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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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Priest serving Republican West Belfast reveals he would vote DUP ‘without hesitation’ ahead of Sinn Fein and SDLP

A PRIEST serving in Republican West Belfast has told how he would vote DUP ‘without hesitation’ ahead of the SDLP or Sinn Fein. Father Paddy McCafferty said he was fully aware of the “baggage” that comes with Jeffrey Donaldson’s Unionist Party. 1 Father Paddy McCaffertyCredit: Unknown, clear with photo office …

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Catholic priest sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing underage boys

A court in Kerala has sentenced a Catholic priest to 18 years in rigorous prison for sexually abusing four underage boys at a seminary in Kollam district five years ago. According to reports, the 35-year-old Christian priest, Fr. Thomas Parekkulam, a member of the Chennai-based SDM Minor Seminary, has been …

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Ukrainian Greek Catholic leader details Church’s response to war

Priests and bishops sought to save lives from the start of the Russian invasion, says Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk. From the very beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Catholic Church has worked to save lives in the attacked areas, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has said. …

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West Belfast priest recounts his ‘very moving’ audience with Pope Francis in Rome

A west Belfast priest described an audience with the pope in Rome this week as “very moving”. Father Martin Magill, parish priest at St John’s Church on Falls Road, praised Pope Francis for his “down to earth” nature. Fr Magill and Presbyterian minister Reverend Steve Stockman, who is based at …

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Catholic Church exonerates priest accused of murder and kidnapping – The Whistler Nigeria

Reverend Matthew Uzoma Opoke, Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, on Monday deplored the detention and denial of bail of one of his priests, Fr Timothy Ngwuta. Father Opoke, in a statement made available to THE WHISTLER in Abakaliki, lamented that efforts to secure the release of the detained …

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Why This Unconventional Religious Film Is Worth Watching

Mark Wahlberg’s latest film, Father Stu, is an R-rated religious film that tells the story of Father Stuart Long. The admittedly unconventional nature of the film has made it an anticipated film for many viewers. According to Wahlberg, the idea for the film materialized from a dinner with a group …

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there is still time to help the ordinands

LENT is over, but we are giving our readers a few more weeks to help Church hours Train-A-Priest Fund (TAP). Another week of headlines about the rising cost of living in the UK could put a damper on donations – but we have faith in our readers. We are sure …

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A violin teacher joins the church during the Easter Vigil

When Drew Robertson opened his violin studio in Manassas Park, he had no idea what God had in store for him. In 2016, he decided to take the plunge and start his own studio after earning a master’s degree from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music in Rochester, …

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Gays are not welcome in the Church of England

Speaking of his concerns for the future of the Church, Reverend Coles said, “As more and more parishes slide into non-viability, the problem for me is that the least viable are the ones I love. most. “The Church of England that I love is a church of liberal sympathies, broad …

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Retired Dewsbury priest set to receive money from Queen’s Maundy

Reverend Elizabeth Lee, 91, who became a priest in 1990, has been selected to receive the Queen’s Money at Windsor Castle. Elizabeth trained at 18 to become a teacher of religious education and later served as deputy headmaster and then headmaster, her last post being headmistress of Trinity Academy Cathedral, …

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Reverend Tony Crowe’s obituary | Christianity

My father, Tony Crowe, who died at the age of 87, was a courageous, radical and controversial priest, ahead of his time. He championed the ordination of women and same-sex marriage in the Church of England. He was a longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause and a regular writer of …

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‘Father Stu’, the story of a boxer turned priest, is Mark Wahlberg’s ‘love letter to God’

CHICAGO (RNS) — The setup looks like a “bad joke,” admitted actor Mark Wahlberg. Wahlberg, who is Catholic, had been out to dinner with “two priests and a bottle of wine,” in his account, when one of the priests pitched the idea for a movie to him. Normally, a priest …

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Belize churches want popular referendum on marijuana bill

