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Why should church priests be paid from the public treasury?

Andhra Pradesh High Court questions pro-Christian YSR Congress government Amaravati (AP) – The Andhra Pradesh High Court has questioned the salary paid to church priests (pastors) by the state government headed by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. The High Court asked the government: “Why should church priests be paid out …

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Former Coquitlam parish priest accused of sexual abuse

Breadcrumb Links New Local News Crime Father Georges Chevrier, parish priest from 1971 to 1977, died Author of the article: Local Journalism Initiative Patrick Penner Our Lady of Fatima Church in Coquitlam. Photo by Stuart Davis /Vancouver Sun Content of the article A woman who claims she was groomed and …

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Community Heroes: Retired Army Colonel, Roman Catholic Priest Pastor of the Scared Heart Congregation | New

Few people whose examples of service to God and country are more fully integrated than that of Father Patrick Egan. Today, Egan is the pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Cullman – a position he has held since 2009 – and although he felt the pull to …

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What is the real story behind the Boston scandal?

Projector was released in 2015 and became a huge hit, winning over critics and audiences alike. At the Oscars, the film won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, out of six nominations in total, including Best Director for Todd McCarthy and Best Supporting Actor/Actress for Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, …

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Newly Ordained—Opportunities and Blessings Abound

Father Quan Nguyen God is so good. I am continually amazed at how the Lord has continued to bless me in ways I never thought possible. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to look back and reflect on what that first year was like. The year has …

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New Catholic Fiction Book Follows New Priest’s Conflicts With Church Teachings

A priest reflects on his work through his daily journals Calgary, AB, November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Author Jack Scissons’ The first book follows a new priest on a mission as he promotes current church teachings on married priests, male and female, abortion, divorce, assisted dying, and LGBTQIA+ rights. ” …

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Gay bishop, whose appointment split the church years ago, visits Falls Church

Comment this story Comment Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson stood before dozens of captivated listeners Saturday in a worship space at Falls Church to share his personal story as a member of the Episcopal Church. first openly gay bishop. It was the first time Robinson had visited the 300-year-old church after …

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Ecumenical relations between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches

Recently, we joined the Catholic Church in celebrating 60 years of ecumenical journeying with other Christian churches. Today we look briefly at the inside story of the relationship between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox were originally one church. Both claim the apostolic line of …

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Priests and laity in India boycott Vatican appointee

Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese officials’ move may amount to ‘defying papal authority’ Lay people in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamly in the southern Indian state of Kerala pledge not to allow Arhcbihsop Andrews Thazhath, the Apostolic Administrator, to enter the house of the Archbishop, accusing him of deceiving the Vatican against their interest …

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Ukraine: Missionary priests hope to open healing center in Kyiv

As the war in Ukraine approaches its 9th month, Fr. Pavlo Vyshkovskyi, OMI, says people are increasingly traumatized and in need of both psychological and spiritual assistance. By Devin Watkins & Francesca Merlo “Many people need a deeper form of help, not only psychological but also spiritual, because only God …

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Meet the first Latina woman to become an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, a pioneer and priest loved by many like Mother Jessie isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The Church of the Crucifixion is a pillar in the heart of South Philly. Come Sunday morning, you never know what to expect behind …

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5 Holy Spirit priests barred from church rituals for disobeying Bishop of Anambra – The Sun Nigeria

By David Onwuchekwa Nnewi The Bishop of Nnewi Diocese in Anambra State, Jonas Benson Okoye has called on five Spiritan priests from St. Martin of Tours to step down for an alleged act of insubordination. The priests concerned reportedly had problems with Bishop Okoye because of their residence in the …

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Reverend Samuel T. Lloyd III, longtime former rector of Trinity Church, dies at 72

An Episcopal priest for nearly four decades, including two terms as rector of Trinity Church in Boston, Reverend Lloyd guided parishioners through joys and sorrows, including the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and of the Boston Marathon bombings, which were so close he heard them while reading …

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I go to monastery ‘under priestly obedience’: Controversial Nigerian priest

