TOP STORY: RELIGION IN AMERICA: Mormon families follow in the footsteps of their forebears

c. 1996 Religion News Service NAUVOO, Ill. (RNS)-Tom and Linda Whitaker of Midway, Utah, and five of their six children have set forth on the same journey their beleaguered Mormon ancestors took 150 years ago, as they fled religious persecution and went searching for a promised land. At the break of dawn Monday (June 17), […]

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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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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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RNS Daily Digest

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NEWS STORY: Catholic bishops vote to ask Vatican to loosen rules on cremation

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ Responding to the growing American funeral practice of cremation, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops Friday (June 21) voted to ask the Vatican to allow Roman Catholic parishes to bring cremated remains into a church for the funeral Mass. The vote was 179-20 with one abstention. The bishops’ […]

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NEWS STORY: Catholic bishops vote to ask Vatican to loosen rules on cremation

c. 1996 Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. _ Responding to the growing American funeral practice of cremation, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops Friday (June 21) voted to ask the Vatican to allow Roman Catholic parishes to bring cremated remains into a church for the funeral Mass. The vote was 179-20 with one abstention. The bishops’ […]

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