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Annual March for Life goes virtual amid COVID-19, unrest at US Capitol
By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — The annual anti-abortion demonstration has brought supporters to the nation's capital each year since the first anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1974 to hear from speakers and march to the Supreme Court building.
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Moms of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin portrayed in new book
By Adelle M. Banks — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — The book by Anna Malaika Tubbs about Alberta King, Louise Little and Berdis Baldwin provides details of their lives of faith, discipline and sacrifice.
Outgoing House chaplain says the job is to ‘be a counterpoint to the dominant spirit of this place’
By Jack Jenkins — January 15, 2021
(RNS) – The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy likened watching Congress debate in person the first time to 'when my parents were arguing past one another.'
Full Ramsey Solutions Response
By Bob Smietana — January 15, 2021
"We are horrible people," the financial advice and media company told RNS in a sarcastic email.
Is Dave Ramsey’s empire the ‘best place to work in America’? Say no and you’re out
By Bob Smietana — January 15, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — For years, Dave Ramsey has boasted that his company is the best place to work in the country. COVID-19 and a failure by a high-profile leader put that to the test.
Cardinal Pell calls for more laity involvement in Vatican financial reform efforts
By Claire Giangravé — January 15, 2021
(RNS) — Lay men and women bring expertise and knowledge that the Vatican lacks, said Pope Francis' former financial reform czar.
Joanne Rogers, widow of ‘Mr. Rogers,’ dead at age 92
By Adelle M. Banks — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — The longtime partner of Fred Rogers continued aiding organizations in Pittsburgh — where her husband’s program was produced — as recently as last year.
Houston woman faces historic indictment over female genital cutting
By Aysha Khan — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — The indictment alleges Zahra Badri knowingly transported a minor from the U.S. for the purpose of female genital cutting in 2016.
Kirbyjon Caldwell, former presidential adviser who promoted ‘good success,’ sentenced to prison
By Bob Smietana — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — A former presidential adviser, Caldwell advocated for ‘good success’ — achieving financial and spiritual success while remaining moral.
Israel hopes to vaccinate Holocaust survivors to save and repay ‘treasured’ population
By Paul O'Donnell — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — An Israeli government initiative to help vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19 is drawing praise for its intentions, but also skepticism.
LA clergy look to hold city officials responsible for allowing Sean Feucht’s Skid Row event
By Alejandra Molina — January 14, 2021
(RNS) — On Wednesday (Jan. 13), Clergy for Black Lives hosted a virtual news conference on Zoom to condemn the ‘white supremacist violence and heretical Christian prophecy’ in the nation’s capital and in downtown LA.
Anti-Semitism seen in Capitol attack raises alarms
By Paul O'Donnell — January 14, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two white nationalists known for racist and anti-Semitic rhetoric livestreamed to their online followers after breaking into the Capitol during the deadly insurrection.
Biden taps Delaware AME pastor to offer benediction at inauguration
By Jack Jenkins — January 14, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A longtime confidant of the Biden family, Silvester S. Beaman, made headlines when he was featured in a 2020 Trump campaign ad.