Monthly Archives: January 2022

Panel: Native American Economic Progress as a Rigged Monopoly Game

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Trying to advance the economic status of American Indians is like playing a game of Monopoly they can never win, panelists said during a January 30 plenary session of the January 29 to February 29. 1 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. “Imagine coming to the game late… and …

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Pakistani police expand manhunt a day after priest murdered

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police expanded their manhunt Monday for two unidentified assailants who shot and killed a Christian priest and wounded another a day earlier in the country’s northwest. Father William Siraj, 75, was killed on his way home after celebrating Sunday mass in the city of Peshawar, …

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“There is still a lot of pushback from the church towards victims of abuse”, warns a Catholic priest

A priest who has campaigned on behalf of victims of clerical sexual abuse for more than three decades has criticized the Catholic Church’s ‘toxic and misguided teaching’ on human sexuality. Anon lawyer Fr Tom Doyle linked the crisis of the Church’s mishandling of allegations of abuse and abuse to “a …

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Proposal to convert MM Church to cathedral draws criticism – The New Indian Express

Express press service THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The 116-year-old Mateer Memorial Church, located in the heart of the capital, is once again in the spotlight. Because a section of the Church of South India (CSI) plans to convert it into a cathedral, drawing criticism from parishioners. Banners proclaiming “Do not convert MM Church …

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A Marriage of Love – Reno Calleja

When, on January 31, 1972, the Ambassador of Malta in Rome, on behalf of the Government of Malta, presented his credentials to the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Rome, history was written. Dom Mintoff, who became Prime Minister in June 1971, was a visionary and a genius …

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Former Pittston minister of sacraments elevated to Catholic bishop

SCRANTON — When Scranton native Jeffrey Walsh graduated from the University of Scranton in health and human resources in 1987, he could never have imagined where he would be 35 years later — Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Gaylord in Michigan State. Growing up in North Scranton, Walsh hung out …

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Millions Raised in Church of Newfoundland Lottery Could Be Used in Mount Cashel Abuse Settlement

ST. JOHN’S, NL — The Catholic Church is asking a court in Newfoundland and Labrador to decide whether millions of dollars raised through fundraising by a local parish could be used to pay survivors of physical and sexual abuse in a former orphanage in St. ST. JOHN’S, NL — The …

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Religious News | News, Sports, Jobs

MINISTRY UPDATE: Pastor Chris and Coria Brock of Life With Christ Ministries will visit McKinley Community Church, 1524 Elm Road NE, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to report on past year’s ministries and share what the Lord has to them imposed for the coming year. They will be in …

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Vatican projects budget deficit for 2022 as pandemic continues

VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Presenting a budget projection that foresees a deficit of $37.1 million in 2022, the prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy said he believes the Vatican is on the way to honesty and transparency in financial matters. “We are well aware that we have made …

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Longtime emcee – a familiar face throughout the archdiocese – dies

Msgr. Gary Applegate was the longtime emcee. His job in this role was to make sure things ran smoothly during complicated liturgies with the Archbishop. Above, he then leads Deacon Daniel Coronado during the 2017 Chrism Mass. Msgr. Applegate died on January 15. LEAVEN FILE PHOTO BY LORI WOOD HABIGER …

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Statues destroyed at Virginia Church – NBC4 Washington

Members of a Catholic church in Northern Virginia entered a church garden and found a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary. Several statues were defaced outside the Catholic Church of the Nativity in Burke, Virginia. Father Bob Cilinski addressed the parish in a message Wednesday. “I am so saddened by …

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Service for fallen NYPD officer Jason Rivera detained at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — Today is the wake of deceased NYPD officer Jason Rivera, and it comes just hours after an emotional vigil for Rivera and his partner in Harlem. The wake will be held from 1-8 p.m. today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with his coffin to be laid …

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Pope Francis goes to university: Vatican announces virtual meeting with university students across the Americas

Pope Francis will engage in dialogue with university students from North, Central and South America on February 24. The historic event will be organized by Loyola University Chicago in collaboration with Argentinian theologian Emilce Cuda, the new head of the office of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, who convinced …

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Vatican defends Benedict after report sets abuse record

ROME — The Vatican on Wednesday strongly defended Pope Benedict XVI’s record in tackling clergy sex abuse and warned against seeking “easy scapegoats and summary judgments” after an independent report criticized his handling of four abuse cases when he was Archbishop of Munich, Germany. Holy See editorial director Andrea Tornielli …

