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1 hr ago | The Otago Daily Times
A 71-year-old Catholic priest has been charged with indecent assault and stood down from his position as the head of a South Island parish. Father Aidan Kay will appear in the Blenheim District Court tomorrow facing one charge of indecently assaulting a male over the age of 17. Police would not comment further, saying the matter was before the courts and the "individual" charged had a right to seek name suppression.
5 hrs ago | Independent.ie
The Catholic Church is believed to have paid out up to a 50m in compensation to abuse victims since former Cardinal Sean Brady 's direct involvement in the swearing to secrecy of two of the victims of the paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth was revealed by the Sunday Independent. Senior legal sources said there was a rush to settle the bulk of up to 300 High Court cases in which Brady was nominally named as lead defendant on behalf of the Church.
9 hrs ago | Salon
From a father in Missouri who's looking to keep his daughters from accessing birth control , to the refusal of key contraception mandate plaintiffs to accept the Obama administration's latest "accommodation," the Hobby Lobby decision continues to reverberate. But while the Green family who filed the Hobby Lobby suit objecting to the mandate are evangelical Christians, the road to Hobby Lobby wasn't paved by the Christian Right.
13 hrs ago | The Daily Star
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff during a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Archdiocese vicar-general Monsigneur Gerry Burns told parishioners at mass today that police had charged Kay, a Passionist priest who had been at St Mary's Parish since last year, with several offences following a complaint. ''As a result he has been removed from ministry.
A painting of St. Josaphat is displayed at the front of the church founded in 1889 in Detroit. / Jessica J. Trevino/Detroit Free Press But after heavy winds in November broke the church's iconic steeple, congregants wondered if it would ever open again for Catholic worship.
Providence, R.I., Sep 13, 2014 / 12:36 pm .- According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.
FINES are now being issued at train station car parks, but two-thirds of commuters who don't buy a $2 parking ticket don't have to sweat - yet. THE Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre needs a major extension because it has been left out of plans for Elizabeth Quay, says its boss.
Between 1970 and 2005 the prison population grew over 700%, far outpacing the population growth rate and the crime rate. We have a system of incarceration that does not reflect or respect the dignity of the human person, as we are incarcerating individuals at an alarming rate.
The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay continues its move away from the Common Core State Standards, and administrators expect to finish updated Catholic Diocese backs away from Common Core The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay continues its move away from the Common Core State Standards, and administrators expect to finish updated Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1tJu2oI Fourth-grade students recite the school motto in Julie Kreuser's Spanish class at St. Thomas More School on Sept. 2. The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is working on a new set of education standards for schools.
Since announcing plans in early 2012 to build a seminary and monastery on nearly 500 acres of land along the Broad River, two Catholic groups have raised money and shown the property to visitors from all over the world.
A sex abuse trial that convulsed a remote northern hamlet for years has ended with a defrocked Roman Catholic priest being convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago. After pleading guilty to eight of the counts at the start of his trial, former Oblate Eric Dejaeger will be sentenced for 32 sex crimes that range from indecent assault to bestiality.
Scotland's most influential Catholic cleric has described the Referendum debate as "cordial and heartening" and evidence of democratic maturity. Scotland's most influential Catholic cleric has described the Referendum debate as "cordial and heartening" and evidence of democratic maturity.
All 88 tickets have been bought for the September 21 ritual to be led by a devil-worshiping group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu. But Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, which is hosting the event, promised on its website it would be "enlightening but educational".
Pope Francis will visit the Turkish city of Istanbul at the end of November, his first trip to a predominantly Muslim nation, the Vatican said on Friday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the exact dates and the program for the trip, which will last several days, were still not fixed.
Dr Paisley was a firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician who led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades in Northern Ireland. He became a peacemaker when he entered government with Sinn Fein at Stormont as first minister following a landmark deal.
The Colombo archbishop says Pope Francis may make a 17th century priest Sri Lanka's first Roman Catholic saint during a papal visit next year. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced on Friday that Francis would visit the island nation Jan. 13-15.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:30 pm
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