A pastor in Belize said several religious bodies had written to Prime Minister John Briceño asking for a “popular referendum” to be held before the amendment to existing legislation allowing for the decriminalization of marijuana is passed. Possession or use of ten grams or less on private premises was decriminalized …

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Kidnappers of Nigerian Catholic priest, 44 others yet to apply

The kidnappers of the Catholic priest in charge of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Sarkin Pawa, the Reverend Father Leo Raphael Ozigi and 44 other villagers on March 27 have not yet made any demands. However, Daily Trust understood that the abductors had called the Niger State branch of the Christian …

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April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Luke 19:28-40 + Isaiah 50:4-7 + Philippians 2:6-11 + Luke 22:14—23:56 … he humbled himself, / becoming obedient unto death, / even death on a cross. The Roman Missal is the book from which the Father offers most of the prayers of the Holy Mass. During the Liturgy of the …

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Anglican priest and Oxford scholar Andrew Teal celebrates his ties to BYU

The past year has been both exhilarating and painful for the Reverend Andrew Teal, an Oxford University theologian and Anglican priest and visiting lecturer at Brigham Young University. He moved to Provo for the fall semester with high hopes and plans to research a book portraying Joseph Smith as an …

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Faced with falling mass attendance, Catholics in Malta hope papal visit will revitalize faith | National Catholic Register

The small Mediterranean island nation of Malta traces its Catholic roots back nearly 2,000 years. But with the recent drop in church attendance, local Catholic leaders are hoping Pope Francis’ visit this weekend will help reinvigorate his living faith. More than 85 percent of Malta’s population are baptized Catholics, according …

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There are women presidents and CEOs. Why do we still ask if women can lead in the church?

Last year I spent about six months writing a feature story and an accompanying podcast episode for America on how women rise to leadership positions in the Vatican. It’s one of my favorite subjects: in 2019, when I traveled to Rome to report on the historic Vatican summit on the …

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Vietnamese priest risks secularization for exorcism

Vietnam Father Truyen, 74, is part of a group of exorcists ‘causing social disorder and causing division among Catholics’ Father Dominic Nguyen Chu Truyen in Thanh Mau parish in Da Lat in 2018. (Photo provided) An elderly priest in a diocese in central Vietnam has been warned he faces being …

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Priest says South Africa’s Jobs Bill restricting overseas employment stems from ‘xenophobia’

YAOUNDÈ, Cameroon — A jobs quota bill that would limit the number of foreign workers who can work in South Africa is being compared to apartheid by members of opposition parties. The National Labor Migration Policy and Employment Services Bill aims to meet, in the words of the government, the …

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Religious Abuse Poses ‘Systemic Questions’ for Church, Munich Cardinal Says

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has admitted that confronting the legacy of clerical sexual abuse and its cover-up in the Catholic Church can only happen when “systemic questions” are posed to the institution and its hierarchy. Two months ago, a report commissioned by Cardinal Marx, as Archbishop of Munich and Freising, …

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Provocative Priest Pulled Out of Ministry to Speak to Beloit | Wisconsin News

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A defiant priest who was removed from his position at La Crosse last year is due to speak to Beloit this summer. The La Crosse Tribune reported Sunday that the Reverend James Altman will speak at the Coalition for Canceled Priests’ one-year anniversary event in …

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Workshops, life experiences, help prepare seminarians for the realities of parish management

A nationwide shortage of Catholic clergy resulted in pastoral assignments for young priests. So St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, is offering a series of workshops to teach future priests, like these men shown in 2020, how to handle responsibilities such as parish finances and building maintenance. (Photo: Saint …

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Mangaluru: Annual Sunday School Day celebration held at Guardian Angel Church, Angelore

Press release Mangaluru, March 15: The annual catechism day was celebrated in a meaningful way on Sunday, March 13, with the Eucharistic celebration at 9:30 a.m. Father William Menezes, parish priest, and Father Lawrence Cutinha, assistant to the parish priest, concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. In his homily, he emphasized …

