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Notre Dame linebacker's girlfriend's death apparently a hoax


Shock and awe descended on the college sports world late Wednesday with the news that Lennay Kekua, the girlfriend of illustrious and award-winning Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, did not exist and therefore did not die Sept. 12, as had been reported. It was all a hoax.

Te'o's grandmother died Sept. 12, and hours later, the sports world was informed that Te'o's girlfriend died unexpectedly from the effects of leukemia.

Prominent UK evangelical supports same-sex relationships


The Gleanings blog at Christianity Today reports that "Steve Chalke Stuns British Evangelicals By Coming Out in Support of Same-Sex Relationships."

Steve Chalke, one of the most prominent evangelical leaders in the United Kingdom, has publicly announced his change of belief that monogamous same-sex relationships are not sinful, and makes an argument for why churches should support such relationships in the latest issue of Christianity magazine.

Nigerian diocese opposes bishop appointment


Priests and laity of a Nigerian diocese are openly opposing the Vatican's selection of a new bishop.

In a six-page statement and in a demonstration in the city of Mbaise, the appointment of Msgr. Ebere Peter Okpalaeke, who comes from another diocese, was repudiated as a contradiction of "natural justice ... and a reprehensible signal about the status and reputation of the 500 Catholic priests who trace their origin to the soils of Mbaise, a diocese that has been acclaimed the Ireland of Nigeria."


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