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Past articles by David:

Review: We don’t need our saints to be perfect

Echoing Pope Francis’ exaltation of the “middle-class of holiness,” Robert Ellsberg prefers to describe saints simply as “those who walk in the paths of holiness.” → Read More

Catholic bishops finally tackle the sex abuse cover-up. Now comes the hard part.

BALTIMORE (RNS) — The reforms the Catholic bishops passed this week to deal with the sexual abuse crisis were easy compared with changing the culture of clerical privilege that is at the heart of the abuse crisis. → Read More

Pope Francis condemns ‘inhuman’ attack on Pittsburgh synagogue

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis on Sunday (Oct. 28) prayed that God would help the world 'extinguish the eruptions of hatred that are emerging in our societies.' → Read More

Vatican synod calls for women leaders ‘at all levels,’ avoids using LGBT or gay

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The language on the clergy abuse crisis was watered down, but the month-long synod was a victory for Pope Francis in his efforts to reform the Catholic Church. → Read More

Pope Francis fires Memphis bishop after Vatican investigation

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The move is another indication that Francis is moving, albeit fitfully, to hold bishops more accountable and not only on issues related to sexual abuse. → Read More

Pope Francis fires Memphis bishop after Vatican investigation

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The move is another indication that Francis is moving, albeit fitfully, to hold bishops more accountable and not only on issues related to sexual abuse. → Read More

Five Years of Francis: The Keys to His Papacy

Francis may well rank among the most consequential popes in the long and colorful history of the papacy. → Read More

“She was earthy and ethereal”: remembering Phyllis Tickle

Will there ever be another Phyllis Tickle? Could there be? → Read More

Bishop Robert Barron: A Fulton Sheen for the 21st Century?

A new book shows Bishop Robert Barron's ambitious plans to evangelize culture in the United States. → Read More

A Fulton Sheen for the 21st Century?

A new book shows Bishop Robert Barron's ambitious plans to evangelize culture in the United States. → Read More

Politics, culture or theology? Why evangelicals back Trump on global warming

(RNS) They may be taking the Bible literally, which could explain their climate change skepticism. Some experts say it’s more complicated than that. → Read More

The Slingshot: Mormon safety; Frescoes revealed; Want to write for RNS?

(RNS) LDS leaders want to know the perils their 70,000 missionaries face to better protect them. Lasers reveal “lost” catacomb wonders. The Rev. William J. Barber II on Comedy Central! And RNS is hiring! → Read More

Meet the nun who's transforming companies into socially responsible corporations

“For many years if anyone from General Electric would see Sister Pat on the streets of New York they would cross the street to avoid her,” the GE executive recalled. “Today, I knew she was going to be here and I looked for her at breakfast.” → Read More

Doing good and doing well: Faith-based investing converts the skeptics

NEW YORK (RNS) Private investment firms see new opportunities as socially responsible investing becomes popular, and profitable. So what’s left for religious advocates to do? → Read More

From ‘Mean Streets’ to Marian miracles: Harvey Keitel to star in Fatima movie

(RNS) The announcement follows a papal trip to the Portuguese shrine and continues a big month for the story of the Marian apparitions that occurred 100 years ago. → Read More

The Slingshot: GOP and immigration; Trump’s pilgrimage; Praying with presidents

(RNS) New Jersey’s cardinal blasts Congress and the White House for ignoring immigration reform. Can Trump accomplish anything positive with his speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia next week? Presidential spiritual advisers should be careful what they pray for, and who they pray with. → Read More

New Jersey cardinal blasts GOP for ignoring immigration reform

NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Joseph Tobin, one of the U.S. hierarchy’s most visible champions for the marginalized, blasted Republicans for 'inflicting cruelty on innocent people.' → Read More

The ’Splainer: Who is Our Lady of Fatima and what is the ‘Third Secret’?

(RNS) Pope Francis will be the fourth pontiff to visit the famous Marian shrine in Portugal, and one of millions who travel there each year. What is the attraction? → Read More

The Maccabeats sing to promote ‘halachic prenups’ for Orthodox Jewish couples

NEW YORK (RNS) The endearing group of a cappella Orthodox Jewish singers is out with a 30-second spot that takes aim at the phenomenon of "agunot," or "chained women" whose husbands will not grant them a divorce. → Read More

Trump’s religious liberty order slammed as ‘pretty much nothing’

(RNS) ‘Ivanka and Jared won. We lost,’ as one Christian conservative said. → Read More