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  • 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...
  • India Taps Various Sources for Abducted Priests Release

    04/08/2016 3:18:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Matters India ^ | April 9, 2016
    The External Affairs Ministry of India has sought the help of the Embassy of Yemen in New Delhi and other groups for the release of a Salesian priest, who was abducted by Islamic militants. You would appreciate that Yemen is presently under war-like situation. This is especially so in Aden where law and order situation has completely broken down, says a letter the ministry has sent to the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) that has been pressing the Indian government for the release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil. Suspected ISIS terrorists took away the 57-year-old priest from a Mother Teresa...
  • Priest Dies While Trying to Save Drowning Student

    04/07/2016 10:46:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Matters India ^ | April 6, 2016
    A Catholic priest lost his life on Wednesday while trying to save a drowning boy in Kerala. Fr Augustine Vairamon and the student, Joyal Joy, were part of a picnic team from St. George Latin Catholic Church of Perumbavoor. The 35-year-old parish priest accompanied a group of 16 Bible class students on a picnic. They came to see the Periyar River at Thottuva, some 45 km northeast of Kochi. The priest jumped into the river when he saw the 14-year-old boy being swept away by strong undercurrent in the river. The boy, a resident of Koovappadim was rescued, but died...
  • Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member

    04/06/2016 7:12:52 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/6/16 | Tom Ciccocotta
    On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Ku Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in white robes. Rumors of a Klansman on campus were extinguished after it was pointed out that the passerby was actually a priest innocently making his way through Bloomington, Indiana. When sighted on campus, students thought his white robes indicated an affiliation with the KKK. Residential hall advisor Ethan Gill quickly wrote an email to his students, warning them of the threat on...
  • Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member

    04/06/2016 10:33:24 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Ciccotta
    On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Klu Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in white robes.
  • 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...
  • Bishop says he believes priest kidnapped in Yemen is still alive (Crucifixion rumor doubtful)

    03/28/2016 9:44:00 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    The Pilot ^ | 03-28-2016 | CNS
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The bishop who leads the apostolic vicariate that includes Yemen said he has "strong indications" that Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil "is still alive in the hands of his kidnappers." Bishop Paul Hinder, head of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia, told Catholic News Service March 28, "I have no confirmation that anything happened Good Friday" and added that the rumors appear to be untrue. Father Uzhunnalil, an Indian, was kidnapped March 4 from the home for the aged and disabled run by the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen. Four Missionaries of Charity and 12 others...
  • ISIS Crucifies Catholic Priest in Yemen on Good Friday

    03/28/2016 6:08:22 AM PDT · by adc · 44 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Sara Malm
    ISIS carries out Good Friday crucifixion of Indian Catholic priest in Yemen after he was kidnapped three weeks ago in attack on old people's home where four nuns were shot Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3512288/ISIS-carries-Good-Friday-crucifixion-Indian-Catholic-priest-Yemen-kidnapped-three-weeks-ago.html#ixzz44CbJFyQk Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • ISIS carries out Good Friday crucifixion of Indian Catholic priest in Yemen after he.....

    03/28/2016 4:33:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | March 28, 2016 | Sara Malm for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: ISIS carries out Good Friday crucifixion of Indian Catholic priest in Yemen after he was kidnapped three weeks ago in attack on old people's home where four nuns were shot The Indian Catholic priest kidnapped by ISIS-linked terrorists in Yemen earlier this month was crucified on Good Friday, it has been claimed. Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, 56, was taken by Islamist gunmen, reportedly linked to ISIS, who attacked an old people's home in Aden, southern Yemen, killing at least 15 people, on March 4. The terrorists reportedly carried out the heinous murder on Good Friday, after threatening to do...
  • Islamic terrorist crucified a priest on Good Friday

    03/27/2016 8:54:37 PM PDT · by se99tp · 83 replies
    Cardinal Christoph Schnborn of Vienna confirmed this sad news.
  • Fears Grow for Priest 'Kidnapped by ISIS' Who May Be Crucified on Good Friday