Prof. Mbaka also says in his Facebook post that he sees his trip to the monastery “as something that God is going to use as an instrument for more miracles, an instrument to save souls, instruments for the glory of God.” The Nigerian priest issues a call to prayer saying, …

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Red Hill priest resigns from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

The Pastor of the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani in Red Hill, Victoria, Fr Eleftherios (Papa Lefteris), has announced his resignation from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Papa Lefteris made the announcement in front of a large crowd after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 2. In a video …

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Catholic priest in Tanzania suspended over allegations of sexual abuse of minors

He adds, “Justice will take its course and the church will cooperate to ensure that those who have been wronged are treated fairly.” The TEC General Secretary further states, “The Catholic Church is against acts of sexual abuse of children, as it is meant to be a safe place for …

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Syracuse Church welcomes members of the LGBTQ community

A Syracuse priest makes sure everyone who walks through the doors of his parish feels welcome. Father Fred Daley leads worship at All Saints Church, where he goes out of his way to ensure members of the area’s LGBTQ+ community have a safe and welcoming place of worship. The church …

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10 Priests In Horror Movies, Ranked From Least To Most Terrifying

The next horror movie prey for the devil will focus on a nun learning exorcism alongside a young priest. Often, priests are one of the most dangerous professions to have in a horror movie. They may hold secret knowledge that could defeat the great evil in the movie, but sadly, …

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Catholic Peace Foundation fears lawlessness in Cameroon as militias spiral out of control

Today, however, infighting between pro-independence groups has resulted in what the DHPI director has described as “dissident interim governments”, each claiming to be the legitimate representative of the Ambazonian people. The different factions often engage in armed attacks against each other, Mr. Viljoen said, and explained: “The atrocities committed against …

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Pastor Steve Howell Coming to St. Paul’s Country Church – Mercer County Perspectives

(9/19/22) Members of St. Paul’s Country Church, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH, invite you to worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022. This congregation is fortunate to have a retired pastor Steve Howell at the pulpit that day. Pastor Steve’s lesson for Sunday, September 25, 2022 …

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The Orthodox parish of Bayonne celebrates its 100th anniversary

On October 23, Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. The church at 28th Street and Boulevard Kennedy has been a mainstay of the city of Bayonne and a mainstay of the community for 100 years. A group of Carpatho-Russian immigrants from Hungary …

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Church helps provide drinking water to villages in Peru

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped construct two wells in the Monsefú district of the province of Chiclayo, Peru, which will provide drinking water to rural communities. The water wells each include a cabin, submersible pump, elevated tank and house connections. One was inaugurated on August …

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Obituary: Rev. Richard E. Senghas, MD

Rev. Richard E. Senghas, MD SCARBOROUGH – The Reverend Richard E. Senghas, MD, 94, a resident of the Piper Shores community in Scarborough, died September 10, 2022 of natural causes. He lived an extraordinary life – a loving husband, father of seven, respected orthopedic surgeon and, in his later years, …

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Child abuse survivor set to take Anglican Church of Tasmania to court in legal precedent

The first time Harvey* claimed to have been sexually abused as a child was at a religious camp in the 1980s. Key points: Man says he was abused while at church-hosted camp by notorious pedophile priest He signed a deal in the 1990s for $34,000 to take no further action, …

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St. Joseph’s Church celebrates the anniversary of the birth of Mother Mary

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The anniversary of the birth of Mother Mary was celebrated on Thursday with all devotion and religious fervor. The nine-day novena which began on August 30 with the raising of Mother Mary’s flag ended on September 8, when Mother Mary’s birthday was celebrated on Thursday. Prayers were …

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Land sharks watch 206-year-old church in Burdwan

The fencing around an old church, declared a heritage structure in 2006, has sparked tensions in the town of Burdwan and some of the visitors to the church have demanded the intervention of the civic body and the local MP in the matter. Some of the local Christian community suspect …

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Grand Reception Given to Cardinal Poola Anthony in Hyderabad – The New Indian Express

By Express press service HYDERABAD: Cardinal Poola Anthony arrived in Hyderabad on Sunday morning from Vatican City for a grand reception hosted by the Congregation of the Fathers at Shamshabad Airport. He was accompanied to his residence by priests and members of the clergy, where he met his relatives and …

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Laudato Si’s Message Gets Extra Attention As Season Of Creation Opens

WASHINGTON, DC — As pastor of Francis Xavier Church in Moundsville, West Virginia, Father That Son Nguyen listens to the needs of the world all around. From a pregnant mother with young children — who needs a crib or stroller — to environmental threats — from a proposed cracker factory …

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“A day in the life of a priest”

The natives of the parish share their priestly experiences with a group of women LINCOLN (SNR) – St. Teresa of Lincoln’s Parish Women’s Events Committee hosted “A Day in the Life of a Priest” on Aug. 13. Three former parish members who became priests for the Diocese of Lincoln presented …

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New priest at Saint-Joseph | New

Father Robert Gross was called to serve at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bellevue. Succeeding Fr. Dennis Miller in the position, Fr. Gross was officially installed last Monday night by Archbishop Jackels of Dubuque. Father Gross is from Racine, Wisconsin, where he graduated in the late 1990s. He attended Loras …

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Former St. Mary’s pastor named among ‘credibly accused priests’

A priest who once worked at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Padanaram is among those added to the list of “credibly accused” clergy in the Diocese of Fall River last week. The diocese said the Reverend John Gomes, who retired from St. Mary’s in 2012, is accused of sexually abusing …

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Christians and Hindus work together to renovate Columbus home for Hindu priest

Christian and Hindu volunteers worked side by side to refurbish the priest’s rectory at the new Sri Ganesh Mandir Hindu Temple on Goeller Road on the west side of Columbus. Photo submitted Call it a story of harmony between two different bands who have found solid common ground under the …

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Young Poles abandon ‘frozen’ Catholic church

Published on: 08/26/2022 – 12:06Amended: 08/26/2022 – 12:01 Warsaw (AFP) – It is still one of the most Catholic countries in Europe, but Poland is experiencing rapid secularization, especially among younger generations. “The children in my classes hardly know who Adam and Eve were,” said Dawid Gospodarek, a journalist with …

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Catholics ‘optimistic’ on Ukraine’s Independence Day, despite fear of attacks

Warsaw, Poland – Many Ukrainian Catholics remain ‘optimistic and determined’ despite fears of increased Russian attacks on Ukraine’s independence day, a senior priest said, adding that parish life was also continuing under heavy surveillance in occupied areas. “With martial law in effect, the festivities have been called off, so as …

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Father Stan Swamy: Courageous Indian Priest Accused of Terrorism

On January 1, 1818, the British army of 800 Dalit soldiers defeated a battalion of 2,000 made up almost entirely of elite high-caste Brahmins. The battle was one of many confrontations that ultimately led to the British overthrow of the ruling Peshwa. Today, thousands of Dalits gather every year in …

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The protesting priest

You are not logged in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our reporting. Login or register today! Your browser does not support the video tag. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION One of our speakers at the Call to Action Convention is Fr. Stéphane Imbarrato. …

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Forum calls for synod intervention to restore peace – The New Indian Express

By Express press service KOCHI: The Syro-Catholic Liturgical Forum, a body of priests from various dioceses of the Syro-Malabar Church, urged the Synod to bring peace by restoring the Mass to the people. The call was made by the forum following the ongoing Synod at Mount St Thomas in Kakkanad. …

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AP PHOTOS: Spiritual and material mix at Greek mid-August holiday

By THANASSIS STAVRAKIS August 17, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/religion-greece-2ad616d4d567e45e38929d8a4eac73ff KEA, Greece (AP) — Mixing the spiritual with the material, mid-August marks the height of the Greek summer season that draws throngs of city dwellers to their ancestral villages. The August 15 feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is a …

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Our Lady of Vailankanni Center in Kalmady has been declared a Diocesan Shrine of Udupi

