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3 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Archbishop sees town treasure on tour stop-over

THE Archbishop of Canterbury made a visit to one of Swindon's best kept secrets when he viewed the famous St John Polyptych in St Mary's Church. The Most Rev Justin Welby visited the church, in Lydiard Tregoze, as part of his whistle-stop tour of the Diocese of Bristol on Saturday.


Related Topix: World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Anglican

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Scientology violates copyright law for using ANZAC Logo

Protecting the word Anzac: " Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations were made in 1921 under the War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920 to protect the word 'Anzac', and any word which resembles it, from inappropriate use." In a new video from 7News Sydney , the 'Department of Veterans Affairs' told reporter, Bryan Seymour, that, "DVA has not received an application for the use of the word ANZAC in this instance.


Related Topix: Scientology, Life, Veteran Affairs, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Australia

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, Roman Catholic Church, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Italy, World News, Pope Benedict XVI



14, 2014. . Britain's Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, walks into Downing Street to attend a special meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee in Westminster, central London, Sunday Sept.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Islam


Several Arab countries offer to join air campaign on Islamic State, say U.S. officials

Several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, U.S. officials said on Sunday, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. The officials declined to identify which countries had made the offers but said they were under consideration as the United States begins to identify roles for each country in its emerging coalition against jihadists who have declared a caliphate in the heart of the Middle East.


Related Topix: Islam

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.


Related Topix: Wedding, Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI

Ashya King's father says he'll go against religion and allow son to have blood transfusion

Despite Ashya's parents being devout Jevovah's witnesses, 51-year-old father Brett King says that when it comes to a straight choice, his son comes before his religion Ashya King's dad has vowed to let the five-year-old brain cancer victim have a blood transfusion if needed - despite it being against his religion. Brett and wife Naghmeh are devout Jehovah's Witnesses who have brought up their seven A children in the faith, which says it is a sin to accept a blood transfusion.


Related Topix: Jehovah's Witness

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.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, St. Mary's, AK

Can celebrity atheist author Sam Harris become a spiritual figure?

That question may be imminent in the case of celeb-author Sam Harris, whose recent books attacking religion became bestsellers and fueled a deeper new look at secular ethics. The post-Sept.


Related Topix: Atheism

The Baltimore Sun

Islamic State destroys Sufi shrines in eastern Syria: watchdog

The hardline al Qaeda offshoot Islamic State has destroyed several Sufi Muslim shrines and tombs in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The Sunni Muslim group, which enforces a strict interpretation of Islamic law in territories under its control in Iraq and Syria, has destroyed dozens of shrines, tombs and Shi'ite Muslim mosques.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Islam

Crowley: The battle within and for Islam

Palestinian Muslims hold Friday prayers in the Marwani prayer room located under the southeastern corner of the raised platform which holds the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque, at the the al-Aqsa mosque compound in old city of Jerusalem on September 5, 2014. The al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, is built on the holiest site in Judaism and considered the third holiest in Islam, is a sensitive holy site that is frequently the scene of tensions between the Jewish and Muslim communities.


Related Topix: Judaism

Wall Street Journal

'The 99' Are Muslim Superheroes Fighting for Tolerance

"Most of the work I do has to do with perception," says Naif Al-Mutawa, a U.S.-educated, Kuwaiti clinical psychologist and media entrepreneur. Eleven years ago, dissatisfied with the way Islam was often perceived, he came up with an idea for new animated superheroes.


Related Topix: Islam

American Reporter

Brasch Words'Following Orders' is No Defense for Cold-Blooded Murder

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 3, 12:50 p.m. PST -- With some 47 million people living in poverty, 50 million without health insurance, millions jobless and millions more underemployed, President Barak Obama could be less circumspect and more passionate about stimulating our economy. We need urgent measures for these urgent times.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood, Life, Holidays, Ramadan

Fri Sep 12, 2014

JD Supra

EEOC Sues Dunkin' Donuts Franchisee for Religious Discrimination

Citi Brands, LLC, a franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts, violated federal law by refusing to hire a job applicant who is a Seventh-day Adventist because of his religion, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today. According to the EEOC, Darrell Littrell is a Seventh-day Adventist who holds the sincere religious belief that he cannot work on his Sabbath, which runs from sunset on Friday until sunset on Saturday.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Seventh-day Adventist, Arden, NC

Regina Leader Post

Former Arctic priest guilty on several sex charges involving Inuit children

A sex abuse trial that convulsed a remote northern hamlet for years has ended with a defrocked Roman Catholic priest being convicted on 24 of 80 sex-related charges he faced involving Inuit children more than 30 years ago. After pleading guilty to eight of the counts at the start of his trial, former Oblate Eric Dejaeger will be sentenced for 32 sex crimes that range from indecent assault to bestiality.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, North America, Canada, World News

Sunday Herald

Scotland's top Catholic: indyref debate has been robust but cordial

Scotland's most influential Catholic cleric has described the Referendum debate as "cordial and heartening" and evidence of democratic maturity. Scotland's most influential Catholic cleric has described the Referendum debate as "cordial and heartening" and evidence of democratic maturity.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Moray Firth Radio

'Educational' Satanic Black Mass Sells Out

All 88 tickets have been bought for the September 21 ritual to be led by a devil-worshiping group, the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu. But Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, which is hosting the event, promised on its website it would be "enlightening but educational".


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Roman Catholic Church

ABC News

Vatican Confirms Pope to Visit Turkey in November

The trip, confirmed Friday by the Rev. Federico Lombardi, had been rumored for weeks but only became official after the Vatican received an invitation from the Turkish president Friday morning.


Related Topix: Orthodox Church

Darlington and Stockton Times

Former Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley has died

Dr Paisley was a firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician who led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades in Northern Ireland. He became a peacemaker when he entered government with Sinn Fein at Stormont as first minister following a landmark deal.


Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Irish Republican Army, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Roman Catholic Church

Detroit News

Pope Francis may declare Sri Lanka's 1st saint

The Colombo archbishop says Pope Francis may make a 17th century priest Sri Lanka's first Roman Catholic saint during a papal visit next year. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced on Friday that Francis would visit the island nation Jan. 13-15.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Sri Lanka Travel, Roman Catholic Church