from FaithWorld:

Pope orders study of women’s role in early Church, cheering equality campaigners

August 4, 2016

Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016.  REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro/Pool

(Pope Francis is greeted by nuns during a visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland July 30, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Dal Zennaro)

from FaithWorld:

Bolivians honor Mother Earth with dawn celebration

August 4, 2016

Monica, a witch doctor, speaks about offerings for the "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

Monica, a witch doctor, speaks about offerings for the "Pachamama" (Mother Earth) in El Alto, Bolivia, August 1, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado

from FaithWorld:

Catholic archbishop removes priests from Irish seminary over gay sex app claims

August 4, 2016

St. Patrick's College, Maynooth

(St. Patrick's College, the Catholic seminary at Maynooth, May 3, 2009/Finaghy)

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin has removed trainee priests from Ireland's largest seminary over allegations of widespread use of the gay sex app Grindr and the failure of the authorities to properly investigate it.

from Tales from the Trail:

‘Tales’ has a new home

August 4, 2016

"Tales From the Trail" has joined with the Reuters election live blog to bring you even more coverage of the race for the White House.

from Keeping Score:

One way athletes are reducing injuries

August 4, 2016

Subscribe to Keeping Score on iTunes The founder and CEO of wearable fitness tracker WHOOP talks about how the device has helped improve the performance of users and reduce their injuries. He also discusses the work that has gone into developing the product. Plus how Brazil may fare economically as a result of the Olympics and how one NBA superstar is still connecting with fans of his former team on our sports business podcast Keeping Score.

from Breakingviews:

Hong Kong’s special status is in need of renewal

August 4, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Note to D.C.: Jack-hammer away on infrastructure

August 3, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Time Warner as sous-chef may enhance Hulu broth

August 3, 2016

Time Warner’s willingness to serve as sous-chef in Hulu’s crowded kitchen could keep the broth from spoiling. The digital-TV service will get $580 million from the U.S. media conglomerate and fresh programs from its TNT and CNN networks. Notably, however, Time Warner will hold a smaller stake in Hulu and refrain from joining a board already crowded by rivals Walt Disney, Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast.

from Breakingviews:

Rio Tinto’s best is not yet good enough

August 3, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from Reuters News Now:

Wednesday Morning Briefing: Dear Republican Party, Donald Trump does not care what you think

August 3, 2016

Remember all that talk two weeks ago about whether or not Donald Trump could unite the Republican Party behind him? He told us all along that it wasn't part of the plan. We should have known it two weeks ago, when he said in his nomination acceptance speech, "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it." We should have known it as far back as the primaries, in which he ran hard against and vanquished the Republican establishment.