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Catholics eye Cleveland closures for national precedent

CLEVELAND (RNS) Before a recent prayer service in a shuttered Catholic church in Holyoke, Mass., parishioner Victor Anop stood before 120 people and made an urgent announcement: “The Vatican has ordered the bishop of Clev...
 
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Bishops’ point man on ‘religious liberty’ gets a promotion

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (RNS) If there is any Catholic bishop in the U.S. who probably didn’t need a bigger platform, it would be William E. Lori, who was named Tuesday (March 20) by Pope Benedict XVI as the next archbishop of ...

 
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COGIC reinstates bishop after criminal charges dropped

The Church of God in Christ has lifted the suspension of a New Orleans bishop after a judge ruled that the charges of forcible rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior brought against him were too old to prosecute. A Tuesday ...
 
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Quake-damaged cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand to be demolished

The earthquake-damaged Anglican Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand is beyond repair and will be demolished and replaced by a new cathedral with a different design, said Bishop Victoria Matthews on 2 March. The 131-year-old ...
 
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Breakaway bishop who denounced gay bishop found murdered in Brazil

A conservative Brazilian bishop who broke away from his church over the consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire was found murdered with his wife in the northeastern town of Olinda, according to the diocese. Bishop...

 
 

2 Catholic Priests Kidnapped in Sudan

South Sudanese rebel militia loyal to the Sudanese government have kidnapped two Catholic priests in Rabak, Christian sources said. A large truck smashed through the gates of the St. Josephine Bakhita’s Catholic Church compound...
 
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L.A. bishop resigns after fathering children

A Roman Catholic auxiliary bishop from Los Angeles has resigned after admitting he is the father of two children, both now teenagers. The Vatican on Wednesday (Jan. 4) announced that Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the resignati...
 
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Vatican launches Catholic home for U.S. Episcopalians

American Episcopalians upset with their denomination’s acceptance of gay and female clergy can now convert to the Roman Catholic Church while keeping many cherished traditions in a special new U.S. diocese that was establ...

 
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Episcopal bishop cleared of ‘abandonment’ charge

The Episcopal bishop of South Carolina, who has distanced his diocese from the national denomination since its sanction of openly gay bishops, has not “abandoned” the Episcopal Church, a church committee announced M...