    03/24/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 3/23/16 | Ruth Halkon
    Father Tom Uzhunnalil was seized when four armed militants stormed an old people's home in Aden in Yemen on March 4, killing 16Fears are growing for a priest believed to have been kidnapped by ISIS as sickening reports suggest he may be crucified on Good Friday. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was seized when four armed militants stormed an old people's home in Aden in Yemen on March 4. The gunmen killed 16 people, including four nuns in the brutal attack. No group has come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnap of the priest, who was a member of the Silesian...
  • Concerted prayer needed for priest rumored to be crucified on Good Friday

    03/24/2016 7:43:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    The Franciscan Sisters of Siessen (God Bless them) are asking people, worldwide for concerted prayers in the event that the terrorists who slaughtered 16 at the Missionaries of Charity home for the aged in Aden, Yemen on March 4, where they kidnapped him, intend to crucify Father Tom Uzhummalil on Good Friday tomorrow. The Franciscan Sisters of Siessen, based in South Africa, posted on Facebook: Was informed that the Salesian priest, Fr.Tom who was kidnapped by ISIS from the Missionaries of Charity Home in Yemen is being tortured and is going to be crucified on Good Friday.
  • Fears grow for priest 'kidnapped by ISIS' who may be crucified on Good Friday

    03/23/2016 4:46:49 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 35 replies
    Mirror ^ | 3/23/16 | BY RUTH HALKON
    Fears are growing for a priest believed to have been kidnapped by ISIS as sickening reports suggest he may be crucified on Good Friday. Father Tom Uzhunnalil was seized when four armed militants stormed an old people's home in Aden in Yemen on March 4. The gunmen killed 16 people, including four nuns, in the brutal attack on the home run by the in a brutal raid which killed 16 people including four nuns. No group has come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnap of the priest, who was a member of the Silesian order in of Bangalore, India,...
  • Lawsuit Against Cities Near Chicago, for Black Crime in Chicago is Struck Down

    03/20/2016 4:36:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A bizarre lawsuit, filed by the reliably leftist Rev. Michael Pfleger, was dismissed by Cook County judge Franklin Valderrama on February 25th. Other leftist activists had joined Rev. Pfleger in filing the lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago. From chicagotribune.com: A lawsuit filed by Rev. Michael Pfleger and a group of activists last year that said lax local gun laws in Lincolnwood were to blame when guns sold by the towns only firearms dealer ended up at Chicago crime scenes has been dismissed by a Cook County judge. The lawsuits tried to make the claim that black people...
  • EXCLUSIVE TELL-ALL INTERVIEWNYC GAY PRIEST EMBEZZLEMENT SCANDAL

    03/05/2016 3:29:35 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 49 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 4, 2016 | Michael Voris
    TRANSCRIPT Michael Voris: OK, there's really two sort of major areas. One is the money, and the other is the sexual. They have a sort of overlap, but let's speak of each one individually at first. So first the money. Tell us what you know and how you know it about the accusation embezzlement of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars. Bob: The embezzlement aspect of the scandal that has taken place in the archdiocese of New York comes from both parishes, and the reason I know this is because I've been privy to be at meetings where...
  • Bishops do not have to report child abuse, Vatican says

    02/10/2016 8:01:48 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/10/2016 | Samuel Osbourne
    Bishops do not have to report child abuse, Vatican says News World Europe Bishops do not have to report child abuse, Vatican says The document emphasises that bishops' only duty is to address such allegations internally     Samuel Osborne     Wednesday 10 February 2016 21:01 BST The document explaining how senior clergy members ought to deal with allegations of abuse suggests only victoms or their families should make the decision to report abuse to police FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images The Catholic Church is telling newly appointed bishops it is "not necessarily" their duty to report accusations of clerical child abuse to...
  • I’m gay and I’m a priest, period.’

