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40 min ago | Examiner.com

Tom Petty takes on the Catholic Church in his latest album Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty is angry over how the Catholic Church has treated sex abuse victims and says so on his new album, "Hypnotic Eye".

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Related Topix: Tom Petty, Religion, Sinead o'connor, Pop/Rock

2 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Conversion of old Holyoke Catholic High School into 54 apartments...

HOLYOKE - Construction began last month and the $19 million conversion of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus into 54 apartments should take a year, the owner said.

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Related Topix: 9, Religion, Boston, MA, Springfield, MA, Granby, MA

3 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Is the Pope being Catholic or communist when he attacks capitalism for ignoring the poor?

A blog in The Economist recently accused Pope Francis of following the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, in adopting an "ultra-radical line" on capitalism.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

6 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:03 am .- The senses are the "road to God", who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.

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8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Are homeschoolers really welcome in the Catholic church?

The pastor of a large Michigan Catholic church has alienated many of his parishioners by telling a long time homeschool group that that they were a "loose cannon" and could no longer use the parish facilities for their meetings.

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Related Topix: Highland, MI, Religion

9 hrs ago | The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Catholics venerate new St. Kateri statue unveiled on her feast day

Joseph Enos, an elder in the Native American community, blesses a new statue of St. Kateri Tekakwith at St. Mary's Basilica July 14. Franciscan Father Vince Mesi, pastor, also blessed it.

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Related Topix: St. Mary's, AK, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Religion News Service

Jennifer Haselberger's affidavit ought to be sounding alarms throughout the length and breadth of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

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Related Topix: Religion, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Minnesota

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Catholic diocese upends custom on homiliesCatholic diocese upends...

Catholic diocese upends custom on homilies A decades-long practice at some churches of laypeople delivering the homily has come to an end.

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Related Topix: Religion, Rochester, NY

Tahoe Daily Tribune

New Catholic academy replaces defunct Saint Theresa School

The Lake Tahoe Catholic Academy will operate on the campus of the defunct St. Theresa School, which closed earlier this year.

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Related Topix: South Lake Tahoe, CA, Religion

CBS Local

Catholic Leaders Respond To Gov. Perry's Immigration Proposal

Leaders from The Catholic Diocese of Dallas and Fort Worth have responded to Governor Perry's plan to send National Guard troops to the border .

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Related Topix: Religion, Rick Perry, US Governors, Fort Worth, TX

Russia Taday

ISIS militants ransack Catholic monastery in Iraq

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant waving the Islamic Jihad flag and holding up their weapons as a vehicle drives on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Religion, Syria,

NEWS.com.au

WA Catholic news off The Record

THE Record, Western Australia's Catholic newspaper, which was established in 1874, will publish its final edition on July 23. Perth Archbishop Timothy Costello said the decision to close the paper was reached after a five-month review with stakeholders following a protracted decline in subscriptions.

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Sunherald.com

Philippine leader hit with impeachment complaint

File- In this July 15, 2014 file photo, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, talks to World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim during their meeting at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila, Philippines.

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Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Religion

Philly.com

Catholics flock to cathedral to venerate relic of John Paul II

In 2005, Melanie Krawiec of Oxford, Chester County, was experiencing the heartbreak of trying to have a second child but seeming unable to do so.

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Related Topix: Religion, Philadelphia, PA, Ireland, World News, Poland, Pope Benedict XVI

Blacktown Sun

Catholic school teachers to stop work

Teachers from all but 19 of the 78 primary and high schools in the Parramatta Catholic Diocese will take part in a stop-work meeting tomorrow.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

GhanaWeb

Minister commends Catholic Church

Mr Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has commended the Catholic Church for its partnership towards accelerated national development.

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Related Topix: Ghana, World News, Religion,

Free Republic

Saint or Ain’t? A Sermon for the 16th Sunday of the Year

We live in difficult times for the Church, and from many sectors the very legitimate cry for reform goes up frequently.

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AlertNet

Iraq Catholic leader says Islamic State worse than Genghis Khan

The head of Iraq's largest church said on Sunday that Islamic State militants who drove Christians out of Mosul were worse than Mongol leader Genghis Khan and his grandson Hulagu who ransacked medieval Baghdad.

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Examiner.com

Pope Francis says two percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers

An Italian newspaper quoted Pope Francis as saying that two percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Advocate

Lesbian Fired by Catholic Food Pantry Files Suit

A woman fired by a Catholic-run food pantry in Kansas City, Mo., because she is a lesbian, has filed suit against the Kansas City-St.

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Related Topix: Religion, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

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