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Catholic Priests

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 08.06.2014 | 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?

Austrian Dissident Priest Stripped Of Title By Vatican

AP | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- An Austrian Roman Catholic dissident priest says the Vatican has stripped him of the right to use the title `'monsignor" in an apparen...

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...

Cardinal Again Deemed Competent To Testify At Sex Abuse Trial

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.30.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- A retired Roman Catholic cardinal with dementia is competent and his recent deposition testimony can be used at an upcoming priest abu...

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,...

Victim Of Priest Sex Abuse In Illinois Gets $6.3 Million From Diocese

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — A nine-year legal fight by a man sexually abused by a priest in the 1970s is over, now that a southern Illinois diocese and i...

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...

Catholic Priest Pulls A Weiner On Florida Beach And Exposes Himself

Posted 09.19.2011 | Weird News

Police arrested a Catholic priest for exposing himself to an undercover detective on a beach in Englewood, Fl., near Sarasota. Rev. Bernard Chojna...

Think You'll Need Last Rites? Better Plan Ahead

Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley Religion News Service CLEVELAND -- In days long gone, Roman Catholic priests regularly made deathbed house calls, even in the mid...

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Libya-Iraq, Birthers-Church, Social-Fiscal

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgMary and sit-in Wayne Barrett debate how March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion -- Shutdown Washington? Shutdown nuclear? Shutdown Gaddafii?

21 Priests Suspended For Sex Abuse

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia archdiocese suspended 21 Roman Catholic priests Tuesday who were named as child molestation suspects in a scathi...

Hello, Sinner! What Are You Guilty of Today?

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Morford

Have you done anything unconscionable today? Have you engaged in any thought pattern, activity or perhaps even a strange interpretive dance that might be considered, well, dirty?