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Another 'Bling Bishop' emerges in Newark: Catholics petition to forfeit mansion

Archbishop of John J. Myers of Newark has emerged as another "Bling Bishop" under fire for over-the-top spending.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Religion

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Vancouver Island blogger found guilty of violating judge's publication ban

A lunar eclipse took place Tuesday. The entire event was to be visible from North and South America, but sky watchers in northern and eastern Europe, eastern Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia were out of luck, according to US space agency NASA.


Related Topix: Blog News, Religion, North America, Canada, World News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

'The Catholic Church' Offers Insights into the Church

The Catholic Church is the biggest Christian church with more than 1.16 billion members around the world, according to a statistical report by Zenit News Agency.


Related Topix: Religion, Bedford, NY

Lancashire Telegraph

Headteacher leaves as Blackburn school changes denominations to survive

Sacred Heart Primary in Blackburn initially faced closure because of possibly losing students to the new Olive Islamic School, which has space for more than 600 pupils.


Related Topix: Religion, Anglican, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Prince George Citizen

Cancer-stricken former priest goes on trial in Louisville for sex abuse charges from...

Testimony began Tuesday in the long-delayed trial of former Catholic priest James Schook, as a witness said that he had numerous sexual encounters with Schook, beginning at age 13, at a Louisville church in the 1970s.


Related Topix: Religion

Norwalk Citizen News

Priest accused of luring girl in Vancouver

A Catholic priest is accused of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from school in Vancouver.


Related Topix: Religion

THE Brentwood Diocese has named its new Bishop - a former scientist and teacher.

Father Alan Williams was appointed as one of the region's most senior clergymen by Pope Francis and will succeed Bishop Thomas McMahon - who had been in post for more than 34 years.


Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church

Buffalo Mass Mob to Hold Rosary Mob May 10th at Saint Ann's

Buffalo Mass Mob is partnering with the Friends of Saint Ann's to host a Rosary Mob outside of Saint Ann's Church and Shrine at the corner of Broadway and Emslie in Buffalo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 starting at 10:00am.


Related Topix: Public Relations, Religion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Priest, 79, admits child sex charges

AN elderly Perth Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young girls, dating back to 1969 and 1980 - prompting an apology from the Church.


Related Topix: Religion


ACLU seeks to oppose diocese in birth control suit

The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health-care overhaul.


Related Topix: ACLU, Religion

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse

The hearing scheduled for May 5-6 in Geneva will look at whether the Vatican's record on child protection violates the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

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Related Topix: Religion, Center for Constitutional Rights, Charitable Organizations


Malta to Legalize Civil Unions

Maltese lawmakers are expected to pass a bill Monday that will legalize civil unions, allowing same-sex couples to have the same rights as straight married couples, including the ability to adopt children, in the predominately Catholic country, Malta Today reports.


Related Topix: Religion, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding

Sunderland Echo

Sunderland Catholic Girl's Academy gains national status

Less than a week after the cutting of the turf to start building a new A 15.4million school, St Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy has become a National Teaching School.


Related Topix: Religion, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

Blackburn Citizen

East Lancs priests back child abuse scandal crackdown

EAST Lancashire priests have said that there will be no 'hiding place' for the 'wicked and wrong' abusers of children in the Catholic Church.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

Sunday Herald

New Catholic bishop chooses to live in deprived housing scheme

AS Scotland's newest Roman Catholic bishop he could easily have opted for the opulent residence set aside for a man in his position.


Related Topix: Religion, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom,

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Catholic bishops, educators vow to strengthen peacebuilding efforts in Mindanao

Catholic bishops and educators vowed to strengthen the role of the Catholic Church "in the promotion of lasting peace in Mindanao" as they welcomed the March 27 signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front both as a source of optimism and as a "greater challenge to ... (more)


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News, Gloria Macapagal-arroyo

Lourdes rates as the third visited Catholic pilgrimages in the world

Vatican is the first, while Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City rates as the second visited location for Catholics in the world.


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National Public Radio

Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

David Buck sits next to the Jesus the Homeless statue that was installed in front of his church, St. Alban's Episcopal, in Davidscon, N.C. Rev.


Related Topix: Canada, Religion, Episcopal Church

Greenwich Citizen

Handwritten Bible finds home in Phoenix

Ivelina Seykova, a book maker of Roswell Bookbinding, goes through 299 replications of the original Saint John's Bible, on March 31, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz.


Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Canada, Religion, Maricopa County, AZ, Paradise Valley, AZ


Pope Francis ignores prepared Palm Sunday homily, poses for 'selfies'

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI