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1 hr ago | Edmonton Journal

Edmonton's Catholic community fears for Iraqi Christians

Stantec's new $500-million skyscraper will be mighty tall when it's completed in 2018 - 62 storeys, dwarfing all other Edmonton towers, making it one of the highest skyscrapers in the country, behind five Toronto and two Calgary towers .

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5 hrs ago | SFGate

Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.

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Related Topix: Religion, Montana, Economics News, Bankruptcy

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Benedict Xvi

7 hrs ago | AmmoLand

Islamist Terror Demands Vatican Catholic Defense

"With Islamist terrorists murdering, plundering and raping in the Middle East and threatening our homeland, church officials and others must overcome their fear of private citizen firearms possession," gun rights expert John M. Snyder stated here today.

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12 hrs 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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16 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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18 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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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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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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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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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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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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Home

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

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