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  • Children accused of Witchcraft: abuse cases on the rise in UK

    Children accused of Witchcraft: abuse cases on the rise in UK

    London's Metropolitan Police reports that cases of abuse where the child is accused of being a witch or possessed by an evil spirit are on the rise. Parents, other guardians, and in several cases pastors and church members who believe a child is po…
    - 8 days ago 16 Oct 14, 10:03am -
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    - 10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • Scientology cult misappropriates ANZAC legend

    Scientology cult misappropriates ANZAC legend

    The money-hungry Scientology cult has once again been caught behaving badly. This time the unethical organization has usurped an acronym of special importance to the citizens of Australia and New Zealand.Full story: Scientology cult misappropriates…
    - 41 days ago 13 Sep 14, 9:34am -
  • Jonestown cult massacre remains found; more religion news

    Jonestown cult massacre remains found; more religion news

    Ashes of nine victims of the 1978 Jonestown murder & suicide massacre have been found among unclaimed containers in a Delaware funeral home. The forced sale of an Australian doomsday cult's compound fell through as the property did not attract any b…
    - 77 days ago 8 Aug 14, 11:19am -
  • Mormon Purge * Scary Scientology * No More Hijab

    Mormon Purge * Scary Scientology * No More Hijab

    Among the items in this issue of Religion News Briefs: Criticizing the Mormon Church can get you excommunicated. Leaving the destructive Scientology cult is scary (and wise). Also: After three decades of debate on homosexuality, the Presbyterian C…
    - 21 Jun 14, 9:39am -
  • Faith-healing beliefs to be used as evidence in manslaughter trial

    Faith-healing beliefs to be used as evidence in manslaughter trial

    A judge has ruled that religious beliefs and practices can be used as evidence in the manslaughter trial of a couple charged with manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year old daughter. Travis and Wenona Rossiter belong to the Church…
    - 29 May 14, 4:02am -
  • Convicted in torture-murder case, former cult member wins commutation

    Convicted in torture-murder case, former cult member wins commutation

    The Nebraska Board of Pardons on Tuesday commuted the sentence of former cult member Timothy Haverkamp, who has been on parole since 2009. Haverkamp was one of five men convicted of the 1985 murder of James Thimm.Full story: Convicted in torture-m…
    - 21 May 14, 11:44am -
  • Friday’s Religion News Briefs: Ergun Caner keeps losing

    Friday’s Religion News Briefs: Ergun Caner keeps losing

    Bloggers have been picking apart the claims of a man who says he is a Muslim-turned-Christian. Ergun Caner has sued some of them for posting a video they say shows him lying. Thus far, the bloggers are winning. In England, viewers are upset with…
    - 16 May 14, 9:04am -
  • Scientology’s ‘rehab’ target of federal lawsuits; +Religion Briefs

    Scientology’s ‘rehab’ target of federal lawsuits; +Religion Briefs

    Narconon facilities are billed as a 'drug rehab' centers. But the organization's approach is built on the quackery of fantasist L. Ron Hubbard, the dishonest man who saddled us with the Scientology cult. Small wonder then that Narconon is facing hea…
    - 13 May 14, 11:01am -

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  • newAfghan newspapers blasphemy causes protests after rebuking Isis and Islam
    Comment piece in Afghanistan Express launched by technical error also attacked Taliban and said Islam is parochial religionA newspaper columnist condemning Islamic State (Isis) and the Taliban triggered demonstrations in several Afghan cities on Frid…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Oct 14, 3:47pm -
  • newPrisoners Pictures review exploring science and propaganda amid conflict
    A photography exhibition in Frankfurt examines first world war propaganda attempts to stir revolt among Muslim soldiersOf all the exhibitions on the first world war, Prisoners Pictures, at Frankfurts Historisches Museum, is one of the smallest, but a…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 12:48pm -
  • newPrisoners' Pictures. Science and Propaganda in the First World War - in pictures
    Photography exhibition at Historisches Museum in Frankfurt examines a first world war attempt to use propaganda stir up revolt among Muslim soldiers Continue reading...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 12:47pm -
  • newDiwali: festival of lights - in pictures
    Diwali also known as Deepavali and the festival of lights is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn. As the main night of Diwali arrived, we select some of the best images from around the world. It is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:24am -
  • newUS priests' tap-dancing duel video
    Two priests the Rev David Rider and the Rev John Gibson stage a tap-dancing duel in front of a crowd at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. The dance-off was filmed by journalist Joan Lewis in April but has since gained hundreds of thous…
    - 7 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 9:55am -