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Ex-Sudbury priest writes memoir on faith

Breadcrumb Links News Local News Rick Prashaw is launching a book in April at Twiggs Rick Prashaw Content of the article Former Sudbury priest Rick Prashaw has published a religious memoir full of stories from his childhood, church and other careers. Content of the article Titled Father Rick, Roamin’ Catholic, …

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Parish Priest Reflects on Blessings in Difficult Times | Local

MILTON — As this weekend marks the two-year anniversary of restrictions being put in place as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States, Father John Hoke reflects on the blessings that have emerged through difficult times. “It’s been a cross,” Hoke, of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, said of the …

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OKC Episcopal Clergy Take Ash Wednesday Ritual to the Streets

Motorists may have been curious when they saw two Episcopal priests waving and waving to passers-by on Wednesday on a busy street corner just outside of downtown Oklahoma City. Reverend Katie Churchwell and Reverend Paige Hanks took Christian Ash Wednesday observance outside the four walls of the church as part …

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I went to a Ukrainian Catholic church to pray a rosary for peace. I did not expect to find supportive Muslims there.

I don’t have time to go to the rosary of the Church for Peace in Ukraine, but I’m going anyway. I have to do something, even if I have the impression that my small gesture will be useless. So I drive our minibus to the Ukrainian Catholic Church a few …

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A Ukrainian priest is proof of the determination of his people

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has proven and continues to prove that it is a bulwark of freedom and faith even as the ruthless Vladimir Putin destroys lives, families and the religious traditions of the Ukrainian people. One of the quiet heroes of this resistance is a dear friend of mine …

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Priest Discovers Kentucky Parish Has Ties To Father Augustus Tolton

RHODELIA, Kentucky – On a wintry January day at Old St. Therese Cemetery in rural Meade County, Kentucky, Janice Mulligan laid a simple wreath of magnolia leaves at the grave of Matilda Hurd, a woman who died as a slave and whose grandson is now a saint in the making. …

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Ukrainian priest in Edinburgh: West must do more than sanction banks

The Western world must provide “rapid reaction, not just banking interventions” against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, a priest from a Ukrainian church in Edinburgh has said. Father Vasyl Kren, of Our Lady of Pochayiv Ukrainian Catholic Church in the Scottish capital, said the community was “very sad and …

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A Priest Finds Inspiration to Preach in Corita Kent’s Vibrant Screen Prints

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Sulpician Father Dominic Ciriaco finds inspiration for preaching in the vibrant silkscreen prints of artist Corita Kent, who created the art as a nun and later as a former nun. And he hopes the seminarians he leads as rector of Theological College in Washington will also be …

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Vatican statistics show global imbalance in ratio of Catholics to priests

A priest accepts offerings during mass at the Sainte-Thérèse de l’Enfant-Jésus Catholic Church in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The Vatican Church’s Central Statistics Office says the world’s Catholic population has reached 1.36 billion, with the greatest percentage growth in Africa and Asia. (Photo SNC by Saabi, Galbe.Com) By Cindy Wood VATICAN CITY …

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Call for life: Bittel celebrates 40 years as a priest | Characteristics

Reverend Pat Bittel knew in elementary school that he wanted to enter the priesthood. Bittel, who graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1971, said it was in his childhood parish, St. John Paul, that he began what would become a lifelong ministry. “I started serving Mass in sophomore grade …

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Cardinal Ouellet: Priests who do not support Francis should ask, “What am I doing here?

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, walks in St. Peter’s Square after attending the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors in the church at the Vatican on February 21, 2019. (CNS /Paul Haring) Rome- When Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet was first appointed in …

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A priest used a wrong word during baptisms. The church now says thousands were disabled.

