RNS Daily Digest

c. 1999 Religion News Service Atheist’s Bible sells for $2,000 (RNS) More than three years after the mysterious disappearance of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the nation’s most famous atheist, her personal belongings, including a Bible and a defaced coin, fetched substantial amounts at an auction Saturday (Jan. 23). The Internal Revenue Service seized the personal possessions […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope leaves St. Louis, calls millennium a time for “spiritual renewal’’

c. 1999 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS Pope John Paul II said goodbye to this city and perhaps for the last time to the United States returning to Rome Wednesday (Jan. 27) after telling 100,000 Catholics gathered for the largest indoor Mass ever to look toward the millennium as a time for spiritual rejuvenation. “Living […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope leaves St. Louis, calls millennium a time for”spiritual renewal”

c. 1999 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS _ Pope John Paul II said goodbye to this city _ and perhaps for the last time to the United States _ returning to Rome Wednesday (Jan. 27) after telling 100,000 Catholics gathered for the largest indoor Mass ever to look toward the millennium as a time for […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1999 Religion News Service Study recommends U.S. consider European models of teen sex education (RNS) A study by the Advocates for Youth reports that U.S. teens experience sex sooner than teens in European countries that use”matter of fact”approaches to teen sexuality.”Open, honest dialogue about sexuality and sexual development can help U.S. teens, like their […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope arrives in United States warning nation faces “time of testing’’

c. 1999 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS _ Saying the United States faces a “time of testing,” Pope John Paul II began his 30-hour whirlwind visit to this Midwestern river city Tuesday (Jan. 26) by urging Americans to “resist the culture of death” and instead “stand steadfastly on the side of life.” During the first […]

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NEWS STORY: Pope arrives in United States warning nation faces “time of testing’’

c. 1999 Religion News Service ST. LOUIS-Saying the United States faces a “time of testing,” Pope John Paul II began his 30-hour whirlwind visit to this Midwestern river city Tuesday (Jan. 26) by urging Americans to “resist the culture of death” and instead “stand steadfastly on the side of life.” During the first of his […]

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COMMENTARY: Puritan impeachers and the clash of worldviews

c. 1999 Religion News Service UNDATED _ A friend loaned me a book called”Blur,”about living and working in the”connected economy.”It helps me understand the clash of world-views going on in Washington and in the tortured world of religion. The authors, Stan Davis and Christopher Meyer, point to vehicles such as e-mail, e-commerce on the Internet […]

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c. 1999 Religion News Service Falwell: the Antichrist _ a male Jew _ may be alive (RNS) Television evangelist Jerry Falwell has told a conference on the millennium that the Antichrist may well be alive and, as a”counterfeit”of Jesus, will be a male Jew. Falwell made his remarks Thursday (Jan. 14) before a crowd of […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Protestant ecumenical effort looks for `holy rhythm’ of church union

c. 1999 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Leaders of nine Protestant denominations that have been part of a 37-year effort to forge Christian unity will gather later this month in St. Louis to map out how they can reinvigorate the movement and move forward into the next century. Initially, the Consultation on Church Union, as […]

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NEWS FEATURE: Pope to deliver message for the millennium to Catholics of the Americas

c. 1999 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II will travel to Mexico City next week to deliver a message for the millennium to the more than 780 million Roman Catholics of the Americas. The Roman Catholic pontiff is expected to call on the Catholics of North, South and Central America to […]

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