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Online ordinations aren’t just for weddings anymore  
By HEATHER ADAMS (RNS) Online ordinations are a fast-growing business, a way for ordinary people to play priest-for-a-day at their friends’ and family’s weddings. But these ordinations are also a 21st...

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Nigerian archbishop calls for unity marches following Boko Haram massacres  
By FREDRICK NZWILI (RNS) Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris on Sunday (Jan. 11) to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant atta...

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African church leaders worry about the ‘medicalization’ of female genital mutilation  
By FREDRICK NZWILI | NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) International rights groups, churches and activists are escalating campaigns against female genital mutilation now that a new practice has emerged in which girls are...

Paul Haring | Catholic News Service
Does Catholicism have a ‘man crisis,’ or is Cardinal Burke paranoid?  
By KAYA OAKES (RNS) In an online interview this week, Cardinal Raymond Burke said the “radical feminism which has assaulted the Church and society since the 1960s has left men very marginalized.” ...

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New ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ show causes uproar  
By ANN OLDENBURG c. 2014 USA Today (RNS) TLC prides itself on showcasing how people live, offering a look into a world we may not often see. The cable network has brought us “19 Kids & Counting,”...

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From Jackie O to Mario Cuomo, a Jesuit parish is the final stop for boldface Catholics  
By DAVID GIBSON | NEW YORK (RNS) Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo’s funeral will be held on Tuesday (Jan. 6) at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, a Jesuit-run parish in Manhattan that h...

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Myanmar women object to proposed restrictions on interfaith marriage  
By CHERRY THEIN | YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) Governments and religious leaders might control who marries whom in Myanmar, but laws can’t restrict love and faith, say women of different races and religi...