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8 min ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia archbishop confident Pope Francis will visit in 2015

Although Pope Francis' own people aren't confirming it yet, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pontiff has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015 in what would be his U.S. visit.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Pennsylvania

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Free Republic

With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami

Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, US News, Religion

Myrtle Beach Online

US report says religious freedom in Cuba is bad but getting better

Cuban government restrictions on religion remain severe although they have been eased on several fronts over the past year, according to the U.S. State Department's annual report on freedom of religion around the world.

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Related Topix: Religion, Cuba, World News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

ThinkProgress

Did The Pope Just Challenge The Church's Position On War?

Pope Francis has a habit of saying things that are not necessarily in line with the established teaching of the Catholic Church , but his most recent appeal for peace in the Middle East may put him at odds with a centuries-old Catholic theology concerning the proper use of military force.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, History in the News, US News, Liberal Political News

NOLA.com

Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Phillymag.com

Planning a Place for the Pope

Despite the guessing game regarding Pope Francis's intentions to visit Philly next year - he almost certainly will, barring illness - officials are proceeding to plan for him.

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Related Topix: Religion, Philadelphia, PA

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern

The Philippines on Sunday welcomed its 100-millionth citizen - a baby girl named Chonalyn who was born at a hospital in the capital, Manila.

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Related Topix: Religion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Boston.com

Boston's Nigerian Catholics mark parish jubilee

Twenty-five years ago, a group of Nigerian Catholics in Boston who missed the flavor of church services in their homeland started congregating in a Mattapan apartment.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Mattapan, MA, Religion

Examiner.com

What is the American Catholic's pearl of great price?

In today's gospel reading from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass , Jesus speaks about finding a pearl of great price--so great in value as to inspire the finder to sell everything else in their life so that the pearl becomes everything to them.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Wiltshire Times

Trowbridge bishop killed in bike smash

THE Christian community and neighbours are mourning Trowbridge bishop Tony Palmer, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

Vanguard

Sultan commends Muslim, Catholic cordial relationship

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, on Saturday commended the cordial relationship existing between the Catholic community and people of the state.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Religion, Africa

Iol.co.za

Costa Concordia enters Genoa to be scrapped

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship limped on Sunday into the Italian port of Genoa to be scrapped two and a half years after it capsized in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Religion

Bangkok Post

Philippines' "100,000,000th baby"

A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation.

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Related Topix: Religion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Boston.com

All Things Catholic Will tragedy derail Pope Francis on Christian unity?

History sometimes turns on tragedies, leaving people to ponder what might have been.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Mirror.co.uk

Watch as Catholic priest dances in the aisles in front of a packed out congregation

Videos of a recent mass taken on the local feast day and uploaded on to YouTube has gone viral on social networks and spread Father Pepe's fame far beyond his parish.

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Related Topix: Religion

Free Republic

Catholic Bishops Slam "Unprecendented and Extreme" Executive Order

The bishop-Chairmen of two USCCB Committees slammed President Obama's July 21 "gender identity" executive order for its lack of religious freedom protection and "flaws in its core prohibitions."

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Related Topix: Religion, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, US News

Examiner.com

Helene Murtha: Catholic minister admits to sexually abusing high school students

The sexual encounters with her students took place during the 1980s at Murtha's home, at Seton Keough High School in Baltimore, and at the Monsignor's Retreat House in Sparks, Maryland.

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Related Topix: Religion, Education Etc., Maryland

Irish Republican News

Arson bid on Catholic church

Loyalists have attempted to burn down St Mary's Star of the Sea Church on the Shore Road on the outskirts of north Belfast.

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Related Topix: St. Mary's, AK, Religion, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland

SeacoastOnline

Maine Catholic properties for sale

Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attendance and a surplus of under-utilized buildings.

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Related Topix: Maine, Religion, Wedding

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Morning News

Local Catholic priest officially installed as church pastor of two parishes

Lisa Lete Father Jose de Jesus Gonzalez was officially installed as the pastor of Blackfoot's St. Bernard's Catholic Church and Fort Hall's St. Kateri's Catholic Church at a special mass at St. Bernard's on Friday.

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Related Topix: Religion, Blackfoot, ID, Fort Hall, ID

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