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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Religion BRANDON June 2002 A9 Undeterred by faith healer forges on BY MATT CUKRY Associated Press If Benny Hinn puts on a remark able TV the view from his side of the camera is even more Looking into viewers homes the evangelist spied a overweight man with a heart Wearing a yellow Hinn said he could see the man walking away from his resisting appeals to donate dur ing a Trinity Broadcasting Network Come Hinn If you will come back and make that God will heal your heart It was vintage Hinn charis even melding the promise of healing with sup port for the network that broad casts his carried in Canada Such of are the hallmark of some TV evan But while others like Jimmy Jim Bakkcr and Robert Tilton have fallen from grace in the last iwo Hinn plows relentlessly seeking souls and Like some he embraces his worldwide follow ers who say he has cured like heavyweight boxing champi on Evander who has credited Hinn with correcting his heart For the most he brushes off though not always gracefully He once wished aloud for a Holy Ghosl machine gun to blow off the heads of his crit who object to everything from his unverifiable healing claims to his perfectly coifed T think hes a great showman who understands how to utilize both media and the stage in order to manipulate the said Stephen a cotrnnu mcations professor at Grand View College in Des who monitors evangelists 1 v Hinns 1 his is Your Day pro gram appears on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and airs in 190 His crusades around the world draw thousands who hope the diminutive preacher will them with power he says he absorbs from the graves of dead faith The lucky ones end up on where with a motion of Hinns hand they are over dropping lifelessly into the arms of a Ive known him for many and hes doing a world of good with hundreds of thou sands of said Freda cofounder of Christ tor the a Dallasbased churchbuilding shares Hinns belief in faith healing and said piayer cured her of tuberculosis when she was Benny Hinn very she 1 would vouch for him that hes a man of Hes not a W rule Swaggarts and Baklcers highflying ministries were leveled by sex and Tilton eventually was brought down by reports of false promis es and a legal battle with his first Hum tripped over no ASSOCIATED PRESS Evangelist Benny Hinn raises his hands during a service at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Hawaii on While other TV evangelists like Jimmy Jim Bakker and Robert Tilton have fallen from grace over the past two Hinn plows relentlessly seeking souls and such He has a charm and a charis ma that some of the other televi sion evangelists dont Winzenburg Hes no Hes someone people feel that they can The man who was the white suited inspiration for Steve Martin in the film Leap of Faith has been conducting public heal ings for nearly 30 Benedicts was born in Israel to a Greek father and Armenian accord ing to the 1999 book Religious Leaders of His mothei named him after Patriarch Benedictus of the Greek Orthodox As a he was embarrassed by a stuttering problem an impediment he says was later healed by He attended Roman Catholic schools and marked his first religious experi ence at age I saw Jesus walk into my he writes in He Touched his 1999 autobiog raphy He was wearing a robe that was whiter than white and a deep red mantle was draped over His The family latei moved to Toronto where he was an announcement that so baffled relatives that his father booked him an appointment with a psy The defining moment in his life came in 1973 when he attended a service in Pittsburgh by the late faith healer Kathryn It is often suggested that Hinn has fashioned himself in her and he frequently men tions her He has writ ten a book about Kuhlmans life but says he never knew her per Hes copied her act almost to the said Joe author of Looking for a She wore white gowns with gold He wears white suits with gold Hinn has not joined the Evangelical Council for Financial a sort of Christian Better Business Bureau to which evangelists such as Billy Graham The council assesses the financial integrity of Christian organiza tions that join Noi has Hinn publicly acknowledged his though he told CNN in 1997 that his yearly income including book royalties was somewhere bel ween and million US A spokesman has said Hinn geaeiaies about million a year in Once questioned about dri ving a he answered Where in the Bible does it say I have to drive a Honda Skeptics objections go beyond bigtime They question his grandiose pro his motives and his socalled which they say are potentially harmful for sick people who abandon con ventional medical Hinn says he encourages people to keep taking their medicine and seeing Hes a false He banks on the fact that people are going to forget what he has pre viously said Hank who heads the Californiabased Christian Research Institute and is host of radios Bible Answer Hanegraaff notes that Hinn claimed that the world would end by 1999 and Cuban President Fidel Castro would die in the who once said women were originally designed to give birth out of their is accus tomed to having his declarations I do admit there have been times when I have made a state ment that was Hinn once Because we are continually growing in the preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lords cor 1 do not believe iCj is right when a minister corrects his theology or his view on a point of Scripture and the crit ics continue to bring up same Fafard Ferguson Philippe and Kugcnit Fulaid of