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  • ISIS Priest-Killer worked Full-Time as baggage handler -easily passed security checks (TR)

    07/29/2016 11:47:32 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 29, 2016 | Tara West
    ISIS Priest-Killer worked Full-Time as baggage handler in French airport, easily passed security checks One of the ISIS soldiers who slit Father Jacques Hamel’s throat during mass in Normandy had reportedly also worked full-time as a baggage handler at a nearby French airport. Abdelmalik Petitjean was one of the two Islamic State attackers who killed the priest before using nuns as human shields in a bid to flee police. Petitjean had pledged allegiance to ISIS and was seen on video declaring his place as a soldier for the terrorist group. However, despite his connections to the extremists, the young...
  • Normandy Priest Slaughter: Europe Teeters On The Brink

    07/27/2016 4:06:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Still reeling from a truck attack in the French resort city of Nice on Bastille Day that left 84 dead and more than 300 wounded, France was hit yet again with Islamic terrorism, this time in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. The carnage began at approximately 9am on Tuesday when two knife-wielding Muslim terrorists, chanting their battle cry of “Allahuakbar,” burst into a church during morning mass and took hostages. They then proceeded to murder, Jacques Hamel, an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot dead by police snipers. Another hostage, gravely wounded by the attackers, is...
  • French Priest the Latest Casualty in Islamist War on Christians

    07/27/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If the Obama administration needs any more clarity on what radical Islamic terrorism is all about, it was provided by Islamic State butchers in a Catholic Church in Normandy, France when they beheaded 86-year-old French priest Jacques Hamel as they chanted – wait for it “Allahu Akbhar” (God is great) As the Daily Mail reports: Two ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy forced an elderly priest to kneel before filming themselves butchering him and performing a 'sermon in Arabic' at the altar, a terrified witness has revealed. The attackers, claimed as 'soldiers' by ISIS, were both known to...
  • Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest’s Church

    07/26/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday, the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish. The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.
  • Normandy Attack, A Note From Michael P. Ramirez

    07/26/2016 11:12:39 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 32 replies
    Michael P. Ramirez, editorials and cartoons ^ | 07-26-16 | Michael P. Ramirez
    By Michael P. Ramirez July 26, 2016 Once again, the vile and wretched refuse of mankind have attacked the innocent. ​ Our prayers go out for the families of Father Jacques Hamel, and the nun who is fighting for her life. We pray Our prayers go out for the people of ​France and for people everywhere who have fallen victim to these heinous acts of terror. The terrorists who continue to commit these brutal acts, attacking an 84 year old priest and a nun, demonstrate what they truly are, cowards, who prey on the weak, helpless and defenseless. ​ As...
  • ISIS knifemen 'forced French priest to kneel and filmed themselves slitting his throat

    07/26/2016 10:41:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 26, 2016
    The ISIS terrorists who carried out the France church attack forced a parish priest to kneel before filming themselves slitting his throat, it has emerged. Father Jacques Hamel, 86, was made to get to his knees before he was brutally butchered at the church in Normandy today, says a nun who escaped the attack. His two murderers captured the slaying on a mobile phone, according to Sister Danielle, who was one of several worshippers taken hostage during morning mass. They then performed a 'sermon' around the altar in Arabic - as armed cops rushed to the scene and terrified...
  • Attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: ‘We don’t understand – why here?’

    07/26/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    France24 ^ | 7/26/16 | Kalminthe Gomis
    Two men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group killed a priest and seriously injured another person in a church on Tuesday in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen in Normandy. Our Observer, who describes his town of 30,000 residents as a quiet one where different communities coexist in peace, was taken aback by the attack. “The priest often lent a room in the church for other religious communities to use” Kalminthe Gomis, 39, is an entrepreneur who runs a Facebook page on which residents of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray discuss local events. He currently lives in Rouen, but spends a lot of his...
  • ‘Islamic State’ Chanting Attackers ‘Behead’ Priest During Morning Mass In France

    07/26/2016 5:40:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 16 | Oliver JJ Lane
    An elderly priest has been killed in a hostage situation in a church south of Rouen, Normandy, northern France this morning by alleged Islamist attackers. His killers, who are understood to have been shot dead by French police. UPDATE 1320 — Islamic State claims responsibility, French President François Hollande confirms terrorist attack Media sources associated with the Islamic State have claimed the Rouen terror attack as their own, remarking that two of their own “soldiers” were responsible. Shortly beforehand the French President François Hollande told press that it was an act of terrorism and that both attackers had proclaimed their...
  • Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' at French church

    07/26/2016 6:30:53 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 97 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 27, 2016 | Peter Allen
    Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead then search for bombs Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am Reports that one of the attackers shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as they launched attack at Gambetta Church near Rouen Vatican has condemned the 'barbaric' killing of the 86-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway ISIS claim responsibility for the atrocity while Francois Hollande says France is 'at war' with the...
  • World's oldest priest says strict routine basis of long life

    07/10/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2016
    ather Jacques Clemens attends a mass at St. Benoit church in Nalinnes, Belgium, July 10, 2016. NALINNES, Belgium A strict daily routine is the recipe for a long life, according to the world's oldest priest, Belgian Jacques Clemens, who will celebrate his 107th birthday on Monday.Clemens, who has also celebrated his 80th anniversary as a Catholic priest, gets up every morning at 5.30 a.m. and goes to bed at 9.00 p.m. When Clemens was about to retire at 75, his bishop asked him to remain in service until they found a successor - he only stopped holding regular church services...
  • Catholic Caucus: Why Hasn’t 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 Church’s 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. Today’s 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 Priest’s 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 Schönborn 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 town’s 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 INTERVIEW—NYC 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 Vatican’s 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 won’t 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 didn’t say any lies or anything false,” he said, according to media reports. “That is my stance, it is a disorder, because I’m 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 Cutié, 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 André 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 André 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 child’s 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, deacon—and 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: I’ll never ‘profane’ the sacraments by following Kasper’s proposal...

    04/25/2015 6:37:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/15 | Maike Hickson
    "Priest: I’ll never ‘profane’ the sacraments by following Kasper’s 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, Jesús Hernández Sahagún, along with the girl’s priest after she went through 13 exorcisms while still a minor. Sahagún, 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 País, 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.