August 11, 1996 |
A huge annual parade by thousands of Protestants passed peacefully in Northern Ireland's walled second city Saturday, belying fears that it would lead to major sectarian violence. Members of the pro-British Apprentice Boys organization, celebrating a 17th century Protestant victory over Roman Catholics, marched through the town center and into a Protestant district, avoiding contact with Catholic neighborhoods.
September 12, 2005 |
Hundreds of Protestants rioted for a second night in a row Sunday, attacking police and burning cars in some of the most widespread street mayhem Belfast has experienced in a decade. Police advised drivers to avoid several working-class Protestant parts of the city, where crowds of men and youths, angered by restrictions on a parade, blocked roads and lobbed various objects at police equipped with helmets, body armor and flame-retardant jumpsuits.
December 27, 1987 |
Thousands of Protestant militants Saturday flocked to the funeral of a top Protestant paramilitary leader, killed in an Irish Republican Army car bomb attack last week. Police mounted a massive security operation at the funeral of John McMichael, 39, second-in-command of the 10,000-strong Ulster Defense Assn., to guard against any illegal paramilitary displays. Police refused a family request for a band in paramilitary uniforms to lead the funeral procession.
July 13, 1991 |
About 100,000 Protestants took to the streets of Northern Ireland on Friday to mark the 301st anniversary of a Protestant victory over Roman Catholics in the Battle of the Boyne. The marches followed a night of clashes across the British province. Twelve police officers were injured when Protestants rioted, hurling gasoline bombs, bottles and stones at security forces. Police fired plastic bullets to disperse crowds in Belfast where eight officers were injured by gasoline bombs, police said.
August 6, 2005 |
About 40 police officers were injured trying to break up a five-hour riot by Protestant militants who burned 10 cars and a double-decker bus in Belfast, officials said. About 15 homes of Protestant paramilitary figures were raided and six men arrested shortly before the riot began. No civilians were reported injured, although people lightly injured may have avoided hospitals for fear of arrest.
October 20, 1996 |
A stone-throwing mob attacked Roman Catholic soccer fans from Belfast on Saturday as they arrived in the largely Protestant town of Portadown to see a game. Visiting fans of Cliftonville, the Belfast team, ripped up seats from their buses to use as shields against stones, bottles and other projectiles when they were ambushed just before the start of the game at Portadown's Shamrock Park, 25 miles southwest of Belfast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1995 |
Sharply challenging the push for Catholic-evangelical harmony, a nationally prominent leader of one of the San Fernando Valley's largest Protestant churches says half the 7,000 people who turn out to hear him preach each Sunday are ex-Catholics he aggressively tries to woo away from what he regards as "a false religion." Catholic authorities in turn accuse him of "Catholic bashing." "We want to lead Catholics to Christ," the Rev.
October 7, 1988 |
The abortion rate of Roman Catholic women is 30% higher than that of Protestant women, and evangelical Christian women are half as likely as others to have abortions, according to a national survey released Thursday. Mixed feelings about contraceptives among Catholic women could explain their higher abortion rate, said Jeannie Rosoff, president of the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the private reproductive health foundation that conducted the study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1988 |
That long, zigzag road of trying to achieve greater unity among a big swath of American Protestantism has passed another milestone, taking a new route toward the goal. It no longer intends structural merger--as was originally contemplated and which has proved the typical bottleneck to unifying churches--but nevertheless aims at functional cohesion. This time, "I think it's going to fly," said the Rev. David W. A. Taylor of Princeton, N.J., general secretary of the Consultation on Church Union.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1988 |
Reports that Nancy Reagan has relied on advice from astrologers to influence the timing of President Reagan's speeches and travel have disappointed some Protestant supporters of the President. The allegations are made in a just-published book by former White House Chief of Staff Donald T.