Posts Tagged ‘Priest’

US priest hears man’s confession at gunpoint Comments 0

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A priest reportedly heard a man’s confession at gunpoint in an Ohio church on June 11. The priest said that after confession started, the man pulled a gun out and pointed it before sitting down. But the man issued no threats, the priest said. “I’ve never done confession with somebody pointing a gun at me Read more

Outcry after priest denies autistic girl Communion Comments 0

Friday, June 24th, 2016
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An Italian priest’s alleged refusal to allow a 10-year-old autistic girl to receive her first Communion has been criticised by an Italian politician. The girl’s parents were furious after the priest told them twice that their daughter was “not ready” to receive the sacrament. The priest, from Sicily, told the girl’s mother that her daughter Read more

What’s priesthood for? Comments 0

Friday, June 17th, 2016
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During last week’s Jubilee for Priests in Rome, Bishop Robert Barron sat down for an interview with CNA where he discussed Pope Francis’ view on the meaning of the priesthood. “In the vision of Pope Francis, (priests) are the key players in communicating the Divine Mercy to the world. He sees that as our primary Read more

Indonesian bishop backs priest questioned for treason Comments 0

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Indonesian Bishop Leo Laba Ladjar of Jayapura has expressed support for a priest recently questioned by police on treason charges for leading a prayer service attended by members of an alleged Papuan separatist group. Father John Djonga appeared at the police station in Wamena on Feb. 26 after consulting with the bishop. Accompanied by a Read more

Build your own priest… with Lego Comments 0

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Fr Leopold is made of 171 genuine LEGO ® bricks, three modified bricks. There are three modified bricks, his roman collar, the sacramentary and the lectionary. Also available a set of four vestments (a green chasuble for Ordinary Time, red and white for feast days, and purple for Advent and Lent). Domestic Church Supply Company, Read more

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