoples 5’ in toppling of Junipero Serra statue

(RNS) — Since the toppling of the statue at Mission San Rafael Arcángel in San Rafael, more than 80,000 have signed a petition urging District Attorney Lori Frugoli to drop the charges against the protesters.

Bolivia’s Catholic Church acknowledges being ‘deaf’ to sex abuse victims

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The statement comes amid the fallout from the case involving a late Spanish Jesuit priest, Alfonso Pedrajas.

Illinois Catholic clergy abuse report could draw lawsuits, reforms but new charges unlikely

CHICAGO (AP) — “[M]any survivors of child sex abuse at the hands of Catholic clerics will never see justice in a legal sense,” the report says.

RNS Opinion

Young people aren’t buying far-right religious beliefs

(RNS) — Younger Americans aspire to build a world marked by love and justice. But they don't see much of that in church.

Two new books untangle the Mountain Meadows Massacre

(RNS) — The books challenge some of the longstanding narratives about the attack and its coverup.


Pope blasts ‘consumerist greed’ on World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

(RNS) — Pope Francis urged world leaders ‘listen to science’ and ‘end the era of fossil fuel.’

Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in Illinois raising funds to repair arson damage

(RNS) — A fire Tuesday damaged several statues, art pieces and the outdoor Chapel of the Resurrected Christ, also known as the “Altar of Miracles."

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