Friday's News & Ideas - 7/19/2019

  • Faith facts on Apollo
  • Religious freedom summit
  • Catholics protesting border
  • Notre Dame saving
  • Tracking churchgoers
  • Apollo 11 photos

5 faith facts about the moon landing: Space Communion and a prayer league of its own
Religion News Service: Where humans go, faith seems to follow.

As religious freedom summit ends, State Department announces new alliance, sanctions
Religion News Service: Trump administration officials announced a new alliance with U.S. partners focused on religious freedom and new sanctions against instigators of religious persecution.

70 Catholics arrested in D.C. protesting U.S. border policy
America: A few hundred Catholic activists gathered at the foot of the U.S. Capitol urging politicians to stop its “inhumane treatment” of immigrant children at the border and reminding people of faith to take a stronger stand against current U.S. border policies.

Notre Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved.
The New York Times: A baffling alert. A race to the wrong building. Notre Dame still stands only because firefighters decided to risk everything.

Catholics in Iowa went to church. Steve Bannon tracked their phones.
ThinkProgress: Campaigns have been using cell-phone location data for years, but did Bannon take it too far?

The Spark

Seeing Apollo through the eyes of astronauts
NPR spoke to five former NASA astronauts who flew on space missions to learn how they see the iconic Apollo 11 photos.

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