Posts Tagged ‘Priest’

Aussie priest in gun for criticising rape and murder victim Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Catholic Church in Melbourne has apologised for comments by a priest about a woman who was raped and killed. The priest made the comments in an end-of-term service for a Catholic primary school. He reportedly said that if Irish woman Jill Meagher had been more “faith-filled” she would have been at home instead of Read more

Priest who had sham civil union with man returns to ministry Comments 0

Friday, March 27th, 2015

A British Catholic priest who entered into a sham civil partnership with another man has been allowed to return to ministry. Fr Donald Minchew, who joined the Catholic Church through the ordinariate structure in 2012, went into a civil partnership with a Pakistani friend in 2008 to help him get a passport. When this was Read more

Spanish priest investigated for exorcisms on anorexic teen Comments 0

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

A Spanish priest is being investigated after allegedly performing more than a dozen exorcisms on a teenage girl with anorexia. When the girl was 16, her parents interpreted her problems with anorexia and anxiety as a sign of demonic possession. Her parents turned to exorcism after stays in hospitals didn’t see her recover. The parents Read more

The rapping priest from Baton Rouge Comments 0

Friday, February 20th, 2015
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The youngest priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge has a few confessions about his faith and his music: He didn’t like the Catholic Church as a youth, tried for years to run from his calling as a priest, and doesn’t want to be known only as the “Rapping Priest.” The Rev. Joshua Johnson, serving Read more

Rob Galea, the pop star priest Comments 0

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Rob Galea is probably the biggest pop star you’ve never heard of. He plays to hundreds of thousands of people every year. He gets mobbed on the streets of many countries. He was invited to perform on the US version of The Voice, but was too busy. Is he based in Hollywood? London? No, Rob Read more

Priest hangs himself after abuse allegation Comments 0

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

A Catholic priest in Italy has reportedly committed suicide after being accused of child abuse. Fr Maks Suard, 48, reportedly hanged himself after being accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl some 17 years ago. According to the Messaggero Veneto newspaper, the priest had admitted his guilt. He had asked Trieste Bishop Giampaolo Crepaldi for Read more

Monsignor Vincent Joseph Hunt RIP Comments 0

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Monsignor Vincent Joseph Hunt, former Rector of Holy Cross College, died yesterday died on Wednesday 8 October at Mercy Parklands Hospital, in Auckland New Zealand. He had celebrated his 90th birthday on 14 July this year. Hunt was born in Roscommon, Ireland. He was a priest for 62 years in the Diocese of Auckland. From Read more

Gift for a priest – Go beyond the socks and hankies Comments 0

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Many Catholics find it hard to choose a gift for a priest. Well here is something that takes you beyond the black sock and handkerchiefs… a set of clerical pyjamas. They come with a black top which has a clerical collar. You have a variety of colours and patterns to choose from for pants. If Read more

Priests – employees of an NGO or a shepherds Comments 0

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

“Am I a pastor, or an employee of this NGO called the Church?” This is the question that every Catholic priest should ask himself. “This is the question that I, the bishops, and the priests, everyone, must ask themselves”, said Pope Francis. He was commenting on the last words of Christ that close the Gospel Read more

Hero priest saves Muslims from militia in Central African Republic Comments 2

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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A priest in the strife-torn Central African Republic is being hailed as a hero after saving the lives of hundreds of Muslims. Fr Xavier-Arnauld Fagba opened his church doors to protect the Muslims from attacks by a militia, the Globe and Mail reports. “They didn’t have anyone to help them,” said Fr Fagba, 31, who Read more