Dec 15, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/16/2016 (Opus Dei, Satanic Temple, Bikram Choudhury, Church of Wells, Scientology, Catholic Church, Regnum Christi,​Legionaries of Christ, Abuse-sexual, Abuse-child, legal, Obituary, Hungary, India)

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Opus Dei, Satanic Temple, Bikram Choudhury, Church of Wells, Scientology, Catholic Church, ​Legionaries of Christ, Abuse-sexual, legal, Obituary,

"The controversial Catholic faith movement Opus Dei loses its leader: The Spanish priest Javier Echevarría died in Rome at the age of 84 years."

Catholic​ News Agency: Leader of Opus Dei dies at 84

Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez
"Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several days after being hospitalized with pneumonia."

“To us, the heartbeat is irrelevant to the claim of personhood,” TST spokesperson Lucien Greaves explains. “We do not advocate for a belief in the soul, therefore we feel that complex cerebral functions necessary for perception are what makes a person a person. The non-viable fetus (a fetus that cannot survive outside the woman’s body) is, we feel, a part of the woman’s own body, and it is her choice whether or not she continues the pregnancy.”

Bikram Choudhury
"Indian American yoga guru Bikram Choudhury and one of his former female students have settled a sexual harassment lawsuit, in which the victim alleged her teacher made unwanted sexual advances toward her."

Taylor Clifton
"Taylor Clifton, 24, of Wells, was accused of disrupting the 2015 Lufkin Christmas Parade. On Friday, Judge Derrick Flournoy found Clifton not guilty of the municipal charge of interfering with an event but was found guilty of disorderly conduct."

"The Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Has Launched an Investigation into the Data Processing Practices of the Scientology Religious Association of Hungary.​"

"​As part of the investigation launched by the Authority, an on-site inspection was conducted at the central Budapest offices of the organization, as well as at its mission in Nyíregyháza. In the course of the inspection, the Authority seized electronic data storage devices and paper-based documents. The Authority shall inform the public about the results of its investigation.​"​

Fr Edwin Figarez
"A 41-year-old Catholic priest was on Thursday sentenced to double life imprisonment after he was convicted for raping a minor girl. A special court in Ernakulam also ruled that Fr Edwin Figarez, who was vicar at the Lourdes Matha Church in Puthenvelikkara in Ernakulam district, will have to pay a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh. He will serve the two life terms concurrently."
Regnum Christi
"Raised in Monterrey in northern Mexico, Martinez joined Regnum Christi, a group affiliated with the 

Legionaries of Christ, a scandal-plagued Roman Catholic order that once counted Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest person, among its benefactors."

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