  • Local religious leaders unite for change in immigration law

    Local religious leaders unite for change in immigration law

    Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Southern California hold vigil calling for a revamp in federal immigration laws.Several of Southern California's most prominent religious leaders held a vigil for immigration reform in downtown Los Angeles on F…
    - 5 Apr 14, 4:10am -
  • Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul

    Catholic leaders hold Mass at border to urge immigration overhaul

    A bilingual Mass at the border fence between Arizona and Mexico is held in memory of those who entered the U.S. illegally and died crossing the brutal desert. NOGALES, Ariz. — It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass w…
    - 2 Apr 14, 4:01am -
  • Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings

    Pakistan militant group takes responsibility for two bombings

    Attacks in Peshawar and Quetta kill at least 19, underscoring difficulties of peace talks between the government and insurgents.PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A little-known Islamist militant group took responsibility for twin bombings hundreds of miles apar…
    - 14 Mar 14, 10:03pm -
  • In Syrian province, Islamist militant group flexing its muscle

    In Syrian province, Islamist militant group flexing its muscle

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has imposed harsh Islamic edicts in Raqqah. Chafing under its rule, a third of the population reportedly has fled.When the women's militia of an Al Qaeda splinter group recently raided a high school in the northern…
    - 14 Mar 14, 11:00am -
  • Pope Francis' popularity not bringing more into Catholic Church

    Pope Francis' popularity not bringing more into Catholic Church

    Pew Research poll finds no change in the number of people who self-identify as Catholic or in the number sitting in church pews on Sundays.Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to qu…
    - 6 Mar 14, 4:52am -
  • Vatican meeting on family walks back liberal language on gay couples, divorce
    A major meeting Pope Francis convened to help the Catholic Church improve its outreach to diverse modern families ended Saturday with a summary paper that removed earlier, revolutionary language that cited the value of same-sex and divorced families.…
    - 6 days ago 19 Oct 14, 12:49am -
  • Religion events from around the Washington area
    Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Community flea market, fish fry, bake sale and scout open house with demonstrations of camping skills by the Scouts with visitor game participation. Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, 6400 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. Admi…
    - 14 days ago 11 Oct 14, 1:50am -
  • In a D.C. rabbi’s e-mail, revelation and relief: ‘I am a gay man’
    The leader of one of the Washington region’s most prominent synagogues on Monday came out as gay, telling his thousands of congregants in a brutally personal e-mail that a lifelong effort to deny his sexuality was over and that he and his wife of 2…
    - 18 days ago 7 Oct 14, 1:00am -
  • For many Catholics, a disconnect between church teachings and family life
    Helen Gordon still feels pained when she recalls how other Catholics ostracized her parents after their divorce in the late 1960s. She also remembers being “shredded” by a priest during confession when she was about 11 because she had missed Mass…
    - 20 days ago 4 Oct 14, 10:06pm -
  • For many Catholics, a disconnect between church teachings and family life
    Helen Gordon still feels pained when she recalls how other Catholics ostracized her parents after their divorce in the late 1960s. She also remembers being “shredded” by a priest during confession when she was about 11 because she had missed Mass…
    - 20 days ago 4 Oct 14, 10:06pm -
  • Religion events from around the Washington area
    Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: A craft festival with handmade items, video games, clowns, face painting and more. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 5203 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 301-894-9100. Saturday, 8-11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast. All-you-can-ea…
    - 21 days ago 4 Oct 14, 1:39am -

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  • newEthiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive

    Ethiopia touts ancient churches, dramatic landscape in tourism drive

    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - When Scottish explorer James Bruce published a five-volume work in 1790 about his search in Ethiopia for the source of the Nile, European readers dismissed his account of ancient churches and castles: surely no…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 12:11pm -
  • newPope brands life in prison a hidden death sentence

