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3 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

Ex-bishop gets 10 years in fatal Wisconsin crash

A former Lutheran bishop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing a Wisconsin jogger while driving drunk.

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Related Topix: Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie, WI

7 hrs ago | Charleston Business Journal

Episcopal fight over half-billion worth of property now in judgea s hands

The Right Rev. Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of South Carolina listens as Judge Diane Schafer Goodstein decides whether Lawrence should be allowed to testify about procedures that were taken to remove him as a bishop of The Episcopal Church.

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Related Topix: Episcopal Church, Dorchester County, SC, St. George, SC

11 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Judge: Priest's victim abused again by greedy family

A 43-year-old Newark man who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest was victimized again by family members who used much of his $347,901 in settlement money to buy cars, jewelry and other property, a Chancery Court judge said in a scathing opinion Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Atlantic City, NJ

12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

'Apostasy' woman heads to US

A Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam then acquitted after international pressure on Khartoum, on Thursday left Italy for the United States with her family.

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Related Topix: Prison, Islam, Travel, Khartoum, Sudan Travel, Sudan Travel, Africa Travel

16 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

China accuses 3 radicals of killing leading imam

China says a leading pro-government Muslim cleric in the volatile northwestern territory of Xinjiang was murdered, and police killed two suspects and captured another.

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Related Topix: Islam

18 hrs ago | WOZZ-FM Appleton

Judge orders mediator to resolve Milwaukee Archdio...

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley has ordered a mediator to try and resolve the three-and-a-half year old bankruptcy case involving the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Roman Catholic Church

22 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

After leading the music on Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, Collette says Pastor Terry Keehan asked for his resignation.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Roman Catholic Church

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Vatican intervenes to remove a priest in Paraguay accused of sex abuse in US

The Vatican has ordered a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Paraguay to remove a priest accused of sex abuse in the U.S. and to restrict the activities of the bishop who hired him.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, Scranton, PA, World News

ABC News

Minnesota Archbishop Won't Resign Amid Criticism

Despite criticism over how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled sex abuse claims involving priests, as well as an investigation into his own conduct, the archbishop says he will not resign.

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KSFO AM 560

Warren Jeffs' Mansion Becomes Bed and Breakfast

While polygamist leader Warren Jeffs spends his days in a prison cell, his sprawling compound has been turned into a bed and breakfast.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Hildale, UT, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Tri-cityherald.com

32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holiday

The letter to the assembly's Committee on Conferences, circulated on Wednesday, says the U.N. "recognizes the major festivals of many of the world's main religions, yet Judaism is not represented."

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Judaism, Yom Kippur

Fox News

Archbishop in Minnesota says he won't resign amid criticism over handling of sex abuse scandal

The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests.

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Northern Michigan News

More than a few good men

In Troop 125, which meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at the United Methodist Church, the number of scouts who become Eagles is from 57 to 77 percent.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Celebrating 40 years of Episcopal women priests

On a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.' s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests.

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Related Topix: Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

Switched

Alberto Cutie, Priest Who Broke His Celibacy Vow, Opens Up About Scandal

Five years ago, Rev. Alberto Cutie was one of the country's popular Roman Catholic priests.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Entertainment, Television, Wedding

Daily Echo

Day of thanksgiving as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan with prayers and feasts

The day of thanksgiving started worldwide with special prayers, children were given gifts and new clothes, money was donated to charity and people travelled far and wide to be with loved ones.

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Related Topix: Thanksgiving, Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Islam

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Advocate

Secretary to supt. of Catholic schools arrested in thefts

A former secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge with a history of siphoning money from an employer was arrested early Tuesday after an audit alleged she used a diocesan credit card to buy several prepaid debit cards to pay her bills and make other purchases.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, LA, Ethel, LA, Zachary, LA

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Obama nominates rabbi to be religious freedom ambassador

President Barack Obama has nominated Rabbi David Saperstein to be the next U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom.

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Related Topix: Judaism

The Independent

Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter

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Related Topix: Twitter, Atheism

The Star Press

Christians flee Mosul amid threats to convert or die

Meanwhile, in the city of Qaraqosh, 20 miles southeast from Mosul, streets are deserted and countless shops are shut.

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

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