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Bruce Nolan

Bruce Nolan is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Bruce Nolan

NEWS STORY: Southern Baptists Battle for Soul of Louisiana College

By Bruce Nolan — November 17, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service PINEVILLE, La. _ With its neat red-brick buildings and green, impeccably groomed campus, Louisiana College, a small liberal arts institution owned by Louisiana’s Southern Baptists, does not look like a tense, unhappy battleground. But it is. For months, the college has been gripped by conflict between faculty and trustees over […]

NEWS FEATURE: Book Tries to Heal Hurt of Those Abused by Priests

By Bruce Nolan — September 15, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ As with many other victims of sexual abuse, Mona Villarrubia’s psychic damage lay buried and ticking away for years, long after the acts stopped during her childhood in England. It emerged with a fury in the late 1980s when Villarrubia, a young mother and a Catholic high […]

NEWS FEATURE: Former Football Saint Takes Hit, Bounces Back With Higher Power

By Bruce Nolan — August 20, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ Danny Abramowicz never does things halfway. As an undersized but furiously competitive end on the football team at Xavier University in Ohio in the mid-1960s, he “worked out like a maniac.” Doing isometric exercises at his mother-in-law’s house one day, he accidentally ripped out several feet of […]

NEWS STORY: Both Campaigns Set Their Sights on Catholic Voters

By Bruce Nolan — August 17, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service (UNDATED) When President Bush appeared this month before a Catholic men’s organization, he basked in the approval of an enthusiastic subset of Catholic voters that both he and Sen. John Kerry covet _ but which neither can definitively claim. In an election year in which voters appear closely divided and […]

NEWS STORY: Southern Baptists Tussle Over Seminary’s Ties to Denomination

By Bruce Nolan — July 10, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary continues to be locked in a quiet but determined battle of wills with denominational leaders about how to tie the 3,700-student school to the Southern Baptist Convention. For more than a year, leaders in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination have been urging […]

NEWS STORY: Safety of Multi-Passenger `Church Vans’ Questioned

By Bruce Nolan — June 2, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ Little Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church’s big van seemed steady under Lester Beauvais’ hands as he and 10 church members seated behind him rode up Interstate 10 on a recent Sunday. The afternoon sky was clear, the road dry. Beauvais held the 1999 Dodge van at 70 […]

NEWS FEATURE: Relics of Sainthood Candidate Seelos Discovered

By Bruce Nolan — May 5, 2004
c. 2004 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ As often occurs in stories like this, Monte Kniffen was looking for something else in the regional archives of an order of Catholic priests in Denver when he happened on two folded paper packets bearing the precise, gorgeous penmanship of a 19th century hand. He knew the […]

NEWS STORY: New Orleans Archdiocese Alters Policy on Sex Abuse

By Bruce Nolan — August 9, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ A year after it shelved a parent’s warning that a Roman Catholic school teacher might be sexually molesting his students only to see the warning vindicated by the teacher’s arrest and imprisonment, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has decided to ask a panel of parents, psychologists and […]

NEWS STORY: New Orleans Archdiocese Alters Policy on Sex Abuse

By Bruce Nolan — August 9, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ A year after it shelved a parent’s warning that a Roman Catholic school teacher might be sexually molesting his students only to see the warning vindicated by the teacher’s arrest and imprisonment, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has decided to ask a panel of parents, psychologists and […]

NEWS STORY: Pentecostal Leader Affirms Women As Pastors, Leaders

By Bruce Nolan — July 14, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ Pentecostal Bishop Paul S. Morton has called on fellow Pentecostals to ensure their churches’ leadership roles remain open to women. He suggested that Southern Baptists might one day have to apologize for their defense of an all-male clergy, as they did five years ago for the historic […]

NEWS STORY: Pentecostal Leader Affirms Women As Pastors, Leaders

By Bruce Nolan — July 14, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ Pentecostal Bishop Paul S. Morton has called on fellow Pentecostals to ensure their churches’ leadership roles remain open to women. He suggested that Southern Baptists might one day have to apologize for their defense of an all-male clergy, as they did five years ago for the historic […]

NEWS STORY: Harry Potter Casts No Spell on Christian Booksellers

By Bruce Nolan — July 13, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ With the biggest publishing event in decades unwinding around them, complete with adoring media and unprecedented customer demand for a hot new book, thousands of Christian booksellers are opting out of the Harry Potter whirlwind for reasons of conscience and faith, leaving secular bookstores to reap the […]

NEWS STORY: Harry Potter Casts No Spell on Christian Booksellers

By Bruce Nolan — July 13, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ With the biggest publishing event in decades unwinding around them, complete with adoring media and unprecedented customer demand for a hot new book, thousands of Christian booksellers are opting out of the Harry Potter whirlwind for reasons of conscience and faith, leaving secular bookstores to reap the […]

NEWS STORY: Sexuality Issue Confronts Four Major Denominations

By Bruce Nolan — March 28, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Sarah Kreutziger is swamped with reading these days, apart from the literature that goes with her job as an assistant professor in the Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans. A delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference meeting in Cleveland in May, she is awash […]

NEWS STORY: Sexuality Issue Confronts Four Major Denominations

By Bruce Nolan — March 28, 2000
c. 2000 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Sarah Kreutziger is swamped with reading these days, apart from the literature that goes with her job as an assistant professor in the Tulane University School of Social Work in New Orleans. A delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference meeting in Cleveland in May, she is awash […]
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