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San Francisco church removes sprinklers soaking homeless

San Francisco - Outdoor sprinklers installed outside a San Francisco cathedral to discourage homeless people from sleeping there have been removed, church officials said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Pope John Paul II's canonization and rainbows that circle the sun

Pope Francis has declared Pope John Paul II a Roman Catholic Saint. Having been a local witness to this event, I recalled seeing Pope John Paul II in action when I was a youth participant of the 1993 8th World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Pope Benedict canonises first ever Native American saint

In a ceremony held today, Sunday, at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI created seven new saints, one of whom, Kateri Tekakwitha, is the first Native American to be canonised.

France to ban words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

As part of reforms to legalise gay marriage, the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ could disappear from the French Civil Code.

Sold out 'Drag Show' at a Catholic University will go on

Drag Queen Tootie Nefertootie will emcee the lip-sync competition, runway competition and Q&A session at a Catholic university's first-ever on-campus "Drag Show" tonight that has brought local alumni down to their knees. Literally.

Bishop Lahey sentenced to time served for child porn

Raymond Lahey, the disgraced Canadian Roman Catholic bishop who was caught with hundreds of pornographic images of young boys, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, and released on time served.

Canadian Bishop Lahey pleads guilty to child porn charge

Ottawa - Former Roman Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey, 70, is facing the gavel today as his trial on child pornography charges opens. The charges stem found his arrest in September 2009 for possessing and importing child pornography.

Op-Ed: The Only Viable Strategy for the Vatican

New York - The Vatican continues its self-destructive response to the firestorm threatening the Roman Catholic Church. There is a Vatican response that offers hope. But does the Church have the spiritual resources needed to succeed?

Pope says celibacy still important for priests

Pope Benedict XVI on Friday reiterated his belief that celibacy for Roman Catholic priests is still essential, despite some senior members of his church suggesting that it is a contributing factor in the sexual abuse of children.

Catholic bishops in France angered by phone line for sinners

Roman Catholic bishops in France have distanced their church from a telephone service set up by a company in Paris. it allows members of the Catholic faith to confess their sins.

Large Anti-Abortion Rally Held in Spain

Demonstrators took to the street of the Spanish capital Madrid on Saturday to voice their opposition to plans by the government to reform the abortion laws in Spain.

Conversion to christanity an escape route for Mumbai girl Sara Special

"I fear for the safety of my step-brother and my father,” said Qatar-based Sara in a trembling tone to her friend speaking at the other end of the telephone line from Mumbai.

I Bless You My Child With This Bottle Of Evian

The Roman Catholic Church in the deepest depths of Ireland has come to the conclusion that spring water is better that tap, avoiding cryptosporidium pollution, especially for Easter blessings

Ash Wednesday Mass Interrupted by Porno Recordings in a Roman Catholic Church

Bomb squad was called in to blow up CD players that played pornographic messages during mass, causing evacuation of church

Brazilian Government Gives Away Free Condoms for Carnival

The Brazil's Catholic Bishops Council, condemned the actions. What do you think?

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The Vatican's mobile post office serving tourists.
RELIGIOUS: The Geary Boulevard entrance to St. Mary s Cathedral in San Francisco is shown.
RELIGIOUS: The Geary Boulevard entrance to St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco is shown.
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Papal inauguration of Franciscus
Papal inauguration of Franciscus
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