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More on the upcoming papal visit, courtesy of me and the AP

July 17, 2015
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I think I’m averaging one Pope story per week as his visit draws closer. Most recent offerings: This article is about unique places to sleep in town that weekend. This piece is about a program that seeks local host families for out-of-town patients undergoing medical treatment. They want to bulk up their volunteer lists...

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The NAACP comes to Philly

July 12, 2015
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The NAACP is holding its 106th annual convention in Philadelphia this week, with President Obama slated to speak here on Tuesday. I spent Sunday at the Women of the NAACP (WIN) luncheon, where Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was the featured speaker. She...

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The Daily News and “Where We Worship”

July 8, 2015
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In honor of tomorrow being Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d share a collection of recently published pieces instead of something brand new. I’ve been contributing to the “Where We Worship” weekly feature in The Daily News for the last few years. We profile different...

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LGBT Philly redux: Another interview with Obergefell, an article about trans kids and more on this weekend’s 50th anniversary celebration

July 2, 2015
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UPDATED 7/4/2015: Here’s my Associated Press piece covering the actual anniversary ceremony. EARLIER POST: I have the cover stories in Philadelphia’s City Paper this week. One is about the...

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On the eve of history: Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

June 26, 2015
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Tomorrow or Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will present its decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, known in shorthand as the same-sex marriage ruling. I had the...

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Partnering faith and finance for Francis

June 22, 2015
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My latest Associated Press article details how four local religious shrines have joined forces to promote themselves. Fun to report, fun to write.

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