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1 hr ago | Sunday Herald

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

THE NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on running chaplaincy services which offer spiritual care and religious support to patients.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

5 hrs ago | CBS Local

Baltimore Archbishop Traveling To Rome For Canonizations

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Israeli army 'invites' Arab Christians to enlist

The minority historically views itself as part of the Palestinian people and considers service in the army as taboo.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Orthodox Church

13 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

John Paul saint-maker: Pope not involved in Legion

The Polish priest who has spearheaded the case to make Pope John Paul II a saint says there is no documentation that he had any "personal involvement" in the scandal of the Legion of Christ religious order.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

18 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock

As Neon Trees Release New Album, Singer Says His Coming Out Has Been "Entirely Positive"

This week, Neon Trees is out with their brand-new album Pop Psychology, and lead singer Tyler Glenn is out, period.


Related Topix: Neon Trees, Pop/Rock, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

22 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Explosion, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Group leaves for Rome for canonization of popes



Related Topix: Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Milwaukee, WI, Roman Catholic Church

River Front Times

New Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Catholic Priest Xiuhui Joseph Jiang

Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang faces new charges of sexually abusing a Catholic school child five months after a judge dismissed a different case with similar allegations.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Missouri

Las Cruces Sun-News

Franciscan order leaving parishes in Carlsbad area, relocating to Las Cruces

The Roman Catholic Church's Franciscan brotherhood is withdrawing from the Carlsbad area of southeastern New Mexico because of a flurry of priests reaching retirement age.


Related Topix: Las Cruces, NM, Carlsbad, NM, Roman Catholic Church

KHOU-TV Houston

Hundreds on hand as Ike-damaged church reopens in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas -- Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008's Hurricane Ike.


Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Roman Catholic Church, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike

News Times

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian citizens during his visit to Ain al-Tineh village, near Damascus, Syria.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Orthodox Church


John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Sun Apr 20, 2014


Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.


Related Topix: Shinto, Park Geun-hye

The Indian Express

Arrests in priest murder case divide Catholic Church

Archbishop Bernard Moras, Home minister K J George, MLA N A Haris and MLC Govindraj celebrate Easter in Bangalore on Sunday.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Chicago Tribune

Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in murder-suicide

A Cook County Sheriff's Office correctional officer and his wife, a Chicago police officer, were found shot to death inside a home in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood Sunday morning, officials said.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Pope Francis challenges the free market

Pope Francis was not as overt in calling out the greedy in his 2014 Easter message as he was last year.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

Canton Observer

Heaven subject of eternal debate

A 4-year-old Nebraska boy claims in a New York Times best seller that he once visited heaven during an emergency appendectomy.


Related Topix: Appendicitis, Health, Islam

Greenwich Citizen

Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.


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

Brandon Sun

Crowd overflows from St. Peter's Square for Pope's Easter Mass under sunny skies

Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous day, Pope Francis stood under sunny skies before a flock so numerous they overflowed the flower-bedecked St. Peter's Square.


Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Italy Travel, Roman Catholic Church

My Mother Lode

Orthodox Patriarch: Syria's Christians won't yield

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."


Related Topix: Orthodox Church