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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15, 2014 / 05:39 pm .- Controversy over the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade continues as the Catholic League has withdrawn its delegation, charging that parade organizers have not fulfilled a promise to include a pro-life Catholic group.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.
5 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff
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.
10 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison
The Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville, will consecrate the new altar at the cathedral.
10 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston
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.
14 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
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.
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.
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 / Femin.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff during a wedding ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:28 pm
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