NEWS STORY: Euthanasia becoming key policy item for U.S. Catholic bishops

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are stepping up their campaign against euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to ban the practice and urging Congress to take action. Meeting this week in Portland, Ore., the first state to pass legislation legalizing physician-assisted […]

NEWS STORY: Euthanasia becoming key policy item for U.S. Catholic bishops

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops are stepping up their campaign against euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to ban the practice and urging Congress to take action. Meeting this week in Portland, Ore., the first state to pass legislation legalizing physician-assisted […]

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c. 1996 Religion News Service Australian court declines to stop euthanasia law, but will hold hearings (UNDATED) _ An Australian court has denied a request from opponents of the Northern Territory’s euthanasia law to prevent the legislation from taking effect on July 1, but has agreed to hear their case challenging the measure. A clergyman […]

NEWS STORY: Bishops criticize `punitive’ immigration bills

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops Friday denounced proposed immigration legislation as”punitive,”saying it would target the poor and return refugees seeking political asylum back to their oppressors and possible death. In a statement adopted Friday (June 21) on the second day of the three-day spring meeting of the […]

NEWS STORY: Bishops criticize `punitive’ immigration bills

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops Friday denounced proposed immigration legislation as”punitive,”saying it would target the poor and return refugees seeking political asylum back to their oppressors and possible death. In a statement adopted Friday (June 21) on the second day of the three-day spring meeting of the […]

NEWS STORY: Cult Awareness Network files under Chapter 7 of bankruptcy code

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) _ Plagued by numerous lawsuits from religious groups, the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) filed under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code Thursday (June 21) after the organization’s attempts to reorganize were denied by a federal bankruptcy judge, its executive director said. Cynthia Kisser, who runs the network from […]

NEWS STORY: Cult Awareness Network files under Chapter 7 of bankruptcy code

c. 1996 Religion News Service (UNDATED) _ Plagued by numerous lawsuits from religious groups, the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) filed under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code Thursday (June 21) after the organization’s attempts to reorganize were denied by a federal bankruptcy judge, its executive director said. Cynthia Kisser, who runs the network from […]