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Pastoral Center opens

The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm is ready to open its new Pastoral Center at 5th North Street and Highland Avenue, on budget and only a little past schedule.


Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Religion

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Buckhead church wins battle in rectory fight with neighbors

Special Photo / This artist's rendering shows the six-priest rectory the Cathedral of Christ the King in Buckhead is building on a nearly 1-acre residential lot nearby on West Wesley Road.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Religion

ABC News

Minnesota Archbishop Won't Resign Amid Criticism

Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, as well as an investigation into his own conduct, the archbishop says he will not resign.


Related Topix: Religion

CBS Local

Music Director At Suburban Catholic Church Fired After Same-Sex Engagement

Some parishioners at a north suburban Roman Catholic church are upset with the archdiocese - for the firing of the parish music director after he got engaged to his male partner.


Related Topix: Religion

Fox News

Archbishop in Minnesota says he won't resign amid criticism over handling of sex abuse scandal

The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests.


Related Topix: Religion

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Judge orders mediator to resolve Milwaukee Archdio...

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley has ordered a mediator to try and resolve the three-and-a-half year old bankruptcy case involving the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Religion

The Washington Post

Vatican intervenes to remove a priest in Paraguay accused of sex abuse in US

The Vatican has ordered a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Paraguay to remove a priest accused of sex abuse in the U.S. and to restrict the activities of the bishop who hired him.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Scranton, PA, World News

City Pages

Bob Schwiderski releases map of accused Christian clerics in Minnesota

For decades, Bob Schwiderski has been a voice for victims of clerical abuse. He's blanketed the neighborhoods of accused priests with fliers and held press conferences to encourage others to speak out.


Related Topix: Religion

Courier News

Hillsboro dad says Catholic school didn't stop bullying

Hillsboro dad says Catholic school didn't stop bullying Diocese of Metuchen is sued for Check out this story on Sister Mary Klersey, the principal of St. Ann School, is accused in a lawsuit of not taking a bullying complaint seriously.


Related Topix: Religion, Anger Management, Health


Polish community watches 2 Catholic churches shut down

Parishioners at St. Ladislaus in Hamtramck have seen the writing on the wall for years now as they looked around to see empty pews.


Related Topix: Religion, Hamtramck, MI, Detroit, MI

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Advocate

Secretary to supt. of Catholic schools arrested in thefts

A former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge with a history of siphoning money from an employer was arrested early Tuesday after an audit alleged she used a diocesan credit card to buy several prepaid debit cards to pay her bills and make other purchases.


Related Topix: Religion, Baton Rouge, LA, Ethel, LA, Zachary, LA

DFW Catholic

Catholic Bishops and Immigration

In June, 2014, speaking for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops , Bishop Mark Seitz testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the undocumented immigration crisis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Religion

The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Brown, Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries CEO, steps down

Gary Brown's nearly 25 years of service at the helm of Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries has ended, but not before friends, family, clergy and colleagues bid him farewell at a Mass and dinner June 20. or nearly 25 years, Gary Brown cared for families during their time of greatest sorrow: the loss of a loved one.


Related Topix: Religion, Phoenix, AZ

Brandon Sun

Vatican sets dates for pope's second Asia trip: Jan. 12-19 in Sri Lanka, Philippines

The Vatican has confirmed the dates for Pope Francis' second trip to Asia, a weeklong visit Jan. 12-19 to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Philadelphia archbishop confident Pope Francis will visit in 2015

Although Pope Francis' own people aren't confirming it yet, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said the pontiff has accepted an invitation to visit Philadelphia in September 2015 in what would be his U.S. visit.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Pennsylvania

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Free Republic

With The Law Ignored, Border Surge Turns Into A Tsunami

Amnesty: With word out about U.S. coddling of Central American illegal immigrants, Haitians and people from much farther abroad are flooding our shores to get their slice.


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

Myrtle Beach Online

US report says religious freedom in Cuba is bad but getting better

Cuban government restrictions on religion remain severe although they have been eased on several fronts over the past year, according to the U.S. State Department's annual report on freedom of religion around the world.


Related Topix: Religion, Cuba, World News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy


Did The Pope Just Challenge The Church's Position On War?

Pope Francis has a habit of saying things that are not necessarily in line with the established teaching of the Catholic Church , but his most recent appeal for peace in the Middle East may put him at odds with a centuries-old Catholic theology concerning the proper use of military force.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, History in the News, US News, Liberal Political News

Papal first: Francis visits Pentecostal church

Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Pentecostal church, pressing his outreach to evangelicals who represent Catholicism's greatest competition for Christian souls around the globe.


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

Planning a Place for the Pope

Despite the guessing game regarding Pope Francis's intentions to visit Philly next year - he almost certainly will, barring illness - officials are proceeding to plan for him.


Related Topix: Religion, Philadelphia, PA