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Churches conducting more background checks, but sex offenders still slipping through cracks

There are more than 750,000 registered sex offenders across the country and, medical professionals explain, faith and community are often deemed a crucial part of their treatment to avoid re-offending.
FOXNews.com - Published

Bishops praise proposal to clarify religious exemptions for federal contractors

Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2019 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- Leaders at the U.S. bishops’ conference have praised a U.S. Labor Department proposal to clarify protections for religious employers seeking federal..
CNA - Published

Videos for Churches

Kokomo neighbors react to devastating tornado that struck three years ago this month [Video]Kokomo neighbors react to devastating tornado that struck three years ago this month

Kokomo neighbors react to devastating tornado that struck three years ago this month

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Mississippi immigration raids cause ripple effect on churches [Video]Mississippi immigration raids cause ripple effect on churches

More problems in the wake of the ICE raids and food processing plants in Mississippi.

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Interview with Massimiliano Fuksas [Video]Interview with Massimiliano Fuksas

To give due credit to the importance of design in the creation and evolution of LG SIGNATURE, LG and international architectural firm Studio Fuksas have teamed up to present Infinity at next month’s..

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Site where anti-segregation movement launched becomes South African heritage site [Video]Site where anti-segregation movement launched becomes South African heritage site

The birthplace of the United Democratic Front at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain, South Africa was declared a heritage site, with speakers gathered to celebrate the occasion. Among the..

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SNAP leader: Catholic churches need better vetting for priests [Video]SNAP leader: Catholic churches need better vetting for priests

The Rev. Geoff Drew, suspended last month after allegations of inappropriate behavior, now stands charged with nine counts of rape — all for incidents that allegedly happened before he entered the..

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Ohio Man Accused Of Threatening Jewish Community Center [Video]Ohio Man Accused Of Threatening Jewish Community Center

A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon on Monday and ordered him to stay away from Jewish churches and organizations if he’s released from jail; KDKA's Rachele Mongoivi..

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Reedsburg Touched Twice Clinic gets families ready to go back to school [Video]Reedsburg Touched Twice Clinic gets families ready to go back to school

The 15th annual Reedsburg Touched Twice Clinic provided all the essentials to get families ready for the new school year.

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Local faith leader speaking at gun law rally in Indianapolis [Video]Local faith leader speaking at gun law rally in Indianapolis

Local faith leader speaking at gun law rally in Indianapolis

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Snack Pack Ministry [Video]Snack Pack Ministry

The Snack Pack Ministry is providing food for kids in 24 local schools.

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Families in Need fundraiser [Video]Families in Need fundraiser

School officials are getting dunked for a good cause.

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VIDEO People of all faiths in Lehigh Valley gather at vigil in wake of mass shootings [Video]VIDEO People of all faiths in Lehigh Valley gather at vigil in wake of mass shootings

VIDEO People of all faiths in Lehigh Valley gather at vigil in wake of mass shootings

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local sex abuse lawsuits filed [Video]local sex abuse lawsuits filed

local sex abuse lawsuits filed

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KC churches addressing gun violence in community [Video]KC churches addressing gun violence in community

Churches across the Kansas City metro are starting to address the issue of gun violence.

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Mississippi Homeland Security Advisory Council - 08/14/19 [Video]Mississippi Homeland Security Advisory Council - 08/14/19

Mississippi officials held the first public meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council Subcommittee.

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Homeland Security 08/14/19 [Video]Homeland Security 08/14/19

Mississippi officials held the first public meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council Subcommittee.

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RECAP initiative [Video]RECAP initiative

Mission to make Charleston safer

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Barger Teacher [Video]Barger Teacher

Take a look at what a teacher did at Barger Academy to transform a bare classroom into a new learning environment with bears, duck pond and even a tread mill.

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Threat to Dodge County Kingdom Hall sparks larger conversation about law enforcement response [Video]Threat to Dodge County Kingdom Hall sparks larger conversation about law enforcement response

Following a threat to a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses, Dodge County officials are explaining more about what happened and what they recommend someone does if they hear such threats.

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Middletown police host free active-shooter training after Dayton attack [Video]Middletown police host free active-shooter training after Dayton attack

Chief Rodney Muterspaw and other Middletown officers spent the afternoon leading a crowded City Council chamber through the active-shooter training they’ve routinely given to schools, businesses and..

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Trek Thru Truth [Video]Trek Thru Truth

Interactive children's museum on the Bible coming to Cleveland features 52 displays. Sept. 7th Gala raises money to fund the museum. www.trekthrutruth.com #TrekThruTruth

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Local farm receives top honors [Video]Local farm receives top honors

A farm was selected "Farm of the Year," by the University of Minnesota

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Apostolate to the Handicapped 08/11/19 [Video]Apostolate to the Handicapped 08/11/19

Apostolate to the Handicapped 08/11/19

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High Street Neighborhood Center [Video]High Street Neighborhood Center

It back-to-school time for many Kentucky kids and Whitney Schlanskey and Carrie Beth Tonks came by to discuss finding proper daycare the young ones!