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The Catholic Church loses millions of faithful in Latin America

The Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking American continent ceases to be predominantly Catholic. Neither documents, nor synods, nor the thousand and one conditional pastoral plans seem to be able to prevent millions of baptized Catholics from joining Protestant church communities, especially those of Pentecostal denominations. In 1995, 80% of the Latin American …

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Paul Ssemwogerere, Who Calls Homosexuality Abnormal, Appointed Ugandan Archbishop – Erase 76 Crimes

the Bishop Paul Ssemwogere has today (25 January) officially been installed as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala in Uganda, replacing the late Archbishop Cyprien Kizito Lwangadied in April last year Archbishop Paul Ssemwogerere (centre, holding a candle) at Lubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda. (Photo courtesy of Catholic News Kampala) …

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Michael Hicks: Martin Luther King’s vision becomes reality – The Daily Reporter

Hicks This is the time of year when we set aside time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on his influence. Last week, classrooms across the country re-enacted some of his speeches and pupils read his ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ together. They need to, and no …

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Ex-Pope Benedict admits he was at a meeting about an abusive priest

Retired Pope Benedict XVI admitted on Monday that he attended a meeting in Munich in 1980 where an abusive priest was discussed, saying an earlier denial was the result of a drafting error. The admission comes days after a report of sexual abuse in Germany blamed Benedict XVI for his …

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Filipino Christian leaders warn of ‘dark powers’ ahead of election

Ahead of the general election on May 9, 2022, CBCP and NCCP are urging Filipinos to vote for genuine candidates with “servant leadership” qualities. By Robin Gomes Less than 4 months away from the general elections in the Philippines, the leaders of the various Christian Churches in the country are …

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Fullerton India, Paytm partner to provide instant loans to MSMEs

Fullerton India and One97 Communications Limited, the parent company of Inasmuch asPaymentInasmuch as, have partnered to provide loan products to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). According to a press release, the initiative aims to specifically address the credit needs of MSMEs in small towns and villages to help them …

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Archdiocese staff surprise Bishop Wong with priestly birthday cake

Staff at the Catholic Archdiocesan Center (CAC) here surprised Archbishop John Wong with a cake, in the midst of his busy schedule, to mark his 23rd priestly birthday on January 21 at his office in the new center. January 24, 2022 Catholic Archdiocesan Center (CAC) staff with beloved Archbishop John …

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How a nostalgic novel about the heartland of Spain joined the political fray

CAMPO DE CRIPTANA, Spain — In her first novel, “Feria,” Ana Iris Simón begins with a poignant admission: “I am jealous of the life my parents had at my age. “Feria” is based on his childhood in the arid center of Spain, with parents postmen and grandparents farmers on one …

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Longtime Pastor of South Congregational Church Retires | Berkshires Center

Reverend Joel Huntington, pastor of the South Congregational Church, is retiring after three decades in the church. BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE PITTSFIELD – Reverend Joel Huntington’s childhood was steeped in alcohol. A native of Richmond, Ind., Huntington grew up with an alcoholic father, and his only real escape …

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The new role of the former vicar of Thatto Heath in the historic cathedral

A FORMER Vicar of St Helens has been installed as the first missionary canon of a historic cathedral. The Reverend Paul Rattigan will be responsible for overseeing the work of Southwell Minster in the areas of environmental and social justice ministry, education, child and family work and pastoral care, as …

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United States calls on Bosnian leaders to end divisive rhetoric and actions

SARAJEVO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday called on rival ethnic Bosnian leaders to set aside divisive rhetoric that threatens the volatile country’s economy and future, saying Washington was ready to impose more sanctions on those who impede stability. “Talking about war makes it incredibly difficult…to attract …

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Associate Rector for Formation – Episcopal News Service

All Saints’, Atlanta, is seeking to call a talented and resourceful priest to be associate rector for training. This position will oversee all All Saints’ Training Ministries for adults, youth and children, leading a team of three who lead Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries and Children’s and Youth Choirs respectively. They …

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Copyright and the Catechism of the Catholic Church hold some legal surprises | National Catholic Registry

The Catechism of the Catholic Church was published in 1992 after years of development. He has helped generations of Catholics deepen their understanding of their Christian faith. But those who want to use the text of the Catechism for Internet projects must deepen their understanding of something else: U.S. copyright …

