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Famed Crystal Cathedral reopens as Roman Catholic church after $72M renovation

After a two-year, $72.3 million renovation, the famous Crystal Cathedral in Southern California reopened its doors Wednesday as a Roman Catholic church — now called Christ Cathedral. For years the ornate glass church in Garden Grove, south of Los Angeles, was the setting for the late Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s weekly “Hour of Power” televised …

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African priests are now the future of the Catholic Church in the United States

Quartz – In more than a decade as a Catholic priest in the United States, Martins Emeh has served as a pastor, a cannon law instructor, a diocesan archivist and a judge on the church’s Ecclesiastical Court of Appeals. Emeh, who came to the United States for graduate school in 1998 from Nigeria and was …

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Catholic bishop to rain down ‘holy water’ from helicopter in ‘mass exorcism’ over city

A Catholic bishop is reaching for new heights to save a city wrought with “evil.” After the brutal murder of a 10-year-old girl in a port city in Colombia, Monsignor Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya, the bishop of Buenaventura, announced he will perform a mass exorcism over the city beset with violence, drug smuggling, and poverty this weekend, The Guardian reported. …

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Amazon stops selling books by Catholic psychologist amid LGBT activist pressure

Christian Post – Amazon has permanently removed from its website books by Joseph Nicolosi, who was often referred to as the “father of conversion therapy,” in a move some say portends censorship of anything Christian regarding sexuality. For months the global online retail giant has been petitioned by LGBT activists who have urged the company …

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Is the devil responsible for the clergy abuse crisis? One expert thinks so

New York’s Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan described last year’s months of revelations about decades of clerical sexual abuse as “the summer of hell.” It’s a figure of speech that one author believes may have more bite than bark. In other words, demonic forces may have played a large part in the Catholic Church‘s crisis. A warning here: If you …

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Wiccan Professor Sues Catholic University for Religious Discrimination

A college professor in western New York is suing the Catholic university she woks for, claiming the school discriminated against her because she is a Wiccan. In a suit filed last month, Pauline Hoffman, a journalism professor at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, claims administrators at the 161-year-old Franciscan college pressured her to …

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Pope puts first African-American priest, an ex-slave, on path to sainthood

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Wednesday put Father Augustine Tolton, the first African-American Catholic priest who started life as a slave in the 19th century U.S. South, on the path to sainthood. The Vatican said Francis approved a decree recognizing Tolton’s “heroic virtues,” an early step in the sainthood process, after a five-year …

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Catholic Church reaffirms Bible: God dictates gender, which does not exist on a spectrum and cannot be changed

One day after Pentecost Sunday — the Christian holiday that commemorates the early church receiving the Holy Spirit — the Catholic Church issued an official declaration rejecting postmodern gender concepts and affirming the biblical vision for complementary genders. What are the details? The Vatican’s department for Catholic education released a document titled “Male and Female He Created Them” — …

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Catholic Nun Says Katy Perry Has ‘Blood On Her Hands’ In Convent Sale Battle

Katy Perry apparently had a role to play in the death of a Catholic nun over disputes regarding a Los Angeles convent, alleges the nun’s best friend. Speaking to the New York Post, Sister Rita Callanan said the legal battles with Katy Perry have yielded nothing but hell in her life, leaving her “paralyzed, penniless and …

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Catholic Composer Pens Song For Pride Month Because ‘We Are Called To Love’

A renowned American Catholic composer and concert musician has written a refrain in celebration of Pride Month, in an effort to honor of the inherent dignity of LGBTQ people. David Haas, a composer of contemporary Catholic liturgical music whose pieces are sung in parishes across America, told HuffPost he wrote the refrain on Sunday as …

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Pope Francis made this big change to Lord’s Prayer

Lead us not into mistranslation. Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity. It’s the prayer Jesus taught his followers to pray and one of the few things that unites 2.2 billion Christians across the globe. But the Holy See’s May 22 approval adjusting The Lord’s Prayer, widely known among …

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