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(Jeremy Harmon  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Jana Riess speaks while recording the 100th episode of the "Mormon Land" in 2019.

Jana Riess: When a woman doesn’t want a baby

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | April 14, 2021, 5:57 p.m.

(Domenico Stinellis | AP Photo) Father Hans Zollner, one of the founding members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Press Association headquarters, in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

At online symposium, Pope Francis says religions can eradicate sexual abuse together

By Claire Giangravé | Religion News Service | April 13, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

(Khalil Hamra | AP Photo) Muslims wearing face masks attend the Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a mosque in Gaza City, Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Commentary: Ramadan fasting isn’t about hunger. It’s about living mindfully.

By Omar Suleiman | Religion News Service | April 13, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

(Trisnadi | AP Photo) Indonesian Muslims pray spaced apart as they practice social distancing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus during an Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, May 24, 2020.

For interfaith couples, Ramadan can deepen ties to faith and each other

By Silma Suba | Religion News Service | April 12, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

(Tiziana Fabi | Pool photo via AP) Pope Francis celebrates mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 14, 2021. Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide April 4 with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.

Hymns through masks: Christians mark another pandemic Easter

By Frances D'Emilio | The Associated Press | April 4, 2021, 7:35 p.m.

(Evan Vucci | AP file photo) President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. Biden's Good Friday commentary urges Americans to heed the lessons of Easter.

Commentary by President Joe Biden: ‘Let us recommit ourselves to the lessons of Easter’

By Joe Biden | Religion News Service | April 2, 2021, 11:12 p.m.

President Joe Biden departs after attending Mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church as snow falls, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Survey: Most Americans know Biden is Catholic, far fewer know Harris’ religion

By Adelle M. Banks | Religion News Service | March 31, 2021, 5:52 p.m.

People leave incense sticks in a pot of rice to honor the victims of the Atlanta area massage parlors shootings during a memorial in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, March 28, 2021. The March 17 shootings at three Georgia massage parlors and spas that left eight people dead, six of them women of Asian descent, come on the heels of a recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans since the coronavirus entered the United States. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Commentary: Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Is he weeping over our gun problem?

By Shane Claiborne | Religion News Service | March 30, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Most pews are taped off at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 8, 2020, due to the pandemic. A new Gallup report shows that most Americans no longer identify themselves as members of a church, synagogue, mosque or other house of worship.

For the first time, fewer than half of Americans belong to a house of worship

By Bob Smietana | Religion News Service | March 30, 2021, 2:24 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Jana Riess speaks while recording the 100th episode of the "Mormon Land" podcast in 2019.

Jana Riess: The ‘nones’ are growing — and growing more diverse

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | March 25, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, a gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. Had there been no COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening in May 2020 for a likely vote on breaking up over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ pastors. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Study: Americans overwhelmingly support LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws

By Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service | March 23, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

(Tiziana Fabi | Pool photo via AP) Pope Francis celebrates mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 14, 2021. The Vatican has decreed, Monday, March 15, 2021, that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.” The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay unions.

LGBTQ Catholics stung by Vatican rebuff of same-sex unions

By David Crary and Luis Andres Henao | The Associated Press | March 16, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  Tribune file photo) Jana Riess speaks while recording the 100th episode of the "Mormon Land" podcast in 2019.

Jana Riess: ‘Allergic to religion’ — Conservative politics can push people out of the pews

By Jana Riess | Religion News Service | March 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Worshippers wearing protective face masks offer Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a shrine to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Muslims worldwide celebrated one of their biggest holidays under the long shadow of the coronavirus, with millions confined to their homes and others gripped by economic concerns during what is usually a festive time of shopping and celebration. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Islamophobia on the rise, according to United Nations report

By Joseph Hammond | Religion News Service | March 11, 2021, 10:05 p.m.

(Andrew Medichini | AP) A gust of wind blows Pope Francis's mantle as he stands by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi upon his arrival at Baghdad's international airport, Iraq, Friday, March 5, 2021. Pope Francis heads to Iraq on Friday to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns.

Pope’s wind-whipped mantle drives Vatican tailors to consider Velcro

By Claire Giangravé | Religion News Service | March 10, 2021, 7:47 p.m.

Pope Francis, center, leaves Mar Youssef Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Pope Francis and Iraq's top Shiite cleric delivered a powerful message of peaceful coexistence Saturday, urging Muslims in the war-weary Arab nation to embrace Iraq's long-beleaguered Christian minority during a historic meeting in the holy city of Najaf. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Pope dismisses ‘heresy’ charges for his commitment to Christian-Muslim dialogue

By Claire Giangravé | Religion News Service | March 8, 2021, 9:55 p.m.