    01/31/2016 10:01:53 PM PST · by detective · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    God, what are you calling me to do here, prayed the priest. Come out, or stay in the closet ? After 23 years in Chicago parishes, the question had pushed its way to the surface. He weighed his options. He thought about his parishioners. Many, he knew, were accepting of gay people, even of same-sex marriage, but others - less so. He had grown up in a large Catholic family; he understood what people's faith meant to them. He didn't want to harm his flock, or the Catholic Church.
  • March for Life Group Stranded in Storm, Prays Mass on Altar Made of Snow

    01/24/2016 5:20:10 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 23, 2016 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    A post on Facebook describes the scene: Amazing site from Pennsylvania. Dowling Catholic [High School, in Iowa] students stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike meet kids on the bus from Missouri. They have a priest. And create a snow altar for mass in the middle of this stand still. Very proud of all you Dowling Catholic students.WBAY from Green Bay reports on another stranded band of marchers: A group of 150 people from the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, mostly students, is stranded in their buses by the East Coast blizzard.The group was in Washington, DC, for the "March for...
  • Franciscan priest freed from captivity in Syria

    01/05/2016 7:47:08 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1.5.2015 | AP
    Roman Catholic officials said Tuesday that a Franciscan priest who had been abducted by militants in Syria has been freed... Rev. Dhiya Azziz, was released late Monday. The office of the custodian, Rev. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, said the priest was abducted by jihadis who had hoped to "profit" from the abduction.
  • Leaps of Faith: Why Indians are Signing Up as Catholic Priests

    12/20/2015 2:13:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 12/20/15 | Apoorva Dutt
    For five years, Omar Fernandes worked as a member of the ground staff at the Mumbai airport. The end of each day was marked by coffee and conversations with colleagues. "Most of the men I worked with were in their 40s and 50s," says the 30-year-old. "They would talk about how miserable they were at work, how they were struggling to provide for their families. It seemed like such a hard life." These conversations began to crystallise his resolve to become a priest. It's something he'd been thinking about for four years already. "I was 24 when I got my...
  • Sins of the Priests

    11/03/2015 7:05:47 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sins of the Priests Msgr. Charles Pope • November 2, 2015 • The Book of the Prophet Malachi is set forth as a kind “riv” (a Hebrew word for a lawsuit, indictment, or controversy) by God. The Lord sets forth a legal case of sorts, which convicts ancient Israel of numerous deficiencies and calls for their repentance. The case that God presents shows a body of evidence that is just as true today as it was then. God has plenty to say and we have much to hear, much to repent of.I am going to examine the Book of the...
  • I am a gay priest who is happy': Vatican official fired after coming out on eve of Church conf.

    10/05/2015 9:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/04/2015 | By Sarah Kaplan
    On Saturday evening, as hundreds of bishops convened in Rome for a major church assembly on family issues, former Vatican priest Krzysztof Charamsa headed a mile across town to a different gathering: the founding meeting of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics, a group of 13 organizations advocating for inclusion of gays in the church. Charamsa had lost his job just before, when he was fired from his position in the Vaticans doctrine office after announcing that he was gay and introducing reporters to his boyfriend. I want the Church and my community to know who I am: a gay...
  • Priest attacked by activists, media, and even his diocese for calling homosexuality a disorder

    09/25/2015 9:06:33 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/25/15 | Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    "Priest attacked by activists, media, and even his diocese for calling homosexuality a disorder - but he wont back down" After being viciously attacked by media last June for saying homosexuality is a psychological disorder, Mexican priest Fernando Ovalle, chancellor for the Archdiocese of San Luis Potosi, has recently confirmed he stands by his previous comments and is not backing down. I didnt say any lies or anything false, he said, according to media reports. That is my stance, it is a disorder, because Im sharing my view as a pastor from people that come, that ask for help and...
  • Suspended priest convicted of charges in sex tourism case

