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c. 2000 Religion News Service Catholics Give $31 Million Toward Religious Order Retirement Fund (RNS) U.S. Catholics are slowly chipping away at the massive retirement costs facing aging nuns, brothers and priests after churches collected $31.4 million for a retirement fund last year, the largest amount ever collected to pay for health care, housing and […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Catholics Give $31 Million Toward Religious Order Retirement Fund (RNS) U.S. Catholics are slowly chipping away at the massive retirement costs facing aging nuns, brothers and priests after churches collected $31.4 million for a retirement fund last year, the largest amount ever collected to pay for health care, housing and […]

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NEWS PROFILE: Pope Reportedly Taps Scholar, Linguist for New York Post

c. 2000 Religion News Service BRIDGEPORT, Conn. _ The scouting report on the new archbishop of New York is that he is a sharp-witted scholar and linguist _ and an accomplished pianist _ with a reputation as a solid administrator. Bishop Edward Michael Egan, 68, has spent 12 years honing his pastoral skills in the […]

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NEWS STORY: 172 Arrested in Protests During United Methodist General Conference

c. 2000 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ The Archbishop of Canterbury came to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference bearing a message of Christian unity, but what he found was a church deeply divided over homosexuality as police officers arrested 191 people _ including one bishop of the church _ in a peaceful protest outside […]

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NEWS STORY: 172 Arrested in Protests During United Methodist General Conference

c. 2000 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ The Archbishop of Canterbury came to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference bearing a message of Christian unity, but what he found was a church deeply divided over homosexuality as police officers arrested 191 people _ including one bishop of the church _ in a peaceful protest outside […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Methodists Begin Pivotal Votes on Homosexuality (RNS) Having voted decisively not to make opposition to homosexuality a litmus test for clergy, the United Methodist Church still appears likely to retain its position that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching” and to uphold its ban on same-sex unions. The church _ […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Methodists Begin Pivotal Votes on Homosexuality (RNS) Having voted decisively not to make opposition to homosexuality a litmus test for clergy, the United Methodist Church still appears likely to retain its position that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching” and to uphold its ban on same-sex unions. The church _ […]

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NEWS STORY: Cardinal O’Connor, A `Priest of the People’ Laid to Rest in New York

c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ A packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral bid farewell to Cardinal John O’Connor in a solemn liturgy Monday (May 8) marked with sadness at his death and rejoicing in his commitment to the principles of the Roman Catholic Church. Although he was known as the spiritual leader of one […]

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NEWS STORY: Cardinal O’Connor, A `Priest of the People’ Laid to Rest in New York

c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ A packed St. Patrick’s Cathedral bid farewell to Cardinal John O’Connor in a solemn liturgy Monday (May 8) marked with sadness at his death and rejoicing in his commitment to the principles of the Roman Catholic Church. Although he was known as the spiritual leader of one […]

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