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Priest urges church to abandon Christmas, ‘hijacked’ by Santa

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 00:11 A Catholic priest has urged the church to abandon the word “Christmas” because it has been “hijacked by Santa and reindeer.” Dublin-based priest Father Desmond O’Donnell said believers should now use the word “Nativity” instead of “Christmas,” because the latter has lost all its meaning to commercialization. “We’ve lost Christmas, just like we lost ...

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Church Ltd? Clergy must stop acting like CEOs ‘chasing growth targets’

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 19:15 The clergy should stop behaving like CEOs and resume their pastoral role of leading the faithful, the Dean of Christ Church has claimed. It comes amid increasing reports of the clergy stressing out in their attempt to get more people to attend church. Speaking to an audience at the charity Sons & Friends of ...

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Let your son wear a skirt – says the Church

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 13:37 Children should be able to cross-dress and try out different clothes – from capes to crowns – no matter their sex, the Church of England has said. Anti-bullying advice provided by the Church says children must be able to be “who they might be.” Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the message, which was ...

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Orthodox Church does not oppose sex education in Russian schools – spokesman

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 10:23 The church does not oppose sex education in schools, but urges caution as it can corrupt young minds, the head of the Moscow Patriarchate external relations department has stated. Read more “If these lessons turn into corruption of the young, as it unfortunately happens very often, the Church would definitely oppose them. At the ...

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Before Texas church shooter, Pentagon knew for 20yrs about crime reporting failures

Blunders in its crime reporting process, such as the type the US Air Force made which allowed Texas church shooter Devin P. Kelley to illegally buy firearms, have long been a problem in the military, a 1997 Pentagon report shows. The 20-year-old report by the Pentagon Inspector General which resurfaced Tuesday, states the military has been aware of widespread lapses ...

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Texas church shooter fled mental hospital, threatened Air Force commanders – report

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 19:40 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 20:17 The gunman who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas had previously escaped a mental hospital, threatened his Air Force chain of command and snuck firearms onto an airbase, according to a newly discovered police report. In 2012, Devin Patrick Kelley escaped from the Peak ...

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Air Force investigates mishap that led to Texas church shooter buying illegal firearms

The US Air Force has come clean about a mistake that allowed the Sutherland Springs, Texas, shooter Devin P. Kelly to obtain firearms illegally. Now the military service is making sure other court martial convictions haven’t also gone unreported. On Monday, the Air Force said it failed to follow Pentagon guidelines for alerting federal law enforcement about Kelly, a former ...

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Texas church shooting: What we know about alleged gunman Devin Kelley

A man identified in some media reports as Devin Patrick Kelley has gunned down 26 people and injured at least 20 more in an attack on Sutherland Springs Baptist Church, before he was found dead in his car. Here is what we know about the alleged attacker. Speculation has been rife in the media about the identity of the man ...

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Several people reported shot at church in South Texas

Published time: 5 Nov, 2017 19:01 Edited time: 5 Nov, 2017 19:49 Several people have reportedly been shot after a gunman opened fire inside a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The shooter has allegedly been killed by police, Witnesses reported seeing the man walk into the Baptist Church in the town 30 miles from San Antonio at 11:30am local time ...

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Fleeing 1917 Revolution: Orthodox church in Tehran maintained by Russian émigré descendant (VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands fled Russia after the 1917 Revolution. Some of them found a new home in Iran. RT talked to a descendant of these immigrants, who takes care of an Orthodox Church in Tehran and the first home for the elderly in the country. One hundred years ago, the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin took over the power in ...

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