NEWS STORY: Lutherans approve unity pact with Episcopal Church

c. 1999 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Delegates to the Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, in a major vote of confidence for the ecumenical movement, Thursday (Aug. 19) agreed to a historic “full communion” proposal with the Episcopal Church. In a 716-317 vote, the voting members, as delegates are known, approved […]

NEWS FEATURE: Catholic report gives managed care mixed ethical grade

c. 1999 Religion News Service UNDATED _ The weeks are running out for 8-year-old Jason Martin. He has a deadly brain tumor, and one last hope _ a new cancer-fighting drug being tested several hundred miles away. The Martins, a family of modest means, have health insurance through a managed care organization. But the regional […]