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20 min ago | The Age

The tale of the try-hard jihadist

It is difficult to believe that one of Australia's most wanted religious extremists, Musa Cerantonio, grew up in a big, Catholic Italian family of six in a suburb in Melbourne's west.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Australia,

4 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

'South Park' catalog finds a new home on Hulu

New episodes will continue to also appear on Comedy Central's website as well as the website of South Park Studios.


Related Topix: Animated TV, South Park, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Matt Stone, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

5 hrs ago | WFAA-TV Dallas

Survivor of deadly Spring shooting: 'My family is in a much better place'

SPRING, Texas Cassidy Stay, 15, is the sole survivor of the worst kind of tragedy, but Saturday at a public memorial program for her slain family, she was the picture of poise and strength.


Related Topix: Spring, TX, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

9 hrs ago | CBC News

Andre Poulin: dead Canadian jihadist used in ISIS recruitment video

Andrew Poulin joined the fighting in Syria in 2012. He died there in the summer of 2013 and reportedly left behind a wife and child.


Related Topix: Metal, Isis, Canada, Islam

13 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Springfield diocese holds special Mass

The event was organized by Joy Danita Allen, whose mother has Alzheimer's, as well as other members of the Ladies of St. Peter's Claver Auxiliary.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

17 hrs ago | Kirkintilloch Today

Save St Joseph's Campaign

The council has been told that it doesn't need to get consent from MSPs under the Education Act 1980 to close St Joseph's Primary School.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, United Kingdom, Strathclyde County, Scotland

21 hrs ago | Deseret News

Hundreds pray, fast for Utah boy burned over 40 percent of his body

On July 2, Max Goddard, 15, was involved in an explosion in his garage that left him with third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), American Fork, UT, University of Utah

Fri Jul 11, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Persecuted by the Soviets, Russia's Hare Krishnas Continue Their Fight for Acceptance

Russia's Krishna population is estimated to be as high as as 250,000, said Jha of the Association of Indians of Russia.


Related Topix: Russia, Asia, World News, International Society for Krishna Consciousness

The Globe and Mail

After death of Palestinian teen, Israel left to deal with new national threat

Israelis are resilient in the face of rocket attacks, even tragic acts of violence.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Orthodox Church,


Leah Remini: 'Best Thing' about...

Leah Remini is happy she can now enjoy alcohol when she likes after she quit the Church of Scientology last year.


Related Topix: Scientology, Entertainment

Salisbury Journal

General Synod vote on women bishops

The General Synod vote over women bishops comes after the legislation was derailed in November 2012 by just six votes cast by lay members The Church of England is being given a second chance to back the introduction of women bishops at a key meeting getting under way today.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Lancashire County, England, United Kingdom,

Sydney Morning Herald

Poland hospital chief fired for refusing abortion on religious grounds

Warsaw: The head of a Polish public hospital has been dismissed for refusing, on religious grounds, to carry out an abortion on a woman whose unborn baby suffered from serious malformations.


Related Topix: Abortion, Roman Catholic Church

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Greek Orthodox priest accused of embezzlement misses first day in court



Related Topix: Orthodox Church

ABC News

Louisiana Ruling on Confession Rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Roman Catholic Church, US Supreme Court, US News

Whittier Daily News

Fontana church houses bus of Central American immigrants, mostly children

Diocese of San Bernardino officials at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Fontana say they are housing some immigrant families in this former convent.


Related Topix: Fontana, CA, San Bernardino, CA, Roman Catholic Church

Gay wedding complaint filed vs. Methodist pastors

The pastors blessed the Nov. 9 ceremony at Philadelphia's Arch Street United Methodist Church to show support for a colleague who faced church discipline for presiding over his gay son's wedding.


Related Topix: Methodist, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian


Funeral set for Ohio priest convicted of murder

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Berthold, ND, Weather

ABC News

Funeral Set for Ohio Priest Convicted of Murder

A full funeral mass is set for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

NPR Boosts Plight of Catholic School Teacher Fired For Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Adam Ragusea provided little balance on Wednesday's Morning Edition on NPR, as he covered a homosexual man's lawsuit against his former employer a Catholic school who let him go after he announced his planned same-sex "marriage" on Facebook.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Roman Catholic Church

Wed Jul 09, 2014

CBC News

Ex-archbishop to appeal sentence for sex assault on altar boy

A former Orthodox priest and archbishop has been sentenced to eight months in jail for sexually assaulting an altar boy in Winnipeg during the 1980s.


Related Topix: Orthodox Church