There is a lot going on in the Church of SoNoGo

South Park – North Park – Golden Hill

Friday, September 3, 2021

L.A. County paid $400,000 to a church that violated coronavirus rules

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick, 91, pleads not guilty to sex assault
The Associated Press

Muslim youth in America — a generation shadowed by the aftermath of 9/11
Los Angeles Times *

Abortion arrives at the center of the American political maelstrom
The New York Times *

Biden launches federal effort to respond to Texas law as he faces pressure to protect abortion
CNN

White House dismisses question about conflict between Biden’s Catholic faith and support for abortion rights
Yahoo News

GOP-led states see Texas law as model to restrict abortions
The Associated Press

As some religious groups laud Texas abortion ban, others cite religious freedom concerns
Religion News Service

Why L.A. County paid $400,000 to a church that violated coronavirus rules
Los Angeles Times *

International headlines

ISIS militant admits involvement in torture, killings of American hostages
The Washington Post *

Women stage protest in Taliban-controlled Kabul
CNN

Pope Francis is preparing a radical reform of the church’s power structures
Religion News Service

New Zealand PM Ardern says supermarket stabbing was ‘terrorist attack’
BBC News

Tanzania says gunman who killed four people last month was a terrorist
Reuters *

India clamps down on Kashmir after separatist leader’s death
The Washington Post *

Pakistan faces accusations of undercounting Hindus, Christians in latest census
Hindustan Times

‘I don’t understand how a place of worship is any less important’: Religious leaders ask to be included in Ontario’s vaccine certificate
Toronto Star *

Analysis and commentary

What Texas abortion foes want next
The Atlantic *

Victory for children: Texas abortion law sets great pattern for other states to follow
USA Today *

The staggering implications of the Supreme Court’s Texas anti-abortion ruling
Vox

Are Republicans catching the car on abortion?
The Washington Post *

Why the UN’s dire climate change report is dedicated to an evangelical Christian
Christianity Today *

Communism, secularism and Jewish schools
The Wall Street Journal *

No shots, no service
Tablet *

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