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Man Caught Walking Into New York Cathedral With Full Gas Cans, Lighters: Police 

April 18, 2019
A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and lighters, police said. The incident occurred two days after a massive fire severely damaged the eight-century-old Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, causing global shock and sorrow. The blaze was most likely the result of an accident though a major investigation is under way. In New York, the man entered the Roman Catholic cathedral in midtown Manhattan j

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Investigation Into ‘Suspicious' Fires That Destroyed Three Black Churches in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish 

April 11, 2019
A fourth church was also burnt down 200 miles away. All the three churches burned to the ground were mostly attended by African-American congregants. The first church to be destroyed by fire was St. Mary’s Baptist Church on March 26. Then a week later, just 10 miles away, the Greater Union Baptist Church burnt down. […]

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Is God really only calling single, celibate men to the priesthood?’ Why two men left 

April 11, 2019
Just a year after becoming a Catholic priest, Doug Langner said the loneliness started to creep in."You would go through times of (thinking), wouldn't it be nice to just share your day with someone else?" said Langner, who was ordained in 2008 after graduating from Illinois' Mundelein Seminary, and started to work in a Kansas City, Mo.-area parish. Soon he was the only priest assigned to his church, living alone in the rectory, which isn't uncommon as the Catholic Church faces a priest shortage that has f

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LDS Church Will Now Allow Baptism for Children of LGBTQ Parents 

April 8, 2019
The move came after 41 months Instituted in November 2015, Russell M. Nelson, the present church president, brought forward a policy which not only deemed same-sex couples as apostates but also forbade their children from all baptisms and baby blessings. About three and a half years have passed since then, and the intervening years were […]

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Pope Makes History By Tapping First African American Bishop To Lead Washington, D.C. 

April 4, 2019
Pope Francis named the first African-American to the Catholic Church’s most senior U.S. position on Thursday, seeking to end a period of upheaval in a job whose previous two occupants were caught in sexual abuse scandals. Former Atlanta archbishop Wilton Gregory, 71, was made new head of the Church in the U.S. capital Washington, D.C., and is also likely to become a cardinal eligible to vote in a conclave to elect the next pope after Francis. He would be the first African-American to hold the rank of card

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How not to pray in a statehouse 

April 1, 2019
A small viral tempest blew up this past week after a Pennsylvania state representative opened the legislative session with a prayer that was, shall we say, far from the usual exercise in spiritual inclusion. First-term Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R- Centre/Clinton) invoked Jesus’ name 13 times in a way that seemed designed to send a message to Movita Johnson-Harrell, who after a special election in Philadelphia was about to be sworn in as the first Muslim woman to serve in the Pennsylvania legislature. Johnso

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At 98, Chicago chaplain still brings her ministry to Illinois prisons every Sunday: 'How can I quit when people need me?' 

March 28, 2019
At age 98, Helen Sinclair — a resident of the South Side of Chicago also known as Queen Mother — is still resolute in her mission to spread the gospel and love to Illinois prison inmates, whom she visits weekly.

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All South Dakota Public Schools to Put Up “In God We Trust” Signs 

March 25, 2019
The ACLU is yet to receive any feedback about this development. Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota signed Senate Bill 55 on March 19 requiring all public schools in the state to display in a prominent place the sign “In God We Trust” starting next school year. She also signed another bill which will allow […]

Source: All South Dakota Public Schools to Put Up “In God We Trust” Signs - World Religion News

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