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Rece Davis speaks in Huntsville [Video]Rece Davis speaks in Huntsville

The ESPN personality is from Muscle Shoals

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Oprah Winfrey Weighs in on Mass Shootings [Video]Oprah Winfrey Weighs in on Mass Shootings

Oprah Winfrey Weighs in on Mass Shootings . In the wake of the recent mass shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Winfrey is speaking out. I think what people are missing..

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In first-ever event, UN commemorates religious victims of violence

New York City, N.Y., Aug 22, 2019 / 11:01 am (CNA).- The United Nations General Assembly has designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based..
CNA - Published

Myanmar fighting forces people to take shelter at churches, monasteries (CNS)

Rebels backed by China have targeted Christians in Myanmar’s Shan State (map). The state is 81% Buddhist, 10% Christian, and 7% animist.
Catholic Culture - Published

Man accused in Jewish center video threat pleads not guilty

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at..
Seattle Times - Published

Ukrainian Catholic leader rules out 'appeasement' as fighting flares again (CNS)

Born in 1970, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk was elected and installed as head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2011. The church (website, CNEWA profile) is among the Eastern Catholic..
Catholic Culture - Published

Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church officially ceases to exist (Kyiv Post)

Until recently, Ukraine’s Orthodox faithful were divided into the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kiev Patriarchate), and the Ukrainian Autocephalous..
Catholic Culture - Published

Uniting for Diversity Vigil in Newark

Various organizations and churches came togther Sunday for a Uniting for Diversity Vigil in Newark in response to the recent mass shootings in the United States.  
Delawareonline - Published

Churches could win back teens like me if they were more welcoming and less judgmental

Church should offer more open-ended resources such as meditation, discussion groups and even nature walks. Let teens come to God in their own way.
USATODAY.com - Published

Catholic aid agency to US government: Don't cut foreign aid funding

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2019 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is speaking out against a potential reassignment of U.S. funds that Congress appropriated for foreign assistance programs,..
CNA - Published

'Overwhelmed with graces': Walking across America for life

Washington D.C., Aug 17, 2019 / 08:00 am (CNA).- A three-month journey from California to Washington, DC, came to an end August 13, as 23 walkers of this summer’s Crossroads Pro-Life Walks made it to..
CNA - Published

Churches Arm, Train Congregants in Wake of Mass Shootings

Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday.Seven men wearing heavy vests and carrying pistols loaded with blanks ran toward the sound of the shots, stopping at the..
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Iraqi church formerly defaced by ISIS rededicated on Assumption feast

Qaraqosh, Iraq, Aug 16, 2019 / 05:23 am (CNA).- An Iraqi church damaged and defaced by the Islamic State in 2014 was rededicated Thursday for the parish’s celebration of the Feast of the Assumption..
CNA - Published

Church in Kerala responds to flood emergency (Vatican News)

The southwestern Indian state of Kerala (map) is 55% Hindu, 27% Muslim, and 18% Christian. Two Eastern Catholic churches (the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church) have..
Catholic Culture - Published

Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it is considering a new rule that would allow federal contractors who identify as religious to hire..
CNA - Published

Jorge Plaza Marquez Explains Why Everyone Should Visit Colombia

jorge plaza marquez explains why everyone should visit colombia
*TURBACO, BOLIVAR, COLUMBIA / ACCESSWIRE / August 15, 2019 / *Jorge Plaza Marquez is the third-generation owner of Servimeca. For nearly 60 years, there has been one company playing a significant role..
Accesswire - Published

The Japanese treasure of Sakitsu Church

Kumamoto, Japan, Aug 15, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- My traveling companion and I could see the steeple of Sakitsu Church from more than a mile and a half away, after we drove through a mountain tunnel and..
CNA - Published

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Washington D.C., Aug 14, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- On Aug. 15, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into..
CNA - Published

More than 30 members of clergy, religious activists sign letter declaring their churches immigrant 'sanctuaries': report

A group of more than 30 clergy and religious activists in Birmingham have signed a letter promising sanctuary to immigrants facing mass deportations in Alabama, according to a Tuesday report.
FOXNews.com - Published

Archbishop Gomez: 'With El Paso a line has been crossed in our nation' (Angelus News)

“The killings in El Paso will take their place alongside the crackdowns on Japanese-Americans during World War II, the bombings of churches in the Jim Crow South, the lynchings of Mexicans in Texas..
Catholic Culture - Published

Mississippi bishops encourage aid for families affected by ICE raids

Jackson, Miss., Aug 12, 2019 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Mississippi’s Catholic bishops are speaking out against last week’s extensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that targeted workers at food..
CNA - Published

In Virginia, 2 Churches Feel the Aftermath of Trump's Racist Rhetoric

Two small-town Virginia churches with the same name, but very different congregations, recently found themselves tangled in controversy related to the president's tweets.
NPR - Published

Why Mississippi churches support immigration protest march

In Mississippi, churches are among the top sources of support to the mostly Mexican and Guatemalan workers targeted by last week's workplace raids.
Christian Science Monitor - Published

Filipino Catholics unfazed by terror threats against churches (UCANews)