A Catholic priest in Phoenix has resigned from his post after a church investigation found he performed baptisms incorrectly during his 20-year career, rendering the rite invalid for thousands of people, according to Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix. As he poured the holy water during the baptisms …

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The Editorial Board: The Catholic Church Must Set Limits on Clerics’ Bequests to Parishioners | Editorial

The will was not contested in court and an Erie County Surrogate Court judge approved the inheritance after the widow’s death in 2016, but family and friends remain suspicious. Mary Ann Serabjit-Singh had written two previous wills before writing a third which made Klos the primary beneficiary. She also once …

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Local Priest Appointed Canon Ordinary in the Episcopal Diocese of WV | Lifestyles

CHARLESTON — The Most Reverend Chad Slater has been appointed Canon Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia. Slater, a native of Ripley, Jackson County, has served as rector of Christ Church, Bluefield, since 2013, and dean of the New Southern Deanery of Episcopal Churches in West Virginia since …

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Thieves steal priest’s car at gunpoint from Anambra Church

Posted February 9, 2022 Gunmen robbed an Anglican priest, Reverend Canon Chibueze Abone, from his vehicle just inside the church grounds. The incident reportedly happened at St. Thomas Anglican Church, Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State on Tuesday evening. It was gathered that the thieves also stole other …

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Harborough Churches Commentary: Valentines Card or No Card, You Are Loved

Reverend Pep Hill View from Reverend Pep Hill, Associate Priest of the Harborough Resource Anglican Church team Are you looking forward to Tuesday, with dreams of red roses, romantic meals and wild passion? Or are you dreading Valentine’s Day? I remember as a girl the shame of having to admit …

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Archdiocese sets dedication date for Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has set a date for the groundbreaking of a $40 million sanctuary being built in South Oklahoma City. The Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine will be dedicated at a public Mass set for Nov. 4 at the shrine site on SE 89 between Interstate 35 and …

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An explosive report on sexual abuse has left France “stunned”. Yet most French Catholics still believe there is hope for reform

The French church is beginning to experience a degree of healing weeks after the publication of an investigation into seven decades of clergy child abuse. This is the assessment of Patrick Goujon, SJ, professor at the Center Sèvres (a Jesuit pre-college school in Paris) and editor of the Journal Recherches …

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Ex-priest accused of taking photos of boy in Pittsburgh Target store dies | Local News

A former Washington County priest charged in December with taking photos of a 13-year-old boy in the bathroom of an East Liberty Target store died Saturday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office . Paul Spisak, 77, died in a Pittsburgh hospital. The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh was notified …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Former Aspen priest faces civil lawsuit accusing him of 300 sexual assaults on altar boy

A former Catholic priest from Aspen not only sexually assaulted a local altar boy around 300 times in the early 2000s, but he also beat the boy when he refused to comply with his sexual demands, according to a civil lawsuit filed last week in Denver District Court. Reverend Michael …

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“It’s overwhelming”: the anguish of a priest after churches were ransacked by vandals

The barricaded windows are the result of repeated attacks on the offices and center which are part of St Peter & St John’s Catholic Church in Camberley. The problems started in the summer, with young people finding themselves in the field behind the building. There were several break-ins with broken …

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LankaWeb – Catholic Priest Destroys All Mayan Written Language

The Mayan writing system was used in what is now Mexico and Central America for almost two thousand years, until after Cortés arrived. It was written in bark paper books, carved on public monuments, and inscribed on personal items of pottery, bone, and jade. The Spanish invaders banned writing and …

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Catholics are always home for Christmas

One of the advantages of the Catholic Church is that you can count on the same mass wherever you are. Everything is familiar and you know what to do, so you always feel at home. For a long time my husband and I took our Christmas vacation. We chose a …

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YOUR TEMPLE OF PRAISE | Local News from Mesquite

By Pastor Michael Quinton YOUR TEMPLE OF PRAISE Amos 9:11 In that day I (God) will raise up the fallen tabernacle of David and close the walls again, and I will raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old. In the wilderness during the time …

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