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3 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

Davis priest sentenced to probation, 90 days in jail for sex with minor

A Roman Catholic priest began to cry on Friday as his attorney read the words of the teenage girl in which he admitted to having a sexual relationship while working at a Davis church.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Religion

7 hrs ago |

Bloomfield Hills all-girl Catholic High School teacher claims she was fired for being gay

Barbara Webb, a former Catholic all-girls high school teacher at Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, says her ex-employer fired her for being gay.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Religion, Health Insurance, Health

12 hrs ago |

Catholic paper in Australia refuses McAleese advert

The refusal of a Catholic newspaper in Australia to run an advertisement for a talk by former president Mary McAleese has been criticised as another attempt by the agents of the official church to silence those with views they do not agree with.


Related Topix: Religion, Mary Mcaleese

16 hrs ago | Religion News Service

Catholic Church must welcome a unconventional couples,a says top Italian bishop

ROME The Catholic Church should make "unconventional couples" feel at home instead of making them targets of "de facto discrimination," the leader of the Italian Bishops Conference and an ally of Pope Francis said this week.


Related Topix: Religion, Italy, World News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

DFW Catholic

Catholic couple marks 25th wedding anniversary at Rimini Meeting

Rimini, Italy, Aug 28, 2014 / 08:04 pm .- An Italian couple celebrating their 25th anniversary of marriage by volunteering at the Rimini Meeting, a major Catholic event, aimed to reflect the beauty of their faith and to thank God for their love.


Related Topix: Italy, World News, Religion, Wedding

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton's Catholic community fears for Iraqi Christians

Stantec's new $500-million skyscraper will be mighty tall when it's completed in 2018 - 62 storeys, dwarfing all other Edmonton towers, making it one of the highest skyscrapers in the country, behind five Toronto and two Calgary towers .


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


Judge to consider key part of sex-abuse settlement

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is asking a judge to approve an agreement with its insurers that would provide the bulk of the funding for a proposed settlement with hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by clergy.


Related Topix: Religion, Montana, Economics News, Bankruptcy

The Washington Post

Pope removes key Benedict XVI protege

Pope Francis has removed a key protege of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from the Vatican's liturgy office and sent him back to his native Spain.


Related Topix: Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Benedict Xvi


Islamist Terror Demands Vatican Catholic Defense

"With Islamist terrorists murdering, plundering and raping in the Middle East and threatening our homeland, church officials and others must overcome their fear of private citizen firearms possession," gun rights expert John M. Snyder stated here today.


Related Topix: Religion, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers

St. Anthony Messenger

Pope cautions against being envious or mean-spirited

Envy, jealousy and meanness are human instincts, but they are not Christian, since the division they cause among believers is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said.


Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

The New Zealand Herald

Filipino bishops to counter Islamic State group

Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, have vowed to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.


Related Topix: Religion

DFW Catholic

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Adelaide, Australia, Aug 28, 2014 / 12:08 am .- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Religion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse

Poland's ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Dominican Republic, Central America, Religion,

Religion News Service

Mark Silk a " Anti-immigrant Congressman converts to Catholicism

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner was received into the Catholic Church in a private ceremony in the Chapel of St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee on Monday.


Related Topix: Religion, Anglican, Immigration Reform, Prison

The Winnipeg Free Press

The NDP will launch a national inquiry into native women murders if elected

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks a press conference at the National Press Theatre on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, to discuss the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Religion, North America, Canada, World News, Stephen Harper

Cape Breton Post

Church bells find new homes in area cemeteries

John Angione, chair of the pastoral council for the Parish of St. Leonard's, looks over the bell from the St. Anges Church, New Waterford, which is now in the St. Agnes cemetery.


Related Topix: Religion


Catholic Diocese of Richmond Discourages Donations to ALS Association

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is discouraging parishes and schools that participate in the ice bucket challenge from sending money to the ALS Association.


Related Topix: Religion

The Tribune

Detroit funeral held for Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Catholic leaders and faithful packed the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on Tuesday for the funeral of Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican.


Related Topix: Religion, Grand Rapids, MI


Priest indicted on embezzlement charges

A Roman Catholic priest has been indicted on charges that he embezzled more than $230,000 from the Northborough parish where he served as pastor.


Related Topix: Religion, Northborough, MA

Oxford Mail

Greyfriars 'truly blessed' by warm welcome at new home

OXFORD has changed quite a lot in the past 500 years, so the Greyfriars can be forgiven for taking some time to find their feet.


Related Topix: Religion