Posts Tagged ‘Priests’

Priests a beacon of hope Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Priests in Venezuela are a beacon of hope, providing spiritual solace is soaring as nation teeters on brink of collapse. The South American nation is facing a crippled economy amid falling oil prices, U.S. sanctions, hyperinflation and food shortages, according to a report in a diocesan paper in the United States.Read more Related Posts:Venezuela’s bishops Read more

Not in my diocese: stop communion services without priests Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Communion services where a priest is not present must stop says US bishop Robert Vasa. These services are “not consistent with the Instructions from the Holy See,” he told Catholics in his diocese. He pointed to an Instruction from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments issued in 2004. The Instruction says Read more

Priest’s ordination at Dachau concentration camp Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Priests were among the thousands of prisoners held at Dachau concentration camp during World War II, permanent deacons and their families were told during the 2018 National Diaconate Conference in New Orleans. The priests came from from 144 dioceses and 25 countries and were about a third of the camp’s total population. Of the around Read more

Priests willing to go to jail to uphold confessional seal Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Catholic priests say they will face jail rather than break the seal of confession to report child sex abuse. The priests are responding to South Australia’s decision to join the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to create laws to force Catholic priests to break the seal of confession, to report paedophiles to police. The new laws, Read more

Pope laments haemorrhaging of priests and nuns Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Pope Francis is lamenting the haemorrhaging of nuns and priests in Europe. God only knows how many seminaries, monasteries, convents and churches will close because fewer people are being called to lives of religious service, he says. Read more Related Posts:Nuns withdrawn from violent cityLegal forum for poor created by priests, nunsContemplative nuns receive new Read more

National priests’ assembly returns to South Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Christchurch is to be the venue for the fourth national assembly of diocesan priests later this year. These assemblies, an initiative of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, happen every five years. The three previous national assemblies were in Blenheim (twice) and in Rotorua. Continue reading Related Posts:NZ Bishops will to use their own pastoral Read more

Oscar-nominated director praised for image of nuns, priests Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The director of Oscar-nominated Lady Bird – an American comedy-drama – is being praised for the way the movie portrays nuns and priests. “It’s in many ways a love letter … to Catholic schools,” Monsignor James Murphy says. He says he is glad to see nuns and priests portrayed in a favourable light in the Read more

Auckland woman: my father was a priest Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

An Auckland woman has spoken out about her belief that her late father was a Catholic priest. Using the pseudonym ‘Kathleen’, the woman says her father had a high profile in the Auckland diocese. “He was a very good priest, a wonderful person, much loved, respected,” she says. ‘Kathleen’ says the journey of his priestly Read more

NZ Catholic Church admits ‘a small number’ of children here were fathered by priests Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The head of an Irish support group for the children of Catholic priests says there are several in New Zealand – and the church has acknowledged it. Continue reading Related Posts:Guidelines for priests who father childrenPriests’ children need to be acknowledgedPractical steps to help keep your kid in the ChurchBishop’s cervical cancer vaccine comments…

Legal forum for poor created by priests, nuns Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In India Christian priests and nuns working in legal the profession have created a forum to help them bring justice to the poor and downtrodden. Read more Related Posts:Underground ‘rent a priest’ service illegalImmigration advocate who has performed abortions…Poor people a resource not a problem says PopeParish priests are called upon to support marriages