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Local Catholics will receive Champions for Life awards

Laura Elm, pictured in this 2019 file photo, will receive a Champions for Life award Jan. 22 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in St. Paul for her efforts in founding and leading Sacred Heart Guardians and Shelter. DAVE HRBACEK | THE CATHOLIC SPIRIT Emilee Wondra, a student at the University of …

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Bishop says Amazon synod has done little to resolve sacramental crisis in region

ROSARIO, Argentina — Bishop Eugenio Coter, an Italian missionary in the Amazon region of Bolivia since 1991, has a great sense of humor: you ask him for a picture of himself and he sends you one in which he’s holding a sloth. Coter has led the Apostolic Vicariate of Pando …

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Ex-Pope Benedict under surveillance in German child abuse probe

Published on: 01/20/2022 – 03:04 Berlin (AFP) – A potentially explosive report into the handling of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church will be released in Germany on Thursday, with former Pope Benedict XVI among those in the spotlight. The report by law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl (WSW) will …

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Bishop Deenihan to open Catholic Schools Week with live Mass

Bishop Tom Deenihan. Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022, 11:55 AM Last update: Wed, Jan 19, 2022, 12:00 PM • Representatives of Schola Cantorum to provide music during the celebration of Mass at Christ the King Cathedral, Mullingar Catholic Schools Week 2022 will be celebrated in parishes across the island from …

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CAR bishops denounce the exploitation of resources that undermine the country

A statement issued by the Catholic Bishops of the Central African Republic denounces a prolonged culture of corruption in the country which, together with abuse by foreign parties, creates the conditions for the continued exploitation of natural resources and international marginalization. By Linda Bordoni The Catholic Bishops of the Central …

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Kochanova thanks the Belarusian Orthodox Church for its active role in the discussion of the draft Constitution

MINSK, Jan. 18 (BelTA) — Speaker of the Republic Council of the National Assembly, Natalya Kochanova, thanked the Belarusian Orthodox Church for its active participation in the discussion of the draft Constitution while attending a -form of dialogue organized by the Minsk Diocesan Administration of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on …

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Kayah State Catholic Church under attack as fighting escalates

17/01/2022 Burma (International Christian Concern) – The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) continually targets churches and civilians in predominantly Christian areas of Myanmar where thousands have fled since the coup last February. According to UCA News, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Doukhu Parish of Loikaw Township in Kayah State was hit …

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WCLA in charge of conservation projects by the Auqaf department

LAHORE: The Lahore Walled City Authority (WCLA) has moved into the conservation of religious sites throughout Punjab under the leadership of the Punjab Government, Auqaf Department and Department of Human Rights and Minority Affairs, Pakistan Today learned here on Monday. It was further learned that the conservation of eight Muslim …

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SERAP challenges Buhari to deliver Twitter deal

By Adedapo Adesanya The Socio-Economic Rights and Responsibility Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide a copy of the agreement the federal government had with social media company Twitter. On Wednesday January 12, the FG announced that it had reached an agreement with the micro-blogging site to lift …

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Ukrainian priests call for prayer and support as Russian threat grows

WARSAW, Poland — Two Ukrainian priests have asked Western Church leaders for support, especially in anticipation of a widely expected Russian invasion. “While our TV news shows tanks and army units deployed on our borders, the war in eastern Ukraine continues – but the church in the West speaks little,” …

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Obituary of Barbara (Quatro) Pertuso – The Providence Journal

Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home Pertuso, Barbara (Quatro) 96, of Warwick, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Romeo and Maria (Russillo) Quatro and daughter-in-law of the late Margaret (Seneca) Quatro. She was the wife of the late Angelo J. Pertuso. She is survived …

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Reverend J. Roger McGuinness | Obituary

Reverend J. Roger McGuinness, 82, peacefully commended his spirit to Almighty God accompanied by prayers from family and friends on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Reverend L. William Gordon will preside over the reception of the body on Monday, January 17 at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in West Chazy. …

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Catholic Church wants to know if 12-year-old victim is gay and ‘enjoyed’ being abused by priest / LGBTQ Nation

A Catholic church in Poland wants a court to determine whether the victim of a priest’s alleged sexual abuse – who was a 12-year-old boy when it started – was gay and therefore took ‘enjoyment in the intimate relationship “. The lawsuit was filed by Janusz Szymik against the Diocese …

