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Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen.

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Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I prayed she’d know I was OK. I prayed I could communicate through some cosmic reach of the universe to her.”

Foley began to pray the rosary.

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Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

Pope thanks people for prayers for his family after deadly crash

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, in mourning for the deaths of his nephew’s wife and two small children, thanked people at his weekly general audience Aug. 20 for their prayers.

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St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets

St. Louis archbishop urges prayers for peace to calm chaos in streets

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Residents of Ferguson “are struggling to find peace in the chaos” that has followed the shooting death of an unarmed teen by a police officer and “as people of Christ, we are struggling to find direction in the unrest,” said Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis.

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Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

Pope talks airstrikes in Iraq, his health, possible U.S. visit

| Francis X. Rocca | August 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop “unjust aggressors” such as Islamic State militants in northeastern Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. military airstrikes against the militants and said such humanitarian interventions should not be decided on by any single country.

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Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State

Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State

| Francis X. Rocca | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Vatican called on Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbarity” and “unspeakable criminal acts” of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying a failure to do so would jeopardize the future of interreligious dialogue.

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Pope to U.N.: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

Pope to U.N.: Act to end the tragedy in Iraq

| Cindy Wooden | August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally asked U.N. agencies and the entire international community “to take action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway” in northeastern Iraq.

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Latin American church leaders pledge to promote family’s role in society

Latin American church leaders pledge to promote family’s role in society

| Ezra Fieser | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Church workers and bishops from across Latin America emerged from a first-of-its-kind regional congress Aug. 9 pledging to strengthen the church’s work in promoting the role of the family in society.

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Archbishop calls for prayer, penance to counter planned ‘black mass’

Archbishop calls for prayer, penance to counter planned ‘black mass’

| August 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley has asked Catholics to offer prayer and penance to prevent a Satanic group from holding a “black mass” Sept. 21 at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.

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Iraqi Christians beginning to die in hot, crowded camps, witnesses say

Iraqi Christians beginning to die in hot, crowded camps, witnesses say

| Simon Caldwell | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by Islamic State fighters are beginning to die in crowded camps, witnesses claimed. Sahar Mansour, 40, who lectured in chemistry at the University of Mosul before she fled the city in June, said newborn babies, the sick and the elderly in the Ankawa refugee camp on the outskirts of […]

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Two Nigerian archbishops suspend sign of peace to help prevent Ebola

Two Nigerian archbishops suspend sign of peace to help prevent Ebola

| Peter Ajayi Dada | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an effort to curtail the spread of Ebola, the archdioceses of Lagos and Abuja instructed their priests to suspend all forms of physical contact during Mass, including the traditional sign of peace.

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Catholic Iraqi refugees in Lebanon recall horror of militant attacks

Catholic Iraqi refugees in Lebanon recall horror of militant attacks

| Doreen Abi Raad | August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The memory of that brutal June evening in his home near Mosul, Iraq, brought 48-year-old Joseph, now a refugee in Lebanon, to tears.

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