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Letter: Ring a bell, wear a red poppy and honor vets

...m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, a bell was rung and veterans stood while the names of dead comrades were read. The clergy offered prayers for peace. We did not remember the lives of those who fought to end war by going shopping at Veterans Day sales...
UK's House of Lords hands Cameron defeat on tax credit cuts

...Commons but not in the Lords, whose members are mostly political appointees, with a smattering of hereditary nobles, judges and clergy.Treasury chief George Osborne, who championed the cuts, conceded defeat and said he would introduce measures to lessen their...
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Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

...21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a...along with advocates for those abused by clergy, decried the settlement as a paltry amount...Priests, an advocacy group for survivors of clergy abuse. He called it "the largest mass...
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Clergy, members gather for Palm Sunday service

...Catholic Bishop of Juneau, the Most Rev. Edward J. Burns, clergy and faithful from the Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal communities...Easter on the same day this year. In addition to Bishop Burns, clergy participating in the Palm Sunday service were Anchorage priest...
Pope Francis wraps up joyful US visit with big open-air Mass

...may lead," Francis said in Spanish. "Clergy and bishops will be held accountable when...victims at the meeting had been abused by clergy; some were violated by relatives or educators...including those who were violated by non-clergy "seriously minimizes" the problem in...
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Papa! Pope stirs excitement in DC, calls for climate action

...matter their views.In his first comments in the U.S. on the clergy sex abuse scandal that erupted in 2002, the pope praised the...Conference of Catholic Bishops pledged to oust any guilty clergy from church work and enact safeguards for children. However...
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Pope extols America's founding ideals

...conference, hoping for a badly needed infusion of enthusiasm amid shrinking membership, financial troubles and one of the worst clergy sex-abuse scandals to hit a U.S. diocese.The archdiocese has been the target of repeated investigations. In 2011, before...
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Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

...House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting...the couple." Under the new rules, clergy can decline to perform the ceremonies...bars gay marriage, although many of its clergy have been officiating at same-sex weddings...
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St. Louis police chief defends fatal shooting THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

...stood behind police."The police were in this neighborhood doing their job," Slay said at a meeting with the St. Louis Clergy Coalition, a group of black ministers. The meeting was at a church about a block from the shooting site.The police chief...
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Texas jail where woman died admits breaking rules

...upbeat and looking forward to a new job at Prairie View A&M University, where she graduated in 2009. Bland's family and clergy members have called for a Justice Department probe, and an independent autopsy has been ordered.However, Bland posted a...
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