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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies in Washington. When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June 2021, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t partake of Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights.

U.S. Catholic bishops OK steps toward possible rebuke of Biden

By David Crary | The Associated Press | June 18, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

(Matt Slocum | AP file photo)  President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and adviser on science Eric Lander speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del.

White House science adviser to be sworn in on a 500-year-old Jewish text

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | June 2, 2021, 9:08 p.m.

(Lynne Sladky | AP file photo)  A woman wears a protective face mask while holding a candle during an outdoor Christmas Eve Service of Lights at the Granada Presbyterian Church, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla.

Jana Riess: Gen Z lost touch with faith communities during pandemic but kept the faith, says study

By Jana Riess | Religion News Services | June 1, 2021, 8:48 p.m.

(Ted S. Warren, The Associated Press) In this May 14, 2020, file photo, a person carries a sign supporting QAnon during a protest rally in Olympia, Wash. A new survey reveals that white evangelicals, Hispanic Protestants and Latter-day Saints are the most likely to believe in the apocalyptic conspiracy theory.

White evangelicals, Hispanic Protestants, Latter-day Saints most likely to believe in QAnon

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | May 30, 2021, 12:56 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jana Riess, speaking in 2019, says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can learn from Crossroads Church.

Jana Riess: Five things Latter-day Saints can learn from one of the nation’s fastest-growing churches

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | May 27, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) This Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 photo shows the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Southern Baptist denomination has lost more than 2 million members since 2006

By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service | May 21, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

(Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, File) In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist, addresses the media during a news conference as part of the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Goodall has been named the winner of the 2021 Templeton Prize.

‘Religion entered into me’: A talk with Jane Goodall, winner the 2021 Templeton Prize

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service | May 21, 2021, 3:02 p.m.

(AP Photo | Ross D. Franklin) In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017 photo, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, speaks at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix.

Russell Moore, Baptist ethicist and Trump critic, to leave ERLC for Christianity Today

By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service | May 19, 2021, 10:43 p.m.

(Andrew Harnik | AP file photo) Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., closes her eyes and cries as she stands silently at the podium and times the amount of time it took the Parkland shooter to go on his killing spree during the "March for Our Lives" rally in support of gun control in Washington, Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Commentary: Jesus wept and so should we. Why crying as a spiritual discipline may change how you see the world.

By Benjamin Perry | Religion News Service | May 18, 2021, 12:14 a.m.

(Vatican Media via AP) Pope Francis and John Kerry, right, shake hands as they pose for a photo at the Vatican, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, currently President Biden’s envoy on the climate, met in private audience with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope “a compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.” Kerry told Vatican News in an interview that the pope speaks with “unique authority, compelling moral authority, that hopefull can push people to greater ambition to get the job done.

At Vatican, John Kerry appeals to pope’s ‘moral authority’ to combat climate change

By Claire Giangravé | Religion News Service | May 17, 2021, 5:31 p.m.

Penelope and Odysseus in Homer’s “The Odyssey.” Painting by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1802

Commentary: What Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ can teach us about reentering the world after a year of isolation

By Joel Christensen | Religion News Service | May 14, 2021, 8:37 p.m.

(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) Palestinians walk next to the remains of a destroyed 15 story building after being hit by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Religion plays a role in the renewed conflict in Israel, but it may not be what you think

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service | May 13, 2021, 5:14 p.m.

(Pat Nabong | Chicago Sun-Times via AP) In this Aug. 15, 2020, file photo, police officers stand beside a mural for George Floyd in the Chicago neighborhood of Bronzeville during an anti-police brutality protest.

Jana Riess: The seeds of police brutality in the Bible

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | May 12, 2021, 10:28 p.m.

(Esperanza Foft) Bishop-elect Megan Rohrer, left, and their family.

Lutherans elect Megan Rohrer first transgender bishop

By Paul O'Donnell | Religion News Service | May 10, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

(Guglielmo Mangiapane | Pool photo via AP)  Pope Francis celebrates the Ash Wednesday mass leading Catholics into Lent, at St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Catholic bishops who want to deny Biden Communion may have to reckon with the pope

By Jack Jenkins and Claire Giangrave | Religion News Service | May 6, 2021, 12:18 a.m.

(David Bornfriend | A24 via AP) This image released by A24 shows Steven Yeun, foreground, in a scene from "Minari."

Oscar nominee ‘Minari’ spotlights Korean American faith and the role of the church

By Emily McFarlan Miller | Religion News Service | April 23, 2021, 10:28 p.m.