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(Gene J. Puskar | AP file photo) Joanne Rogers stands in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in Pittsburgh on March 23, 2018. Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” has died. She was 92.

Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred Rogers, dies at 92

By Adelle M. Banks | Religion News Service | January 15, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

(Gregorio Borgia | AP) Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate Mass, at St. Peter's Basilica, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, while reaffirming they cannot be priests.

Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can’t be priests

By Nicole Winfield | The Associated Press | January 11, 2021, 4:46 p.m.

(Jason Andrew | The New York Times) Protesters on the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. The Capitol was placed on lockdown, with senators and members of the House locked inside their chambers, as Congress began debating President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. President Trump addressed supporters near the White House before protesters marched to Capitol Hill.

As chaos hits Capitol, two forms of faith on display

By Jack Jenkins | Religion News Service | January 7, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

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Jana Riess

Jana Riess: Author Brian McLaren says there’s a good reason your beliefs stopped working

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | January 6, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP file photo)The U.S. Capitol as seen on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Washington.

New Congress is overwhelmingly Christian, heavily Protestant and has 9 Latter-day Saints (all Republicans)

By Yonat Shimron and Emily McFarlan Miller « Religion News Service | January 5, 2021, 12:07 a.m.

(Carolyn Kaster | AP file photo) President-elect Joe Biden leaves after mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

President in the pews: Where will Biden worship in Washington?

By Will Weissert and Elana Schor | The Associated Press | January 1, 2021, 5:54 a.m.

(Jessica Kourkounis | AP file photo) In this July 16, 2005, file photo, members of the Lakewood Church worship at the grand opening of their megachurch in Houston.

Kenneth L. Woodward: When worship becomes entertainment is it really essential?

By Kenneth L. Woodward | Religion News Service | January 1, 2021, 5:22 a.m.

(Vincenzo Pinto | Pool via AP) Pope Francis caresses a boy as he arrives to celebrate Mass on Christmas eve, at St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020.

Pope proclaims year of families, offers advice to keep peace

By The Associated Press | December 28, 2020, 8:35 p.m.

(David Goldman | AP) In this Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 file photo, a droplet falls from a syringe after a health care worker is injected with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, R.I. The Vatican has declared it “morally acceptable” for Roman Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines based on research that used fetal tissue from abortions. The Vatican’s watchdog office for doctrinal orthodoxy said Monday that it addressed the question after receiving requests for guidance.

Vatican: OK to get virus vaccines using abortion cell lines

By Frances D'Emilio | The Associated Press | December 22, 2020, 2:31 a.m.

(Chris Detrick  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)
A large mural of the Virgin Mary on the east side of the building at 158 E. 200 South in Salt Lake City is seen in 2010.

Jana Riess: ‘Lo, a virgin shall conceive’ ... or not, depending on the translation

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | December 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jana Riess speaks while recording the 100th episode of the "Mormon Land" podcast Oct. 4, 2019.

Jana Riess: Are you ‘Doomscrolling’ much? It’s probably bad for your soul.

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | December 18, 2020, 2:14 a.m.

(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) Visitors look at the Christmas tree in Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

Jana Riess: The weary world rejoices during this COVID Christmas

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | December 15, 2020, 9:00 p.m.

(Bebeto Matthews | AP) A plaque sits at the steps of St. James Episcopal Church, Friday Dec. 4, 2020, in New York's Upper East Side neighborhood, acknowledging the church's wealth created with slave labor.

More U.S. churches commit to racism-linked reparations

By David Crary | The Associated Press | December 14, 2020, 4:49 p.m.

(NASA, ESA, STScI, A. Simon, M. via AP) This Aug 25, 2020, image captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the planet Jupiter and one of its moons, Europa, at left, when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth.

Do you see what I see? Planetary alignment to create a ‘Christmas star’

By Emily McFarlan Miller | Religion News Service | December 10, 2020, 2:01 a.m.

(AP Photo, File) In a May 1966 file photo, American-born actress Patricia Neal is pictured with her husband, author Roald Dahl and their 9-month-old daughter Lucy Neal Dahl, at their home at Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England. The Dahl family has apologized from the author's past anti-Semitic views.

Commentary: Yes, Roald Dahl, author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” was a Jew-hater

By Jeffrey Salkin | Religion News Service | December 9, 2020, 8:56 p.m.

(Patrick Semansky, AP file photo) In this Oct. 27, 2020, photo artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg walks among thousands of white flags planted in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19 near Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington.

Jana Riess: I am appalled by America

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | December 8, 2020, 2:19 p.m.