    09/23/2015 11:06:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 22, 2015 | AP
    A Roman Catholic priest accused of traveling to Honduras to molest poor street children during missionary trips was convicted on Tuesday of several charges. Federal jurors convicted the Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr. of charges including three of four counts related to sex abuse of boys during trips to a Honduran orphanage. Maurizio was accused of traveling abroad from 2004 to 2009 to have sex with three young boys, a charge known as sexual tourism. He also was convicted of possession of child pornography and illegally transferring money to a charity to help fund the trips. Jurors acquitted him of another...
  • Miami Priest To Pope Francis: Why Condemn Capitalism So Strongly,But Not Communism?

    09/22/2015 2:39:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 22, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Prominent Cuban-American priest, Father Alberto Cuti, questions Pope Francis apparently warm attitude towards the Castro dictatorship during his visit to Cuba this week, asking in a Miami Herald column, Why do you so strongly condemn capitalism but we never see an equally strong condemnation of atheist communism?
  • Dramatic moment heroic priest ripped off his shirt to help stem the blood loss

    09/14/2015 11:36:15 AM PDT · by mware · 34 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 10:08 EST, 14 September 2015 | By Anneta Konstantinides and Josh Gardner For Dailymail.com
    Cynthia Oliver, 55, has been charged with assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly ordering the animals to attack Police said she let her two pit bulls off their leash after arguing with Francesco Bove outside her apartment in the Bronx Father Jonathan Morris of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx offered Bove his last rites but insisted he fight on as hard as possible Shocking footage filmed from an apartment above the street shows the man being dragged and mauled by the dogs Police said Bove suffered severe nerve damage to his arms and lacerations to his...
  • traditional Latin Mass

    08/18/2015 10:41:07 PM PDT · by IgnatiusAntioch
    http://catholicism.org ^ | August 17, 2015 | Brother Andr Marie
    Saint Benedict Center is losing our resident priest, who has been with us the last almost five years. We are looking for another priest to fill that role as soon as possible. Here in southern New Hampshire are a small group of religious brothers, sisters, and traditional Catholic lay faithful (200+ on Sundays). We have a small school, too, and do some publishing, such as this web site. Interested priests who are able to offer the traditional Latin Mass are asked to call or send inquiries to Brother Andr Marie: Email: bam [at] catholicism [dot] org Office: 603-239-6485 Mobile: 603-762-2148...
  • Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with sexual abuse victims

    08/05/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    UPI.com ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Amy R. Connolly
    Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome E. Listecki, seen here in 2011, announced the archdiocese reached a $21 million settlement with 330 victims of sexual abuse by clergy members. Photo by Amg910/CC MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has agreed to pay $21 million to hundreds of victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy, clearing the way for the archdiocese to emerge from its five-year bankruptcy. Under the agreement, 330 of the 570 who filed sexual abuse claims in the bankruptcy will get financial settlements of varying amounts determined by a court-ordered...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-15, OM, Bl. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2015 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    ISCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-01-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 1, 2015 Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 21:5, 8-20a Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. Isaac grew, and on the day of the childs weaning Abraham held a great feast. Sarah noticed the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham playing with her son Isaac; so she demanded of Abraham: Drive out that slave and her son! No son of that slave is going to share the inheritance with my son Isaac! Abraham was greatly distressed, especially on account of his son Ishmael....
  • Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth told doctor he may have sexually abused hundreds of children

    06/22/2015 6:12:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Irish Mirror Online ^ | Monday, June 22, 2015 | Lesley-Anne McKeown
    The notorious cleric made the admission in February 1994 - the year he was jailed for his crimes Paedophile priest Brendan Smyth told a doctor he may have sexually abused hundreds of children, an inquiry has heard. The notorious cleric made the admission in February 1994 - the year he was jailed for his crimes. He said: "Over the years of religious life it could be that I have sexually abused between 50 and 100 children. That number could even be doubled or perhaps even more." Northern Ireland's long-running Historical Abuse Inquiry is holding a focused module into how Smyth,...
  • China Allows 1st Ordinations of Russian Orthodox Priests in 60 Years

