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  • Oklahoma Catholic archbishop files lawsuit against Satanist group related to 'black mass'

    Carla Hinton, NewsOK
    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Catholic archbishop has filed a lawsuit against a Satanist group, alleging it stole a sacred and revered item from a Catholic church for use in its “black mass” at the Civic Center Music Hall.  Wednesday, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley filed the lawsuit in...

  • Car crash in Argentina kills 3 relatives of pope

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. The small car carrying a nephew of the pope along with the man's...

  • Pope urges "fraternal" dialogue with China, others

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conquerer" trying to take away the identity of others. Francis...

  • Colorado Springs church to dedicate portion of service to slain Ferguson man

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Moment 
of silence The Rev. Terry McCray of Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will pause for a moment of silence for Michael Brown during 
the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Brown was killed Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo. The service will be one of reflection and community...

  • Who stopped China Catholics going to South Korea?

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Days after Chinese officials blocked Catholics from seeing the pope in South Korea, it's still unclear who was behind the action or why it was taken. Experts on the Chinese church said the travel bans were likely the work of overzealous local Communist Party bureaucrats...

  • Pope runs late, asks to skip prayers _ or else!

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    KKOTTOGNAE, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis has long been a stickler for setting aside enough time to pray, getting up at 4:30 a.m. to ensure he isn't rushed through his daily meditations. But he sheepishly asked to skip evening vespers on Saturday after he ran behind schedule during...

  • Pope makes tough sell on materialism in SKorea

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems that disenfranchise the poor, pressing his economic agenda in one of the region's powerhouses where...

  • Denver religious leaders want ISIS stopped

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    DENVER — The Catholic archbishop of Denver and other religious leaders in the city are asking President Obama to stop Iraqi militants threatening Christians in Iraq. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and the leaders are set to sign a statement Monday morning asking the president to work...

  • Pope expresses outrage at violence in Iraq

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world "to stop these crimes." In a strongly worded message during his traditional Sunday blessing, Francis said...

  • Shambhala Mountain Center home of peace, study and the largest stupa in North America

    By Rick Cookson rick.cookson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    About an hour from Fort Collins, in a sweeping meadow in the rolling mountains, you might be surprised to find a 108-foot-tall ornate building shaped a bit like the Taj Mahal. It's a stupa, the largest in North America. And not far from The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya is the Shambhala...

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