Bush speaks at Kansas State University

Quote of the Day: President Bush “One of the great strengths of this country is our faith-based programs that rose up in indignation about the slavery that was taking place in the Sudan.” -President Bush, speaking Monday (Jan. 23) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.

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c. 2006 Religion News Service At Annual March, Abortion Foes Find Hope in Revamped Supreme Court WASHINGTON (RNS) Abortion opponents who gathered in Washington Monday (Jan. 23) for their annual march expressed hope that President Bush’s newest nominee for the Supreme Court will help overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision. The crowd, which included priests, […]

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c. 2006 Religion News Service Religious Conservatives Claim Victory After NBC Shuts `The Book of Daniel’ (RNS) Conservative critics are claiming victory after NBC pulled “The Book of Daniel,” a racy primetime drama about an Episcopal priest struggling to hold his dysfunctional family together. NBC officials in New York would not confirm or deny that […]

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Nuns’ resolve; and what the assisted suicide ruling means for states and for one particular se

In Tuesday’s RNS report David Briggs reports on a solution to the issue of dwindling numbers of nuns: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Cleveland, becoming part of a national trend finding strength in numbers amid rapidly declining and aging populations, have voted to join with six other congregations of St. Joseph from Louisiana to […]

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Assisted Suicide Issue Painfully Personal for Senator Who Lost Depressed Son

c. 2006 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith rarely shies from action when public policy collides with his private pain. But if Senate colleagues try again to thwart his state’s assisted-suicide law, this time Smith wants no part of it. The issue has become too raw and too personal, said Smith. His […]

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Seven Shrinking Communities of Nuns to Form a Single Union

c. 2006 Religion News Service CLEVELAND _ Lucille Moran felt as if she was part of a family at St. Joseph Academy in the 1930s. She would not only play sports in every season but help the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cleveland in their work from scrubbing floors to assisting boarding students. She would […]

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COMMENTARY: A Primer in Lazy Labeling of Christians

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) It’s time for an election-year primer on how to address Christians. In the world of lazy labeling and media shorthand, terms like “evangelical,” “Christian” and “Word” are assigned meanings that aren’t helpful or true. Thus, an “evangelical Christian” is assumed to be a conservative Republican who favors war, opposes […]

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Other States See Path in Ruling on Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When Oregon became the first state to legalize doctor-assisted suicide in 1997, backers hoped _ and opponents feared _ that others would follow. None did. Oregon remains the only state where a doctor can legally prescribe a drug dose aimed at hastening a patient’s death. The U.S. Supreme Court’s […]

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A father breaks his silence

Quote of the Day: Frank Lindh, Father of Former Taliban Fighter “In simple terms, this is the story of a decent and honorable young man embarked on a spiritual quest. … He certainly didn’t go to Afghanistan to do anything against America. He never fired a gun at an American. He was simply rescued.” -Frank […]

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c. 2006 Religion News Service At Annual March, Abortion Foes Find Hope in Revamped Supreme Court WASHINGTON (RNS) Abortion opponents who gathered in Washington Monday (Jan. 23) for their annual march expressed hope that President Bush’s newest nominee for the Supreme Court will help overturn the Roe vs. Wade decision. The crowdÃÂ?MDULÃÂ?, which included priests, […]

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