Our Lady of Vailankanni Center in Kalmady has been declared a Diocesan Shrine of Udupi Udupi: Proclamation and Dedication of Our Lady of Vailankanni Center at Stella Maris Church, Kalmady was officially declared a diocesan sanctuary on August 15, 2022, during the solemn Eucharistic Mass at 10:00 a.m. The decree …

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Mass priest furloughed amid misconduct investigation

A Massachusetts priest has been placed on administrative leave as he faces allegations of misconduct. The Diocese of Fall River said Reverend Rodney E. Thibault of Lord Parish Transfiguration in North Attleborough was placed on leave from priestly ministry by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha a few weeks ago. According …

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Spanish lawyer appoints bishops and priests encouraging conversion therapy

An example is provided by the American website Positive Approaches To Healthy Sexuality (PATH). His $150 “counsellor training program,” designed for therapists and ministry leaders who would, in turn, “help” LGBTIQ people change their “same-sex attraction” and enter heterosexual relationships . The training includes over 18 hours of recordings and …

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Father Albert scolds Catholics for poor attendance at Sunday Mass

The outspoken parish priest of Soufriere expressed his displeasure at the low attendance at Mass on Sunday August 7, which sparked reactions from some church members. According to Father Albert Smith, who has made controversial statements in the past, church attendance yesterday says a lot about the people of Soufriere. …

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Sixth day of novena before the feast of Saint-Laurent held at the church of Bondel

Sixth day of novena before the feast of Saint-Laurent held at the church of Bondel Mangaluru: The theme of the 6th day of the novena was “Forgiveness is the solution to family problems”. The parish priest of Bajal Church, the Reverend Father Andrew D’Souza, was the main celebrant at the …

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Opus Dei has lost its power within the Church

Madrid.- The wind of correction from Francis, for the first time, came like a strong wind to the doors of Opus Dei. Today the new motu proprio “ad charisma tuendum” (to protect the charism) entered into force, with the pope It takes away power and freedom within the church, On …

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Church set to end ‘one priest to one parish’ system in biggest overhaul in 100 years

The Catholic Church is facing its biggest overhaul at the parish level in nearly 100 years, ending the tradition of a priest in charge of a parish. To cope with the drop in attendance at masses, the drop in vocations and the rapid aging of the clergy, the parishes will …

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Sri Lankan Church concerned about crackdown on dissent

Parliament’s sanction for declaring an emergency is a sign of the repressive path ahead, say priests and clerics Sri Lankans shout slogans during a protest outside the Fort railway station in Colombo on July 27 amid concerns over a growing crackdown on public dissent across the country. (Photo: AFP) Posted: …

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Religious events in the Wichita Falls area on July 30

The deadline for submitting articles for church memoirs to be published in our print edition is 2 p.m. Wednesday. To have an article listed, email Claire Kowalick at [email protected] Please limit announcements to special events, meetings or guests. Limited space does not allow for regular weekly event listings to be …

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Artist Betsy Dovydenas has joined a fake church run by a fake priest. In a new book, she tells how she was brainwashed and how she came out of it | Books

It all started with a single board. “I just started painting what was going on in my head [back then]I just wanted to capture images of brainwashing,” says Betsy Dovydenas, artist and author, as we discuss her book, “If You Want to Know How I Was Brainwashed,” in a window …

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Canada asks France to extradite accused priest – French diplomatic source

PARIS (Reuters) – France has received a request from Canada to extradite retired Catholic priest Johannes Rivoire so he can face a charge of sexual abuse while working in northern Canada, a source said. French diplomatic source. Indigenous peoples in northern Canada, the Inuit, plan to lobby Pope Francis during …

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DC Catholics mourn loss of Latin Mass after executive order bans practice

Standing in front of his parishioners, holding in his hands the sacred bread of Communion, Father Vincent De Rosa, parish priest of Sainte-Marie-Mère-de-Dieu parish, solemnly intoned in Latin “Ecce Agnus Dei”. The English translation of these words: Behold the Lamb of God. Those who knelt in the church responded with …

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Burkna Faso: 95% of villages lack priests after terrorist attacks

