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Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

...absolution during the Holy Year of Mercy he has proclaimed, which runs Dec. 8, 2015 until Nov. 20, 2016.The Roman Catholic Church views abortion as such a grave sin that it put the matter of granting forgiveness for an abortion in the hands...
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Pope's apology doesn't change opinions on Serra

SAN FRANCISCO - Pope Francis' apology for the Roman Catholic Church's crimes against indigenous peoples has not softened opposition among some California Native Americans to his decision to canonize...
Nation and World
End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...After the Mormons, the next largest sponsors of U.S. Scout units are the United Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church.The Methodists' General Commission on United Methodist Men said decisions on whether or not to accept gay adult...
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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults

...adults as leaders. Several denominations that collectively sponsor close to half of all Scout units - including the Roman Catholic church, the Mormon church and the Southern Baptist Convention - have been apprehensive about ending the ban on gay adults...
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Boy Scouts executive committee OKs ending ban on gay leaders

...are consistent with their own."Several denominations that sponsor large numbers of Scout units - including the Roman Catholic Church, the Mormon church and the Southern Baptist Convention - have been apprehensive about ending the ban on gay adults...
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...legislature.___Q: Approval of gay marriage in Ireland is seen as signaling the declining influence of the Roman Catholic Church, which campaigned for a "No" vote. What's the comparable situation in the U.S.?A: The Catholic church...
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The Brazil Beat, losing to the United States and Portugal and reaching a draw with Germany.Vanessa Perini Moojen of the Roman Catholic Church's Migrant Support Center said the asylum-seekers "faced life-threatening situations back home." She would...
Margaret Mary Garrison Whyte

...Mulvihill) Whyte. She preferred to be called by her childhood nickname of "Peggie". Peggie was confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church as a girl, and continued a strong faith throughout her life.The Whyte family of County Kerry were known for...
Parnell wants school choices expanded

...students enrolled at Anchorage's Grace Christian School to 80 attending Holy Name Catholic School in Ketchikan.The Roman Catholic Church also maintains schools in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Anchorage Catholic schools have a population of 437 students...
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U.S. nuns have plenty of big brothers and sisters

...American women who truly live the life of the Gospel.Given the Vatican's myopic view of moral leadership - and the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy's sometimes conspicuous failure to exercise it - I find it astounding that officials whose own house...


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