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39 min ago | WHTC

Historic canonization of two popes brings joy and controversy

Two giants of Roman Catholicism in the 20th century will become saints on Sunday at an unprecedented twin canonization that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion member Church.


Related Topix: Religion, Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Pope Benedict XVI

1 hr ago | The Washington Post

Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche.


Related Topix: Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Religion, Seton Hall University, Pope Benedict XVI, World News

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Ohio Marchers Protest Catholic Teacher Contract

Demonstrators gathered in Cincinnati's Fountain Square to protest new language in contracts for teachers in southwest Ohio Roman Catholic schools that place more restrictions on personal behavior.


Related Topix: Religion, Ohio


Priest & administrator indicted on fraud charges

A Detroit-area Catholic priest and his parish administrator were charged Wednesday with fraud and conspiracy in a scheme to steal nearly $700,000 from their church.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Holidays, Father's Day

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Pope stirs Communion debate with call to woman

Pope Francis called an Argentine woman married to a divorced man and reportedly told her that she could receive the sacrament of Communion, according to the woman's husband, in an apparent contradiction of Catholic law.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

Removed Bend pastor quits church, joins another

More than six months after his removal as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bend, a move that sparked controversy in the congregation and an unsuccessful appeal to the Vatican, Father James Radloff announced Tuesday he is resigning from the Roman Catholic Church and will start a new parish in Bend, affiliated with the Evangelical ... (more)


Related Topix: Bend, OR, Religion, Wedding

ABC News

New Hampshire Ex-Priest Gets Jail Time for Thefts

A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation's top clergy treatment centers has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for stealing at least $4,500 from a hospital, a dead priest's estate and the state's Roman Catholic bishop.


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Catholic World News

Melkite patriarch decries attacks on Catholic institutions in Syria

The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church lamented recent bomb attacks on an Armenian Catholic school and a Melkite parish in Syria.


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Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of candle-bearing faithful below - not in the arcane, scripted words of pontiffs past but in those of a father and pastor looking out for his flock.

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Sunday Herald

Call to cut millions spent by NHS on religion

THE NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on running chaplaincy services which offer spiritual care and religious support to patients.


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The Raw Story

Vatican dismisses claim that John Paul II ignored Catholic sexual abuse

"Not all the people of God agree about canonisation," the International Movement We Are Church said in a statement ahead of the canonisation ceremony in St Peter's for John Paul II and his Italian predecessor John XXIII.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

CBS Local

Baltimore Archbishop Traveling To Rome For Canonizations

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.


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The Macon Telegraph

How Pope Francis, tolerant but rigorous, is winning hearts and minds

Fifteen months ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had chosen his room in a home for elderly Argentine priests.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Religion, Pope Benedict XVI

The New Zealand Herald

John Paul saint-maker: Pope not involved in Legion

The Polish priest who has spearheaded the case to make Pope John Paul II a saint says there is no documentation that he had any "personal involvement" in the scandal of the Legion of Christ religious order.


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WLOX-TV Biloxi

No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Explosion, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion, Travel, Rome, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel

Mon Apr 21, 2014


Group leaves for Rome for canonization of popes



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Sunday Herald

Catholic cleric sued for 5m over pension fund shortfall

A PROMINENT Catholic cleric is being sued by Scotland's largest local authority for almost 5 million after a church-run approved school closed with major pension liabilities.


Related Topix: Religion, Canada, Strathclyde County, Scotland, United Kingdom

This is Local London

Richmond Roman Catholic church pianist going on a solo mission

A member of a Richmond Roman Catholic church will hold a series of solo piano and organ recitals across the UK to raise money for charity.


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River Front Times

New Sex Abuse Charges Filed Against Catholic Priest Xiuhui Joseph Jiang

Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang faces new charges of sexually abusing a Catholic school child five months after a judge dismissed a different case with similar allegations.


Related Topix: Religion, Missouri

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Hundreds on hand as Ike-damage church reopens

Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008's Hurricane Ike.


Related Topix: Religion, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike