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34 min ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Education Etc., Prison, FLDS, University of Mississippi

3 hrs ago | KMIZ

Texas begins seizing polygamists' ranch

Texas authorities initiated the seizure of the 1,600-acre ranch where prosecutors say polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children, officials said Thursday.


Related Topix: FLDS, Schleicher County, TX, Eldorado, TX

5 hrs ago | KLKN

Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay... A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned ... (more)


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Louisville, KY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gay/Lesbian, Prison

8 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.


Related Topix: X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Jack the Giant Slayer, Celebrities, Hugh Jackman, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Roman Catholic Church

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Church must be open to sick, homeless, pope says on Holy Thursday

Pope Francis, starting four packed days of events culminating in Easter, said on Thursday the church must always be a refuge for the poor, the homeless and the sick.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

16 hrs ago | ABC News

The Easter message is the Resurrection not the suffering says Bishop

Though we can be swept up in the pagan traditions of Easter like easter eggs, the holiday has its foundation in the death and resurrection of Jesus.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Pagan/Wiccan, Roman Catholic Church

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Former vicar general deposed in priest sex abuse cases

Attorneys for plaintiffs alleging sexual abuse by Catholic priests said Wednesday that the Rev.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Take a stroll in these Istanbul neighborhoods

This undated photo shows an array of olives in a shop in the neighborhood of Karakoy in Istanbul, Turkey.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Travel, Istanbul, Turkey Travel, Turkey Travel, Middle East Travel, Orthodox Church

The Review

Crosses displayed in Ohio village challenged 7 minutes

A group advocating the separation of church and state is protesting a pair of crosses displayed for Easter on a tiny eastern Ohio village's municipal building.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Orthodox Church

Asbury Park Press

For Eastern Europeans, Easter food is a blend of culture and tradition

While Easter is about colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, spring flowers, it's also a time for renewal -- a time for many Eastern European immigrants to remember the traditions of their old countries and keep them alive in America.


Related Topix: Hillsborough, NJ, Orthodox Church, Life, Food, Bread, Baked Goods, Manville, NJ, Cake, Dessert, Poland, World News

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Temple Mount: Jews Arrested Attempting to Bring Pesach Sacrifice

Eight Jews were arrested Monday for attempting to sacrifice a goat on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest site.


Related Topix: Judaism, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East

Nanaimo Daily News

Israeli police enter holy site in Jerusalem to disperse Palestinian rioters

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Tripoli Bookshop Rises From the Ashes of Arson

TRIPOLI, Lebanon-Three months ago, when masked men torched a priest's bookshop in Tripoli, charring thousands of works, the likely aim was to instill fear and ignite hatred in an impoverished city already contending with religious tension.


Related Topix: Fire, Orthodox Church, Advertising

Lancashire Telegraph

Headteacher leaves as Blackburn school changes denominations to survive

Sacred Heart Primary in Blackburn initially faced closure because of possibly losing students to the new Olive Islamic School, which has space for more than 600 pupils.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Anglican, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Prince George Citizen

Cancer-stricken former priest goes on trial in Louisville for sex abuse charges from...

Testimony began Tuesday in the long-delayed trial of former Catholic priest James Schook, as a witness said that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

The News Tribune

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

President Barack Obama meets with faith leaders, including far left, Dr. Noel Castellanos, of the Christian Community Development Association in Chicago, far left, and continuing clockwise from the president, Dr. Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator, Cooperative Baptist ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nashville, TN, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Priest accused of luring girl in Vancouver

A Catholic priest is accused of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church


Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Episcopal Church

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Father Alan Williams was appointed as one of the region's most senior clergymen by Pope Francis and will succeed Bishop Thomas McMahon - who had been in post for more than 34 years.


Related Topix: Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Church

Chinese lawyers say they were tortured by policeIn this April 9, 2014 ...

In this April 9, 2014 photo, lawyer Tang Jitian waits in an emergency room as a doctor checks his X-ray photo at a hospital in Beijing.


Related Topix: China, World News, Falun Gong