NEWS FEATURE: Jesus 2000 Stops Near St. Louis for Its Biggest Exhibit Yet

c. 2000 Religion News Service BELLEVILLE, Ill. _ Painter Janet McKenzie’s quiet, hermitlike life has been turned upside down since winning the Jesus 2000 art competition sponsored by the National Catholic Reporter at the end of last year. Her artistic vision of Jesus, “Jesus of the People,” is dark-skinned. That alone was apparently enough to […]

NEWS STORY: Top Religion Writers Named by Religion Newswriters Association

c. 2000 Religion News Service SAN FRANCISCO _ The religion writer at The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., was named Religion Reporter of the Year and a national correspondent for Religion News Service took home top honors for religion writing at a small newspaper in awards presented Saturday (Sept. 16) by the Religion Newswriters Association. Three […]

NEWS STORY: Top Religion Writers Named by Religion Newswriters Association

c. 2000 Religion News Service SAN FRANCISCO _ The religion writer at The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., was named Religion Reporter of the Year and a national correspondent for Religion News Service took home top honors for religion writing at a small newspaper in awards presented Saturday (Sept. 16) by the Religion Newswriters Association. Three […]

NEWS FEATURE: Nuns, `Knights’ Live Simple Lifestyle at Angelica Shrine

c. 2000 Religion News Service HANCEVILLE, Ala. _ Mother Angelica, the popular but controversial nun of the Eternal Word Television Network, rarely travels anywhere these days except to Birmingham to do her twice-a-week television program, “Mother Angelica Live.” When she does travel, Mother Angelica is usually accompanied by Brother Angelo, who serves as her official […]

NEWS FEATURE: Nuns, `Knights’ Live Simple Lifestyle at Angelica Shrine

c. 2000 Religion News Service HANCEVILLE, Ala. _ Mother Angelica, the popular but controversial nun of the Eternal Word Television Network, rarely travels anywhere these days except to Birmingham to do her twice-a-week television program, “Mother Angelica Live.” When she does travel, Mother Angelica is usually accompanied by Brother Angelo, who serves as her official […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service STENYATIN, Ukraine _ Fifteen years ago, Myroslav Medvid jumped off a Soviet grain ship near Belle Chasse, La., capturing headlines and provoking an anxious standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union during the tense days of the Cold War. Medvid was returned to his ship and enjoyed about […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service STENYATIN, Ukraine _ Fifteen years ago, Myroslav Medvid jumped off a Soviet grain ship near Belle Chasse, La., capturing headlines and provoking an anxious standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union during the tense days of the Cold War. Medvid was returned to his ship and enjoyed about […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Vatican Salvation Document Poses Tricky Questions for Future of Ecumenism

c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ The Vatican last week (Sept. 5) issued a highly technical document written by theologians for theologians and containing nothing new in Roman Catholic doctrine. Yet it has caused widespread disappointment and dismay and cast doubt on the Vatican’s commitment to dialogue with other faiths. Some critics see […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Poll Finds Surprising Support for Medicinal Marijuana Among Pastors (RNS) Forty-four percent of Protestant pastors support the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, while only about 20 percent support decriminalizing the non-medicinal use of marijuana, according to a new survey. The study of 518 Protestant ministers, commissioned by Phoenix-based Ellison […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Poll Finds Surprising Support for Medicinal Marijuana Among Pastors (RNS) Forty-four percent of Protestant pastors support the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, while only about 20 percent support decriminalizing the non-medicinal use of marijuana, according to a new survey. The study of 518 Protestant ministers, commissioned by Phoenix-based Ellison […]