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Church takes stand in gun control debate

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videoAfter starting a gun control petition earlier this year, St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte is educating the community. Church leaders say they view gun control as a pro-life initiative and a moral issue, because it threatens a person's dignity to life. This has them called to action. Full story...
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Congregation builds a new church

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video It has been more than two years since the historic Blackwell AME Zion Church in Leland burned to rubble and ashes. It was one of three suspicious fires in the area the week of September 19, 2010. This weekend, the congregation celebrated its plans to rebuild. Full story...
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Pope's resignation a lesson in living history for Catholic schools

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video In Rome today, Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell to the Vatican becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign. Here in Wilmington, Catholic school teachers are taking this opportunity to educate children on this history in the making and everything involved in choosing up with a new Pope. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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Leland church set to rebuild more than two years after fire

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videoMore than two years after fire destroyed their church, a Leland congregation is ready to rebuild. Blackwell AME Zion Church burned down in the early morning of September 19, 2010 Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

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videoAt Wilmington's St. Mary Catholic Church and countless others around the world worshippers received a cross of ashes on their forehead. Full story...
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School honors its late 'Mr. Mardi Gras' during annual celebration

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videoIt's Fat Tuesday, and that means Mardi Gras is in full swing, but you don't have to go all the way to New Orleans for festivities. St. Mary's Catholic School celebrated with its annual Mardi Gras parade this afternoon. But the school also mourned. Full story...
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Raleigh Bishop: Pope Benedict led Catholic church beautifully

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video For about one billion Catholics around the world, the news of Pope Benedict XVI resigning came as a big surprise. The same was true for the Catholic Diocese in Raleigh. "I was absolutely stunned and surprised. There were no indicators I saw," Bishop Michael Burbidge said. Full story...
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Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he's too infirm

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videoDeclaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 - becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Catholic Church in deep turmoil. Full story...
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Shallotte church starts gun control petition drive

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video A Shallotte church is getting involved in the gun control debate. St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church has begun a campaign to curb the epidemic of gun violence. Full story...
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Raleigh cathedral gets windows from Philadelphia

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A new cathedral in Raleigh is getting dozens of stained-glass windows from a closed Philadelphia church. Full story...
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Thousands enjoy merry Christmas in Bethlehem

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videoChristians from the world over packed Manger Square in Bethlehem Monday to celebrate the birth of Jesus in the ancient West Bank town where he was born. Full story...
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Belmont Abbey wins order in health care lawsuit

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A Roman Catholic college in Gaston County says it's happy with a ruling by a federal appeals court on its challenge of rules that could require the school to provide free contraceptives to employees. Full story...
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Graham site deletes post calling Mormonism a cult

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The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult following a visit by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the minister's home. Full story...
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Church gives back to local middle school

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video For many people Sunday is a day of worship, but one local church is doing its part to ensure its message resonates long past the Sunday bells. Full story...
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