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1 hr ago | The Otago Daily Times

Catholic priest stood down after sex claim

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.


Related Topix: Religion, St. Mary's, AK

5 hrs ago |

Church paid 'up to a 50m' in wake of Sean Brady revelations

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.


Related Topix: Religion

9 hrs ago | Salon

How the Catholic Church masterminded the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby debacle

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.


Related Topix: Religion, Health Insurance, Health

13 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff during a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Wedding, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

17 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.


Related Topix: Peoria, IL, Religion, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Italy, World News, Pope Benedict XVI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Marlborough Express

Catholic priest charged with indecent assault

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.


Related Topix: Religion, St. Mary's, AK

Detroit Free Press

A new steeple, a fresh start for St. Josaphat Catholic Church

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.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Religion

DFW Catholic

American Catholic deacon and doctor assisting in Liberia Ebola outbreak

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.


Related Topix: Religion, Medicine, Providence, RI, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases

New church measures to fight child abuse

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.


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A Letter From The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry

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.


Related Topix: Religion, West Hartford, CT

The Post-Standard

Cleveland bishop tells Catholic schools ALS Ice Bucket Challenge supports stem cell research

A Cleveland bishop sent a letter to pastors and principals discouraging Catholic schools from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because he believes doing so would support embryonic stem cell research, reports. In a Sept.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Religion, Pop/Rock, The Association

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Door Reminder

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 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 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.


Related Topix: Religion, Oshkosh, WI

The Star Online

Catholic groups move forward with plans to build along Broad River

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.


Related Topix: Religion, Boiling Springs, NC, Shelby, NC, Cleveland County, NC, Home Gardening, Home

Regina Leader Post

Former Arctic priest guilty on several sex charges involving Inuit children

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.


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

Sunday Herald

Scotland's top Catholic: indyref debate has been robust but cordial

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.


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Moray Firth Radio

'Educational' Satanic Black Mass Sells Out

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".


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Religion

Chicago Tribune

Pope to visit Turkey in November, marking first trip to a Muslim nation

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.


Related Topix: Religion, Orthodox Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Travel

Darlington and Stockton Times

Former Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley has died

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.


Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Irish Republican Army, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Religion

Detroit News

Pope Francis may declare Sri Lanka's 1st saint

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.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Sri Lanka Travel, Religion

The Daily Caller

Catholic Cardinal McCarrick Embraces Islam

Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C. "In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate," McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, US News, Conservative Political News