Following the attack on a church in Burkina Faso, March 2022 © ACN Source: ACN An explosion of Islamist terrorism in Burkina Faso has left a Catholic diocese in dire straits, with parishes directly attacked and forced to close, and priests unable to care for 95% of their faithful. A …

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Gay Mass Breaks Barrier at Catholic Church

Landon Duyka and Alex Shingleton had almost given up on Catholicism. Then they found Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago, where their family was welcomed because the parish practices what its clergy calls “radical inclusivity.” This year, the two husbands created an online buzz when, after a decade on these …

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Devils in the Spirit | Algis Valiunas

Aldous Huxley was the first English novelist of ideas of the twentieth century, a rare vocation among his countrymen; but it may be in his non-fiction masterpiece, The Devils of Loudun (1952), which his beloved ideas live most vividly. He recounts the apparent demonic possession en masse in an Ursuline …

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Youngstown Diocese releases findings on Father Babjak who had inappropriate contact with a minor

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Diocese of Youngstown has released its findings about a priest who was placed on administrative leave for inappropriate contact with a minor. The diocese has appointed priest Father Marian Babjak from Christ Our Savior Parish in Struthers. Electrical pole down overnight in Campbell After an …

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Watsonville Church closes popular community garden over alleged safety concerns

Farmworker families who lease space for a community garden at All Saints-Cristo Rey Episcopal Church in Watsonville say their lease for their one-acre site was recently terminated. They say they are getting mixed messages from the church as to whether or not the garden will continue at all. Church says …

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How the birth of our son, grandson of a priest, led me to give thanks for the cardinal who helped change the Church

As a child is born, a priest’s grandson, the boy’s father, Vincent Doyle, pays tribute to Cardinal Hummes who has done so much for the children and grandchildren of priests around the world. On June 29, I became the father of a beautiful boy, my son, our beautiful son. Aware …

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Mangaluru: Our Lady of Miracles Church Parish Feast

Press release Mangaluru, July 9: The parishioners as well as the parish clergy and religious celebrated the parish feast in honor of the patroness Our Lady of Miracles on Saturday July 9 after two long years. The parish feast is a time when the faithful thank God for his …

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Vancouver priests to begin annual performance reviews – BC Catholic

Priests in the Archdiocese of Vancouver will undergo regular performance reviews starting this year, the archdiocese announced in its latest update on sexual abuse by priests. The Archdiocese released its latest sexual abuse report on June 30. It’s the latest in a series of updates since 2019, when it first …

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The patriarch should be above national and state interests; only the ignorant attack Metropolitan Onuphry – Russian missionary priest

Moscow, July 4, 2022 YouTube screenshot Those who criticize and rebuke His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphrius of kyiv and all Ukraine are ignorant. The Metropolitan of Ukraine should be with his Ukrainian flock, while the Patriarch, whose flock spans many states, should be above national and state interests, says a famous …

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Father Aaron Kelly is the new priest of the Diocese of Rochester

Deacon Aaron Kelly pledges his obedience to Bishop Salvatore R. Matano and his successors during the priestly ordination Mass July 2 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester. (Photo via courier by Jeff Witherow) ROCHESTER — A vocational call that first surfaced in second grade, and which never waned, has now …

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A group of affirming churches is creating a welcoming space for LGBTQ Chicagoans

LINCOLN PARK — When Katherine Abel held the first meeting of Affirmed, a ministry based at St. Clement Parish in Lincoln Park that welcomed LGBTQ Catholics, she expected maybe a dozen people to show up . To Abel’s surprise, more than 40 Catholics from the Chicago and Indiana area showed …

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Four priests, one nun murdered in one week

ROME — The past seven days have been among the deadliest for Catholic priests and religious in recent years, with one violent murder every 33 hours. Last Wednesday, Pope Francis condemned this week’s murder of two Jesuit priests in Mexico. On Sunday, the pontiff again mourned the death of a …

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Parish Priest Reveals Truth Behind ‘Mayo Church Miracle’