along with Warren and Paulette and Jim Ferguson of arc pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their Jabriulle Cleo and on Jul at Augustines Roman Catholic Gaby and Rob currently lise in AB und look forward to returning home im their special Floury Zarn Vickie and Gordon Fleury are pleased to announce the engagement of thuii Kauhelle Patricia Margaret to Scott sou olDiane Zani and Frank The wedding will take July 2002 at It is with great pleas ure that Kay Roberts and Kred Campbell announce their wed On May Jackie Moore untied Kay and Fred in marriage at the Ulen Lea Golf and Country I Club Attending Kay and Fred were dear friends Jean and CJuoitju Doole and Anita and Lew Ruby long time friend of the bride asked the Approximately fifty relatives and other friends enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared and served by the Glen Lea Lew Stouffer as MC welcomed the guests which included three people who were in attendance at Kays and Freds first At Frank McManes and at Freds his brother George and disuv Connie 1 he happy tuuk au Aiaaktui Cruise for their and Fred will reside at 90 Falcon Kay and Fred wish to thank all those who donated to the Brandon Sun Fund for Kids and to everyone who made this day so Bishops face years of work to end abuse BY RICHARD OSTLING Associated Press After their cliinactiu decision to oust clerical sex abusers from the daily iite ot the American Roman Catholic biiiiop relumed hoiiic with years of work still ahead if they die tu abate the molestation I hey must now expel abusers from parishes and other and in the long term attend to the difficult task ot tying down the many loose ends in their new reform Among the items on that to do list Decide how to respond to bishops own misdeeds in handling abuse Extend the bishops strict policy to clerics in the inde pendent religious Get Vatican approval that will make policy the parts that affect church binding on all Try to calm evolving parishioner The officially known as a takes no action against bishops who ignored warnings and covered up for as critics Church law already calls on bishops to report such failings by their colleagues directly to the though theres no indication that has But a potentially important step was overshadowed in the tumult of their Dallas San Francisco Archbishop William a Vatican Chicago Francis Cardinal George and oth ers developed a motion to review the role of bishops them selves and assure oversight of bishops in the context of the present The bishops approved that vague proposal and handed the assignment to a committee of seven bishops led by William Skylstad of vicepresident of the hier His panel will report to the bishops next meeting Oklahoma Frank Keating heads a new National Review Board charged with investigating past malfeasance and monitoring future compliance with the pol The onetime prosecutor says his board will ask Pope John Paul to remove individual bishops who shielded moles ters because they were obstructing justice accessories to the American icligious orders are another important aspect of the The 162 mens orders include about one third of the and Bishops and the superiors1 01 who govern religious shore supervision ot those The bishops abuse committee will meet leaders of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men to determine how the policy can be established in mens Vatican endorsement of the bishops 13 norms is needed to make the reform policy legally Decisions in Rome can drag and comments from Vatican insiders indicate there will be Deal the conservative editor of Crisis spoke with several officials at the Vatican before the Dallas He says Vatican insiders seem to misunderstand the legal lack a sense of urgency about the American crisis and blame the scandal on the churchs ene mies and media But Thomas of America says the bishops leaders are convinced that if Vatican bureau crats create obstacles they can go over their heads and obtain the Popes While the new charter includes some means for lay Catholics to have their voices the Dallas meeting also showed the limits of lay Victims and commentators who spoke at the session were handpicked by while various rankandfile Catholic organisations were restricted to pronouncements Heppner concert Soulecl Out HAMILTON Tenoi Ben Heppnei is appearing at Hamilton on July 7 ai pan ui the biennial General Assembly of The Christian and Missionary Alliaucc in Canada one of the worlds foremost is an active member of this evangelical denomination and attended the denominational school Canadian Bible College in His Souled Out concert will blend many musical styles from classical to contemporary to Joining him will be Juno award winning gospel artist Sharon Riley and the Faith vviimei of both Grammys and Junos and an offi cer in the Ordei of is best known tu such challenging roles such as Wagners Tristan and He performs regularly with majoi opera companies in North America and T h e Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada has more than 400 churches and almost the Alliance has more than churches in 60 plus coun tries for a total of more than three million members and CP join us at w KIVthtltlGHTS SCHOOL PLACED roLhcrincjhan Onvt Service begins at REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 Ashgiove Blvd d Worship Pastor fed Jannuska Otto lii06 rtesiOdiu 1039 LurneAve Living Life to its Fullest1 11 Sunday Celebration Service Email [email protected] Home Page RICHMOND PARK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 1526 26th Street 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