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  • Complaints mount against Utah judge who at rape sentencing called ex-Mormon bishop a good man

    04/16/2017 12:09:03 PM PDT · by Utah Binger · 29 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 15, 2017 | Jessica Miller
    Complaints are mounting against a Utah County judge who earlier this week praised a former Mormon bishop before sending him to prison for sexually abusing two women. Fourth District Judge Thomas Low on Wednesday became emotional as he handed down a prison sentence to Keith Robert Vallejo. Julia Kirby who was 19 when Vallejo, her brother-in-law, abused her told The Tribune after the sentencing that she was shocked by the judge's words to her abuser. Now, she plans to file a judicial complaint against him. And she's not the only one. "He completely disregarded her," Lawrence said. "He...
  • Muslim convert turned Catholic Bishop baptizes his father

    04/16/2017 11:48:36 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    aleteia ^ | Diane Montenega
    Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa's fascinating story of faith, conversion and vocation VATICAN CITY Forty-eight prelates from Africa are currently in Rome for the Synod on the Family. In speaking with the bishops of Africa about the synod, sometimes surprising and beautiful stories emerge about their countries, their culture, and even their own family lives. One such story is that of Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Blantyre archdiocese in Malawi, who is a convert from Islam to Catholicism. Archbishop Msusa, 53, serves as vice-chairman of the eight-country association of member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa. He was ordained a...
  • Picture emerges of teen suicide pilot (Alexander Felos and the Tampa teen suicide pilot)

    04/05/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by alwaysaskingquestions · 20 replies · 1,819+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 8, 2002 | Curtis Krueger, Katherine Gazella, Ed Quico
    Picture Emerges of Teen Suicide Pilot CHARLES BISHOP: To some, he was a smart, humorous student, which makes his suicide flight all the more incomprehensible. By CURTIS KRUEGER, KATHERINE GAZELLA and ED QUIOCO St. Petersburg Times published January 8, 2002 ----------- Charles Bishop was a teacher's dream. He read Shakespeare in class, pulled together a middle school literary magazine and enjoyed a good game of flag football. Friends and family members who knew him best described Charles as a patriot. The teen who flew an airplane into the Bank of America building, carrying a note sympathizing with Osama bin...
  • Catholic Caucus: In historic first, a cardinal expected to be named head of Newark Archdiocese

    11/04/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 04, 2016 | Mark Mueller
    In a historic moment for the Archdiocese of Newark, Archbishop John J. Myers on Monday is expected to announce his successor, Cardinal-designate Joseph W. Tobin, currently the archbishop of Indianapolis, NJ Advance Media has learned. Tobin, a moderate leader who has supported a greater role for women in the church, has also expressed the need for more dialogue over gay parishioners and has sparred with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Tobin has served as archbishop ofIndianapolis since October 2012. Pope Francis named him a cardinal last month. The designation takes effect. Nov. 18. The appointment...
  • Bishop Morlinos Move to Ad Orientem Masses in Madison

    09/06/2016 6:28:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 9/6/16 | Brian Williams
    This past weekend the Most Reverend Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin made an announcement of great liturgical importance. Going forward His Excellency will be offering all of his Masses at the Cathedral ad orientem. Make no mistake about it, this is a major development on the liturgical landscape of American Catholicism. While Bishop Morlino is a strong supporter of the Traditional Latin Mass, and has offered it publicly on numerous occasions, his recent announcement pertains to Masses offered in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. This is the positive manifestation of Robert Cardinal Sarahs call...
  • Serbian Orthodox Bishop Speaks on Sexual Perversion

    08/29/2016 7:25:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 08-20-2016 | Orthodox Church
    Amfilohije (Amphilochius), Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral condemns society's affirmation of sexual perversion. Caution: Strong language.
  • Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted [snip] Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings[Catholic Caucus]

    06/15/2016 10:49:08 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 6 replies
    Diocese of Phoenix ^ | June 15, 2016 | Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares
    Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings PHOENIX — We join the Holy Father in encouraging the faithful to pray for the victims, families and first responders of those involved in the tragic events of the Orlando mass shootings.We express our profound condolences for the victims of this senseless act of terror, and support the statements made by Pope Francis, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville and the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan, shared below:A statement from Archbishop Joseph E....
  • Catholic Caucus: Why Hasnt Bishop Francis Ford, M.M. Been Beatified?

