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3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Stephen Harper

7 hrs ago | WWLP

Priest pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges

A Roman Catholic priest has pleaded not guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from the parish where he served as pastor.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Northborough, MA

9 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect

A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.


Related Topix: FLDS, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Wine, Drink, Hildale, UT

11 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Image of Asia: Starting the hajj in Kashmir

A Kashmiri Muslim pilgrim, back to camera, is hugged by her relative as she leaves for the annual hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.


Related Topix: India, Asia, World News, Islam

15 hrs ago | The Medina Gazette

Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks

An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.


Related Topix: Amish, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ohio, US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

19 hrs ago | Nor'Wester

Priest guilty of fraud loses privilege to serve diocese

An Anglican priest who has admitted to taking money from the parish he served will no longer be able to perform priestly duties within the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.


Related Topix: Anglican

23 hrs ago | Oxford Mail

Greyfriars 'truly blessed' by warm welcome at new home

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Horse and Buggy Robbed by Masked Gunmen

A group of Amish riding in a horse and buggy along a East Lampeter Township, Penn.


Related Topix: Amish

CBS News

American citizen killed while fighting in Syria

An American citizen died in Syria over the weekend amid ongoing fears that Americans and other Westerners were heading to the region to join up with the extremist militant group ISIS.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Islam, New Hope, MN

Monterey County Herald

Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Catholic leaders and faithful packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Tuesday for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, MI


New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Norwalk Citizen News

Priest indicted on embezzlement charges

A Roman Catholic priest has been indicted on charges that he embezzled more than $230,000 from the Northborough parish where he served as pastor.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

CBS News

Israel police searching for missing American hiker

Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who went missing during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Lakewood, NJ, Orthodox Church, Palestinian Territories

Brandon Sun

'Book of Mormon' run extended in Toronto; will go until end of November

Mirvish Productions has announced that the wildly successful "Book of Mormon" will play an additional four weeks in the city.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Matt Stone

Lake Country Sun

China courts documentaries as it limits expression

Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Sundance Film Festival, Falun Gong

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Pope Offers Condolences to Family of James Foley in Message Read at Memorial Mass

A letter of condolence was sent on behalf of Pope Francis to the family of American journalist James Foley, who was murdered by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

The Arizona Republic

Van forces horse-drawn buggy to stop in robbery

Van forces horse-drawn buggy to stop in robbery LANCASTER, Pa. - Police say someone forced an Amish horse and buggy off a central Pennsylvania road to pull an armed robbery.


Related Topix: Amish

The Baltimore Sun

Polish archbishop appeals defrocking for sexual abuse: Vatican

A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal's decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Harborough Today

Catholic group's donation to help African school

A Ghanian priest who has been visiting Harborough for the past 12 years has been presented with a cheque in recognition of his 25-year service to his faith.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, World News, Ghana, Africa, Leicestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Northamptonshire County, England, Travel, Ghana Travel, Africa Travel

Real Clear Politics

Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance

On the one hand, it is completely unsurprising that Europe has become a swamp of anti-Jewish hostility.


Related Topix: Islam, Israel, Middle East, World News