A parish priest has revealed the truth behind the ‘Mayo Church Miracle’ which has gone viral on Facebook in recent days. The incident centering on a communion piece covered in a ‘blood-like’ substance has left thousands of Facebook users wondering if a miracle happened at a church in Mayo. On …

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WMOF: “Domestic Violence Affects Millions of Catholic Families”

At the World Meeting of Families, Dr. Christauria Welland describes the permanent damage caused by domestic violence and says the Church must respond to this reality in order to help form healthy families. By Devin Watkins Approximately 125 million Catholic women may experience physical or sexual violence at least once …

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2 priests killed in Mexico devoted decades to a remote region

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Long before many roads were paved in Mexico’s remote Tarahumara Mountains, Jesuit priest Javier Campos crisscrossed the region on a motorcycle. For five decades serving his impoverished communities, his familiar impersonation of a rooster and love of crowing earned him the nickname “Gallo”. His colleague Joaquín …

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St. Peter’s Catholic Church takes over the streets of Mount Clemens – Macomb Daily

St. Peter’s Catholic Church joined parishes around the world on Saturday to hold a Corpus Christi procession. Judging by the turnout, it won’t be the last. Even people walking their dogs joined in the solemn procession of clergy, parishioners, neighbors and other guests organized in honor of the feast of …

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CAN fumes as gunmen kidnap more than 22 clerics in one year

Nope Fewer than 22 clerics were abducted by gunmen between June 2021 and June 2022 in Nigeria, investigation by Sunday punch found. Recently, the prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, Samuel Kanu, was abducted. Kanu was abducted along the Enugu-Port Harcourt highway in Abia State along with the Methodist …

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The photographer reaches new heights to take the picture

Leaven freelance photographer Kathryn White descends the ladder after photographing the newly painted mural atop All Saints Church in Kansas City, Kansas. PHOTO BY PHELIPE LINSTROM by Kathryn Whitesourdough special Working as a freelancer for The Leaven has blessed me with some pretty awesome experiences. I have visited so many …

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A former diocesan high school teacher ordained a Dominican priest

Reverend Brother Paul Dominic Marich, OP, 36, formerly of Woodbridge, was ordained a priest for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph on May 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, OP, associate secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine …

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LankaWeb – Bishop Robert Caldwell – The same church that invented Dravida Nadu must also defend Tamil Eelam

Shenali D Waduge There was no term called Dravidian until a British missionary who arrived in India in 1838 created it to serve several Church agendas. The next 40 years were spent converting Hindu Tamils, promoting fictional history, and confronting the natives. Much of the conflict, confusion, and contradiction present …

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Horsham priest jailed for sex offenses against boy he met in church

A ROMAN Catholic priest has been jailed for sex offenses against a teenager he met at church. Father Anthony White was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault and one of sodomy against the boy. The offenses occurred in the early 1990s at an address where White lived in …

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OFFICIAL – New Priest Assignments

Friday, June 10, 2022 Effective August 3, 2022 Retirements/Departures : Reverend John E. Normanoutgoing pastor, Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Salt Lake City (LLC Series 250) Reverend Omar OntiverosMedical leave – one year Reverend Clarence J. SandovalPast Pastor, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Layton (LLC Series 245) Reverend …

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Three ways of thinking about priests

The time had come. By 1863, the city of London had reached such density that it demanded a new form of urban transport. Thus was born the world’s first underground railway – known today as the London Underground, a hallmark of the city. What began as a few underground steam …

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St. Mary’s Basilica’s new pastor thrilled with opportunity – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

NATCHEZ— Reverend Aaron Williams has had a lot to do since arriving at St. Mary’s Basilica. Not only did Williams arrive during Holy Week, which is one of the busiest times for a Catholic priest, but graduation from Cathedral Catholic School was near and he would be tasked with finding …

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Our Culture of Abuse

Whether you think it deserves it or not, the Catholic Church has largely become a child sex abuse meme., as if the two were synonymous or the crime defined the institution. You certainly get this message from the liberal barometer (or lightning rod) that Saturday Night Live is, with comedian …

