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Sudanese Christian woman arrives in Rome

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.


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Number of Catholic priests who have been defrocked for sex abuse revealed

New procedures were put in place by the Catholic Church in England and Wales to safeguard children and vulnerable adults in 2001 The number of Catholic priests in Wales and England who have been defrocked for sex abuse totals more than 50, a report has revealed.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Priest jailed for child sex offences

A CATHOLIC priest has been jailed after admitting to indecently assaulting two girls in the Perth parishes where he worked.


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Tony's Kansas City

Snap Calls Out Bishop Finn Amid Catholic Sex Abuse Contract Dispute

Tonight, here's the alt. word from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests regarding and contradicting a recent statement from Kansas City Catholic honcho Bishop Finn .


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The Winnipeg Free Press

St. Boniface Cathedral evokes the ruins of Nero's burned city in ambitious fringe offering

There is a long tradition, going back to the Middle Ages, of hosting religious plays outside the walls of the Catholic Church.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Quo Vadis, History Movies, Religion

Saving Catholic Schools

Principal Jennifer Hodge connects with a water balloon during a block party fundraiser Sunday July 13, 2014 at Our Lady of Victory School in Jefferson Park, a Catholic school that raised enough money to stay open after being scheduled to close.

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Related Topix: Religion, Chicago, IL, Midlothian, IL


Catholic Charities Is Expanding Its Taxpayer-Funded Illegal Alien Services

No question, the Catholic church has attached itself to the alien kiddie dump as a major opportunity for public do-goodery.


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

Hills News

Catholic teachers in stop work meeting

Solidarity: About 500 Catholic school teachers and support staff attended a stop work meeting at Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta today to protest conditions in their new enterprise agreement.


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ItCH: A Papal Vision for Hizzoner

Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday played a smart political card while on his Italian vacation - reaching out to the pope.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, York, NE, United Kingdom, Michael Bloomberh

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Times Herald

Youths' 'blessing bags' offer help, hope to homeless

Many people may take for granted having those items in their homes. But what about those who don't have a home? Vivian is among a group of young people who decided to create and distribute what they're calling "blessing bags" through local Catholic parishes.


Related Topix: Religion, Detroit, MI

The Baltimore Sun

Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war

About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighborhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city's 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Orthodox Church, Palestinian Territories, Pope Benedict XVI

DFW Catholic

Lives of the saints model Catholic social teaching in new book

Huntington, Ind., Jul 22, 2014 / 11:59 am .- Dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for creation are just a few topics author Brandon Vogt discusses in his new book, "Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World."


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ABC News

Catholic teachers stop work

Members of the Independent Education Union are taking part in the half-day strike because they say a proposed Enterprise Agreement would strip away basic conditions; about 200 teachers and staff are expected to take part.


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Religion News Service

Bishop Tony Palmer died on July 20, 2014, after a motorcycle accident.

Bishop Tony Palmer, a charismatic preacher who used a cellphone camera to record Pope Francis issuing an appeal for Christian unity between Catholics and evangelicals, died Sunday after a motorcycle crash in the United Kingdom.


Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Episcopal Church, Anglican

Tom Petty takes on the Catholic Church in his latest album Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty is angry over how the Catholic Church has treated sex abuse victims and says so on his new album, "Hypnotic Eye".


Related Topix: Tom Petty, Religion, Sinead o'connor, Pop/Rock

Conversion of old Holyoke Catholic High School into 54 apartments...

HOLYOKE - Construction began last month and the $19 million conversion of the old Holyoke Catholic High School campus into 54 apartments should take a year, the owner said.


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The Raw Story

Is the Pope being Catholic or communist when he attacks capitalism for ignoring the poor?

A blog in The Economist recently accused Pope Francis of following the founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, in adopting an "ultra-radical line" on capitalism.


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DFW Catholic

Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 04:03 am .- The senses are the "road to God", who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.


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Are homeschoolers really welcome in the Catholic church?

The pastor of a large Michigan Catholic church has alienated many of his parishioners by telling a long time homeschool group that that they were a "loose cannon" and could no longer use the parish facilities for their meetings.


Related Topix: Highland, MI, Religion

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Catholics venerate new St. Kateri statue unveiled on her feast day

Joseph Enos, an elder in the Native American community, blesses a new statue of St. Kateri Tekakwith at St. Mary's Basilica July 14. Franciscan Father Vince Mesi, pastor, also blessed it.


Related Topix: St. Mary's, AK, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI