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3 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Galveston church damaged by Ike to reopen

A restored St. Mary Cathedral-Basilica will officially re-open on Easter Sunday with a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo , head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Daily Beast

The Seedy Side of SainthoodBy Barbie Latza Nadeau

As the faithful descend on Rome for the double canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, critics say the two popes were pushed through to sainthood without a thorough vetting.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Detroit News

Hollywood changes script, tempts religious audiences

'Noah,' starring Russell Crowe, has divided religious audiences, who debate whether it portrays the true biblical story.

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Related Topix: Religion, Siena College, Loudonville, NY, Opinion

Turnto10.com

Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

A jury says a former Catholic priest stricken with late-stage cancer should serve a 15-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a Louisville church in the early 1970s.

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Related Topix: Religion, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Colorado Political News

Faced With Catholic/GOP Uprising, Dems Kill Pro-Choice Bill

The Denver Post's Kurtis Lee reports on drama yesterday in the Colorado Senate over Senate Bill 14-175 , the Reproductive Health Freedom Act .

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Religion, Abortion

Reuters

Church must be open to sick, homeless, pope says on Holy Thursday

Pope Francis, starting four packed days of events culminating in Easter, said on Thursday the church must always be a refuge for the poor, the homeless and the sick.

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ABC News

The Easter message is the Resurrection not the suffering says Bishop

Though we can be swept up in the pagan traditions of Easter like easter eggs, the holiday has its foundation in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Easter, Pagan/Wiccan, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Free Republic

Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-17-14, Holy Thursday: Chrism Mass

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, To announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God, to comfort all who mourn; To place on those who mourn ... (more)

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TwinCities

Former vicar general deposed in priest sex abuse cases

Attorneys for plaintiffs alleging sexual abuse by Catholic priests said Wednesday that the Rev.

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Related Topix: Religion, St. Paul, MN

Reuters

Pope struggles to keep fellow Latin Americans in Catholic fold: Poll

Despite a high-profile first year as the head of the Vatican, Pope Francis has not been able to stem the tide of fellow Latin Americans turning away from Catholicism and toward Evangelicalism, or secularism in more prosperous countries.

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WBEZ-FM Chicago

Fish fry dinners bring food, community to Catholics during Lent

Roman Catholics are not supposed to eat meat on Fridays during Lent. They view it as a small act of penance to honor Christ's death.

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Related Topix: Loyola University Chicago, Religion

Examiner.com

Another 'Bling Bishop' emerges in Newark: Catholics petition to forfeit mansion

Archbishop of John J. Myers of Newark has emerged as another "Bling Bishop" under fire for over-the-top spending.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Religion

Canada.com

Vancouver Island blogger found guilty of violating judge's publication ban

A lunar eclipse took place Tuesday. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Religion, North America, Canada, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

'The Catholic Church' Offers Insights into the Church

The Catholic Church is the biggest Christian church with more than 1.16 billion members around the world, according to a statistical report by Zenit News Agency.

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Related Topix: Religion, Bedford, NY

Lancashire Telegraph

Headteacher leaves as Blackburn school changes denominations to survive

Sacred Heart Primary in Blackburn initially faced closure because of possibly losing students to the new Olive Islamic School, which has space for more than 600 pupils.

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Related Topix: Religion, Anglican, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Prince George Citizen

Cancer-stricken former priest goes on trial in Louisville for sex abuse charges from...

Testimony began Tuesday in the long-delayed trial of former Catholic priest James Schook, as a witness said that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Priest accused of luring girl in Vancouver

A Catholic priest is accused of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver.

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Brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Father Alan Williams was appointed as one of the region's most senior clergymen by Pope Francis and will succeed Bishop Thomas McMahon - who had been in post for more than 34 years.

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WNYMedia.net

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann's

Buffalo Mass Mob is partnering with the Friends of Saint Ann's to host a Rosary Mob outside of Saint Ann's Church and Shrine at the corner of Broadway and Emslie in Buffalo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 10:00am.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Priest, 79, admits child sex charges

AN elderly Perth Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young girls, dating back to 1969 and 1980 - prompting an apology from the Church.

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