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1 hr ago | St. Anthony Messenger

Pope cautions against being envious or mean-spirited

Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, have vowed to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

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8 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:08 am .- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse

Poland's ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Dominican Republic, Central America, Religion,

Religion News Service

Mark Silk a " Anti-immigrant Congressman converts to Catholicism

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner was received into the Catholic Church in a private ceremony in the Chapel of St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee on Monday.

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Related Topix: Religion, Anglican, Immigration Reform, Prison

The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Religion, North America, Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Cape Breton Post

Church bells find new homes in area cemeteries

John Angione, chair of the pastoral council for the Parish of St. Leonard's, looks over the bell from the St. Anges Church, New Waterford, which is now in the St. Agnes cemetery.

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WCAV

Catholic Diocese of Richmond Discourages Donations to ALS Association

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is discouraging parishes and schools that participate in the ice bucket challenge from sending money to the ALS Association.

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The Tribune

Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Catholic leaders and faithful packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Tuesday for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.

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Related Topix: Religion, Grand Rapids, MI

WWLP

Priest indicted on embezzlement charges

A Roman Catholic priest has been indicted on charges that he embezzled more than $230,000 from the Northborough parish where he served as pastor.

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Related Topix: Religion, Northborough, MA

Oxford Mail

Greyfriars 'truly blessed' by warm welcome at new home

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Religion News Service

Is James Foley a martyr? A brutal death sparks a faith-based debate

Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci of Manchester, N.H., speaks during a vigil on Saturday for slain journalist James Foley at the Rochester Commons in Rochester, N.H. Photo courtesy of Shawn St.Hilaire / Democrat Photo From the moment news broke that U.S. journalist James Foley had been beheaded by Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, many ... (more)

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GhanaWeb

Catholic Bishops appeal to POTAG to call off strike

The Catholic Bishops' Conference is appealing to striking Polytechnic Teachers to reconsider their decision and return to the classrooms.

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Monterey County Herald

Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Catholic leaders and faithful packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Tuesday for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.

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Related Topix: Religion, Grand Rapids, MI

Warwickonline.com

City's first Catholic church celebrating 100th anniversary

READY TO CELEBRATE: Father Roland Simoneau joins a core group of parishioners outside St. Benedict Church following Sunday mass.

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Related Topix: Religion, Warwick, RI

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New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Religion, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

The Post-Standard

Catholic priest living in Syracuse pleads guilty to child porn, avoids prison

Robert Ours , 65, admitted to six counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child in a deal with County Court Judge Joseph Fahey.

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USA Today

10 inspiring quotes by Mother Teresa

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1pb9Ei5 Nuns of Mother Teresa's order, the Missionaries of Charity, watch proceedings beside a portrait of her hanging from a balcony during celebrations to mark the centennial of the Mother's birth, in Calcutta, India, on Aug. 26, 2010.

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NBC12

Catholic Diocese of Richmond warns against ALS association donations

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is sending notice to all Catholics to possibly avoid the viral ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

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Related Topix: Religion, Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Pope Offers Condolences to Family of James Foley in Message Read at Memorial Mass

A letter of condolence was sent on behalf of Pope Francis to the family of American journalist James Foley, who was murdered by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

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