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Los Banos priest under investigation moved out of area

A Los Banos Catholic priest under investigation for possible sex crimes involving a teenager has been moved to an undisclosed location where there are no children present, a Catholic church official said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Religion, Fresno, CA, Merced, CA

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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Tue Aug 19, 2014

International Business Times

Historic First Time: Catholic Pontiff Pope Francis Supports Military...

For the first time ever in the history of the Roman Catholic church, its pontiff, currently Pope Francis, has supported military intervention if only to stop the senseless crusade of the Muslim militant ISIS against Christians in Pope Francis touches the wall that divides Israel from the West Bank, on his way to celebrate a mass in Manger Square ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Metal, Isis, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

New allegations against former Fort Myers Catholic priest

The church found him guilty of sexually abusing a boy and now he's accused of inappropriate behavior with other children.


Related Topix: Religion


Sisters Rescuing Women from Sex Trades

They are the Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries , and who looking at them could imagine that they have taken upon themselves - as have so many great missionary sisters before them - such difficult work, serving populations invisible to so many? In a red-light district in Cebu, central Philippines, the taxi stopped when its passenger called out, ... (more)


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Religion, US News, Conservative Political News

CBS Local

North Side Catholic School Starts New School Year After Facing Possible Closure

Students were back in the classrooms Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory School in Portage Park, after facing closure by the Catholic Archdiocese earlier this year, unless it came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Related Topix: Religion, Kids, Family

Babalu Blog

Quote of the Day - Cuba's Catholic Cardinal reminisces...

Quote of the Day - Cuba's Catholic Cardinal reminisces about the good old days in a Castro concentration camp for gays and dissidents Leave it up to the corrupt and compromised Archbishop of Havana, Cardinal Jaime Ortega , to some how attempt to put a positive spin on the time he spent interred in one of the Castro dictatorship's UMAP facilities, ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Conservative Political News, US News

DFW Catholic

Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before trips, archbishop reveals

Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Benedict Xvi

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Hopes that Christianity is coming in from the cold in North Korea

They were once referred to as the "Vatican's spies." But one Christian hopes attitudes towards missionaries are changing in North Korea.


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Religion

Los Banos Enterprise

Police: Los Banos Catholic priest under investigation for alleged a sex crimesa

A 64-year-old Catholic priest in Los Banos is under investigation for alleged "internet related sex crimes" involving at least one teenager, the Los Banos Police Department reported Monday.


Related Topix: Los Banos, CA, Religion

Cybercast News Service

Catholic Archbishop of Mosul: 'Islam Does Not Say That All Men Are Equal'

Amel Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, Iraq, who is now living in exile, warned that his diocese is now run by radical Muslims and that "liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here," adding that "Islam does not say that all men are equal," and if Westerners "do not understand this soon enough, you will become the ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Middle East, Iraq, World News

Pope eyes fast beatification for Salvador's Romero

Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador, was gunned down in 1980 while celebrating Mass.


Related Topix: Religion

El Paso Times

Bishops criticize New Mexico plan on food stamps

Roman Catholic bishops are criticizing the plan of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to again impose work-related requirements on some low-income New Mexicans trying to qualify for food stamps.


Related Topix: New Mexico, New Mexico Government, Religion, US Governors, Susana Martinez

The Daily Beast

Pope Francis, ISIS, and the Last CrusadeBy Christopher Dickey

'Caliph' Ibrahim wanted his fight to be a true holy war on both sides-and his strategy seems to be succeeding, with some of the highest Christian officials calling for military action.


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

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Catholic schools in Verona and Cedar Grove see steady enrollment

While nearby Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair nearly closed in part because of reduced enrollment, there appears to be no such problem in Verona or Cedar Grove.


Related Topix: Religion, Verona, NJ, Cedar Grove, NJ, Montclair, NJ

The Age

Fresh sex claims rock church

The Catholic Church has expelled an inner-Melbourne priest after allegations of sexual impropriety as the sex abuse royal commission begins its Melbourne hearings into decades of abuse and alleged cover-ups.


Related Topix: Sex Scandal, Religion

New York Daily News

Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York: Building bold futures for New York students

Exciting advancements are underway at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York! As part of our ongoing commitment to better serve New York students and their families, Catholic schools have implemented bold, new strategies and educational initiatives with one goal in mind: to provide the highest quality education possible for the more than ... (more)


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Pope makes biggest gesture yet to China, eyes tiesIn this photo...

In this photo provided by the L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion


Sister Elizabeth Johnson Blasts Catholic Bishops For 'Unconscionable' Investigation Of American Nuns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. A nun who drew U.S. Catholic bishops' ire with what they consider radical feminist writings fired back Friday , saying their investigation of women's orders is wasteful when financial mismanagement and sexual abuses are being covered up.


Related Topix: Religion, Nashville, TN, Medicine, Nursing, Fordham University, Vanderbilt University

Korea Herald

[Papal Visit] Pope's visit draws increasing attention to Catholicism

As Pope Francis concludes his five-day visit to Korea on Monday, his visit is expected to have a lasting impact on the country.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, South Korea, World News, Religion

WTOP-FM Washington

Pope urges 'fraternal' dialogue with China, others

Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conqueror" trying to take away the identity of others but as a partner in dialogue.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Opinion