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Imam receives death threat, says IS recruiting in the country

A Canadian imam known for his pacifist sermons warned that Islamist militant group IS was actively recruiting in Canada and said one member issued him a death threat.


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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Albany Times Union

Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies escort Nicole Vaisey, 25, into Fowler Town Court for her preliminary hearing, Thursday, Aug 21, 2014, in Fowler, N.Y. Vaisey and Stephen Howells II are charged with abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters as the girls worked their family's roadside vegetable stand in Oswegatchie, N.Y. on ... (more)


Related Topix: Amish, St Lawrence County, NY, Oswegatchie, NY, Syracuse, NY, Howells, NY

WLOX-TV Biloxi

New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

ABC News

Teacher Fired for Pregnancy Sues Catholic School

A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Roman Catholic Church

The Wichita Eagle

Pittsburgh bishop taking ALS challenge for priest

Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic bishop plans to take the ice bucket challenge to support a diocesan priest who has Lou Gehrig's disease, but will donate his money to a charity that doesn't use embryonic stem cells for its research on the disease.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college... A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder ... (more)


Related Topix: Amish, Kentucky, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Brandon Sun

India blocks release of film on Indira Gandhi's killing, says it glorifies her assassins

India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.


Related Topix: Sikh

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Windsor Beacon

China tries cult members for murder at McDonald's

Five members of a banned Chinese Christian cult stood trial Thursday on charges they murdered a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in east China because she refused to give them her telephone number as they tried to recruit her into the Church of Almighty God.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Falun Gong

The Lebanon Daily News

No bail for woman in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.


Related Topix: Amish, St Lawrence County, NY

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

Guilty plea from marathon bombing suspect's friend

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Kentucky, Roman Catholic Church, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Brandon Sun

Ohio diocese discourages ALS Association ice bucket challenge, cites embryonic stem cell funds

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Roman Catholic Church, Iowa City, IA, Indie

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Roman Catholic Church, Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Virginia

CBS Local

Ohio Catholic Diocese Discourages ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Sports

Cybercast News Service

Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

Edmund Szoka, who was the former governor of Vatican City and the head of the Detroit archdiocese, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit said in a statement Thursday.


Related Topix: Novi, MI, Roman Catholic Church

WFAA-TV Dallas

Drug supplier for 'Monsignor Meth' gets 5 years

A woman who authorities say helped supply nearly 10 pounds of methamphetamine to a drug operation in Connecticut run by a Catholic priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Related Topix: Drugs, Roman Catholic Church, Laguna Niguel, CA, San Clemente, CA


Bishop sues over planned black mass

Oklahoma's Catholic Archbishop filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to halt the use of what he said were stolen communion wafers destined for a satanic black mass ceremony to be held next month in Oklahoma City.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Voices of Faith: In parable, why were weeds not pulled before harvest?

Elder Donald D. Deshler of the Seventy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: We learn in this parable that God permits both wheat and tares to grow together until the time of the harvest .


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

Seattle Times

Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

CBS Local

Federal Appeals Court Upholds LAX Panhandling Ban

A federal appeals court has upheld a panhandling ban at Los Angeles International Airport in a lawsuit brought by a Hare Krishna group nearly two decades ago.


Related Topix: International Society for Krishna Consciousness, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin judge rules Amish to comply with permits

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that local Old Order Amish families must obtain building and sanitary permits in accordance with an Eau Claire County requirement.


Related Topix: Amish, Eau Claire County, WI