COMMENTARY: Gregorian chant

c. 1999 Religion News Service (Andrew M. Greeley is a Roman Catholic priest, best-selling novelist and a sociologist at the University of Chicago National Opinion Research Center. Check out his home page at or contact him via e-mail at agreel(at) PARIS _ Notre Dame de Paris pretty much fills up for the 10:00 a.m. […]

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c. 1999 Religion News Service Update: Cardinal O’Connor released from hospital (RNS) Cardinal John O’Connor was released from the hospital Wednesday (Oct. 20) to continue his recovery from brain tumor surgery at home. The leader of more than 2 million Catholics in New York was hospitalized Monday with side effects from radiation treatment. He was […]

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c. 1999 Religion News Service Falwell pledges to examine rhetoric for anti-gay hostility (RNS) On the eve of a meeting between the Rev. Jerry Falwell and other conservative Christian ministers and the Rev. Mel White and religious supporters of gay rights, Falwell has pledged to examine his writing and preaching to ensure it does not […]

NEWS STORY: Falwell, gays to seek a truce, fight anti-gay violence

c. 1999 Religion News Service HUNTSVILLE, Ala. _ The Rev. Felicia Fontaine’s voice quivered and her eyes misted as she recalled an event that had both historical and spiritual significance in her life.”It was Feb. 14, 1987, and I was attending the March Against New Racism in Montgomery (Ala.),”said Fontaine, retired pastor of the Metropolitan […]

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c. 1999 Religion News Service Eds: Note embargoed paragraphs at end of the following item Catholic magazine says beatifying Pope Pius XII would be”inopportune” (RNS) Beatifying Pope Pius XII, who headed the Roman Catholic Church during World War II, would be”inopportune”at this time, says America, a Catholic weekly magazine. Instead, the magazine called for establishment […]

COMMENTARY: Who sets the church’s agenda if not the world?

c. 1999 Religion News Service (Eugene Kennedy, a longtime observer of the Roman Catholic Church, is professor emeritus of psychology at Loyola University in Chicago and author most recently of”My Brother Joseph,”published by St. Martin’s Press.) UNDATED _ An influential Roman Catholic bishop recently told a symposium audience that”we cannot allow the world to set […]

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c. 1999 Religion News Service Record numbers turn out for controversial New York exhibit (RNS) A controversial art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which has been criticized by New York’s mayor as being offensive to religion, opened Saturday (Oct. 2) to record crowds. The long lines continued through the weekend at the exhibit […]