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Ruth Graham

The Boston Globe

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Past articles by Ruth:

March for Life kicks off in Washington, setting the stage for new ideas

Thousands of anti-abortion activists convened on the National Mall on Friday for the March for Life, the rally held every January since 1974 to protest Roe v. Wade. → Read More

O come all ye faithful, except when Christmas falls on a Sunday

This year, church leaders are grappling with what may seem like an odd dilemma: Christmas Day falls on a Sunday for the first time since 2016, and that’s a problem. → Read More

Maryland finds that for hundreds of clergy abuse victims, ‘no parish was safe’

The attorney general of Maryland has identified more than 600 young victims of clergy sexual abuse over the course of 80 years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, according to a court document filed Thursday. → Read More

Between Kanye and the midterms, the unsettling stream of antisemitism

“When systems fail, whether it’s the government or the markets or anything else, leaders often look for someone to blame,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League, which seeks to monitor and combat antisemitism. “Jews have historically played that role.” → Read More

For suburban Texas men, a workout craze with a side of faith

This is F3 — that’s fitness, fellowship and faith — a fast-growing network of men’s workouts that combine exercise with spiritually inflected camaraderie. → Read More

Archbishop bars Pelosi from Communion over abortion stance

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, who has repeatedly confronted Pelosi over abortion, said in a letter Friday that until Pelosi was willing to “publicly repudiate” her position defending the “legitimacy of abortion,” she would be banned from the sacrament, a central element of Catholic worship. → Read More

Days after setting an execution date, a Texas prosecutor reverses course

District Attorney Mark Gonzalez of Nueces County filed a motion withdrawing the death warrant, citing his “firm belief that the death penalty is unethical and should not be imposed on Mr. Ramirez or any other person.” → Read More

Catholic bishops avoid confrontation with Biden over communion

The Roman Catholic bishops of the United States backed away from a direct conflict with President Biden on Wednesday, approving a new document on the sacrament of the Eucharist that does not mention the president or any politicians by name. → Read More

Lawsuits filed against Texas doctor could be best tests of abortion law

Legal experts said two lawsuits filed this week might test the constitutionality of the Texas law more than federal challenges by abortion providers and the Justice Department. → Read More

Vaccine resisters seek religious exemptions. But what counts as religious?

As more employers across the country begin requiring COVID vaccinations for workers, they are butting up against the nation’s sizable population of vaccine holdouts who nonetheless see their resistance in religious terms — or at least see an opportunity. → Read More

Sexual anguish of Atlanta suspect is familiar thorn for evangelicals

The man accused of killing eight people at Atlanta-area spas was a churchgoer who told officers he had a “sexual addiction.” For observers of Christian evangelicalism, the suspect's characterization of his motivations was recognizable: He seemed to have had a fixation on sexual temptation, one that can lead to despair among people who believe they are failing to follow the ideal of refraining… → Read More

Why That Falwell Jr. Yacht Photo Was the Final Straw

“Liberty’s board has shown us that their only public convictions relate to alcohol and sex.” → Read More

The Roving Evangelical Preacher Who Travels From One Site of Racial Unrest to Another

Jonathan Tremaine Thomas Civil Righteousness Jonathan Tremaine “J.T.” Thomas arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, on the day of Michael Brown’s funeral in August 2014. He was living in Indianapolis and had recently had a supernatural experience after reading about the teenager who was shot by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis. In the vision, Thomas saw himself typing an email with the… → Read More

The Meaningless Black-and-White Instagram “Challenge” Is Great, Because It’s Hilarious

All I can really say, as a woman, is challenge accepted: I will make fun of these posts, and gladly. → Read More

Alex Trebek’s Memoir Says He’s Ready for the End of the Game

“In addition to my passion for the musk ox, I also have a deep love for horses.” → Read More

How a Christian Summer Camp Ended Up With 82 Cases of COVID

"For us, the risk of COVID-19 versus the chance of the kids having more time with Jesus, it was hands down: the chance to have more of Jesus.” → Read More

Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Was Hiding in a Million Dollar House in a Tiny New Hampshire Town

Here's how the locals feel about it. → Read More

The Phoenix Megachurch Where Trump Is Speaking Says Its Air Purifiers “Kill 99.9 Percent of COVID”

Trump chose the perfect megachurch for his "Address to Young Americans." → Read More

What It’s Like to Be Black at Liberty University

“I suppressed so much of my humanity in being here.” → Read More

St. John’s Would’ve Been Open to a Trump Photo-Op. All He Had to Do Was Ask.

He managed to alienate church leaders who see it as part of their mission to get along with the president. → Read More