    Pope brands life in prison a hidden death sentence

    Pope Francis on Thursday branded life-long prison terms "a hidden death sentence" in an attack on "penal populism" that included severe criticism of countries that facilitate torture. In a wide-ranging speech to a delegation from the International As…
    - 20 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 8:59pm -
  • Christian Bale to play Apple's Steve Jobs

    Christian Bale to play Apple's Steve Jobs

    Oscar-winner Christian Bale -- best known for his star turn as Batman in the blockbuster "Dark Knight" films -- will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chri…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 4:21pm -
  • Pope condemns extraordinary renditions in law talk
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has condemned the practice of extraordinary renditions used by the CIA after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 4:09pm -
  • Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

    Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis. A tumultuous two-week Vatican synod exposed polarization in the Catholic Church over his push to refo…
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

    Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they "played a wonderful game" and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.
    - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 11:29am -

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  • newArchbishop of York Calls For End To Confidentiality In Child Abuse Confessions
    CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Anglican priests should no longer be bound by the centuries-old principle of confidentiality in confessions when they are told of sexual crimes committed against children, the Church of England’s No. 2 official said.Speak…
    - 34 mins ago 24 Oct 14, 4:14pm -
  • newRev. Luigi Ciotti, Italian Priest, Goes After Mafia Despite Death Threats
    ROME (RNS) Half a dozen men stand nonchalantly in front of a grubby building on one of Rome’s busiest streets as cars whizz past. They stiffen whenever a stranger approaches.But few would guess they’re undercover cops protecting Italy’s most e…
    - 38 mins ago 24 Oct 14, 4:10pm -
  • newMental Health And The Welcoming Church -- All Together Podcast
    Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal lives, our communities and our world. The show is hosted by Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, the Execut…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 2:19pm -
  • newDaily Meditation: Movement
    We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.Today's meditation features a scene from Matthew Bour…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 1:46pm -
  • newCremation Fears Leave Beds Empty At Ebola Treatment Centers In Liberia
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined.…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 1:25pm -
  • newThis Pope Photo Is Pretty Dope
    From his penchant for selfies to his smooth white 1984 Renault, Pope Francis is quite possibly the most swagtastic 77-year-old we know.Then there’s this photo, recently re-surfaced by Twitter fan @Tayo: Why this pope looking like he about to drop…
    - 19 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:28pm -
  • newUltra-Orthodox Jews Attack Jerusalem Buses Over Women Of The Wall Ad
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.The attack, which happened on Monday night in Jerusalem's ul…
    - 20 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 9:02pm -

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  • new6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to grant an en banc rehearing in Bible Believers v. Wayne County, (reh. granted Oct. 23, 2014). In the case, the 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the district court's dismissal of civil righ…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:20am -
  • newCourt Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge
    Photo News and Failed Messiah report on a New York state trial court decision handed down this week in Convers v. County of Orange, (Dutchess Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 21, 2014) (Docket). The case grows out of ongoing friction between the largely Satmar…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:15am -
  • newSchools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City
    For the last 5 years, the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has sponsored a "Paint the Plows" program.  Each participating public or private school is loaned a city snow plow and students use their artistic abilities to decorate the large plow blade…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:10am -
  • newSuit Says Schools Promoted Christian Activities
    The American Humanist Association and several parents of school children filed suit this week against the Douglas County, Colorado school district and its officials over the schools' alleged endorsement of Christian religious organizations.  The com…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:05am -
  • newSettlement Reached In School's Ban of Religious Valentines
    Alliance Defending Freedom this week announced a settlement leading to a voluntary dismissal in J.S. v. Nazareth Area School District, (ED PA, Oct. 22, 2014). The suit challenged a Pennsylvania elementary school's refusal to allow a student to han…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • newPresident Sends Diwali Greetings
    Today is Diwali. Yesterday the White House posted a video and transcript of a message from President Obama sending wishes for a joyous celebration to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrating this festival of lights.
    - 21 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 7:32pm -
  • Conviction of Pussy Riot Band Member Upheld By Russia's Constitutional Court
    Russia's Constitutional Court yesterday issued a decision rejecting a challenge by a member of the Pussy Riot punk rock band to her 2012 conviction for disorderly conduct (hooliganism). The conviction came after a protest performance at Christ the Sa…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 11:10am -
  • Paris Opera House Bans Wearing of Niqab
    France's 2010 ban on wearing of the full-face veil (niqab) in public places gained new attention this month when on Oct. 3 a tourist from the Gulf States and her male companion who had purchased the most expensive seats for the opera La Traviata at …
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 11:05am -
  • New CRS Report On Expired Charitable Tax Provisions
    On Oct. 17, the Congressional Research Service released a Report titled Recently Expired Charitable Tax Provisions (“Tax Extenders”): In Brief. The report discusses (1) the enhanced charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory; (2) t…
    - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 11:00am -

