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  • NYT's Style Mag: Inauguration of 'Terrifying...Bogeyman' Ronald Reagan Sowed Fear in NYC

    The New York Times devoted the latest edition of its fashion mag, T Magazine, to marking the early 1980s in New York City, but used prominent pieces to bash President Ronald Reagan as a "terrifying" Christian-right ogre. From the introduction: "...with the inauguration of a conservative president who was no great friend to the arts, or to marginalized groups, including immigrants, the poor and those who fell outside of the conventional all-American family unit."

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  • Parents of sick toddler Alfie Evans make new court challenge

    Lawyers battled in a London court Wednesday over the fate of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British toddler whose case has drawn support from Pope Francis and sparked an international debate about the competing rights of the child his doctors and his parents. The 23-month-old boy suffers...

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  • Bavarian leader orders Christian crosses on all state buildings

    Markus Söder sparks outcry after saying cross is a cultural rather than religious symbol The premier of Bavaria has sparked uproar after his cabinet ordered that Christian crosses be fixed in the entrance halls of all public buildings. Markus Söder, whose conservative CSU party faces a far-right challenge in state elections in October, declared that “the cross is a fundamental symbol of our Bavarian identity and way of life”. Continue reading...

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  • U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judge

    (Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.

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  • U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants : federal judge

    (Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary.

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  • Pope invites Mideast religious leaders to Italy for peace summit

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has invited leaders of all Christian denominations in the Middle East to join him in Italy in July to discuss how they can help bring peace to the region, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

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  • Pope to focus on fate of Christians in Middle East on July 7

    The Vatican says Pope Francis is planning to invite heads of churches and Christian communities from the Middle East to join him in a day of reflection and prayer in the southeastern Italian port city of Bari on July 7. The announcement on Wednesday said Francis has called for this...

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  • Pope says 'two Koreas' summit good chance for dialogue

    Pope Francis has hailed a "two Koreas" summit this week on the Korean Peninsula as an opportunity to start dialogue, and urged those involved to "have the courage" to be "artisans of peace." Francis at the Vatican Wednesday asked for prayers for "both those of the South and of the North" of...

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  • Following Jesus, or Following Trump?

    "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other." (Matthew 6:24) The verse refers to money, but in light of today's debate about the unaccountable devotion many Christian leaders have for President Trump it is not a stretch to apply it to their relationship with him.

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  • Sixteen people killed in Nigerian church attack: police

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Semi-nomadic herdsmen armed with guns killed 16 people on Tuesday in an attack on a church congregation in a central state of Nigeria plagued by communal violence, police said.

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  • Sixteen people killed in Nigerian church attack: police

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Semi-nomadic herdsmen armed with guns killed 16 people on Tuesday in an attack on a church congregation in a central state of Nigeria plagued by communal violence, police said.

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  • Sixteen people killed in Nigerian church attack

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Semi-nomadic herdsmen armed with guns killed 16 people on Tuesday in an attack on a church congregation in a central state of Nigeria plagued by communal violence, police said.

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  • 'Silicon Valley' Episode Points Out The Peculiarities Of Being A Christian In Tech

    “It freaks people out in the Valley,” a character says of Christianity.

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  • Chilean clerical sex abuse victim urges pope to fire 'toxic' bishops

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest as a boy will urge Pope Francis to sack "toxic" bishops who covered up the assaults, he said on Tuesday ahead of a face-to-face meeting with the leader of the Catholic Church.

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  • Chilean clerical sex abuse victim urges pope to fire 'toxic' bishops

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Chilean man who was sexually abused by a priest as a boy will urge Pope Francis to sack "toxic" bishops who covered up the assaults, he said on Tuesday ahead of a face-to-face meeting with the leader of the Catholic Church.

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  • UK judge holds new hearing over sick toddler Alfie Evans

    A British judge heard a new appeal Tuesday from the parents of a terminally ill British toddler who want to take him to Italy for treatment — something British courts have ruled isn't in the child's interest. The Christian Legal Centre, which is supporting the parents of 23-month-old Alfie...

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  • German state orders crosses mounted at government buildings

    Bavaria's conservative government is ordering Christian crosses to be placed at the entrance of all state administrative buildings. The regional government says the crosses shouldn't be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state's "cultural identity and...

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  • AP Interview: Chile abuse whistleblower from pariah to VIP

    The key whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal has arrived in Rome for his audience with Pope Francis and said Tuesday he will urge the pope to get rid of the "toxic" bishops and cardinals who have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world. In an interview in St....

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  • William Friedkin: 'You don’t know a damn thing, and neither do I'

    The Exorcist director returns to his demonic roots with a new documentary, but he’s not interested in discussing your skepticism A video clip featuring William Friedkin recently experienced a small level of virality among online film circles, in which the film-maker dresses down Nicolas Winding Refn after the younger director declares his own film Only God Forgives to be a masterpiece. Friedkin repeatedly calls for a medic, compares Refn’s film unfavorably to Citizen Kane, and most memorably,...

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  • Pope becomes ice cream man for a day, gives homeless 3,000 gelati

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Here's the scoop: Pope Francis became an ice cream man for a day on Monday as Rome charity workers dished out 3,000 helpings of gelato to the homeless and needy as his gift to them on his name day.

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  • Bishop George Bell investigation dropped by Sussex Police

    A police investigation into former bishop of Chichester George Bell has been dropped amid criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury for smearing his name.

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  • Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always 'be merciful'

    Pope Francis is reminding priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica.

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  • Priest shot dead in Mexico marks 2nd clerical murder in week

    A young Roman Catholic priest was shot dead in the west-central Mexican state of Jalisco, becoming the second cleric slain this week in a country said to lead the region in such killings.

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  • The anti-democratic thinker inspiring America's Conservative elites

    In his new book, the Catholic writer Patrick Deneen launches an attack on pluralism – and the Conservative establishment is cheering Since the election of Trump, writers of all stripes have been lining up to pen liberalism’s epitaph. On the left, the pernicious effects of neo-liberal economics has been denounced, while on the right, liberalism’s cosmopolitanism, which has no apparent regard for nation, religion or family, has been decried. Continue reading...

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