    04/09/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | 07.27.11 | George Weigel
    In a 2010 interview with Catholic World Report , Cardinal Joseph Zen, S.D.B., the emeritus bishop of Hong Kong, wondered aloud about the Catholic Churchs reticence to acknowledge those who had been martyred by Chinese communists during the Maoists rise to power, and thereafter. Why should we not publicize . . . those martyrs? Cardinal Zen asked. The truth demands it. Self-respect requires it. Todays Chinese Catholics, especially those who are persecuted for the fidelity to the Bishop of Rome, would be strengthened by the example of brave witnesses who held firm until the end, Zen suggested. I think Cardinal...
  • Former Rector of North American College Appointed Bishop of Metuchen, N.J.

    03/29/2016 6:02:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    ncr ^ | March 9, 2016
    PISCATAWAY, N.J. Msgr. James Checchio, who recently stepped down as rector of the North American College, on Tuesday was appointed bishop of Metuchen, a diocese in north-central New Jersey. Touched by a bit of holy fear, I am certainly humbled to become the shepherd of this wonderful diocese, and I look forward to striving to fulfill the demanding task of ensuring that the pastoral charity of Jesus Christ continues to be abundant here in Metuchen, Msgr. Checchio said at a March 8 press conference announcing his appointment. I promise you my prayers and my commitment to serve to the...
  • Italian Archbishop Calling for Construction of Mosque

    03/14/2016 6:22:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/11/16 | Julianna Freitag
    The archbishop of Bologna, Italy is calling for the construction of a mosque in the city. At a conference last week organized by the local Muslim community, Abp. Matteo Maria Zuppi, recently appointed to head the archdiocese, seized the opportunity to express his sympathy towards the Muslim community by calling for a mosque to be built in Bologna. He also asked for the accommodation of Muslim festivities in Italian schools. Quoting Cdl. Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan - a cleric with similar sympathies - Zuppi said, "I really think it's time for a mosque in Bologna. Some people think otherwise...
  • First Anglican Ordinariate Bishop Ordained: ‘It Means We’re Here to Stay’

    02/04/2016 2:11:38 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 4, 2016 | KATHLEEN NAAB
    HOUSTON — In a majestic Mass at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday evening, history was made for the Anglican ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI: Their first bishop was ordained. “In a nutshell, it means we’re here to stay,” summarized Msgr. Harry Entwistle, the ordinary of Australia’s ordinariate, which is under the patroness of Our Lady of the Southern Cross. The new bishop, Stephen Joseph Lopes, 40, a native of California, was in fact instrumental in the creation of the ordinariate that he now leads — the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. The...
  • Michigan Bishop Inaugurates Program to Have Chant at All Parishes

    01/31/2016 1:45:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Bishop John Doerfler of Marquette, Michigan, has issued directions for all parishes in the diocese to institute programs that will lead to the congregation chanting the Ordinary parts of the Mass. Following up on the work of his predecessor in Marquette, then-Bishop Alexander Sample (who is now Archbishop of Portland, Oregon), Bishop Doerfler has called for the action to carry out the vision of Vatican II, which encouraged the use of Gregorian chant and congregational involvement in the singing. In a pastoral letter released in 2013, Bishop Sample had also called attention to the Council's directives on liturgical music, as...
  • Jesus Claus and Santa Christ

