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Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church Founder, Dead

Metro News - The founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas is dead.

According to his son, Fred Phelps died overnight in Kansas at the age of 84.

The Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for picketing military funerals

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Vatican Unveils Bone Fragments Said to be Peter’s

The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter on Sunday, reviving the scientific debate and tantalizing mystery over whether the relics found in a shoe box truly belong to the first pope

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Turkeys Stolen from Church Food Pantry

Neighbors and local organizations are pitching in after somebody stole Thanksgiving dinners from a local church.

According to the Standard Times, thieves broke into a storage unit behind Saint Anthony of Padua Church on Acushnet Avenue last Saturday, making off with 20 turkeys and 150 pounds of cheese

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Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans - Paul S. Jenkins, Flickr

Atheist Mega-Churches Spreading Out

Holy Moly, 'new mega-churches' attracting large assemblies of atheists are popping up across the country and Australia.

British duo Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans are trying to drum up donations and congregations all brought together over their belief in non-belief

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Pumpkins Stolen from New Bedford Church

If you drove by St. Paul's Methodist Church at Rockdale Avenue and Kempton street, you may have thought you were in the middle of a pumpkin patch.

The church is selling the pumpkins on consignment and has an agreement with a distributor to receive a portion of whatever they sell with proceeds going to the church's sponsorship of a 14-year-old Rwandan girl through the World Vision program

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Worshippers Robbed During Holyoke Church Service

Holyoke police are looking for a man they say interrupted a church service and robbed several members of the congregation at gunpoint.

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Fairhaven police

Two Arrested In Fairhaven Church Break-In

Fairhaven Police have charged two Fall River men with stealing money from a depository box at a local church. 

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Local Church to Remember Domestic Violence Victims

A Mass of Remembrance is being held tonight, in tribute to victims of domestic violence in New Bedford.

Domestic violence has claimed three lives in the city this year.

Reverend Marek Chmurski of St

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Should Cardinal Bernard Law Come Back to Boston?

Whether it's true or just a rumor, the new pontiff is said to have had a brief discussion with the former archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law.

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Is It Time For Catholic Priests to Marry And Have Families?

With the entire world celebrating the election of Pope Francis I, some Catholics are saying the time has arrived to address the question of whether to change the holy tradition of keeping a priest single all his life.

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