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A Catholic priest founded the world’s first psychiatric hospital

Pr. Joan Gilabert Jofré rescued a mental patient from bullies and then founded the “Hospital of the Innocents”. A Catholic priest founded the world’s first psychiatric hospital. Surprised? We shouldn’t be. This is just one of the many contributions the Church has made to humanity, something most people are unaware …

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Why I just left the Catholic Church

With the Archbishop of San Francisco’s announcement on Friday that he was unilaterally barring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion, I made a decision that had been in the works for a long time. I no longer consider myself a member of the Catholic Church. …

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For better or for worse, the church is keeping Haiti afloat

CHURCH AND STATE: A view from the street of the rotunda of the Catholic cathedral in Cap-Haitien, in northern Haiti. (Photo by Patrice S. Dorsainville on Unsplash) When societies lack good governance and social stability, churches and clergy often fill the gaps. In some cases, especially in modern Africa, church …

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Catholic priest suspended for promising to represent the church well

Hyacinth Alia, a Catholic priest and aspiring governor on the APC platform in Benue, pledged on Sunday to represent the church well in its political and personal conduct. Mr. Alia reacted to his suspension by the Vatican with a letter signed by William Avenya, the bishop of the diocese of …

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New Priest Assignments Announced – The Leaven Catholic Newspaper

The priests pictured above received new assignments this spring. Father John A. Riley, Vicar General/Chancellor, announced the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 1, unless otherwise noted: Pastors Father Gerard Albafrom Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, to Pastor of St. Pius X …

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2022 Clergy Appointments – Arlington Catholic Herald

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, announced the following clergy appointments effective Thursday, June 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Pastors Reverend Juan A. Puigbó – from administrator of Saint Leo the Great Parish in Fairfax to pastor of Saint Leo the Great Parish in Fairfax. Parish vicars Rev. Maurice …

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A Catholic priest and a Christian student are murdered in Nigeria

Aid to the Church in Need deplores recent violence that claimed the lives of a student accused of blasphemy and a priest kidnapped in March. Aid to the Church in Need reported receiving confirmation on May 11 of the death of Fr. Joseph Aketeh Bako, of the Diocese of Kaduna, …

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Letter: The Church offers a ruthless response to a reasonable request | Opinion

To the Editor – A Yakima native offers two options. He wants the grave of an accused predatory priest moved. Or he wants the cemetery to include an admission that multiple reports of abuse against the priest have been substantiated. Michael Ross says the cleric, Msgr. Joseph Sondergeld, sexually violated …

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Retired Bishop Brom of San Diego dies at 83

SAN DIEGO – A funeral mass will be celebrated May 17 for retired Bishop Robert H. Brom of San Diego, who died May 10 in San Diego. He was 83 years old. Mass for Brom, who led the diocese from 1990 to 2013, will be celebrated at St. Therese of …

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Why is the Church failing in the West?

(RNS) — There are many signs that the Catholic Church is failing in Western countries. There are few vocations, church attendance is down, and young people are leaving the church in droves. There are as many theories explaining this decline as there are commentators, but the theories can be grouped …

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A cleric advises Christians on the relationship with God

A Catholic priest, the Rev. Joseph Obada, advised Christians to put more effort into personal devotions, meditation and reflection with God. Obada, the associate priest of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya, Abuja, who gave the advice at a Sunday Mass, said with prayers that people would be in …

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56 priests hit the road to “light a fire” in the Eucharistic faith

NEW YORK — Over the next three years, 56 American priests plan to travel the country on the front lines of the American bishops’ “national Eucharistic revival,” working to “light a fire” among the nation’s Catholics about the Eucharistic faith and devotion. The priests are part of a nationwide initiative …

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Filipino priests back rival Marcos in high-stakes election campaign

Published on: 05/05/2022 – 12:12Amended: 05/05/2022 – 12:10 Manila (AFP) – Hundreds of Filipino priests backed the main rival of the former dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos on Thursday, days before a presidential election they called a “battle for the soul” of the nation. About 200 clergy from the deeply Catholic …

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