COMMENTARY: The Cloud of Loneliness

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) Loneliness is like a cloud. You’re going along and suddenly become aware that the day doesn’t feel as bright. You discover the sun has gone behind a cloud. If […]

COMMENTARY: The Cloud of Loneliness

c. 2000 Religion News Service (Tom Ehrich is a writer and computer consultant, managing large-scale database implementations. An Episcopal priest, he lives in Durham, N.C.) (UNDATED) Loneliness is like a cloud. You’re going along and suddenly become aware that the day doesn’t feel as bright. You discover the sun has gone behind a cloud. If […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service `Kum Ba Yah’ Forbidden at Camp Talent Show in Florida (RNS) An 8-year-old girl was barred from singing “Kum Ba Yah” because talent show organizers at her Florida day camp said the campfire favorite violated their ban on religious songs. After practicing the song for a week, Samantha Schultz was […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service `Kum Ba Yah’ Forbidden at Camp Talent Show in Florida (RNS) An 8-year-old girl was barred from singing “Kum Ba Yah” because talent show organizers at her Florida day camp said the campfire favorite violated their ban on religious songs. After practicing the song for a week, Samantha Schultz was […]

NEWS FEATURE: Hispanic Catholics Flourish in the Heart of Dixie

c. 2000 Religion News Service DALTON, Ga. _ The preferred language is Spanish, with four masses in the language every weekend compared to three in English. The pastor is bilingual, the associate Mexican. Somewhere near Los Angeles? San Antonio, maybe? No, Dalton, Ga., deep in the heart of Dixie. The parish is St. Joseph’s in […]

NEWS FEATURE: Hispanic Catholics Flourish in the Heart of Dixie

c. 2000 Religion News Service DALTON, Ga. _ The preferred language is Spanish, with four masses in the language every weekend compared to three in English. The pastor is bilingual, the associate Mexican. Somewhere near Los Angeles? San Antonio, maybe? No, Dalton, Ga., deep in the heart of Dixie. The parish is St. Joseph’s in […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Denver Archbishop Orders Priests to Withdraw from Gay Masses (RNS) Catholic priests in religious orders have been warned by Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput not to say Mass or officiate at same-sex ceremonies for the local gay Catholic organization, Dignity. The warning went out to provincials of men’s religious orders that […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Denver Archbishop Orders Priests to Withdraw from Gay Masses (RNS) Catholic priests in religious orders have been warned by Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput not to say Mass or officiate at same-sex ceremonies for the local gay Catholic organization, Dignity. The warning went out to provincials of men’s religious orders that […]

NEWS STORY: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has announced he will undergo prostate cancer surgery next month. The 62-year-old bishop said the cancer has been found in the early stages and he expects a full recovery. “By way of encouragement, the surgeon showed (wife) […]

NEWS STORY: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, has announced he will undergo prostate cancer surgery next month. The 62-year-old bishop said the cancer has been found in the early stages and he expects a full recovery. “By way of encouragement, the surgeon showed (wife) […]