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    • New Chicago archbishop ditches $14 million mansion

      New Chicago archbishop ditches $14 million mansion

      Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) – Chicago's new archbishop does not plan to live in the $14 million mansion that housed many of his predecessors but was seen by some Catholics as out of touch with Pope Francis' emphasis on simplicity. In…
      - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 3:18pm -
    • It's hard to change the Catholic Church. Even if you're the Pope.

      It's hard to change the Catholic Church. Even if you're the Pope.

      (CNN) - As Catholic bishops in Rome began a major meeting on modern family life two weeks ago, Pope Francis encouraged them to speak candidly and "without timidness." He certainly got what he asked for. Bishops bickered. Conservatives contemplated co…
      - 4 days ago 20 Oct 14, 6:50pm -
    • Mark Driscoll, top megachurch pastor, resigns

      Mark Driscoll, top megachurch pastor, resigns

      By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) – Less than a year ago, Mark Driscoll, an evangelical pastor, was flying high. His hometown Seattle Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, and the brash pastor scored a big, faith-fueled interview with five…
      - 9 days ago 15 Oct 14, 8:33pm -
    • Why I got arrested in Ferguson

      Why I got arrested in Ferguson

      Opinion by Lisa Sharon Harper, Special to CNN Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) – It seems every few months for the past few decades we witness fresh protests to push a prosecutor to indict the killer of a black man – especially if that killer is white. I…
      - 9 days ago 15 Oct 14, 7:41pm -
    • Under conservative assault, Vatican backtracks on gay comments

      Under conservative assault, Vatican backtracks on gay comments

      Rome (CNN) - Under furious assault from conservative Catholics, the Vatican backtracked Tuesday on its surprisingly positive assessment of gays and same-sex relationships. In a report Monday, the Vatican had said that gays and lesbians have "gifts to…
      - 10 days ago 14 Oct 14, 4:46pm -
    • A new welcome for gay Catholics in the church

      A new welcome for gay Catholics in the church

      Opinion by Francis DeBernardo, special to CNN (CNN) – I could hardly believe what I was reading as I saw the news Monday morning that Catholic clergy meeting in Rome said gay and lesbian people should be welcomed into the church more warmly. Aft…
      - 11 days ago 13 Oct 14, 7:07pm -
    • Vatican proposes 'stunning' shift on gays, lesbians

      Vatican proposes 'stunning' shift on gays, lesbians

      By Delia Gallagher, CNN ROME (CNN) – Using strikingly open language, a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays, and offers a solution for divorced and remarried Catholics who want to receive Communion. At a press confe…
      - 11 days ago 13 Oct 14, 3:09pm -
    • Study: Americans want more religion in politics

      Study: Americans want more religion in politics

      By Sara Grossman, Special to CNN (CNN) – On Sunday, pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Church in California stood before his congregation of more than 2,000 and told them he would be making an unusual announcement. The pastor proceeded to warn his audien…
      - 14 days ago 10 Oct 14, 4:03pm -
    • Why you should care about a Muslim inmate's beard

      Why you should care about a Muslim inmate's beard

      Opinion by Emily Hardman, special to CNN (CNN) – I’m not a Muslim. I’ve never been imprisoned. And I don’t want to grow a beard. But I’m defending the rights of someone who is and does. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear Holt v. Hobbs,…
      - 18 days ago 6 Oct 14, 9:25pm -

