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  • Pittsburgh bishop taking ALS challenge for priest

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh plans to take the ice bucket challenge to support a priest who has Lou Gehrig's disease, but says he will donate his money to a charity that doesn't use embryonic stem cells for its research. Bishop David...

  • Colorado Springs organization scrambling to help flood victims in India

    Lisa Walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Devastating flooding in north India has a Colorado Springs organization scrambling to help. Flooding has forced people in Motipur, India, to evacuate from their homes. They're in need of food, clean water and hygiene products, according to the faith-based organization ServeNow....

  • Colorado won't see gay marriage yet

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    DENVER — Gay marriage isn't coming to Colorado yet. A federal appeals court on Thursday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the court has stayed similar rulings in other...

  • 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...

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