NEWS STORY: Gay Catholics Petition Bishops for `Reconciliation’

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Rob Connoley was prepared to do an overseas mission trip for the Roman Catholic Church until he was told he could not go for one reason _ Rob Connoley, a born-and-raised Catholic from Indianapolis, is gay. Since then, Connoley has left the Catholic Church. He now attends a […]

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NEWS STORY: Gay Catholics Petition Bishops for `Reconciliation’

c. 2000 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Rob Connoley was prepared to do an overseas mission trip for the Roman Catholic Church until he was told he could not go for one reason _ Rob Connoley, a born-and-raised Catholic from Indianapolis, is gay. Since then, Connoley has left the Catholic Church. He now attends a […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Postal Service to Issue Eid-al-Fitr Stamp (RNS) Earning praise from several Muslim organizations in the United States, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday (Nov. 13) unveiled a stamp commemorating the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, a feast that marks the end of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. The stamp […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Postal Service to Issue Eid-al-Fitr Stamp (RNS) Earning praise from several Muslim organizations in the United States, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday (Nov. 13) unveiled a stamp commemorating the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, a feast that marks the end of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. The stamp […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Pope Ties Eucharist to Acts of Charity (RNS) Pope John Paul II told some 35,000 pilgrims attending his general audience Wednesday (Nov. 8) that the “profound significance of the Eucharist” is closely linked to acts of charity and communion. Although John Paul did not spell out the kinds of charity […]

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c. 2000 Religion News Service Pope Ties Eucharist to Acts of Charity (RNS) Pope John Paul II told some 35,000 pilgrims attending his general audience Wednesday (Nov. 8) that the “profound significance of the Eucharist” is closely linked to acts of charity and communion. Although John Paul did not spell out the kinds of charity […]

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NEWS FEATURE: At 81, Huston Smith Still Exploring the World’s Religions

c. 2000 Religion News Service RALEIGH, N.C. _ Huston Smith, the nation’s preeminent authority on world religions, has added a new spiritual practice to his daily regimen. In addition to yoga, Scripture study, meditation and prayer, he now goes out to the yard after his afternoon nap and spends 15 minutes composting. “I’m a philosopher […]

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NEWS FEATURE: `Private’ Benefactor Gives Congregation $60 million

c. 2000 Religion News Service ST. MARYS, Ga. _ Warren Bailey was the first of the recently departed members of St. Marys United Methodist Church to be remembered in its All Saints observances Sunday (Nov. 5). But that was only because his name came first alphabetically among the dozen members who had died in the […]

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NEWS FEATURE: `Private’ Benefactor Gives Congregation $60 million

c. 2000 Religion News Service ST. MARYS, Ga. _ Warren Bailey was the first of the recently departed members of St. Marys United Methodist Church to be remembered in its All Saints observances Sunday (Nov. 5). But that was only because his name came first alphabetically among the dozen members who had died in the […]

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NEWS SIDEBAR: Behind the Scenes at a Billy Graham Crusade

c. 2000 Religion News Service JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ On a recent evening just after evangelist Billy Graham spoke, Judy Wolfensperger sat at a computer terminal in a lounge of Alltel Stadium, marveling at the range of people who had responded to his crusade message. One of 60 people gathered for data-entry duties, the Presbyterian woman […]

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