    05/19/2015 1:39:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Chinese government has allowed the ordination of Russian Orthodox priests, for the first time in 60 years, the AsiaNews service reports. Metropolitan Hilarion, who heads the external-affairs department of the Moscow patriarchate, announced the ordinations after his return from a visit to China. His trip came shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping traveled to Moscow, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Metropolitan Hilarion reported very constructive talks with government officials in Beijing, adding that China is a society that properly values the role of culture, traditions and the moral factor in shaping the lives of...
  • Husband, father, deaconand soon, a priest

    05/08/2015 3:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Philly ^ | May 5, 2015 | BRENDAN MONAHAN
    Thirteen years ago Jim Cardosi’s wife, Cindy, discovered she had little time left to live.In 2002 she experienced symptoms resulting from a neurological illness that by 2005 would be identified as frontotemporal dementia or Pick’s Disease, which Cindy developed in her mid-40s.She required full-time care, so Jim retired from the military. They raised five kids together and built their lives around each other.Jim’s faith kept him poised throughout the illness, and he felt the call to the priesthood before her death. He cared for Cindy until her passing in July 2008 at 51 years old in their Jacksonville, Florida home.“I...
  • Archbishop Cordileone Sends Back-Up to Priest Under Attack

    05/01/2015 8:21:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/1/2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    A solid new school chaplain takes over today at a San Francisco Catholic community that's recently been targeted by the media for its pastor's altar boys-only policy. Star of the Sea School, part of the same community as Star of the Sea parish, will now be ministered by Fr. Vito Perrone of the Contemplatives of St. Joseph, who's described as "a priest of impeccable orthodoxy." The parish's pastor, Fr. Joseph Illo, co-founder of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, has been under attack since last November, when he announced the parish will only be training boys to serve at the...
  • Priest: Ill never profane the sacraments by following Kaspers proposal...

    04/25/2015 6:37:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/15 | Maike Hickson
    "Priest: Ill never profane the sacraments by following Kaspers proposal, no matter who tells me to do it" Unto the encouragement of those loyal parts of the Catholic Church that are keenly concerned about the rise and growing influence of Walter Cardinal Kasper and his lenient proposals to slacken the Church's discipline concerning adultery, there is a growing resistance against this ambiguous and subversive relaxation, and it is coming from several countries. We shall thus consider now four different voices that show to us a highly differentiated resolve and loyal love for the Faith in resistance against those who would...
  • A Silent Priest is a Dead Priest A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Gregory the Great

    10/23/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archidocese of Washington ^ | 1023-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Silent Priest is a Dead Priest – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Gregory the Great By: Msgr. Charles PopeA former Archbishop of Washington was known to often remark, “There’s nothing deader than a dead priest.” Some wondered as to the meaning of this expression, and those who knew him the best explained that it was a sort of version of the old Latin expression Corruptio optime pessima (The corruption of the best is the worst thing of all).Of all the men on the planet who need to be alive, vocal, clear, and active, the priest is...
  • Catholic Priest who Alleged Sexual Bullying 'Injured Reputation of Church', Says Tribunal

    04/22/2015 6:43:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4/20/15 | Mark Woods
    A Roman Catholic priest in Scotland who alleged there was a culture of sexual bullying in seminaries stretching back decades has been found guilty by a Church tribunal of injuring the reputation of the Church and its clergy. Father Matthew Despard, who was suspended from his parish at St John Ogilvie in High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, made the claims in a self-published book entitled 'Priesthood in Crisis'.The e-book has been removed from sale on Amazon's Kindle service following legal threats by priests who said they had been defamed, but its description says that it is "a story of one priest's experience...
  • Priest arrested for exorcism on anorexic girl

