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    Read an excerpt from THE NEW FAITHFUL: WHY YOUNG ADULTS ARE EMBRACING CHRISTIAN ORTHODOXY by Colleen Carroll. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Queen Elizabeth II, the official head of the Anglican Church, appointed Welsh archbishop Rowan Williams to become the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. Williams is a noted theologian and writer whose critical views on the war in Afghanistan and support for female bishops and homosexual priests have already generated headlines. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

  • “Christ needs your youth and your generous enthusiasm to make his proclamation of joy resound in the new millennium,” said Pope John Paul II to the more than 250,000 young Catholics assembled in Toronto for World Youth Day. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Congress is considering legislation that, if approved, would let preachers preach politics from the pulpit and endorse candidates without losing the church’s tax-exempt status. However, advocates of separation of church and state strongly oppose the legislation. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read an evening prayer specially written by Rowan Williams, forthcoming in September in FAMILY PRAYERS by Nick Aiken and Rowan Williams. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

  • Read additional comments on the appointment of Rowan Williams as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    This past week, Voice of the Faithful — a lay group which came out of the Catholic Church sexual abuse crisis — held its first national convention. Organizers say Catholics came from 36 states and 7 countries for a day of prayer and support for victims of sexual abuse. More

    July 26, 2002 | Comments

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    Many scientists say the most promise for curing various diseases is to clone human embryos to cure the sick. Therapeutic cloning is sharply controversial because it destroys the original human embryo. Reverend William Abernethy suffers from Parkinson's disease and is one of the many hoping to receive medical help through the therapeutic cloning process.

    July 12, 2002 | Comments

  • If you are interested in the ethical problems raised by advances in science, then you are likely to find Stephen Spielberg's new movie, MINORITY REPORT, a bit disappointing.

    June 21, 2002 | Comments

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    In the aftermath of 9/11, as many Americans tried to learn more about Islam, much was said about “madrasahs.” They are the Islamic schools, some of which, in Pakistan, taught young men not just the Qur’an but terrorism. Madrasahs, it turns out, have a long and distinguished history in the Islamic world and may hold the key to whether Muslim scholars can once again welcome the ideas of others. More

    June 21, 2002 | Comments