RNS Daily Digest: Also transmitting in `a’ category

c. 2006 Religion News Service Vatican Official Calls for Boycott of `The Da Vinci Code’ Film ROME (RNS) The Vatican renewed its attack on “The Da Vinci Code” on Friday (April 28), with a high-ranking official calling Catholics to boycott a forthcoming film version of the runaway best-seller. Archbishop Angelo Amato, secretary of the Congregation […]

RNS Coverage Advisory: Also transmitting in `v’ category

c. 2006 Religion News Service SCHEDULED FOR RNS NEXT WEEK: RNS-JEWISH-GAYISSUES: Gay Issues Don’t Threaten Conservative Jews (UNDATED) When it comes to the questions of whether to ordain gay and lesbian rabbis and perform same-sex commitment ceremonies, Reform and Orthodox Jews know where their movements stand. Simply put, Reform Jews do both, Orthodox Jews do […]

BOOKS REVIEW: Holocaust Stories for Children Introduce Tough Topic

c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Books for children about the Holocaust were once hard to find. Not anymore. In the past few years, several outstanding children’s books have been published about that nightmare period. They introduce a difficult subject well _ with respect, dignity and hope. Begin by reading “Hana’s Suitcase” (Whitman, $15.95) by […]

RNS Religion Calendar

Note: Holidays that begin at sundown continue through sundown of the next day, unless otherwise noted. c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Here is the RNS calendar of religious holidays, events and meetings for May and June. It will be updated each month. April 20-May 2 Ridvan; begins at sundown and ends at sundown on […]

More abuse for sex abuse victim

Quote of the Day: The Rev. James Moran, Priestly Sex Abuse Victim (RNS) “My gut feeling is that I have been raped again.” -The Rev. James Moran, a Catholic whose priestly credentials were pulled six weeks before his retirement after he criticized church leaders for protecting abusers. The former chaplain at the Washington Hospital Center […]

RNS Daily Digest

c. 2006 Religion News Service Bishops’ Spokesman Says Media Distorted Sex Abuse Stories ROME (RNS) A spokesman for U.S. Catholic bishops accused the media on Thursday (April 27) of exaggerating their coverage of the clergy sex abuse scandal, which he said was “past a point of crisis.” Speaking at a Rome conference aimed at improving […]

SIDEBAR: Opus Dei Releases Film Depicting `Ordinary’ Members: Also transmitting in `e’ c

c. 2006 Religion News Service NEW YORK _ Continuing a public relations blitz in anticipation of a negative portrayal in the movie “The Da Vinci Code,” Opus Dei has released its own film depicting the Catholic group in far more flattering terms. The 28-minute DVD documentary, “Passionately Loving the World: Ordinary Americans Living the Spirituality […]