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Bianchi Timber Wolf mountain bike for sale in Dallas, TX

August 28th, 2016 - Comments Off

Make: Bianchi
Model: Timber Wolf
Serial #: LYS6A04822
Color: Green

Asking price: $100
Call: 434-632-8677

Vatican officials face UN on sex abuse

January 19th, 2014 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome — A U.N. committee reportedly grilled a senior Vatican official, as well as others, about the Catholic Church’s handling of abusive priests on Thursday in Switzerland.

Reports say it’s the first time the Vatican has been forced to publicly answer accusations that it allowed the sex abuse of children by protecting such priests.

For several hours Thursday, the committee reportedly questioned a handful of Vatican officials — including Monsignor Silvano Tomasi, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, and Monsignor Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s former chief sex-crimes prosecutor.

Priest arrested over child porn images

January 15th, 2014 - Comments Off

NORFOLK, England – News report says a Norwich-born Catholic priest who was awarded Freedom of the City of Peterborough in 2012 for services to the area has withdrawn from active ministry.

Father David Jennings

Father David Jennings, current parish priest of St Mary’s Church in Great Yarmouth, was arrested last week by Norfolk Police.

The priest reportedly took over at the church in September having previously served at St Peter and All Souls Church in Peterborough which he left in June 2011.

Pope calls for renewed political will to end civil war

January 15th, 2014 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome — Pope Francis reportedly called for renewed political will on Monday to end the conflict in Syria and lamented a “general indifference” to the unfortunate situation of refugees around the world.

Pope Francis

In his first “State of the World” address to diplomats from 180 countries accredited to the Vatican, the pope also spoke of his concern over violence in Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and parts of Africa.

“What is presently needed is a renewed political will to end the conflict,” the pope said of the civil war in Syria.

New cardinal condemns charter for dividing people

January 14th, 2014 - Comments Off

QUEBEC, Canada – The freshly appointed cardinal in Canada reportedly warned Monday that the controversial values charter in Quebec is making its people increasingly afraid of each other.

Quebec Archbishop Gerard Cyprien Lacroix

Quebec Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix reportedly spoke out against proposed Parti Quebecois legislation that will be the focus of public hearings beginning Tuesday. Lacroix is among a new crop of cardinals selected Sunday by Pope Francis.

The PQ government’s plan would ban public-sector employees, including teachers and doctors, from displaying or wearing religious symbols in the workplace.

Cardinal Francis Chicago Reacts on Issues of Past Sexual Misconducts in the Clergy

January 13th, 2014 - Comments Off

CHICAGO, Illinois – Reports state that Cardinal Francis George of the Archdiocese of Chicago posted a letter to the members of his archdiocese regarding the announced release of documents involving past clergy sexual misconduct. In his letter, he reaffirmed that there have been no sex offenders active in ministry.

“So far as can be known from all our records, there is no priest in public ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago who has been found to have sexually abused a child, no matter when the abuse took place,” he stated.

Pope Francis to appoint new cardinals

January 12th, 2014 - Comments Off

VATICAN CITY, Rome — It has been on the news that Pope Francis will be appointing 19 new cardinals in the coming month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor.

Wearing red hats and robes, cardinals are the most senior clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church below the Pope.

Sixteen of the new appointees are under 80 years old, which make them eligible to enter a conclave to elect the next Pope.

News reports say the new cardinals will be formally instated at a ceremony, known as a consistory, on the 22nd of February.

Texas church standoff ends in arrest

January 10th, 2014 - Comments Off

AMARILLO, Texas — Police reportedly detained a 36-year-old man who hid inside the auditorium of Hillside Christian Church in the 6100 Soncy Road about noon Wednesday.

Reports say the incident prompted church leaders to lock down the campus and dozens of officers to surround the area.

Cpl. Jerry Neeufeld said police convinced David Michael Stoltz to leave the sanctuary and he was taken into custody about 1 p.m. He said no one was injured.

Hillside Executive Pastor Bob Schroeder said everyone inside the church was safe and deferred all other questions about the situation to police.

Improving Vatican Media Coverage: Vatican Journalist to Join The Boston Globe

January 9th, 2014 - Comments Off

DENVER, Colorado – Recent reports state that well-known Vatican analyst as well as journalist, John L. Allen, Jr., is chosen to join the staff of the The Boston Globe. His position would be the associate editor, stating that this is of great help in his advocacy to widen the media’s coverage of religion and the Church.

“What I really hope we can accomplish is to offer a model of what serious coverage of the Catholic Church will look like in a major secular news outlet,” he stated.

Catholic bishops pray to relieve drought

January 8th, 2014 - Comments Off

SACRAMENTO, California — The California Conference of Catholic Bishops reportedly called for divine intervention Tuesday as California goes through what appears to be its third straight dry winter.

People of all faiths were asked by the bishops to join in prayers for rain as reservoirs in the state dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record.

Some cities already are restricting water use, while prospects for another dry summer have raised alarm about agriculture and wildfires.

The first Sierra Nevada snow survey of the winter last week found the water content in the statewide snowpack to be just 20 percent of average for this time of year.