(RNS) Journalists covering the pope’s U.S. trip relied more on face-to-face encounters with sources than they have in the past.
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About Kimberly Winston
Kimberly Winston is a freelance religion reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, USA Today, The Washington Post, The San Jose Mercury News and Newsweek. Since 2011, she has covered atheism and other forms of freethought for Religion News Service. In 2014, she received a Wilbur Award for best online news story from the Religion Communicators Council and in 2005 she was the recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s award for best in-depth religion reporting. She is the author of three books, including Bead One, Pray Too: A Guide to Making and Using Prayer Beads (Morehouse, 2008). She is a 1994 graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The crowds waved yellow-and-white Vatican flags, purchased outside the gates, and held handfuls of rosaries brought from home to be blessed — somehow — by the passing of the man in the white car.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Pope Francis delivered a message to inmates at a correctional facility here: It is a “lie that no one can change.”
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Raising a glass (or eight) of special papal beers brewed to last only a little longer than Pope Francis’ visit here.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The sole session on homosexuality was given short shrift at the World Meeting of Families by a last-minute venue change to a much smaller space.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) A new book reflects not only Pope Francis’ focus on the family, but also a spirit of ecumenism felt at the World Meeting of Families and beyond.
(RNS) Walk with Religion News Service through Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first mission Junipero Serra founded in California. Pope Francis will canonize Serra on Wednesday (Sept. 23).
(RNS) The meeting’s goal is not to craft new policy or lobby the church for a particular agenda. Rather, it is to reinforce — “strengthen,” in its parlance — the bonds of Catholic families around the world.
OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) Catholic churches on the West Coast are vibrant and very different — but that’s something the pope will not see on his East Coast-only visit.