    03/21/2015 2:12:22 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    The Local es ^ | 3/18/15 | The Local es
    A judge in Burgos has called for the arrest of exorcist, Jess Hernndez Sahagn, along with the girls priest after she went through 13 exorcisms while still a minor. Sahagn, the official exorcist of Valladolid, is facing charges of gender violence, causing injury and mistreatment according to local newspaper, Diario de Burgos, and has been asked to make a statement on the events. The events date back to 2012, when the girl began to suffer from anorexia. According to El Pas, her religious parents became convinced she was possessed by the devil and decided to have their child exorcised. She...
  • (Re-post) Priest Ejected while Pro-abort Politician Honored

    03/19/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Daily Catholic ^ | April 5, 2001
    NEWARK, New Jersey, Apr. 4, 01 (CWNews.com/LSN.ca) - Father Peter West, a staff member at the Priests for Life group in New Jersey, was recently physically thrown out of a Catholic school hall while a pro-abortion politician was being honored inside. While not a Priests for Life-sponsored event, Father West and a group of 15 pro-lifers protested the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Newark on Sunday, March 18. Their complaint was that pro-abortion politician Jim McGreevey, the Democrat candidate for governor, was appointed grand marshal of the parade. Father West noted that much of the parade and events afterward...
  • A priests conversion: traditional practice of Faith causes him to get it now

    03/11/2015 7:17:52 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 3/10/15 | Tantumblogo
    My wife is a big fan of Fr. Richard Heilman of Madison, WI. He is a regular diocesan priest who oversees several parishes but who has found the great beauty and rewards from the traditional practice of the Faith, and especially the Traditional Latin Mass. He relates in a recent post how his experience of tradition has made him a much better priest and has fired his external apostolate, reaching out to random souls encountered in the world and bringing them back to the Sacraments. Note, this return nascent though it may be is not through watering down...
  • Fr Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God - The Journey Home Program ["Works-Righteousness"]

    02/25/2015 3:54:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | 140813 | Marcus Grodi / Terrence Staples
    Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1995 he graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA, with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts. That same year he was ordained a priest for the Arlington Diocese. He is the brother of Catholic apologist Tim Staples.
  • Body of Ugandan Priest Found in Mexican Mass Grave

    11/14/2014 3:41:48 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014
    IGUALA Mexico (Reuters) - The body of a Roman Catholic priest from Uganda who went missing in southwestern Mexico has been found in a mass grave as authorities search for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers feared massacred, the local diocese said on Friday.The remains of the priest, identified as John Ssenyondo, were dug up about a week ago and identified by the recovered skull as well as dental records. He had been missing since May, the state attorney general's office said."It was found in a mass grave with six other bodies," said a spokesperson for the diocese of...
  • Cambridge University hears ex-priest's journey to Islam

    02/09/2015 8:49:28 AM PST · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 February 2011
    Mr Tawfiq said: "It's not that I went looking for Islam. Islam came looking for me. "I loved my former life and my work, but now I've found a peace that I never knew before." Mr Tawfiq explained that he made the decision to leave the priesthood when he realised how lonely he was. "I left my job, but not the Catholic religion," he said. "I had no intention of changing my faith. That wasn't part of the plan at all." "My Christian faith slid away slowly and Islam became more and more important. "I play down my Catholic priesthood,...
  • Why Priests Are Called Father

    02/09/2015 2:55:55 PM PST · by NYer · 79 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | February 5, 2015 | FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS
    Q: A Baptist friend asked me, “Why do we call priests ‘Father’ when Jesus told us not to call anyone on earth ‘father?'” How would you answer this question?This question refers to Jesus’s teaching found in the Gospel of St. Matthew, when He said, “Do not call anyone on earth your father. Only One is your Father, the One in heaven” (Mt 23:9). Taken literally, we would have to wonder why we do use this title “Father” when Jesus seems to forbid it. First, we must remember the context of the passage. Jesus is addressing the hypocrisy of the...
  • Christ Our High Priest In Heaven

