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 […]

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 […]

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 […]