Commentary and more links return Tuesday. We're taking Monday off for U.S. Memorial Day.

Court allows assisted suicide:

  • Court rules on aided suicide | Appeals panel says Ashcroft overstepped bounds in Oregon (The Washington Post)

  • Ore. right-to-die law wins second battle | The state's landmark right-to-die law has survived a second challenge in federal court by the Bush administration and supporters hope that means the 10-year battle over the law has finally been settled (Associated Press)

  • Court defends Oregon euthanasia | A US appeals court has blocked attempts by the Bush administration to stop Oregon doctors helping terminally ill patients commit suicide (BBC)

  • Court upholds assisted suicide | A federal appeals court yesterday upheld Oregon's assisted-suicide law, saying U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's bid to outlaw it "far exceeds the scope of his authority under federal law." (The Washington Times)

  • Court upholds assisted suicide | A federal appeals court yesterday upheld Oregon's assisted-suicide law, saying U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's bid to outlaw it "far exceeds the scope of his authority under federal law" (The Washington Times)

Life ethics:

  • Schiavo's struggle | Let her loving parents care for their living daughter (Delroy Murdock, National Review Online)

  • Inflated promise, distorted facts | As senators make moves, a walk through the stem-cell fray (Eric Cohen, National Review Online)

  • Bioethics bestseller | A government council revives the humanities (Claire Burgess, National Review Online)

Catholicism & politics:

  • Group asks IRS to probe Colo. diocese | Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, said the church should lose its tax-exempt status because it used church resources for political purposes (Associated Press)

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Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
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Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's editorial director. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
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