Posts Tagged ‘Priest’

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

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Fr Fagba cropped

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

Making God laugh out loud Comments 0

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Frankie Mulgrew

“God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us” Blessed John Paul II The day before my ordination last summer I was giving my four-year-old nephew a lift in the car. I wanted to test him, so I said: “Tristan, what’s happening Read more

A normal priest for normal people Comments 0

Friday, February 7th, 2014
William Grimm

With the sometimes rabid exception of people at the ultra-traditionalist fringe of Catholicism who sputter at seeing him being respectful toward non-Catholics and acting “undignified,” Catholics are very pleased with Pope Francis. More notable, though, is the wild adulation he draws from those outside the Church, even more adulation, it appears, than he draws from Read more

Catholic priest to sue church for unfair dismissal Comments 1

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

A Scottish priest who says that his vocation was “destroyed” after he spoke out against sexual abuse is to claim unfair dismissal against the Catholic church at an employment tribunal. Father Patrick Lawson, who was removed from St Sophia’s parish church, in Galston, Ayrshire, in September by the Bishop of Galloway, John Cunningham, has been Read more

Pope praises newly beatified Argentine cowboy priest Comments 0

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

On the occasion the beatification of Fr. Jose Gabriel Brochero of Cordoba, Argentina, known to locals as the “cowboy priest,” Pope Francis praised him for his open heart. “Brochero was a normal man, fragile, like any of us,” said Pope Francis.  But his greatness came from the fact that, “he knew the love of Jesus. Read more

100 year old nun, still fighting for women priests Comments 0

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Today is Sister Vivian Ivantic’s 100th birthday. She’s spent 90 of those years hoping to one day become a priest, and she still holds firm to that conviction. “I think the American church is outstanding,” she told The Chicago Tribune. “But I’m waiting for women’ ordination. We have been deprived of the celebration of the Read more

Catholic priest’s view of the Vietnam war Comments 1

Friday, July 26th, 2013

AUCKLAND — Twenty-three years ago the life of Vietnamese Community chaplain, Fr Andrew Nguyen, was transformed. On June 6, 1990, Fr Nguyen arrived in New Zealand to a life of peace and freedom, after a life of war, repression, imprisonment and torture. Speaking of that day in 1990, he told NZ Catholic: “I was very Read more

He is called Italy’s craziest priest Comments 0

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Italian priest Father Bruno Maggioni has begun to garner quite the following for his wedding theatrics, singing and dancing his way through ceremonies in the Italian town of Limbiate, north of Milan. During a wedding this week, the he belted out 1980s pop song “Mamma Maria” from Italian group Ricchi e Poveri. The debate over whether Maggioni’s behaviour Read more

Following Pope’s call, priest gives up Mercedes Comments 1

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Taking to heart Pope Francis’s call for austerity, a priest in Columbia has decided to sell the white Mercedes Benz E200 convertible his family gave him. Father Hernando Fajid Alvarez Yacub, chaplain of Saint Michael’s Cemetery in Santa Marta, was given the car a year ago as a gesture of gratitude for caring for his Read more

That loving pugnacious priest, Andrew Greeley Comments 0

Friday, June 7th, 2013

WASHINGTON – You wanted Father Andrew Greeley as your friend and not your enemy. You got the sense he was born with his fists up and his loyalties fully formed. He was ready to do battle at the first signs of disrespect toward those he cared about. Understanding Greeley, the priest, sociologist and novelist who Read more