NEWS STORY: Controversy swirls around Croat candidate for sainthood

c. 1998 Religion News Service ZAGREB, Croatia _ On the eve of Pope John Paul II’s visit here, thousands of Croats pressed into the capital city’s cathedral Thursday (Oct. 1) for a service honoring one of their most revered clerics, Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, officially considered a martyr to communist persecution. The thunderous voices of a […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS STORY: Controversy swirls around Croat candidate for sainthood

NEWS STORY: English opponents of Anglican women priests edge closer to separation

c. 1998 Religion News Service LONDON _ Opponents of women priests in the Church of England have taken another step toward establishing themselves as a separate Anglican province, preparing for the moment the Anglican denomination ordains women as bishops.”It is hard to see how those opposed to women’s ordination could be expected to accept or […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS STORY: English opponents of Anglican women priests edge closer to separation

NEWS STORY: Play about a gay Jesus begins previews amidst protest, plaudits

c. 1998 Religion News Service NEW YORK _”Corpus Christi,”the controversial new play featuring a gay Christ-like figure, has opened for previews under unprecedented security as it draws protests from traditionalist Catholic and other religious groups over its content and sighs of relief from New York’s arts community that the show did, indeed, go on. While […]

Read more | Comments Off on NEWS STORY: Play about a gay Jesus begins previews amidst protest, plaudits