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Carol Kuruvilla


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Recent articles by Carol:

Despite Some Disapproval, White Evangelicals Haven't Budged On Voting For Trump: Survey

White evangelicals' approval of Trump has slipped slightly, but ultimately, they are sticking with their man, a Pew Research Center survey has found. → Read More

Native Americans In California Are Toppling Statues Of This Catholic Saint

Native American groups have long argued that Junipero Serra — an 18th-century California missionary — was a white supremacist and a colonizer. → Read More

DOJ Spreads Bogus Claim About Maryland Protest In Letter Defending Religious Liberty

"Hundreds" of Black Lives Matter protesters did not pack into a Bethesda library, as Fox News claimed and the Justice Department suggested in a letter. → Read More

Why A D.C. Catholic Priest Organized A 'Prayerful Protest' For Black Lives

For Rev. Cornelius Kelechi Ejiogu, declaring that Black lives matter is “fundamentally a pro-life issue.” → Read More

Trump's Approval Among White Catholics Has Slipped

Only 37% of white Catholics held a favorable view of Trump in May, down from a peak of 60% in March, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. → Read More

White House Security Barred Clergy From Holding Vigil Outside Church

Clergy planned to gather outside St. John's Church for a prayer vigil but were prevented -- even though days earlier, Trump used the church for a photo-op. → Read More

Trump Defends Church Photo Op: ‘I Think It Was Very Symbolic’

The president pointed to praise from religious leaders Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress in defending the photo shoot in front of St. John's Church. → Read More

Washington Archbishop Condemns Trump's Visit To Catholic Shrine

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory said he finds it "baffling and reprehensible" that a Catholic facility would allow itself to be "manipulated" in this way. → Read More

D.C. Church 'Outraged' That Trump Used It As Photo-Op

St. John’s Episcopal Church pledged to support George Floyd protesters even after it was damaged in a fire. Trump later used the church as a photo-op. → Read More

Restaurant Owner Shows Solidarity With Protesters: ‘Let My Building Burn’

Gandhi Mahal restaurant in Minneapolis was damaged during protests over George Floyd’s death. → Read More

Evangelical Leaders Seek To Insulate Churches From Some COVID-19 Lawsuits

Nearly 300 leaders are calling on Congress to give houses of worship a pass, in case congregants start claiming they've contracted the coronavirus at services. → Read More

Conservative Christian Legal Group Urges Churches To Reopen

The Liberty Counsel is calling on churches across the country to reopen in May and suggests maintaining social distancing between families. → Read More

Store Security Guard Used Stun Gun On Muslim Health Care Worker, Advocates Say

The man was tasered after refusing to remove his face mask at a Maryland grocery store, the Council on American-Islamic Relations claims. → Read More

Anti-Abortion Protesters Secure Right To Flout Michigan's Stay-At-Home Order

The activists settled a lawsuit against the city of Detroit and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allowing them to protest outside the Scotsdale Women’s Center. → Read More

Pope Francis Proposes Universal Basic Wage

The coronavirus pandemic is especially hurting workers who have no steady income, the pope wrote in a letter to social activists. → Read More

Star-Studded Virtual Seder To Raise Funds For Coronavirus Relief

The "Saturday Night Seder" is raising money for coronavirus relief efforts with the help of Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Ilana Glazer and other stars. → Read More

Christians Across The World Mark Good Friday At Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, many churchgoers are observing the holy day with family prayers, fasting and by watching livestreamed services. → Read More

Catholic Bishops OK Meat On Fridays During Lent Due To Coronavirus

The economic and social upheaval caused by COVID-19 is prompting bishops to relax a Lenten rule. → Read More

Amid COVID-19 Spread, Influential D.C. Pastor Says 'God's Wrath' Caused By LGBTQ People

Ralph Drollinger, who leads a Bible study for Trump's cabinet members, claims homosexuality, environmentalism and atheism are signs of God's wrath. → Read More

English Priest Is On Fire In First Online Worship Service. Literally.

Rev. Stephen Beach met his match while filming a service from home after his church suspended its gatherings over the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More