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Steven Gahagan Obituary (1965 – 2022) – Davenport, IA

Steven J. Gahagan July 22, 1965 – January 15, 2022 DAVENPORT-A Memorial Mass to celebrate the life of Steven J. Gahagan, 56, of Davenport, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Davenport. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from …

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Southwark priests resign from canonies following Ghanaian bishops’ backing of anti-LGBT bill

THREE priests in the Diocese of Southwark, including the next Archdeacon of Southwark, have resigned as honorary canons of a Ghanaian cathedral, in response to Ghanaian bishops’ apparent support for the criminalization of LGBTQ+ people. In a parish newsletter sent December 11, the Vicar of St John the Divine with …

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Maine’s idea: Irish peace could have bizarre consequences

When traveling the world, for his law firm and as an informal global ambassador, George Mitchell often spoke of the commonalities he found in people of all continents, among all religions, nationalities and ethnicities. Parents want the same things for their children, he said: a good education, health care, good …

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Father David Hudgins’ Latest Dispatch | Catholic National Register

The priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, tragically died in a traffic accident. Father David Hudgins, a priest in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, wrote an article for his parish bulletin shortly before his death in a traffic accident on January 3. Father Hudgins was pastor of St. Joseph’s …

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Funeral mass for the Trappist P. Léandre Dosch

Friday, January 14, 2022 By Marie Mischel Intermountain Catholic A Christian burial mass for Father Leander Edward Dosch, OCSO was celebrated on January 7th at Villa St. Joseph. The celebrant was Fr. Lourduraj Gally Gregory. The concelebrants were Mgr. Colin Bircumshaw, vicar general; Father Kenneth Vialpando, vicar of the clergy; …

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Theologian Canon – Episcopal News Service

The Canon theologian of the Trinity is responsible for the vision, planning, implementation and evaluation of Christian formation in this great cathedral parish. Under the supervision of the dean and at the head of the training team (composed of the director of the ministries of children and the family, the …

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Pressure mounts on No10 to reduce Covid isolation time to five days

Pressure is mounting on the government to cut the Covid isolation period in England as it emerged that health chiefs had misled ministers about the proposal. School leaders today backed calls to relax the rules, as they revealed classes of more than 100 children were being taught in gyms due …

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Church helps thousands flee escalating Myanmar war

The Catholic Church is helping evacuate and shelter thousands of people fleeing their homes in conflict-torn Kayah state in eastern Myanmar. It is also providing food and non-food items to homeless people in and around the state capital of Loikaw, where fighting has intensified since January 6. The Burmese military …

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The church is not a museum

iStock-rparys I recently had the chance to take an after Christmas trip to France, a place that I have long admired for its Catholic culture and intellectual heritage. Although most of my time was spent among the museums, gardens and boulevards of Paris, a priority destination for me was the …

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Dhaka Bank to Launch AI-Based Instant Loans

Dhaka Bank will soon be able to disburse small-scale personal loans within two hours of submitting the request by clients. As such, an account holder of the private lender will be able to contract between 10,000 Tk and 3 lakh Tk without producing any paper documents. For all the latest …

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Organist Nicole Keller to Open Jean C. Wilson Musical Series | News

NEWBURYPORT – Organist Nicole Keller will perform Sunday at 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant St. This will be the first of four concerts in the 2022 Jean C. Wilson musical series. Due to the lingering pandemic, all three winter concerts will be broadcast …

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Catholic priest spoke of Bharat Mata in “offensive terms”, HC refuses to cancel FIR

Partial cancellation of a FIR filed against a Catholic priest who was arrested last July for an allegedly derogatory speech, the Madras High Court ruled on Friday that his remarks against “Bharat Mata”, “Bhuma Devi” attracted the offense of attacking religious feelings under the article. 295A of the IPC, among …

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Church Basketball League celebrates 76 years of getting kids playing

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Greater Fairmont Council of Churches celebrates 76e year of their basketball league. Children playing in the Greater Fairmont Council of Churches basketball league (Image WBOY) Every Saturday and Sunday, teams representing different churches in the area compete in a friendly basketball game at the Barnes Learning …

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Obituary: Martha Sulzby Hunnewell – What’s New Newp

