NEWS STORY: Pew study cites power of religion in politics

c. 1996 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The conservatism of white evangelical Protestants is the most powerful religious force in politics today, but religion overall has a strong impact on the political views of Christian Americans, according to a new survey released Monday (June 24). It also found a”significant”amount of politicking from the pulpit.”Religion is […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Bishops wrestle with role as teacher to U.S. Catholics

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ For three days last week, in various ways and differing contexts, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops wrestled with and acted on their calling to be teachers of the nation’s 60 million Catholics. Confronting a full agenda of internal church concerns _ from voting on new English translations of […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Bishops wrestle with role as teacher to U.S. Catholics

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ For three days last week, in various ways and differing contexts, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops wrestled with and acted on their calling to be teachers of the nation’s 60 million Catholics. Confronting a full agenda of internal church concerns _ from voting on new English translations of […]

COMMENTARY: When does traditional morality become hatred?

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to Richard Nixon, served a prison term for his role in the Watergate scandal. He now heads Prison Fellowship International, an evangelical Christian ministry to the imprisoned and their families. Contact Colson via e-mail at 71421.1551(AT)compuserve.com.) (RNS)-With a dramatic flourish, San Francisco Mayor Willie […]

COMMENTARY: When does traditional morality become hatred?

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to Richard Nixon, served a prison term for his role in the Watergate scandal. He now heads Prison Fellowship International, an evangelical Christian ministry to the imprisoned and their families. Contact Colson via e-mail at 71421.1551(AT)compuserve.com.) (RNS)-With a dramatic flourish, San Francisco Mayor Willie […]

NEWS STORY: Pope meets a defiant flock on visit to Berlin

c. 1996 Religion News Service BERLIN _ It was meant to mark the peaceful reunification of Germany, but Pope John Paul II’s weekend trip to Berlin _ his first _ was anything but placid or unifying. As his vehicle was pelted by eggs and paint bombs and his entourage was greeted by demonstrators dressed as […]

Wagon trains on Mormon trail roll back the clock

c. 1996 Religion News Service NAUVOO, Ill. (RNS)-Clustered in a grassy field on the banks of the Mississippi River, a group of modern-day pioneers, traveling on foot, in covered wagons and on horseback, have embarked on a journey they hope will lead them to Salt Lake City. “It’ll be a trip we won’t forget,” said […]

COMMENTARY: Instead of bashing gays, how about some sympathy?

c. 1996 Religion News Service (Andrew M. Greeley is a Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and a sociologist at the University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center. His home page on the World Wide Web is at http://www.greeley.com. Or contact him via e-mail at agreel(AT)aol.com.) (RNS)-One of the many dishonesties of the Republicans currently dominating […]