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Monday, October 19, 2020

Virginia church celebrates superspreader service as ‘best revival ever’

Most U.S. clergy avoid hellfire threats over abortion politics
The Associated Press

How Mormons fed up with Trump could could help lift Biden in Arizona
The New York Times *

Trump, Biden go on offense in states they’re trying to flip
The Associated Press

New York shuts down Hasidic wedding that could have had 10,000 guests
The New York Times *

U.S. judge denies request to exempt Catholic churches from New York coronavirus limits
Reuters

Cuomo’s virus crackdown angers Catholics, who say they’re singled out
The New York Times *

Virginia church celebrates superspreader service as ‘best revival ever’
The Daily Beast

At least nine COVID-19 cases could be tied to Charlotte church event, county says
The Charlotte Observer *

San Francisco archbishop holds exorcism at San Rafael church where Junipero Serra statue was vandalized
San Francisco Chronicle *

International headlines

Teacher in Paris suburb decapitated, allegedly after showing cartoons of prophet Muhammad in class
The Washington Post *

France teacher attack: Police raid homes of suspected Islamic radicals
BBC News

France’s Le Maire says to propose more controls on some Islamist groups
Reuters

Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign
Reuters

ISIS attacks surge in Africa even as Trump boasts of a ‘100-percent’ defeated caliphate
The Washington Post *

Bill offering LGBT protections in Italy spurs rallies on both sides
The New York Times *

Row in Hungary around children’s book fuels fears of rising homophobia
Reuters

Man denied German citizenship for refusing to shake woman’s hand
Deutsche Welle

Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow
The Associated Press

In a pandemic year, Mexico’s Day of the Dead will be more subdued
Reuters

Analysis and commentary

If confirmed, Amy Coney Barrett may soon have to reconcile her Catholic morality and the law over a death penalty case
The New York Times *

Evangelicals made a bad bargain with Trump
The Atlantic *

The freedom to offend is a priceless commodity
The Guardian

Pennsylvania’s Catholic schools face uncertainty in the pandemic era
RealClearReligion

If Roe falls
The Week

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