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June 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
The Roman Catholic Church's first new catechism in 400 years was approved Thursday by Pope John Paul II, who hopes to use the religious instruction guide to spread the church's beliefs worldwide. The catechism will be made public after official versions in English, French, Spanish and German are ready, probably around December, a spokesman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1992 | From Religious News Services
For most of us, conflicts over religious rights and cultural differences are the distant stuff of news broadcasts. But for married couples such as Joan C. Hawxhurst and Steve Bertman-she is United Methodist, he a Conservative Jew-there is no escaping the tension that results when religions and cultures collide under one roof.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 1990 | Associated Press
The Christian Century, an ecumenical weekly regarded as reflecting mainline church concerns, is considered theologically "liberal" by 55% of its readers, while 42% consider it "moderate." A survey also found that about two-thirds consider the magazine politically liberal.
NATIONAL
May 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
School officials in Yorktown did not violate a teacher's 1st Amendment rights when they removed Christian-themed postings from his classroom after parents complained, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The postings included a flier publicizing the National Day of Prayer, a depiction of George Washington praying at Valley Forge, and articles about President Bush's religious faith and former Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's prayer meetings with his employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge is receiving a gift of more than 500 books on Islam from the personal library of a retired Harvard scholar--enough, say elated CSUN scholars, to form the basis of a center for Islamic studies that might be the first in the area. The news comes as Muslims in Southern California and around the world prepare to celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, beginning with several large prayer gatherings in the Los Angeles area that mark the end of the 29-day Ramadan fast, Islam's holiest month.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Pope John Paul II has called for mass mobilization of Catholics to spread church teachings in a new wave of missionary activity, particularly to the Third World and even in countries where proselytizing is forbidden by Islamic law. "The mission of Christ the Redeemer, which is entrusted to the church, is still very far from completion," the Pope states in a 153-page encyclical letter released this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The head of a Dallas communications company said Thursday that he and his associates now see "with different eyes" the firm's controversial series of animated Bible videos that have been accused of containing anti-Jewish stereotypes and interpretations of the Scriptures. However, after meeting with Jewish leaders, he declined to say what, if any, changes would be made in the series that is being sold through television ads and in shopping malls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1992 | Associated Press
Two of the nation's oldest religious magazines, American Baptist and Christian Herald, have ceased publication. Both the 115-year-old Christian Herald, based in Chappaqua, N.Y., and the 189-year-old American cited declining circulation.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2004 | From Religion News Service
Two weeks before Mel Gibson's anticipated "The Passion of the Christ" hits theaters on Ash Wednesday, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops took steps to reaffirm church teaching that Jews did not share collective responsibility for the death of Jesus.
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