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Catholic Priests

News Roundup for February 6, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 02.06.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

Welcome to another day where reality is stranger than fiction.

Here's Why This Catholic Church Accidentally Supported Gay Rights For A Minute

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Catholic priest was ordered to remove a "Jesus had 2 dads" sign amid outrage from some Catholic communities that the sign showed support of same-sex...

Why These Are 'Wonderful Days' To Be A Catholic Priest

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion

With a history of sex abuse scandals and financial corruption, the Catholic Church has faced drops in its favorability over the years. But with a char...

And Yes I Said, Yes, I'll Vote YES

Alice Carey | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Alice Carey

On Friday May 22, I am going home to vote YES to Ireland's historic Marriage Equality Referendum, giving its LGBT citizens the right to marry. As my mother used to say, "I never thought I'd live to see the day."

The Star Wars Trailer Is Out, And This Catholic Priest Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion

The Force is strong with this one. A Dutch Catholic priest filmed himself watching the second trailer for the upcoming addition to the Star Wars sa...

Meet Baton Rouge's Hip-Hop Catholic Priest

The Advocate / The Associated Press | Terry Robinson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The youngest priest in the Diocese of Baton Rouge has a few confessions about his faith and his music: He didn't like the Ca...

The Sexual Lives Of Ireland's Priests

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

When sociologist and former seminarian Dr. John Weafer started looking for studies on the personal lives of Catholic priests there were only a few. Th...

'For I Have Sinned' Delivers a Memorable Pageturner

Greg Archer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Home
Greg Archer

It's refreshing to discover a noteworthy female protagonist in Cate Harlow. She's the fiery private investigator in author Kristen Houghton's latest endeavor, For I Have Sinned.

Grim Cancer Diagnosis Couldn't Stop This Man From Fulfilling His Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Priest

Catholic News Service | Rick Musacchio | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) -- As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption ...

The Irony of Religious Celibacy

Peggy Payne | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Poet John Donne famously recognized the similarity of sexual and religious ecstasy. Born Catholic, he became an Anglican priest and the Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, as well as a poet both bawdy and religious.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Losing My Religion

Mary DeTurris Poust | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Mary DeTurris Poust

I look around and see the blank stares, the fidgeting, the eye-rolling and it depresses me. It's not that people are unwilling to listen or that they don't want to be there. They're in the church on a beautiful fall day. Obviously they want something, but it's not this. I can assure you.

Gasp! Virginia Women Ordained As Catholic Priests

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 06.25.2013 | DC

When your religion says you cannot do something because of your gender, do it anyway. At least that is what five Catholic women in Falls Church, Va...

The Last Catholic High School For Boys Considering Priesthood

Angela Jimenez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Angela Jimenez

There used to be many of these schools, and now there are almost none. This is a trend that mirrors the overall decline in the number of priests in the United States.

900 Year Old Tradition Of Priestly Celibacy May Soon Be Over

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

For over 900 years Catholic priests have practiced celibacy; but now that may be changing. After Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned over sexual misconduc...

Why Are Priests Really Celibate? (And Will It Change?)

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Is it possible that the next pope might revisit this and change centuries of Catholic tradition?

Catholic Priests Pushed To Become Better Preachers

Religion News Service | Tim Townsend | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (RNS) As Drew Burkemper got up to preach, the weight of his task was evident. His classmate at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Adam Maus, had just...

Catholic Priest Suspended After Alleged DUI In The Nude

Posted 08.08.2012 | Detroit

After a Catholic priest allegedly drove through Dearborn, Mich., intoxicated and naked, the Archdiocese of Detroit has put him under indefinite suspen...

Vatican Blames Lack Of Priests On Secularism, Abuse, Parents

Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The sexual abuse scandal has tarnished the image of the priest and contributed to a crisis of priestly vocations in the Roman Catho...

Who Is Responsible for Secrecy in the Legionaries of Christ?

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 06.04.2012 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

For years there have been many people in authority above him who were repeatedly made aware of the struggles and difficulties surrounding the abusive behavior of the founder and other dysfunctions in the Legionaries

Fugitive Catholic Priests Avoid Trial by Fleeing Country

Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion

At least 32 Roman Catholic priests have fled the country to avoid prosecution since 1985 and only five have returned to face trial, reports the Chica...

Catholic Priest Admits To Being Secretly Married

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion

Father Kevin Lee, a Catholic Priest who presided over Padre Pio parish in Sydney, Australia, admitted to being secretly married for a year, and says m...

Real Catholics Don't Get Married Outside: Why The Church Should Reconsider

Cara McDonough | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Cara McDonough

"You can't get married outside." The priest paused, then repeated, "You just can't." My sister-in-law, however, wants to do just that. Plenty of people do. Why can't a Catholic ceremony take place outside?

Allowing for Synchronicity During These Times of Upheaval

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Vivian Norris

"... They are finding that the isolation and separation of objects from each other is more apparent than real; at deeper levels, everything --atoms, c...

Priest Shortage Drives Catholic Churches To Consolidate

Five Towns, NY Patch | Stephen J. Bronner | Email the Author | 9:00am | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion

“In an effort to continue the pastoral mission of the church in the Five Towns … the parishes are going to work together to provide pastoral servi...