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34 min ago | Religion News Service

Vatican's doctrinal chief renews criticism of US nuns, says he's no misogynist

The Vatican's guardian of orthodoxy and the force behind Rome's investigation of American nuns has renewed his criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, downplaying the group's size and importance and arguing that the Vatican is trying to help them recover their religious identity so they don't die out.


Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

After kidnapping schoolgirls, Boko Haram takes aim at churches in northeast Nigeria

Five months after Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls in Nigeria's Borno State, the Islamic extremist group has begun occupying churches in the country's northeastern region, church officials there said.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Religion

9 hrs ago |

Emanuel Zevallos Announces Upcoming Book Launch of 25 Catholic Mormon 26

Like many young people, Emanuel Zevallos was undecided about the truth behind major religions.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion, Arts, Poetry

12 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

Fight within Church goes back 20 years

Many are probably wondering "What on Earth?" as the fight within the local Catholic Church spills into the streets and onto the pages of newspapers and nightly news.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Opinion

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Erie Times News

Catholic schools in Erie area start year full of faith

When second-graders at St. Boniface School wrote goals for the 2014-15 school year, the list included educational objectives like doing cursive writing and science experiments.


Related Topix: Religion, Erie, PA

News Max

'Time' Mourns Dwindling Numbers of 'Social Justice' Nuns

A Time magazine article bemoans the stark decline in the number of "social activist" women religious in the U.S. today, stating that "[t]oday's nuns are simply too progressive for the Vatican," which "chooses not to celebrate nuns and not to empower them."


Related Topix: Religion

Daily Herald

St. John Paul II statue dedication at Niles cemetery

Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago has announced the addition of a new sculpture honoring Saint John Paul II at Maryhill Cemetery, 8600 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Niles.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Religion, Niles, IL, Italy, World News,

WTEN-TV Albany

Springfield's new bishop ventures to Berkshires

The new bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has made his first trip to the Berkshires and promises he'll return.


Related Topix: Religion, Massachusetts

Sentinel & Enterprise

St. Bernard's new principal a perfect fit

A stained-glass panel from the old St. Bernard Parish on Water Street hangs in the lobby at St. Bernard's Elementary School on Summer Street.


Related Topix: Saint Anselm College, Gardner, MA, Fitchburg, MA, Religion, Worcester County, MA

Pacific Daily News

Church leaders, embrace the Internet

It is curious to many why Archbishop Anthony Apuron has recently warned high school students and faithful Catholics not to go to the blogs.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

James CarrollAbolish Vatican statehood

The church straddles two poles at once, and at times they pull in radically opposite directions.


Related Topix: Religion, Opinion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Door Reminder

GRACE system president Dane Radecki and Green Bay diocese Bishop David Ricken (background).

Green Bay classical school named after pope New school will use traditional Catholic teaching methods Check out this story on St. John Paul II Classical School will initially be open to students in pre-kindergarten to third grade starting in 2015-16 The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay and the Green ... (more)


Related Topix: Green Bay, WI, Religion, La Crosse, WI, Milwaukee, WI


Bishop Okafor's death jolts Catholics

The death of the Emeritus Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Simon Okafor, jolted Catholic faithful in the Diocese as priests that celebrated Masses yesterday announced his demise.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Religion

The Birth of the Pill is a fascinating book on the oral contraceptive

It's not a tough pill to swallow. Today more than 100 million women around the world use the oral contraceptive known simply as "the pill."


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Human Sexuality, Religion

The ugly truth about Catholics, Christians and the heresy of progressivism

The prophet Jeremiah speaks of the 'violence and outrage' of his message, and the 'derision and reproach' he receives in return.


Related Topix: Abortion, Gay/Lesbian, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Religion


Pope Francis To Celebrate Wedding Mass For 20 Couples

Pope Francis is greeted by faithfulls gathered at St Peter's Square prior to his weekly general audience on August 27, 2014 in Vatican City.


Related Topix: Wedding, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

The News Item

St. Ambrose School celebrates 100th anniversary

The first class motto was, "Study not for the present but for the future," and after a century, that motto still applies for the students, faculty, staff and administration.


Related Topix: Pottsville, PA, Religion, Schuylkill County, PA, Penn State University Park, Lake Wynonah, PA, Temple University

Trinadad Express

Carmona: I have faith in T&T

San Fernando PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona said yesterday TriA nidad and Tobago needA ed love and genuine friendship in society to make a diffeA rence.


Related Topix: Trinidad and Tobago, World News, Religion, Central America

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Massimo Sestini/Italian Polizia di Stato via Afp/Getty Images/file...

Anyone conducting a global news search over the past few days under the terms "Catholic" and "politics" would find the usual wealth of material, including the following five storylines from around the world: In the United States, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US bishops' conference, issued a thumbs-down for new revisions to the Obama ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Recreational Vehicle, Security, World News, Africa, South Sudan, Social Security, Personal Finance, Sudan

New York Post

Female coaches at Catholic school 'had sex with students for years'

Two female basketball coaches turned a Catholic secondary school into Horndog High, bedding students for years under the watch of a skirt-chasing athletic director, according to an alleged victim and three school sources.


Related Topix: Religion, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY