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  • Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized In Mission Hills

    08/18/2017 2:19:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 8/18/17 | cbsla
    MISSION HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Several people stopped by a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday after a photo made the rounds on social media appearing to show the statue had been vandalized. A picture circulating Facebook showed the statue spray-painted red and the word “murder” written on Serra in white.
  • 'This is about protecting the children': Notorious child raping priest walks free from prison

    07/30/2017 11:32:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Crime Online ^ | Saturday, July 29, 2017 | Lawrence Bonk
    Paul Shanley, a priest convicted of multiple counts of child rape, has walked free, as reported by FOX8. Shanley, 86, has spent the last 12 years behind bars after being convicted in 2005 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and two counts of rape and abuse of a child, according to the sex offender registry. The Massachusetts man now begins 10 years of supervised probation, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. Shanley was one of a number of Catholic priests convicted of child rape, the fallout from an infamous Boston Globe investigation...
  • How Millennials Are Reinventing the Priesthood

    06/09/2017 12:58:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Time ^ | June 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Dias
    When 19 college guys go to Jamaica for spring break, they usually hit the bar and the beach. Not Nicholas Morrison and his friends. Their trip to Montego Bay this March was far more medieval. Every morning they rose at 5:30 a.m. and prayed. Then they visited abandoned children with disabilities and dug an irrigation trench to protect the kids’ homes from flooding in the coming summer rains.
  • Priest plants himself at popular music festival, goes viral on Reddit

    06/03/2017 12:25:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    cna ^ | June 1, 2017 | Mary Rezac
    Napa, Calif., Jun 1, 2017 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once?Plant yourself at an entrance of a popular music festival with a sign, some free stuff, and a smile.That’s what Catholic priest Fr. David Jenuwine did last weekend, at BottleRock Napa, a three-day music festival with roughly 30,000 in attendance.His sign read simply: Catholic priest. Blessings, Prayers, Confessions, Answers.Fr. Jenuwine, parochial vicar at St. Apollinaris Parish in Napa, California, told CNA that he had been trying to brainstorm creative ways to reach out to young adults...
  • Catholic diocese in Minnesota files for bankruptcy over sex abuse

    03/03/2017 2:58:29 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday, March 3, 2017 | Jim Christie
    A Catholic diocese in Minnesota filed for bankruptcy on Friday, joining more than a dozen other U.S. Catholic districts and religious orders driven to seek protection from creditors by the church's clergy sex abuse scandal. The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, which is southwest of Minneapolis, said in a statement it will use Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its finances and produce a plan to pay creditors. The rural diocese is defending 101 lawsuits involving alleged sex abuse by clergy mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s. Minnesota had lifted the civil statute of limitations for a period of...
  • Behold The Man Whose Name Is The Branch...Zechariah pt 9

    And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah; Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest; And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he...
  • Former Catholic Priest Sentenced 30 Years Prison for Production & Distribution of Child Pornography

    02/10/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | February 8, 2017 | Office of Public Affairs
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Former Catholic Priest Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography A former U.S. Navy Lt. Commander and ordained Catholic priest was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for charges involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly III of the District of Delaware. John Thomas Matthew Lee, 51, of Millsboro, Delaware, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark...
  • One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

    02/06/2017 7:50:39 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | PTI
    Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, "shocking and indefensible" data showed on Monday during an inquiry into paedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard that 4,444 alleged incidents of paedophilia were reported to church authorities and in some dioceses, more than 15% of priests were perpetrators. Australia ordered the Royal Commission in 2012 after a decade of growing pressure to investigate allegations of child abuse across the country, with the inquiry now in its final phase...
  • Episcopalian Priest: Christians Should Promote the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    02/01/2017 5:39:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Teen Vogue is doing its best to push its pro-abortion agenda on young, impressionable minds. This week, the magazine ran a column by the Rev. Broderick L. Greer, an Episcopal priest who advocates for abortion. Greer argued that Christians should support women in their decisions to have abortion, rather than judge them. “And that is where the Church can find its point of entry: in offering people making these decisions every measure of mercy they need to live wise and whole lives,” Greer wrote. “It is the act of looking people in the eye and saying, ‘I trust you. I...
  • Suspects charged in attack on priest, robberies in KCK

    10/30/2016 7:43:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | October 30, 2016 | Fox 4
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Two men have been charged in the beating and robbery of an 82-year-old priest that occurred last weekend, as well as two additional robberies. Ladarious Barkers Ladarious Barkers, 19, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, and theft in the brutal attack on Father Tom Kearns outside Blessed Sacrament Church, as well as two additional other robberies, one which occurred on Oct. 27 just a few blocks away from the church, and another attack on a pastor which occurred on Oct. 28 near 47th and Parrallel Parkway.
  • Video shows priest telling Catholics who vote Democrat commit a sin

    10/24/2016 2:08:50 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 56 replies
    vanity | October 24, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This video shows a Catholic priest clearly saying that Catholics who vote for an abortion supporting Democrat are committing a sin and should not present themselves to receive Holy Communion. http://www.oann.com/priests-urge-pro-life-voters-turn-election-day/
  • Priest: The blood of the unborn ‘is on your hands’ if you back pro-abortion candidate

    10/14/2016 7:04:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    A Catholic priest has released a clear and concise message spelling out the culpability for Catholics and civic responsibility when it comes to backing pro-abortion candidates in an election.  “The blood of these unborn children is on your hands if you vote for and support an aggressively pro-abortion politician,” states Father Mark Goring, CC, in the video message.There are a lot of Catholics who do so, the priest explains, something he finds “incomprehensible,” and for him this makes them stupid Catholics.  “These Catholics don’t realize that by voting for an aggressively pro-abortion politican they share the responsibility for the death...
  • (Episcopal) Church defrocks priest accused of molestation at prep school

    10/11/2016 5:37:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 11, 2016 | wowk
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An Episcopal priest accused of molesting children at an elite Rhode Island boarding school and elsewhere has been removed from the priesthood. The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had defrocked the Rev. Howard White. The diocese says White accepted his removal but didn't admit guilt. White didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The move came after an investigation into widespread abuse at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island, found White abused children there in the 1970s before being fired. He went on to teach in other private schools.
  • Msgr. Topper, Oldest Priest in Nation, Dies at 104

    10/08/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    ROman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg ^ | 7 October A.D. 2016 | Staff
    Msgr. Vincent Topper, the oldest and longest-serving priest in the country, died Oct. 7. He was 104 years old and celebrated the 80th anniversary of his Ordination to Priesthood on May 24 of this year. According to research done by Zenit News he may have been the longest ordained diocesan priest in the world. “His life was a shining example of fidelity and cooperation with God’s grace in a selfless and dedicated manner,” Bishop Ronald Gainer said of Msgr. Topper, who was a priest of the Diocese of Harrisburg for 80 years. “He has seen and personally experienced so much...
  • Priest: ‘You might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November’

    09/24/2016 6:54:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 25 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | September 23, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    NAPLES, Florida, September 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)--We are at a "precarious moment in our history" when churches must speak truth to power or risk the loss of a lot more than their tax statuses, Ave Maria Law School chaplain Father Michael Orsi said in a blistering speech at a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10. "For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from the pulpit," said Orsi. The regulation that is used to silence them "was a piece of spite work" against non-profits that had opposed...
  • Catholic Caucus: This Priest Knows Exactly Who to Vote For

    10/07/2016 7:27:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | 10.06.16 | SBrinkmann
    Anyone who is still wondering how to vote on November 8, and who sincerely wants to vote their conscience, need only listen to this extraordinary homily given by a priest who knows exactly who to vote for. On October 2, 2016, the Very Reverend John Lankeit of the Diocese of Phoenix began his homily by warning the congregation that the devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ. “He doesn’t typically come right out and say, ‘Deny Jesus Christ!’ because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So,...
  • Catholic Church: No One Who Has Done an Abortion or Assisted One May Become a Priest

    09/18/2016 11:50:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Vatican issued a strong ruling about the sanctity of life this week when it said a man’s involvement in performing or helping someone procure an abortion is an obstacle to orientation as a Catholic priest. According to the National Catholic Reporter, the Vatican published the ruling on Thursday after Pope Francis approved the interpretation of church law during a Pontifical Council in May. The Catholic Church considers the sanctity of life “so absolute” that the new ruling even includes men who were not Catholic at the time of the abortion, according to the report. The Catholic Church is a...
  • First Mongolian priest in a thousand years meets with Aleteia

    09/16/2016 2:15:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Aletelial ^ | September 16, 2016 | Louis Plantier-Vassal
    Aleteia: You were ordained a priest in Mongolia on August 28, 2016, which makes you the first indigenous priest for almost 1000 years! How do you feel about the historical significance of this?  Joseph Enkhee-Baatar: I am just glad and honored to have been chosen to be ordained here in Mongolia, and to be a small part of the mission. The first missionaries who came to the Mongol Empire were Nestorians. They came as early as the 7th and 8th century. Consequently, several Mongol tribes converted to Christianity. Then, in the thirteenth century under the Yuan dynasty, the first Catholic missionaries arrived. According to some historical...
  • Failed Suicide Attack at Indonesian Church; Priest Injured

    08/29/2016 3:15:33 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | August 29, 2016
    A failed suicide-bombing at a church in Indonesia by a teenage jihadi resulted in an injury to the priest in the western island of Sumantra Sunday. During Sunday mass at the St. Joseph Cathholic church in Medan, a young man who was carrying an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) flag, pretended to be attending the service when he detonated a home-made explosive device in his backpack. With the pack only smoldering, the man charged the priest with an axe, wounding Father Albert Pandiangan slightly in the hand before he was detained. Upon questioning, the man reported that he was not working alone....
  • Mongolia’s First Catholic Priest to be Ordained in Ulaanbaatar

    08/28/2016 6:13:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 8/27/16
    Joseph Enkh will be ordained to priesthood by His Exc. Mgr. Wenceslao Padilla, CICM, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar on August 28. The new priest has chosen for his ordination the motto: "Deny yourself, take up your cross daily and follow me" (Lk 9, 23). According to Fides, "More than 1,500 people have confirmed that they will participate in the celebration, which will be a very special moment for the Catholic Church in Mongolia and for the whole society", says Fr. Prosper Mbumba, CICM a Congolese missionary in the Asian country. Don Joseph Enkh was ordained a deacon on 11 December...