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1 hr ago | DFW Catholic

Catholic League withdraws from St. Patrick's Day Parade

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15, 2014 / 05:39 pm .- Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging that parade organizers have not fulfilled a promise to include a pro-life Catholic group.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.


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5 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Pope Francis Marries 20 Couples at Vatican: Why It's Important

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.


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10 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

Brownsville cathedral to reopen after repairs

The Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, will consecrate the new altar at the cathedral.


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10 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

Roman Catholic Bishops Support Casino Law Repeal

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.


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14 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Catholics bear brunt of Boko Haram terror

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.


Related Topix: Religion, Nigeria, World News,

18 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

New South Wales Catholic magazine wins religious press award

Sydney, Australia, Sep 15, 2014 / 12:02 am .- The Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, in Australia's state of New South Wales, is rejoicing over having won multiple media honors from the country's Catholic and religious journalism associations. "Aurora attracted three awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association dinner held last Thursday, followed by another four awards at the Australasian Religious Press Association lunch on Sunday," Irene Sutherland, acting communications director of the Australian bishops' conference, told CNA Sept.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Argus

Head must quit school he saved because he's not Roman Catholic

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.


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The St. Petersburg Times

Russia's Foreign Ministry blasted France for its "double standards"...

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 / 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.


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The Otago Daily Times

Catholic priest stood down after sex claim

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.


Related Topix: Religion, St. Mary's, AK

Church paid 'up to a 50m' in wake of Sean Brady revelations

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.


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How the Catholic Church masterminded the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby debacle

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.


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The Daily Star

Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff during a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.


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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.


Related Topix: Peoria, IL, Religion, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Italy, World News, Pope Benedict XVI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Marlborough Express

Catholic priest charged with indecent assault

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.


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Detroit Free Press

A new steeple, a fresh start for St. Josaphat Catholic Church

A painting of St. Josaphat is displayed at the front of the church founded in 1889 in Detroit. / Jessica J. Trevino/Detroit Free Press But after heavy winds in November broke the church's iconic steeple, congregants wondered if it would ever open again for Catholic worship.


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DFW Catholic

American Catholic deacon and doctor assisting in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Providence, R.I., Sep 13, 2014 / 12:36 pm .- According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,269 people, and claimed the lives of 2,288 as of Tuesday. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.


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New church measures to fight child abuse

FINES are now being issued at train station car parks, but two-thirds of commuters who don't buy a $2 parking ticket don't have to sweat - yet. THE Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre needs a major extension because it has been left out of plans for Elizabeth Quay, says its boss.


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A Letter From The Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry

Between 1970 and 2005 the prison population grew over 700%, far outpacing the population growth rate and the crime rate. We have a system of incarceration that does not reflect or respect the dignity of the human person, as we are incarcerating individuals at an alarming rate.


Related Topix: Religion, West Hartford, CT

The Post-Standard

Cleveland bishop tells Catholic schools ALS Ice Bucket Challenge supports stem cell research

A Cleveland bishop sent a letter to pastors and principals discouraging Catholic schools from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because he believes doing so would support embryonic stem cell research, reports. In a Sept.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Door Reminder

Catholic Diocese backs away from Common Core

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay continues its move away from the Common Core State Standards, and administrators expect to finish updated Catholic Diocese backs away from Common Core The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay continues its move away from the Common Core State Standards, and administrators expect to finish updated Check out this story on Fourth-grade students recite the school motto in Julie Kreuser's Spanish class at St. Thomas More School on Sept. 2. The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is working on a new set of education standards for schools.


Related Topix: Religion, Oshkosh, WI