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c. 2000 Religion News Service Reported suggestion that pope should resign stirs controversy (RNS) A reported suggestion by an influential German bishop that Pope John Paul II should resign if ill health prevents him from doing his job stirred controversy today among Roman Catholic leaders.”The church is neither Fiat nor General Motors,”Bishop Alessandro Maggiolini of […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Reported suggestion that pope should resign stirs controversy (RNS) A reported suggestion by an influential German bishop that Pope John Paul II should resign if ill health prevents him from doing his job stirred controversy today among Roman Catholic leaders.”The church is neither Fiat nor General Motors,”Bishop Alessandro Maggiolini of […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service NCC Representative Cheers INS Decision to Return Cuban Boy (RNS) The former general secretary of the National Council of Churches has welcomed the decision by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez should be returned to Cuba. “The decision of the INS to give custody of Elian […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service NCC Representative Cheers INS Decision to Return Cuban Boy (RNS) The former general secretary of the National Council of Churches has welcomed the decision by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez should be returned to Cuba. “The decision of the INS to give custody of Elian […]

COMMENTARY: The World Didn’t End _ Again

c. 2000 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 Press.) UNDATED The coming of 2000 was a great disappointment to those people who, as the great German […]

COMMENTARY: The World Didn’t End _ Again

c. 2000 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 Press.) UNDATED The coming of 2000 was a great disappointment to those people who, as the great German […]

NEWS STORY: Ignoring Chinese challenge, pope ordains bishops for the universal church

c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY Ignoring a challenge from China’s government-controlled “patriotic” church, Pope John Paul II consecrated 12 new bishops Thursday (Jan. 6) that he said represented “the universality” of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope elevated the prelates, one of them an American, at a solemn Epiphany mass in St. Peter’s […]

COMMENTARY: Resolutions Time

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Rabbi Rudin is the national interreligious affairs director of the American Jewish Committee.) UNDATED It’s time for New Year’s resolutions, and although no one has asked me, here is an unsolicited pair intended for the presidential candidates of both parties. Hopefully, my resolutions will be adopted quickly by the politicians […]

NEWS FEATURE: Fewer Churches Opting for Cry Rooms

c. 2000 Religion News Service UNDATED _ While Jesus, according to the Gospel of Matthew, encouraged the little ones to come unto him, churchgoers in modern America do not easily suffer children’s outbursts. Providing space for loud, fidgety and sometimes crying children during services has long been a concern for those designing and using churches. […]

NEWS FEATURE: Fewer Churches Opting for Cry Rooms

c. 2000 Religion News Service UNDATED _ While Jesus, according to the Gospel of Matthew, encouraged the little ones to come unto him, churchgoers in modern America do not easily suffer children’s outbursts. Providing space for loud, fidgety and sometimes crying children during services has long been a concern for those designing and using churches. […]