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Author Archives: Yonat Shimron
About Yonat Shimron
Yonat Shimron joined RNS in April, 2011 and became managing editor in 2013. She was the religion reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. from 1996 to 2011. During that time she won numerous awards. She is a past president of the Religion Newswriters Association.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upholds gay marriage bans in four states. Worries rise over the Temple Mount. Chicago’s Catholic Archdiocese releases secret archives on sex abuse.
Brittany Maynard cancels her death date. New York and Chicago brace for Catholic church and school closings. The Sistine Chapel’s frescoes are turning white.
Catholics are anticipating “the report,” due Saturday. Hillsong pastor takes a pass. Bill Maher defends making generalizations.
The Nobel Peace Prize goes to the youngest recipient ever. Mike Huckabee says he’s outta here. A pastor makes an appalling confession.
The next 48 hours are a triple whopper of holy days. Jews and Catholics object to an opera and a film. The new Left Behind movie is ‘God-awful.’
(RNS) Comedian Stephen Colbert took a swipe at the NFL after Kansas City Chief player Husain Abdullah was penalized for dropping to his knees and praying during Monday’s (Sept. 29) game against the New England Patriots. On Tuesday (Sept. 30), the NFL removed the penalty.
Tonight is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Meet the Khorasans. Textbook dramas in Colorado and Texas.
Chaldean Christians in Detroit are howling into the abyss. Mars Hill Church continues to implode. Serena Williams thanks Jehovah.