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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Why the pope won’t rein in the renegade American bishops

Most pastors agree abuse should ban them from ministry
Christianity Today: Misconduct toward children or adults is seen as a permanent disqualification across almost all denominations.
Faith leaders support D.C. statehood
Religion News Service: ‘As faith leaders, we will stand, speak, and protest against the disenfranchisement of the residents of D.C.,’ the letter signed by more than 300 faith leaders read.
Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park
Associated Press: A federal judge dismissed most claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police before then-President Donald Trump walked to a church near the White House for a photo op.
Why the pope won’t rein in the renegade American bishops
Slate: Why couldn’t Francis force these bishops to back down? The answer has to do with Francis’s own efforts to reimagine the shape of the church.
God is like a blanket fort
Sojourners: Rachel Held Evans, who authored several books on her own life and faith, had sketched out several unpublished children’s books; after Evans’s untimely death in 2019, Matthew Paul Turner completed ‘What Is God Like?’, a book almost entirely composed of similes.

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