After the Islamic State threatened attacks on Catholic churches in northern Philippines, some Muslims “showed their support for their Christian neighbors by going to [a prominent] basilica with..
Catholic Culture - Published

Ukrainian president meets with Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (AsiaNews)

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who holds a primacy of honor among the Orthodox churches, granted canonical recognition to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in January—a decision condemned by..
Catholic Culture - Published

Six funerals held for the victims in the Dayton Shooting

In Dayton, Ohio, funerals began on Saturday for six of the nine victims of Sunday's mass shooting. Mourners gathered at churches and funeral homes across Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Two more..
CBS News - Published

Families mourn as funerals begin for Dayton shooting victims

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Families and friends left mourning lives lost in the Dayton mass shooting will begin to bury the dead. Funerals are scheduled Saturday for six of the nine people killed in..
Seattle Times - Published

Eritrea Orthodox Church's former patriarch expelled for 'heresy' (BBC)

Pro-government bishops in the repressive one-party state excommunicated Abune Antonios, 90, who was deposed by the government in 2007. The church is among the Oriental Orthodox churches that ceased to..
Catholic Culture - Published

Indian order dismisses nun from religious life for disobeidence

Kochi, India, Aug 7, 2019 / 11:54 am (CNA).- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation dismissed from religious life Monday Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts..
CNA - Published

Gilroy Garlic Festival being investigated as domestic terrorism after gunman's 'target list' found, FBI says

Authorities are investigating the deadly Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting as domestic terrorism after discovering the gunman had a "target list" — including churches, courthouses and locations..
FOXNews.com - Published

Catholics afraid as Chinese authorities ban religious education (UCANews)

“Dioceses in China have been receiving constant warnings about a prohibition on summer camps, and many local churches have been pressured into giving up all related activities,” according to the..
Catholic Culture - Published

North American Catholic, Orthodox theologians issue statement on the laity's vocation and mission (USCCB)

“More than five years in the making, this new text is an example of a different approach to ecumenical dialogue,” the US Conference of Catholic Bishops explained. “Instead of addressing together..
Catholic Culture - Published

Iraqi archbishop reflects on Christian community five years after ISIS takeover

Erbil, Iraq, Aug 6, 2019 / 01:52 pm (CNA).- Five years on from the conquering of Christian communities in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State, Christians in the country remain at the “point of..
CNA - Published

After El Paso Walmart shooting, Texas to welcome guns in mosques, churches and school grounds

The new Texas laws will make it easier to possess guns in churches, mosques, apartment buildings and foster homes following the El Paso shooting.
USATODAY.com - Published

Iraqi patriarch to Pope Francis: Chaldean Church is 'a church of martyrs'

Vatican City, Aug 6, 2019 / 08:40 am (CNA).- The Chaldean Catholic Church is a Church of martyrs, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon told Pope Francis this week. “Our Chaldean church, since..
CNA - Published

Egypt granting approval to previously 'illegal' Christian churches (Fides)

Egypt’s government has given legal approval to 88 Christian churches, bringing to over 1,100 the number of churches that have been approved under a 2016 law that allowed for the construction of..
Catholic Culture - Published

Amazon Lands Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Supernatural Comedy Series ‘Truth Seekers’

amazon lands simon pegg, nick frost supernatural comedy series ‘truth seekers’
Amazon Prime Video has secured global rights to “Truth Seekers” from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Miles Ketley’s U.K.-based production company Stolen Picture. The new comedy horror series will..
The Wrap - Published

Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country

In a country that has become nearly numb to men with guns opening fire in schools, at concerts and in churches, shooting in Texas and Ohio left the public shaken.
NYTimes.com - Published

Europe's bishops, other Christian leaders call for observance of 'Season of Creation' (CCEE)

The “Season of Creation,” an ecumenical initiative, begins on September 1—the World Day of Prayer for Creation in the Orthodox churches (since 1989) and the Catholic Church (since 2015)—and..
Catholic Culture - Published

Mexican bishops: Do not grow indifferent to the plague of human trafficking

Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 1, 2019 / 02:57 pm (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Mexico encouraged the faithful in the country not to become indifferent to the suffering of human trafficking victims, but to..
CNA - Published

Sputnik Falsely Claims that NATO Combats Orthodoxy

sputnik falsely claims that nato combats orthodoxy
NATO is no enemy of Orthodoxy as several NATO member states are predominantly Christian Orthodox. The Orthodox churches of Montenegro and North Macedonia have been seeking independence even before the..
Polygraph.info - Published

Change in New York State law to usher in 'tidal wave' of child sex abuse lawsuits

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according..
Reuters - Published

This Roman church was a gift from Catholics around the world to Leo XIII

Rome, Italy, Aug 1, 2019 / 03:25 am (CNA).- There are many Catholic churches in Rome, but few can boast of having been built through the contributions of Catholics around the world as a gift to the..
CNA - Published

Leading Polish prelate condemns 'worsening attacks' on clergy, churches (CNS)

As LGBT activism rises in Poland, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan, president of the bishops’ conference, spoke of “ever more frequent attacks of hatred against believing people and..
Catholic Culture - Published

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