    02/07/2015 4:12:53 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 13 replies
    Since then we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession HEBREWS 4:14 This is a valuable text to consider. Its value is that it summarizes much of the teaching of the book of Hebrews. It enables us, in other words, to get a handle on the whole of Hebrews. Further, it provides us with this summary, not in a remote, academic way, but in a way that bears very directly on our lives. In particular, we will see, it has a crucial bearing on the...
  • Dear Ms. Walker: You Are Not a Priest (another female ordination)

    01/10/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by NYer · 95 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kathy SCHIFFER
    On Saturday, January 3 in Kansas City, Georgia Walker attempted to do what no woman had done before:  She tried to become a Roman Catholic priest.And she’s got the pictures to prove it:  Georgia smiling, arms raised in triumph, vested in red and white, processing down the aisle at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church.  Her friend, “Bishop” Bridget Mary Meehan, smiles proudly at her side.  Attending the ceremony were members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a group of similarly deluded women who imagine themselves to be ordained.Here’s the thing, though:  WOMEN CAN’T BE PRIESTS.No, really!  Women...
  • Dublin priest says he is gay during Mass receives standing ovation

    01/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PST · by ebb tide · 90 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 1-09-15 | Cathy Haynes
    A Dublin priest received a standing ovation from his congregation this week as he called for same sex marriage equality in Ireland and came out to his parishioners. Father Martin Dolan, who has been a priest at Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Street in Dublins city center for 15 years, opened up to his congregation at the Saturday night Mass. He also confided in his Sunday morning congregation. Dolan is the only priest in the parish. Calling on his Dublin city congregation to support same sex marriage in the upcoming Irish referendum, set for the end May,...
  • BBC TV's Ballykissangel: Did this stir up any controversy?

    11/19/2014 2:33:15 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    IMDB ^ | 11/19/2014 | Vanity
    I've been binge watching an ITV series on Amazon Prime. It ran from 1996-2001. Storyline Peter Clifford, a young Catholic priest from Manchester, is transferred to the village of Ballykissangel, Ireland, and is taken by the dry-humored publican Assumpta Fitzgerald who has almost the exact opposite of his good nature and dislikes the organized church. He has to deal with occasional battles against his hateful superior, Father MacAnally, and the day-to-day problems of the people:
  • Mexico missing: Ugandan priest identified in mass grave

    11/15/2014 7:02:58 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | anon
    Forensic experts in Mexico have identified the body of a Ugandan Catholic priest among the remains found in a mass grave last month. Father John Ssenyondo had been missing since being kidnapped in south-western Guerrero state six months ago. The grave was located by federal police looking for 43 students who went missing in the area on 26 September. ...
  • I Knew a Priest Who Could See the Dead

    10/25/2014 9:19:13 AM PDT · by millegan · 425 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Ill call him Fr. John. He was a charismatic Anglo Catholic priest. A friend of my brother Daryls well call Henry died suddenly in a plane crash and he was upset because although Henry was a believer he was away from God when he died. So Fr. John said, We have to have a requiem Mass for Henry. They went into church and locked the door for privacys sake. Another priest well call Fr. George celebrated the Mass. Henry was about twenty years old. He was just over five foot tall with a shock of blonde hair and a wide...
  • Spanish priest hospitalized in Madrid with Ebola symptoms

    10/16/2014 9:20:28 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Reuters via The Star ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Reporting by Andres Gonzalez, writing by Sarah White; Editing by Julien Toyer
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish priest who worked in Africa has been taken to hospital in Madrid with symptoms of Ebola, a hospital source said on Thursday. The priest had been in Liberia and had been in contact there with people infected with Ebola, El Mundo newspaper reported, adding he was hospitalized on Thursday after developing a fever of over 37.6 degrees Celsius. He was in the same religious order as two other Spanish priests who were repatriated from West Africa in recent weeks with the disease, and who later died in Madrid, the newspaper said.