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3 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

Springfield's new bishop ventures to Berkshires

The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has made his first trip to the Berkshires and promises he'll return.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Massachusetts

7 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

St. Bernard's new principal a perfect fit

A stained-glass panel from the old St. Bernard Parish on Water Street hangs in the lobby at St. Bernard's Elementary School on Summer Street.


Related Topix: Saint Anselm College, Gardner, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Roman Catholic Church, Worcester County, MA

10 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

Church leaders, embrace the Internet

It is curious to many why Archbishop Anthony Apuron has recently warned high school students and faithful Catholics not to go to the blogs.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church

14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

After 11 years, date set for election of chief rabbis of Jerusalem

Rabbi Yitzhak Kolitz stepped down from his post as Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem in 2002 due to ill health and died in 2003 aged 81. After more than a decade without a municipal chief rabbi, a date for the election of two new Jerusalem chief rabbis was set on Sunday for October 21. Rabbi Yitzhak Kolitz stepped down from his post as Ashkenazi ... (more)


Related Topix: Judaism

Sun Aug 31, 2014

CBC News

Sikh religion's holy book celebrated in Winnipeg

Members of Manitoba's Sikh community gather outside the provincial legislature in Winnipeg to celebrate the 410th anniversary of the creation of Sikhism's holy book.


Related Topix: Sikh

A Call to the Entire Islamic World

The Holocaust, Rawanda or Burmese Genocide of our time. ISIS has collectivized in Iraq and Syria as a vacuum for pure evil and untold sociopathy, even by the standards of radical Islamists I am here to talk about how the Islamic world treats religious minorities, culminating in barbarism and perhaps peaking in sheer inhumanity in northern Iraq at ... (more)


Related Topix: Islam

Jerusalem Post

Haredi protests against arrests of anti-conscription yeshiva students continue

Hardline haredi elements continued their protest on Sunday morning against the arrest of yeshiva students failing to present themselves for army service when called to do so by the IDF, with a small rally outside the Jerusalem military enlistment offices.


Related Topix: Judaism

The Winnipeg Free Press

Canadian author tackles becoming Jewish again in her memoir 'Between Gods'

"I remember having this instinctive fear and saying, 'No, I'm not,' while at the same time having an inkling that what he was saying was true," said Pick.


Related Topix: Canada, Judaism

Islamists' strike hits Bangladesh over gruesome murder

Transport services in Bangladesh ground to a halt on Sunday as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike to protest at the murder of a television star who presented popular Islamic shows.


Related Topix: Bangladesh, World News, Asia, Islam

Sat Aug 30, 2014

New York Post

Female coaches at Catholic school 'had sex with students for years'

Two female basketball coaches turned a Catholic secondary school into Horndog High, bedding students for years under the watch of a skirt-chasing athletic director, according to an alleged victim and three school sources.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Canberra Times

Catholics, keep away, lest you hear what you ought not

The former president of Ireland Mary McAleese will deliver the Rosemary Goldie Lecture at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday week but local Catholics, it seems, are being discouraged from attending.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Missing British boy with tumor found in Spain

A critically ill 5-year-old boy who was taken out of a British hospital against doctors' advice has been found in Spain, police said Saturday.


Related Topix: Jehovah's Witnesses, Classical, Jehovah's Witness

Boise Weekly

Polygamist Warren Jeffs Was Puppetmaster of Idaho Home Where Abused Boys Were Rescued

More details have surfaced following this week's reports of nine boys being rescued from a discipline-driven household being run by a polygamist.


Related Topix: FLDS, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Bannock County, ID, Prison, Power County, ID, Pocatello, ID

Detroit Free Press

Troy parish gets new pastor to replace priest charged with embezzlement

After more than 19 months, members of St. Thomas More Catholic parish are getting a full-time pastor to formally replace the Rev.


Related Topix: Troy, MI, Roman Catholic Church


Stunning Photos Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

August 29 marked the beginning of the 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi festival , a Hindu holiday that honors Lord Ganesh, the god of intellect and wisdom.


Related Topix: Hindu, Life, Holidays, Ganesh Chaturthi, World News, India, Asia,

The Daily Caller

Jihadi High: This High School Has Now Produced Two Dead American Terrorists

Minnesota has given America several homegrown terrorists in recent years. Two of them, Douglas McAuthur McCain and Troy Kastigar, attended the same public high school in the suburbs of the Twin Cities - at the same time.


Related Topix: Islam, Conservative Political News, US News

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Three admit to murder of prominent Tibetan religious leader in China: lawyer

Three Tibetans in China have pleaded guilty to involvement in the death of a prominent religious leader and two other people, a lawyer representing the victims' families said on Friday, in Tibet's most closely watched murder case in decades.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Buddhism,

KNUS-AM Aurora

No new trial for doctor convicted of killing wife

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

The Daily Democrat

Davis priest sentenced to probation, 90 days in jail for sex with minor

A Roman Catholic priest began to cry on Friday as his attorney read the words of the teenage girl in which he admitted to having a sexual relationship while working at a Davis church.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Roman Catholic Church

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