Friday, October 30, 2015

News Tidbits

Utica Observer-Dispatch: Son killed at Word of Life wanted to leave church, officials say

BBC News: Mother 'helpless' to stop fatal church beating of son

New York Times: Witness Says Clash Over Witchcraft Preceded Fatal Beating at Church

CNN: Washington high school coach placed on leave for praying on field

Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon apostle Oaks: Kentucky clerk wrong not to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Reuters: Catholic bishops debating family issues still split on divorcees, gays

Vatican Radio: Women at Synod of Bishops call for their voices to be heard

Associated Press: 6 Republican 2016 Hopefuls Woo Faithful at Texas Megachurch

The Advocate: Ted Cruz Wins Endorsement of Antigay Hate Group Official

Al Jazeera America: Singapore church leader found guilty in $35M fraud case

Irish Independent: Bishop says child fear has led to loss of altar servers


  1. The World of Life Church tragedy is so disturbing.

    1. They should re-name it World of Death.

    2. Donna -- Agreed. What other atrocities took place in that cult?

  2. The last place I would send my son is to a RCC to be an altar boy. The bishops are surprised?

    "Police have described the beating as a 'spiritual counselling session to urge [the boys] to confess sins and seek forgiveness'."

    Stupidity and religion are always a very dangerous mixture.

    1. Shaw -- Given what we know now, I wouldn't let a child anywhere near a Catholic Church. The bishops are reaping what they sowed.

      The New York beatings were shocking. The only good thing that has come out of this tragedy is that the cult is under public scrutiny.


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