NEWS FEATURE: As millennium nears, even moderate nuns say church must change

c. 1999 Religion News Service SPRINGFIELD, Mass. _ As priests become fewer and farther between, once radical notions of expanding the role of women and the laity in the church _ and even allowing priests to marry _ now have the ring of common sense and spiritual truth to many priests and nuns. “I am […]

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NEWS STORY: Lawmakers again targeting assisted suicide

c. 1999 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Key members of Congress are preparing to renew their attacks on Oregon’s physician-assisted-suicide law with legislation to be introduced as soon as this week. They have already picked up the support of the National Hospice Organization, one of the groups that led the successful fight against their proposals […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1999 Religion News Service House votes again to bar federal funding of abortion-inducing drugs (RNS) For the second consecutive year, the House of Representatives has voted to ban the government from approving abortion-inducing drugs like the French RU-486 pill. Despite the 217-214 vote Tuesday (June 8) in favor of the ban, the chances for […]

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RNS Daily Digest

c. 1999 Religion News Service Bank of Scotland nixes proposed Pat Robertson deal (RNS) The Bank of Scotland plans to end a proposed deal with evangelical Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson because of televised comments in which Robertson called Scotland a”dark land”for its tolerance of homosexuals. A British Broadcasting Corp. Web site report Thursday (June 4), […]

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COMMENTARY: Why my SAT score was wrong and other injustices of life

c. 1999 Religion News Service (Dale Hanson Bourke is the publisher of RNS and gets hives when she gets within 100 miles of Princeton, N.J.) UNDATED _ If someone had just asked me, I could have settled the whole thing years ago. But it finally took the U.S. Department of Education to explain what has […]

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