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    • newNYC Ebola freakout * Post-Christian quiz * Shia finds God: Friday’s Roundup
      Are you a post-Christian or a Franciscan nun? (Ya gotta love the test-yourself world.) Today's roundup has E-bowl-a, Mormon polygamy and more. The post NYC Ebola freakout * Post-Christian quiz * Shia finds God: Friday’s Roundup appeared first on R…
      - 3 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 1:47pm -
    • newTake the quiz: How post-Christian are you?
      (RNS) About four in 10 Americans are "post-Christian" -- it takes a wedding or funeral to get them into a church. Take the quiz to find out if you're one of them.The post Take the quiz: How post-Christian are you? appeared first on Religion News Ser…
      - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 1:16pm -
    • newSecularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn ‘churchless’
      (RNS) Those four in 10 Americans who check "Christian" box on a survey, but never go to church, may really be post-Christian.The post Secularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn ‘churchless’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
      - 4 hours ago 24 Oct 14, 1:08pm -
    • newPope Francis blasts supermax prisons as ‘torture’
      VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis also took aim at practices that have been hotly debated in the U.S, such as the so-called "extraordinary rendition" of terror suspects to other countries.The post Pope Francis blasts supermax prisons as ‘torture’ appea…
      - 20 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 8:27pm -
    • newTop Anglican calls for lifting seal of confessional in child abuse cases
      CANTERBURY, England (RNS) "How can you hear a confession about somebody abusing a child and the matter must be sealed up and you mustn’t talk about it?" asked Archbishop of York John Sentamu.The post Top Anglican calls for lifting seal of confessi…
      - 22 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 7:18pm -
    • newPuerto Rico gay marriage ruling sets up a potential federal conflict
      (RNS) "Ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage," U.S. District Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez ruled. "Those are the well-tested, well-proven principles on which we have rel…
      - 22 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 6:47pm -
    • newItalian priest, unfazed by death threats, goes after the Mafia
      ROME (RNS) The Rev. Luigi Ciotti has had police escorts before, but when a notorious Sicilian boss issued a death threat from his jail cell a couple of months ago, the authorities immediately doubled Ciotti's protection.The post Italian priest, unfa…
      - 23 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 5:57pm -
    • newEvangelicals boost clinics to help immigrants navigate legal headaches
      (RNS) As President Obama considers executive action that could change immigration policy, alliance leaders hope to increase the number of clinics they have provided at churches from the current 29 to 1,000 by 2017.The post Evangelicals boost clinics…
      - 24 hours ago 23 Oct 14, 5:09pm -
    • Southern Baptist seminary clears president after dispute over Muslim student
      (RNS) Paige Patterson, one of the most revered Southern Baptist leaders, faced heavy criticism for admitting a Muslim student to the flagship seminary.The post Southern Baptist seminary clears president after dispute over Muslim student appeared fir…
      - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 4:09pm -
    • Dancing priests! * Puppies! * Papal empanadas! : Thursday’s Roundup
      (RNS) A little something to brighten your day, scratch your head or send you back under the covers, depending on your mood. All in today's Roundup.The post Dancing priests! * Puppies! * Papal empanadas! : Thursday’s Roundup appeared first on Relig…
      - 1 day ago 23 Oct 14, 1:43pm -

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    • Iranians protest acid attacks on women
      Iranians rallied on in the central city of Isfahan and the capital, Tehran, to protest a string of acid attacks on women in Isfahan in recent months, the latest public outcry over the assaults that have shocked the nation.About...
      - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 6:17pm -
    • David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win
      Terrorism is an affront to our freedom, human dignity and right to life. States like New Zealand have a legal and moral obligation to protect their citizens from terrorism and its effects, and to address and eradicate terrorism and...
      - 2 days ago 22 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
    • Mormon address mystery surrounding undergarments
      The Mormon church is addressing the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by its faithful with a new video explaining the practice in-depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of...
      - 3 days ago 21 Oct 14, 11:39pm -
    • Five things to know about Pope Paul VI
      Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI on Sunday at the end of a remarkable meeting of Catholic bishops discussing family life, marriage, divorce, sex and gay unions. Paul VI oversaw the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 worldwide...
      - 5 days ago 20 Oct 14, 1:48am -

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