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2 hrs ago | The Age

Time running out for 'kidnapped' brain tumour boy taken to France

Cherbourg, France : Interpol issued a global alert Friday for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour snatched from hospital by his family, as authorities said only hours remained to save his life.


Related Topix: France, World News, Classical, Jehovah's Witness, Jehovah's Witnesses

9 hrs ago | SFGate

Israel identifies body as missing American student

A photograph of Aaron Sofer, 23, is nearby as people listen during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Lakewood, N.J. Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for the 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

13 hrs ago | SFGate

Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Montana, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Portland Tribune

Reaching toward heaven, reaching out to people

There are no ceremonies planned this month, no special celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Morman Church's Portland Oregon Temple.


Related Topix: Lake Oswego, OR, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Meditative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Chronicle-Telegram

Lorain church destroyed in fire; pastor vows to rebuild

Standing in the parking lot of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church as fire hoses snaked around his feet, the Rev.


Related Topix: Fire, Lutheran Church, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, Cleveland, OH

Cybercast News Service

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Benedict Xvi

Chicago Tribune

Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit

A federal lawsuit alleging that an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who runs seminaries for girls in Israel is a sexual predator offers a rare look into the most traditional branch of Judaism, where a young woman's religious education can prove key to finding a good husband through a matchmaker.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Judaism, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Wedding

St. Anthony Messenger

Pope cautions against being envious or mean-spirited

Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

The New Zealand Herald

Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, have vowed to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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


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

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

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

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


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

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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