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17 min ago | WXYZ

Priest & administrator indicted on fraud charges

A Detroit-area Catholic priest and his parish administrator were charged Wednesday with fraud and conspiracy in a scheme to steal nearly $700,000 from their church.

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4 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pope stirs Communion debate with call to woman

Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion, according to the woman's husband, in an apparent contradiction of Catholic law.

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7 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Removed Bend pastor quits church, joins another

More than six months after his removal as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bend, a move that sparked controversy in the congregation and an unsuccessful appeal to the Vatican, Father James Radloff announced Tuesday he is resigning from the Roman Catholic Church and will start a new parish in Bend, affiliated with the Evangelical ... (more)

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11 hrs ago | ABC News

New Hampshire Ex-Priest Gets Jail Time for Thefts

A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation's top clergy treatment centers has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for stealing at least $4,500 from a hospital, a dead priest's estate and the state's Roman Catholic bishop.

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14 hrs ago | Catholic World News

Melkite patriarch decries attacks on Catholic institutions in Syria

The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church lamented recent bomb attacks on an Armenian Catholic school and a Melkite parish in Syria.

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19 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sunday Herald

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

THE NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on running chaplaincy services which offer spiritual care and religious support to patients.

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The Raw Story

Vatican dismisses claim that John Paul II ignored Catholic sexual abuse

"Not all the people of God agree about canonisation," the International Movement We Are Church said in a statement ahead of the canonisation ceremony in St Peter's for John Paul II and his Italian predecessor John XXIII.

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CBS Local

Baltimore Archbishop Traveling To Rome For Canonizations

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.

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The Macon Telegraph

How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds

Fifteen months ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had chosen his room in a home for elderly Argentine priests.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

The New Zealand Herald

John Paul saint-maker: Pope not involved in Legion

The Polish priest who has spearheaded the case to make Pope John Paul II a saint says there is no documentation that he had any "personal involvement" in the scandal of the Legion of Christ religious order.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

WISN-TV

Group leaves for Rome for canonization of popes

TO THE VATICAN. WHY MILWAUKEE ARCHBISHOP JEROME LISTECKI AND DOZENS OF LOCAL PILGRIMS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO ROME AT THIS HOUR.

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Related Topix: Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Milwaukee, WI, Religion

Sunday Herald

Catholic cleric sued for 5m over pension fund shortfall

A PROMINENT Catholic cleric is being sued by Scotland's largest local authority for almost 5 million after a church-run approved school closed with major pension liabilities.

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Related Topix: Religion, Canada, Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom

This is Local London

Richmond Roman Catholic church pianist going on a solo mission

A member of a Richmond Roman Catholic church will hold a series of solo piano and organ recitals across the UK to raise money for charity.

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River Front Times

New Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Catholic Priest Xiuhui Joseph Jiang

Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang faces new charges of sexually abusing a Catholic school child five months after a judge dismissed a different case with similar allegations.

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Hundreds on hand as Ike-damage church reopens

Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008's Hurricane Ike.

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Related Topix: Religion, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike

WBOC-TV Salisbury

John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Indian Express

Arrests in priest murder case divide Catholic Church

Archbishop Bernard Moras, Home minister K J George, MLA N A Haris and MLC Govindraj celebrate Easter in Bangalore on Sunday.

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Chicago Tribune

Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in murder-suicide

A Cook County Sheriff's Office correctional officer and his wife, a Chicago police officer, were found shot to death inside a home in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood Sunday morning, officials said.

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