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1 hr ago | The Lebanon Daily News

No bail for woman in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.


Related Topix: Amish, St Lawrence County, NY

5 hrs ago | KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Kentucky, Roman Catholic Church, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Ohio diocese discourages ALS Association ice bucket challenge, cites embryonic stem cell funds

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Roman Catholic Church, Iowa City, IA, Indie

9 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Roman Catholic Church, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia

9 hrs ago | CBS Local

Ohio Catholic Diocese Discourages ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Sports

11 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

Edmund Szoka, who was the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday.


Related Topix: Novi, MI, Roman Catholic Church

12 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Drug supplier for 'Monsignor Meth' gets 5 years

A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Related Topix: Drugs, Roman Catholic Church, Laguna Niguel, CA, San Clemente, CA

15 hrs ago | CNews

Bishop sues over planned black mass

Oklahoma's Catholic Archbishop filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to halt the use of what he said were stolen communion wafers destined for a satanic black mass ceremony to be held next month in Oklahoma City.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Voices of Faith: In parable, why were weeds not pulled before harvest?

Elder Donald D. Deshler of the Seventy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: We learn in this parable that God permits both wheat and tares to grow together until the time of the harvest .


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

Seattle Times

Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

CBS Local

Federal Appeals Court Upholds LAX Panhandling Ban

A federal appeals court has upheld a panhandling ban at Los Angeles International Airport in a lawsuit brought by a Hare Krishna group nearly two decades ago.


Related Topix: International Society for Krishna Consciousness, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin judge rules Amish to comply with permits

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that local Old Order Amish families must obtain building and sanitary permits in accordance with an Eau Claire County requirement.


Related Topix: Amish, Eau Claire County, WI

Greenwich Citizen

NY mayor, faith leaders meeting on arrest death

New York's Catholic archbishop is bringing together the mayor and religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

News Observer

Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Roman Catholic Church, Family, Kids

Myrtle Beach Online

Nice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig

What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. Now he's getting both at the same time - and a load of mascara as well.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Theater, The Book of Mormon, Celebrities, Robert De Niro, Entertainment

Washington Times

Atheists forgetting the meaning of freedom

Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Atheism

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Religion News Service


There's an interesting post up today at By Common Consent analyzing one of the LDS Church's most recent financial reports.


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

The Times of Israel

Philadelphia synagogue's historian beaten to death

The body of Lee Stanley, 65, a longtime member of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, was found on Friday, CBS Philly reported.


Related Topix: Judaism

The Winnipeg Free Press

Killing for God: In the Great War, religion was both a crutch and a sword

This war memorial, located in front of Deer Lodge Centre, shows a soldier being carried into heaven by an angel, an example of the intersection of religion and war.

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Related Topix: Orthodox Church, Vladimir Putin, Roman Catholic Church, Opinion

Deseret News

Elder Bednar invites Mormons to use social media to flood the earth

Elder David A. Bednar urged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use social media to flood the earth with gospel messages.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Inventions, Science / Technology