The Slingshot: Census uproar; Sanctuary; Remembering MLK

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Immigrants wait outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles in this Aug. 15, 2012, file photo. California is suing the Trump administration over its decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. census. In announcing the lawsuit on March 27, 2018, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says adding such a question is a reckless decision that would violate the U.S. Constitution and cause a population undercount. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Need to know: Thursday, March 29, 2018


Faith groups condemn citizenship question on US census

They are citing both moral imperatives and concerns about accuracy. More from Religion News Service


Manhattan church shields Guatemalan woman from deportation

Two weeks ago, Aura Hernandez moved into a worn former office in an historic Upper West Side church with her 15-month-old daughter, Camila, to avoid deportation to Guatemala. (Subscription may be required) More from New York Times


Remembering King’s last sermon with renewed hope

One of the two surviving sanitation workers who went on strike in 1968 and who remain on the job today recalled King's last sermon and his continuing legacy. More from Religion News Service

Kind of a big deal

N.T. Wright on the Apostle Paul’s sudden popularity

The author of the new book “Paul: A Biography,” calls the apostle “one of the great intellectual, cultural, spiritual thinkers of the whole world.” More from Religion News Service

Bishop out of the big house

Report: Key unofficial bishop in Vatican-China deal released

Mindong Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin was taken into police custody to prevent him from celebrating a Holy Week Mass. He was released Tuesday after a night in detention. More from Religion News Service

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About the author

Jack Jenkins

Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.