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About Cathy Lynn Grossman
Cathy Lynn Grossman is a senior national correspondent for Religion News Service, specializing in stories drawn from research and statistics on religion, spirituality and ethics, and manager for social media. She joined RNS in 2013 after 23 years with USA TODAY, where she created the religion and ethics beat for the national newspaper.
Grossman is graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and began her career at The Miami Herald. Grossman recently completed a certificate course in biomedical ethics and health care policy with the Center for Practical Bioethics, Kansas City, Mo.
Her honors include: University of Michigan Journalism Fellowship 1987-88; Templeton Journalism Fellowship in Science and Religion, 2005: East West Center study fellowship on Islam in Asia, 2007.
(RNS) Most Americans don’t see spiritual forces affecting the sports scores but many will do a little dance, say a little prayer anyway. Especially football fans.
(RNS) Pope Francis looked to the Third World to choose many of the 19 new cardinals whose names were announced Sunday. Most are from the Global South and none from the United States.
(RNS) A new experiential research study — conducted by a smartphone app — lets people monitor their spiritual state of mind.
This is the chill edition, so to speak. Gay marriage in Utah is on ice, for now. Congress is back and we’ll see if they defrost any action on jobless benefits. Blogger Omid Safi meditates on the meaning of a frozen heart.
(RNS) A coroner has issued a death certificate for brain dead Jahi McMath, 13. But her mother says she lives and shows “improvement.” Ethicists examine the definition of death and the challenges of hope.
The first Catholic official to be convicted for covering up for clergy sex abuse has seen his conviction overturned. Everyone is making lists to wrap up the year. And your daily dose of Duck Dynasty updates is in today’s roundup.
(RNS) A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled unanimously that Monsignor William J. Lynn was wrongly convicted of child endangerment for his handling of priest sex abuse complaints,
Pope Francis’ Christmas Day outreach to atheists was off script but not out of character for the pontiff. He often invites all to work for the common good.