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Michelle Boorstein
I cover religion (and other words for meaning-making) for The Washington Post. I like to share stuff on religion and journalism
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Michelle Boorstein 3h
For soliciting in the confessional, for abusing minors and adults - and abuse of power specifically mentioned.
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Michelle Boorstein 3h
Theodore McCarrick, one of the most powerful and senior clerics in the Catholic Church, was defrocked by Pope Francis, Vatican announced today
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Tyler Further Faster Feb 15
i propose a ban on politicians talking about Jesus until we can figure out what on earth is going on
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Michelle Boorstein 18h
How lucky are the folks at ! Congrats!
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The Associated Press 18h
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, asks the police chief to investigate "disturbing" texts between the commander of the department's rapid response team and the leader of a far-right group involved in violent protests in the city.
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Michelle Boorstein 23h
US Jews and Muslims need to pull it together, stop fighting and unify
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Daniel Burke 23h
Scoop: I scored a copy of a book about homosexuality at the Vatican before it's pub date next week. The book boasts incredible access to cardinals and bishops. But remarkably, it makes no attempts to verify its claim that 80% of Vatican clergy are gay
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Eric Schumacher Feb 14
"Al Mohler said for the first time publicly that he regrets his embrace of C.J. Mahaney, the former leader of the non-Southern Baptist group Sovereign Grace Ministries, now known as Sovereign Grace Churches."
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Philip Bump Feb 13
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Adelle Banks Feb 14
Several sex offenders listed on the and database of Southern Baptists were on SBC minister list but they’ve now been removed from Minister Search. My story:
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Michelle Boorstein Feb 14
The reason we ask is because there are people who made accusations whose priests aren't on there. We've seen other dioceses release bare-bones lists that were incomplete. It matters to victims, and to Catholics in general, that we do this reporting
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Michelle Boorstein Feb 14
If you're a survivor of Catholic clergy sexual abuse who told church officials in Virginia and your abuse is not recognized on these lists, please reach out to me: michelle.boorstein@washpost.com and
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The Associated Press Feb 14
BREAKING: Amazon drops New York City as one of its new headquarter locations, will not search for another.
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Francis X. Rocca Feb 14
Cardinal Sean O’Malley led the Vatican’s effort to tackle the Catholic Church’s sex-abuse crisis. Now he’s been sidelined. via
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Michael Beschloss Feb 13
On Valentine’s Day 1884, young Theodore Roosevelt lost his mother and then his wife after childbirth, and wrote this:
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Michelle Boorstein Feb 14
This is some damn good marital advice
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Michelle Boorstein Feb 14
Beheadings, thongs made of skin of freshly-killed goats, horny bird-mating seasons: the REAL history of Valentine’s Day ain’t about candy and snuggling
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Rocco Palmo Feb 14
Defying rumors that he’d abolish centuries-old office that oversees the Holy See during a papal vacancy & plans a Conclave, Pope taps Laity chief (and former Dallas bishop) as Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church – as a US citizen, post’s 1st non-European holder.
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Michelle Boorstein Feb 13
Flap over tweets could forecast Democratic divide on Israel
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Michelle Boorstein Feb 13
Replying to @mboorstein
The GOP forced the vote, though it was far short of what Republicans had threatened, with no mention of Omar. She even voted for the measure.
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