Seattle Archdiocese Database Is Hacked; Up to 90,000 Affected

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The Archdiocese of Seattle has issued an urgent warning after hackers hit one of its databases, stealing confidential information regarding up to 90,0000 employees and volunteers at parishes, schools and agencies throughout the archdiocese.The hackers have used personal information, including names and Social Security numbers, to file fax tax returns.  Already more than a dozen victims in the Chancery office and parish offices have learned that fraudulent tax returns were filed in their … [Read more...]

Stratton, Ohio Defeats the Atheists

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  Stratton, Ohio’s Mayor, John Abdalla, is ending his struggle with Freedom From Religion Foundation lawyers by reversing his initial decision not to remove several historic crosses from the village’s municipal center this week, reports The Herald Star. The mayor says he hates the decision, but thinks it’s in everyone’s best interest to avoid the prolonged court battle that would have resulted if he’d decided to keep the crosses where they’ve stood for decades, repo … [Read more...]

On Anniversary of Tsunami, the Vatican Remembers with Mozart


Three years after the earthquake and tsunami which afflicted Japan in 2011, Rome remembers with music. Organized with the support of the Japanese embassy to the Holy See, "Mozart's Requiem for Japan from the Vatican" will be held today in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls.  The Gioacchino Rossini Symphony Orchestra of Pesaro and the San Carlo choir, also from Pesaro, will perform Mozart's Requiem under maestro Daniele Agiman.The tsunami which flooded Japan's eastern coastal … [Read more...]