Posts Tagged ‘Priest’

Lock-down leaves priests feeling non-essential, losing identity Comments 0

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Priests may be feeling non-essential as quarantine restrictions meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have distanced them from their parish communities. Many churches have had to close or limit their activity in recent months and priests are struggling to support or even engage with their community, a psychologist says. Dr. Christina Lynch Read more

Fr Hartman: Divorcée, father of two and priest Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Father Tom Hartman’s first call was as a father. His second was as a Catholic priest. Hartman’s path to the cloth is one he loosely calls his resurrection story. It’s not a resurrection of mortal death, but the ending of one path and beginning of another he’d always felt called to. He married young. After Read more

Father Felix Donnelly: commentator on human sexuality Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Father Felix Donnelly died in Auckland on Monday 26 August. He was Director of Religious Education for the Auckland Diocese 1962-1971. For 20 years Donnelly was a talkback host on Radio Pacific. Donnelly was a controversial commentator on issues in relation to human sexuality. His views were often seen to be in conflict with the Read more

Departing Whanganui priest will be missed by his football club Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Father Louis Bochkolz has proudly worn his collar while playing the game that he loves for Castlecliff Football Club in Whanganui The game last Sunday was a farewell celebration for him between Castlecliff St Anthony’s XI and a Whanganui combined XI which was attended by almost 100 people. Buchholz is from Belgium, he was posted Read more

Priest suspended: rap music is not allowed in preaching Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Rap music is not allowed to be used as a way of delivering sermons. Doing so led to a Kenyan priest being suspended. The priest – Father Ogalo – who says he was using rap music to deliver his sermons to “bring the youth closer to the church,” has landed him in hot water with Read more

Ninja priest unlikely contestant on a hit TV show Comments 0

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Among the contestants on season 10 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, there’s one who stands out. In addition to being a physical trainer, Father Stephen Gadberry is also a Catholic priest. He hopes that his participation in the upcoming season of American Ninja Warrior will make the clergy appear more human and available. Continue reading Read more

The priest who died on a Vietnam battlefield Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Labor Day, September 4, 1967, in the United States was just like so many other Labor Days before: the last day before the start of school, a federal holiday, banks and stores closed, and people preparing to join friends and family for backyard barbeques. But some 8,000 miles away in South Vietnam it marked the Read more

Hindu to Atheist to Agnostic to Anglican to Catholic to priest Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Anglican, Catholic, priest

A remarkable journey will reach a new stage on 15 July when Br Robert Krishna OP will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict’s, Broadway. Br Robert’s journey began in Bangalore, India. Originally a Hindu, he became an atheist at the age of 10, and in his late teens considered Read more

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

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