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    Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies

    06/13/2014 10:56 PM EDT
    PHOENIX -- A badly injured priest managed to administer last rites to his dying fellow clergyman who was fatally shot in a nighttime attack at their Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix as police rushed to the scene after the man also called 911. Authorities had no suspects or solid leads as of Thursday afternoon. 
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    Pope dives into Mideast peace with prayer summit at Vatican
    06/08/2014 10:31 PM EDT - VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis plunged head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for a remarkable evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joked and embraced in the foyer of the Vatican hotel where Full Story

    Brunei embraces strict Islamic laws
    05/02/2014 10:44 PM EDT - BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) -- Brunei on Thursday embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights. The tiny Southeast Asian nation began phasing in a version of Shariah that allows for penalties such as amputation for theft and stoning for adultery. Full Story

    Clemson: FFRF ‘misconstrued' facts in complaint against coach
    05/02/2014 10:43 PM EDT - COLUMBIA, S.C. -- An attorney for Clemson University wrote that the Freedom From Religion Foundation had misstated the law in its complaint that Tigers coach Dabo Swinney intertwines his Christian religion with the football program. The school's senior associate counsel Erin Swann Lauderdale sent a letter dated April 24 in reply to the FFRF's complaint. Full Story

    Religion News in Brief
    05/01/2014 10:52 PM EDT - Saturday, May 3 First Baptist Bennington Spring Tag Sale continues BENNINGTON -- The First Baptist Church of Bennington will continue its Spring Tag Sale, which began Friday, on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tag sale features spring and summer clothing, household goods, children's toys, books, etc. Full Story

    California girl, 12, among youngest yogis in US
    05/02/2014 10:43 PM EDT - ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) -- Jaysea DeVoe, a popular Southern California yoga instructor who leads a weekly class through the lion, monkey, upward-facing dog and other poses, has three years of experience -- and she's only 12 years old. The Encinitas girl recently completed a five-month, 200-hour certification program with two girlfriends, ages 13 and 15, U-T San Diego reported Full Story

    Brunei embraces strict Islamic laws
    05/01/2014 10:50 PM EDT - BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) -- Brunei on Thursday embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by international rights group as a step backward for human rights. The tiny Southeast Asian nation began phasing in a version of Shariah that allows for penalties such as amputation for theft and stoning for adultery. Full Story

    Sex abuse survivor to papal adviser: Marie Collins
    04/04/2014 10:10 PM EDT - VATICAN CITY -- Marie Collins is not your ordinary papal adviser. Sexually assaulted as a child by a hospital chaplain, Collins went onto become a leading Irish activist demanding justice for the victims of priestly abuse and a fierce critic of the Catholic Church's handling of the scandal. Full Story

    Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission
    03/22/2014 10:57 PM EDT - Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. Full Story

    Pope Francis is offended by his own popularity
    03/05/2014 07:01 AM EST - Pope Francis finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him "offensive." Full Story

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    Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

    BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center. Full Story