Martha Sulzby (Clark) Hunnewell, 77, died on Wednesday January 5, 2022 in Newport, Rhode Island. Martha was born in Birmingham on March 19, 1944 and is survived by her daughters, Alicia (“Lilie”) Clark Van Arsdall (Michael) of Washington, DC and Melissa Clark Slaughter (Hanson) of Birmingham, Alabama, four grandchildren who …

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Sharon L. Harshberger | News, Sports, Jobs

Harshberger Sharon L. Harshberger, 67, in Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a long illness. She was born in Cheverly, Maryland, daughter of the late William C. and Anna Marie (Sanker) Allshouse. Sharon married John G. Harshberger on November 18, 1978 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Surviving …

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Patriarch Kirill begins Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior – society & culture

MOSCOW, January 6. / TASS /. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia began the Christmas night service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. On January 7, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate one of the most important holidays: the Nativity of Jesus. Due to the pandemic, health rules …

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Why 2022 could upset the Roman curia | Catholic National Register

VATICAN CITY – Last year ended with a major change in the Roman Curia: the departure of Cardinal Peter Turkson as Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development. Pope Francis has decided not to renew the mandate of the 73-year-old Ghanaian cardinal, despite being two years …

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Bishop Deeley announces appointment of priest

PORTLAND – Bishop Robert Deeley has announced the following priest assignment with the effective date noted. Effective January 18, Bro. Dominic Tumusiime, AJ, was assigned as parish vicar in the parish of Saint-Antoine de Padoue (Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours church in Windham, summer chapel of Our Lady of Sebago in …

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Victorian Catholic Diocese Convicted Vicarious Child Sexual Abuse in Landmark Decision | Victoria

The Catholic Church’s unsuccessful attempt to argue that it was not responsible for a priest’s abuse of a five-year-old, because it took place during after-hours “social” visits , was described as “ruthless” by the survivor and an “affront to common sense” by a judge. Last month, the Supreme Court of …

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Kansas City Audiences in 2022: Busy Performance Schedule – KC STUDIO

The Harriman-Jewell series features Martin James Bartlett on February 26 at a free discovery concert at Gano Hall at William Jewell College. (photo by Paul Marc Mitchell) The vibrant season includes orchestral and chamber music, opera, choral concerts and dancing The spring concert schedule is packed with intriguing performances, in …

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The US economy is making a comeback: 2022 promises to be bright for America

West Virginia’s Appalachian state is one of the poorest in America and relies heavily on coal mining for its prosperity and energy needs. It was in this state that John F Kennedy, armed with a pile of cash, first staked his presidential credentials, persuading an electorate dominated by Protestant evangelicals …

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Rector – Episcopal Information Service

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, an established urban Christ-centered parish in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, is looking for our next rector who will lead us into an exciting new chapter of shared life and ministry. Our roots go back to 1885 when the first Episcopal Mission was established in Fort Myers, that …

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Hilda Marie Gordon | News, Sports, Jobs

Hilda Marie Gordon, 92, formerly of Altoona, died at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg on Sunday following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Rudolf and Anna (Schneider) Vorndran. She married Glenn B. Gordon on July 22, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Altoona. …

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Obituary of Theodore Brinson (1962 – 2021) – Macon, GA

Theodore “Mr. Ted” Gidean Brinson “17.5” February 25, 1962 – December 26, 2021 Macon, GA – Theodore “Mr. Ted” Gidean Brinson “17.5”, 59, of Macon, GA, passed away on December 26, 2021. Family will receive friends on Friday January 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Snow’s Memorial …

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Kim Jong Un highlights North Korea’s food crisis in year-end speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un He once again admitted that there was a “food problem” in the country, during a speech that ended an important five-day meeting of his Workers’ Party of Korea. End-of-year speech, summarized by state media KCNA, Brief reference to “Emergency epidemic prevention work”. a North Korea …

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Some sex-related charges have been dropped against former priest Van Wert, Findlay

TOLEDO – Five of the 10 charges were dismissed by North Ohio District Court against a Catholic priest who was arrested by the FBI 16 months ago for alleged adult sex trafficking and of a minor. A federal grand jury indicted Michael J. Zacharias, 55, of Findlay, in August 2020 …

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Full circle: Thomas directs Saint Stephen’s Cathedral 32 years after having been a seminarian there | Characteristics

Reverend John Thomas didn’t expect to step into the New Year as rector of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro. In the first four months of 2021, Thomas said he was on sabbatical in Rome, Italy, following his tenure at Holy Spirit Catholic …

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