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2 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle
A surge of opposition to a proposed Dunkin' Donuts and drive-thru operation at the site of the former St. Mary The Morning Star Church could influence the owner's decision on whether to sell the property. Mark E. Dupont, secretary for Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield communications with the Springfield diocese, said Monday that in selling decommissioned churches and other property, church leaders consider the wishes of the community along with other factors.
6 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles
Over 88,000 people have signed an online petition to stop a satanic black mass scheduled for later this week in Oklahoma City. A petition started by the conservative activist website CitizenGo.org calls on the Oklahoma City Civic Center to cancel the Sunday event.
10 hrs ago | The Day
Brazilian church officials say the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has escaped injury during a robbery by three gunmen. Rio archdiocese spokesman Adionel Carlos da Cunha says the robbery occurred Monday night when Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta was being driven to a local radio station to participate in a debate.
A Roman Catholic former Labour MP has recalled being welcomed to Ian Paisley's Martyrs' Memorial Free Presbyterian Church and said that he regarded the DUP founder as "my friend". Andrew MacKinlay, a maverick Labour MP with a deep interest in Northern Ireland, retired at the same time as Dr Paisley at the 2010 General Election.
New York City, N.Y., Sep 15, 2014 / 05:39 pm .- Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging that parade organizers have not fulfilled a promise to include a pro-life Catholic group. "The decision is disappointing.
Yes, you read that right. Couples who had lived together, couples who had sex before marriage, even one with a grown child were married in the Vatican by the pope himself.
The Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, will consecrate the new altar at the cathedral.
Roman Catholic leaders in Massachusetts are urging residents to vote in favor of November's ballot question to repeal the state's casino law. Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus, Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski and Rev.
The Catholic Church said more than 500 members, including over 170 children, had been killed due to the insurgency in the Northeast region of the country. The church said that over 500 women had been widowed and more 1 500 children orphaned since the beginning of the crisis in 2009.
The religious rule governing Seaford's Annecy Catholic Primary School has led to outrage from parents who say the policy is "unfair" and "contradictory." They say Jon Reynard, who was called in to improve standards after the school was placed in special measures by Ofsted, should be allowed to remain in his post.
Femen activists during a protest at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France against the Catholic church's stance on gay-marriage in February 2013. Photo: Jacob Khrist / Femin.org Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards" following a Parisian court's decision to release nine Femen activists who stormed the Notre Dame cathedral last year to stage a topless protest against the pope.
A 71-year-old Catholic priest has been charged with indecent assault and stood down from his position as the head of a South Island parish. Father Aidan Kay will appear in the Blenheim District Court tomorrow facing one charge of indecently assaulting a male over the age of 17. Police would not comment further, saying the matter was before the courts and the "individual" charged had a right to seek name suppression.
The Catholic Church is believed to have paid out up to a 50m in compensation to abuse victims since former Cardinal Sean Brady 's direct involvement in the swearing to secrecy of two of the victims of the paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth was revealed by the Sunday Independent. Senior legal sources said there was a rush to settle the bulk of up to 300 High Court cases in which Brady was nominally named as lead defendant on behalf of the Church.
From a father in Missouri who's looking to keep his daughters from accessing birth control , to the refusal of key contraception mandate plaintiffs to accept the Obama administration's latest "accommodation," the Hobby Lobby decision continues to reverberate. But while the Green family who filed the Hobby Lobby suit objecting to the mandate are evangelical Christians, the road to Hobby Lobby wasn't paved by the Christian Right.
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff during a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Archdiocese vicar-general Monsigneur Gerry Burns told parishioners at mass today that police had charged Kay, a Passionist priest who had been at St Mary's Parish since last year, with several offences following a complaint. ''As a result he has been removed from ministry.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:05 pm
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