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3 hrs ago | VDARE

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.

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

7 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | NY1

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Related Topix: Religion, Huntington, IN

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.

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

Examiner.com

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".

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

MassLive.com

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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Related Topix: 9, Religion, Boston, MA, Springfield, MA, Granby, MA

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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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

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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Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Religion News Service

Jennifer Haselberger's affidavit ought to be sounding alarms throughout the length and breadth of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

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Related Topix: Religion, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Minnesota

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Catholic diocese upends custom on homiliesCatholic diocese upends...

Catholic diocese upends custom on homilies A decades-long practice at some churches of laypeople delivering the homily has come to an end.

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Related Topix: Religion, Rochester, NY

Tahoe Daily Tribune

New Catholic academy replaces defunct Saint Theresa School

The Lake Tahoe Catholic Academy will operate on the campus of the defunct St. Theresa School, which closed earlier this year.

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Related Topix: South Lake Tahoe, CA, Religion

CBS Local

Catholic Leaders Respond To Gov. Perry's Immigration Proposal

Leaders from The Catholic Diocese of Dallas and Fort Worth have responded to Governor Perry's plan to send National Guard troops to the border .

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Related Topix: Religion, Rick Perry, US Governors, Fort Worth, TX

Russia Taday

ISIS militants ransack Catholic monastery in Iraq

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant waving the Islamic Jihad flag and holding up their weapons as a vehicle drives on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the ... (more)

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

NEWS.com.au

WA Catholic news off The Record

THE Record, Western Australia's Catholic newspaper, which was established in 1874, will publish its final edition on July 23. Perth Archbishop Timothy Costello said the decision to close the paper was reached after a five-month review with stakeholders following a protracted decline in subscriptions.

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