    12/22/2015 2:07:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    It's that time of year for us to realize how far societies tend to veer from the true essence of things. We live in a desperately superficial culture that is too often satisfied with veneers. If it's shiny, new and untouched by real life, it strangely gives us the false assurance that it will last forever. Anyone can package up junk, put a nice shimmery bow on it and pass it off as the got-to-have-it-or-you'll-die item of the season. Even when what's inside is genuine and something we truly need, too many are content with the outer misleading packaging. We've...
  • Archbishop Warns Of ‘Trojan Horse’ Threat From Migrants

    11/01/2015 10:00:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Nick Hallett
    A Spanish archbishop has called the large influx of migrants currently travelling through Europe an "invasion" that could turn into a "Trojan horse" in European societies. Cardinal Antonio Canizares, Archbishop of Valencia, told a meeting of the New Economic Forum that many so-called refugees are in fact not fleeing persecution and may not be "totally trustworthy" in their intentions in settling in Europe. The cardinal asked the audience: "This invasion of migrants: is it totally trustworthy? What will Europe be like in a few years, given when is happening now? "You cannot play with history, nor with people's identity," he...
  • Tom Watson declines PGA of America Hall of Fame invite over (Ted) Bishop handling

    10/06/2015 6:12:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 29, 2015 | Ryan Ballengee
    <p>It was Bishop who surprisingly extended the captaincy for the 2014 matches to Watson, who remains the last American captain to win the biennial matches in Europe back in 1993.</p> <p>While I was very flattered by PGA President (Derek) Spragues honoring me to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame, I couldnt accept in good conscience because of how the PGA mishandled the firing of my friend and immediate past president of the PGA, Ted Bishop..</p>
  • "We Mexicans Should Build A Monument For EL Chapo," Says Mexican Bishop

    07/14/2015 4:31:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 14, 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    In the aftermath of the escape of famed capo Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Leora, a Mexican bishop has made headlines by arguing for a statue built in honor of the drug lord.
  • Nigerian bishop: Hillary must think shes a god if she wants us to abandon our pro-life values

    05/06/2015 3:43:36 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 5/5/15 | LifeSiteNews.com
    May 5, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- An African Catholic bishop has said he thinks Hillary Clinton believes she is a god, someone who doesnt value others morals, and he hopes Americans will wake up to what sort of people are running to be their president. I believe there are three groups of people in this world, said Bishop Emmanuel Badejo. Those who believe in God, those who do not believe in God, and those who think they are gods. Hillary Clinton I think is one of those who thinks she is a god, he said. And Im not obliged to believe...
  • Finn Removal: Before It's Over FrancisChurch Will Be So Squeaky Clean There Won't Be a Catholic Left

    04/21/2015 2:39:59 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | 4/21/15 | Frank Walker
    If Francis truly were the 'peoples' pope' he would actually care about Catholic people - you know those Pharisees who need 'religious observances' but won't ever get to Heaven. Real Catholic faithful and clergy loved Kansas City Bishop Finn. The National Catholic Reporter didn't. Real Catholics in Chile are furious Pope Francis would give them a Bishop like Juan Barros, but Francis doesn't care what people like that think, does he? The more outraged he makes real Catholics, the more he seems to like it. Parishioners in a southern Chile diocese are gathering wherever their new bishop appears, but their...
  • Bishops Bad Behavior: Cardinal OMalley and Bishop Bootkoski

    03/31/2015 7:07:33 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    Boston Catholic Insider ^ | 3/26/30 | Boston Catholic Insider
    In the past week or so, the outright mean, un-Christian-like actions of two bishops, Cardinal Sean OMalley of Boston and Bishop Paul Bootkoski of Metuchen have been all over the news. If you have time, you should write or call both of them and ask them to apologize for their actions that have harmed innocent people. First, there was Cardinal OMalley firing a janitor, a pastor, a school principal and a second-grade teacher because the janitor used the same bathroom that an elementary school student used and no one reported the fact that no crime and nothing inappropriate happened to...
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a blind and immoral position which rejects Gods gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.