Brandon McGinley

Editor at Eternal World Television Network, Catholic writer based in Pittsburgh

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Brandon McGinley is a writer and editor in Pittsburgh. In addition to his work in Catholic media in the US, he is a regular contributor to the Scottish Catholic Observer.

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Nearly 200 Catholic bishops and high-ranking clergy are in Vatican City for a meeting on child sex abuse within the church -- and efforts that individual diocese around the world made…

Clergy address sexual abuse by priests and the Catholic Church’s history of covering it up

Nearly 200 Catholic bishops and high-ranking clergy are in Vatican City for a meeting on child sex abuse within the church -- and efforts that individual diocese around the world made…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has been saying repeatedly, since 2015, that he’s going to make Christmas great again, as if the holiday has been under attack.

Black Santa and the politicization of Christmas

President Trump has been saying repeatedly, since 2015, that he’s going to make Christmas great again, as if the holiday has been under attack.

from One Year Later

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from The Coronavirus Chronicles

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1.

from Studio Berlin

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from Design and Architecture

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from The Coronavirus Chronicles

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