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The parish priest distributes Communion to parishioners outside a building.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Surrounded by other churches with huge congregations, Mother Teresa Catholic Church in Cary, N.C., remains intentionally small to more directly minister to its parishioners.
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Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has written a letter to Pope Francis conveying its “distress” at comments he made suggesting Jewish law, as written in the Torah, is obsolete.
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Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.
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“My neighborhood, my family and I have a right to live without a nuclear gun on hair-trigger alert held perpetually to our heads,” Colville told the judge.
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A Catholic social justice activist who was knocked to the ground by police during a protest over racism last year has sued the city of Buffalo, its mayor, the police commissioner and several police officers.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
If all the nominees the president-elect has chosen are confirmed, the Cabinet will have diverse religious backgrounds. The majority are Catholic, with five Jews, two Black Baptists and two Hindus.
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The 117th session of Congress got off to a testy start on Sunday, including an opening prayer from an ordained member whose pairing of “A-woman” with the traditional “Amen” raised both hackles and questions about the meaning of the word.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Martha Hennessy, a granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, was sentenced Friday (Nov. 13) to 10 months in prison for breaking into Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia.
In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris.
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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Rev. Stephen M. Kelly, a 71-year-old Jesuit priest, was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to 33 months in jail, three years’ probation and restitution fees for his role in a symbolic nuclear disarmament action.