RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Charles Colson’s Civil Rights Reinstated By Florida Gov. Bush (RNS) Former Watergate figure-turned-evangelical activist Charles Colson was given his civil rights back 25 years after he was sent to jail for his role in the Watergate coverup. Colson, 68, was the special counsel to former President Richard Nixon and spent […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2000 Religion News Service Charles Colson’s Civil Rights Reinstated By Florida Gov. Bush (RNS) Former Watergate figure-turned-evangelical activist Charles Colson was given his civil rights back 25 years after he was sent to jail for his role in the Watergate coverup. Colson, 68, was the special counsel to former President Richard Nixon and spent […]

NEWS FEATURE: Sustaining Belief During a Dark Night of the Soul

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The dark night of the soul. No one knows precisely how to describe it, nor how long it may last. Even revered Roman Catholic mystics like St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross experienced it. In an era of quick-fix spirituality, Philip Yancey’s newest book, “Reaching […]

NEWS FEATURE: Sustaining Belief During a Dark Night of the Soul

c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) The dark night of the soul. No one knows precisely how to describe it, nor how long it may last. Even revered Roman Catholic mystics like St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross experienced it. In an era of quick-fix spirituality, Philip Yancey’s newest book, “Reaching […]

NEWS STORY: Pope Names Drexel, Chinese Martyrs New Saints

c. 2000 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Putting aside a bitter attack by Beijing and ignoring rainy weather, Pope John Paul II elevated 120 Chinese martyrs, Philadelphia heiress Katharine Drexel, a former slave from Sudan and the Basque founder of a nursing order to sainthood Sunday (Oct. 1) at an outdoor Mass attended by […]

NEWS STORY: Pleas to End Palestinian-Jewish Violence Going Unheeded

c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ A few lone Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious and lay leaders on Monday (Oct. 2) made isolated calls for a halt to the Jewish-Arab violence that has wracked Israel and the Palestinian territories over the past five days. But the peace calls were largely drowned out by rounds […]