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Australia Archbishop Charged With Concealing Sex Abuse
Offbeat  (tags: archbishop, sexual abuse, church, schools )

Ray
- 11 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Australia is in the midst of a nationwide investigation into paedophilia in institutions such as schools and churches
Praying At The Ice Church - Ice Church In Romania: A Chilly Spot To Warm The Soul
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, interesting, religion, church, ice, blessed, Romania )

Angie
- 53 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Builders have once again created the Ice Church, which is only reachable by cable car. Water from Balea Lake, northwest of Bucharest, is blessed by priests. Chunks of ice are then cut with a chain saw and cemented together with water and snow to make the
Dog Turns Up to Dead Owner's Church Every Day
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, dog, dead owner, church )

Beatrice
- 800 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Two months after his owner died, a dog in Italy keeps turning up each day at the church she used to attend.
10 Unusual Places to Find a Church
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, places, church )

Bosko
- 1395 days ago - theworldgeography.com
Churches can be found in all sorts of unusual places, from atop a lonely mountainside to an isolated or even uninhabited island. Churches have been built for over a thousand years, many of them in very inaccesible places...
Baby Goat Born in Church Nativity Scene
Offbeat  (tags: Christmas, church, nativity scene, goat, birth )

Sinikka
- 1564 days ago - waff.com
The church's pastor Charles Westbrook played one of the three kings, and he says it didn't take he and Joseph long to realize the Virgin Mary wasn't the only one who was pregnant...
No Merry Christmas for Pageant Animals at Florida Church
Offbeat  (tags: live animals, injured, harmed, camel, church, christmas pageant )

Simone
- 1568 days ago - animals.change.org
The First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, Florida, made national news Friday when Lula Bell, a live camel, startled, stumbled and fell over into the pews at the church. The church was holding a dress rehearsal for their Christmas pageant.
Glorious Day for City Pets at Annual Blessing of the Animals
Offbeat  (tags: animals, blessings, church, celebration, animal love )

Simone
- 1635 days ago - nydailynews.com
A celebrity camel, peacock and goat led the procession Sunday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine's annual Blessing of the Animals. Azzuri, a camel better known for her work in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall,
What Works: Talking With God
Offbeat  (tags: Church, prayer, meditation, God, Jesus )

Andrea
- 1736 days ago - bustedhalo.com
Deepening your personal relationship with God through conversational prayer Monica Rozenfeld just posted in her blog here in Busted Halo about finding a new way to pray conversationally with God, thanks to the an idea from the book Eat, Pray, Love.
Ministry Brings Dogs Closer to God
Offbeat  (tags: church, ceremonies, ministry, god, dogs, sermon )

Simone
- 1785 days ago - animals.change.org
Do all dogs go to heaven? There's a church in Massachusetts that might have the answer. On May 16, The Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers, MA is holding its first sermon for people and dogs.
Couple's Silent Vows Stun Packed Congregation
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, marriage, deaf, sign language, Nairobi, church, wedding, happy )

Naoko
- 1791 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
A love story and a happy ending (wedding) of a deaf man and a hearing woman.
Man Arrested, Accused of Using Church Computers for Porn
Offbeat  (tags: man, church, porn, breaking and entering, crime )

Tonya
- 1838 days ago - news9.com
A Pauls Valley man is accused of breaking into churches to use computers to look at porn.
Sketches Released in Texas Church Fires Probe (Up Date)
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, Texas, church, fires, arsonists, sketches, ATF )

Lady
- 1867 days ago - cnn.com
(CNN) -- Authorities have issued sketches of three people sought in connection with the spate of eastern Texas church fires.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released the drawings Friday at a news conference in Tyler, Texas.
String of Church Arsons Has East Texas Residents on Edge
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, fires, church, texas )

Lady
- 1870 days ago - cnn.com
(CNN) -- Rousted out of bed by an early morning phone call, Kay Crosby stood in the rain and watched her church burn."We had choir practice Wednesday night, and then Thursday morning, it's gone," she said. "Not even 12 hours later."
Fallen Tree, Snow Blamed for D.C. Church Collapse
Offbeat  (tags: snow storm, tree falls, smashed, church )

Lone
- 1874 days ago - news8.net
WASHINGTON - A D.C. fire official says a small church has collapsed in northeast Washington. Fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says when a tree fell on the roof of the Joshua Temple
Canine Churchgoers: Dogs Attend Services at Westchester's Covenant Presbyterian Church
Offbeat  (tags: church, church goers, dogs, blessings, unusual )

Simone
- 1879 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Recently, a local church made news when it began allowing an unusual breed of worshiper -- namely, dogs -- to attend services. Our colleague Jeff Gottlieb recently attended a dog-friendly church service.
 

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