RNS Daily Digest

c. 1997 Religion News Service High Court reverses on aid to parochial schools (RNS) The Supreme Court, overturning a decision it rendered in 1985, said Monday (June 23) it is constitutionally permissible for public school teachers to offer remedial aid at church-run schools. In a 5-4 ruling written by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the court […]

The long arms of Disney

c. 1997 Religion News Service Here’s a partial list of the holdings of the Walt Disney Co., which the Southern Baptist Convention voted to boycott June 18: Theme parks/Vacation entertainment: Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif. Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. Disney Cruise Line Disney Vacation Retail stores: The Disney Store, more than 535 stores. Movie Studios, with […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 1997 Religion News Service Pope firmly calls on Poland to outlaw abortion (RNS) Pope John Paul II, no stranger to entanglement in Polish politics, told his countrymen Wednesday (June 4) they should outlaw abortion not just on moral grounds but as a matter of human rights.”The right to life is not a question of […]

COMMENTARY:

c. 1997 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is an Episcopal priest in Winston-Salem, N.C., an author and former Wall Street Journal reporter. E-mail him at journey(at)interpath.com) UNDATED _ I worked hard yesterday. My day started at 5 a.m. with prayer and writing, then eight hours at the office, a meeting on ministry, an hour of […]