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c. 1996 Religion News Service Newspaper says Hickey blocked Jesuit from school post (RNS)-Vatican officials have barred a provincial superior of the Society of Jesus in Maryland from becoming president of the Jesuit Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass., according to the National Catholic Reporter. The Reporter, an independent liberal Catholic weekly, said in […]

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TOP STORY: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Ousted French bishop makes cyberspace his pulpit

c. 1996 Religion News Service PARIS (RNS)-He was removed from his diocese by Pope John Paul II for spouting progressive views. But one year later, Monsignor Jacques Gaillot has eluded the church by connecting with followers on the World Wide Web. Often described as the church’s first”virtual bishop,”Gaillot says he will not be denied his […]

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COMMENTARY: Give me that on-line religion

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Robert Kirby is a Mormon humorist and regular columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune.) (RNS)-I just received my copy of Christian Computing, a magazine devoted to helping Christians funnel the spirit of God through their computers. Reading through Christian Computing, it’s plain that religious folk are making the leap into […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Christian music sales grow at faster rate than other genres (RNS)-Gospel music sales are growing faster than sales of other major forms of popular music, according to a study released Thursday (March 21) by the Gospel Music Association. Between 1991 and 1995, gospel music has averaged 22 percent growth per […]

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TOP STORY: MEDICINE AND ETHICS: Physicians’ classic anatomy work used victims of Nazi murders

c. 1996 The Jerusalem Report (RNS)-One day in April 1993, Dr. Howard Israel, an oral surgeon at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, prepared for an operation by doing what he always did beforehand: Reviewing the terrain in his trusted copy of”Pernkopf’s Topographical and Applied Human Anatomy,”considered a classic reference work for surgeons, […]

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TOP STORY: THE HOLOCAUST: A message of tolerance from the woman who sheltered Anne Frank

c. 1996 Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS)-To watch Miep Gies with children is to understand why Anne Frank loved her. Gies, who risked her life to hide the Frank family from the Nazis during World War II, told Cleveland-area junior high school students that for a long while she hated all Germans and Austrians because […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope says priests obliged to remain celibate

c. 1996 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS)-Pope John Paul II told the Roman Catholic Church’s 400,000 priests Thursday (March 21) that they are obliged to remain faithful to their vows of celibacy. In his annual letter to priests marking Holy Thursday, which celebrates the sacrament of priestly ordination and falls the week before Easter […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Grahams to receive Gold Medal on National Day of Prayer (RNS)-Evangelist Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, are scheduled to receive the Congressional Gold Medal on May 2, the National Day of Prayer. The joint meeting of Congress will be held at 2 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda to honor […]

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COMMENTARY: The graceful fiction of Andre Dubus

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Andrew M. Greeley is a Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and sociologist at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. His home page on the World Wide Web is at http://www.greeley.com. Or contact him at his e-mail address: agreel(at sign)aol.com. Check RNS Online for a photo of Andrew Greeley.) […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Amnesty International slams China’s human rights record (RNS)-Amnesty International, the London-based human rights groups, said Tuesday (March 12) that despite giant economic strides, “human rights violations occur on a massive scale in China.” The international rights group’s criticism was contained in a 121-page report, “No One is Safe: Political Repression […]

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