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Scotland: priests attacked

From the Scottish Catholic Observer:
Priests under attack
By Ian Dunn and Martin Dunlop
An arson blaze and robberies show that Scotland’s priests are, once again, being targeted by opportunistic criminals. [Again?!?]
Priests in Scotland are increasingly living in fear after several crimes against … Continue reading

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Bank robber falsely accused priests

This is so disturbing. What a nightmare.
FOLLOW-UP: Convicted Bank Robber Found GUILTY of Falsely Accusing Four Different Catholic Priests of Abuse [w/ COURT DOCS]
Convicted bank robber Shamont Sapp has admitted in U.S. federal court that he falsely accused four … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How do I tactfully tell Father things I don’t like about him?

From a reader:
We have a new priest in my parish. Not a new priest but new to us. He is an adult who had a career before becoming a priest. He also has a child from a marriage (divorced and … Continue reading

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CRI DE COEUR: “If there were no more priests hardly anyone would be crying about it.”

At Rorate I saw something (translated there from Italian) from the blog Radicati nella fede, for the Catholic community of Domodossola and Vocogno in the Diocese of Novara.
This is a cri de coeur, if there ever was one.
My emphases … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is Mass valid if the priest is in mortal sin?

From a reader:
Sometime ago, I was told by a priest that if the priest is in mortal sin, the mass (primarily Holy Communion) is still valid, his argument being that you wouldn’t know that he was in mortal sin. I was taught if … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elderly priest skipped the consecration

From a reader:
This Sunday, I went to “Mass” at a church with an elderly associate pastor who sometimes forgets things (to be expected, I don’t blame him). But what happened on this occasion is an entirely different matter. He went … Continue reading

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Opus Bono Sacerdotii: Helping priests who have no one else

Opus Bono Sacerdotii (OBS) is a lay organization that assists Catholic priests having difficulties.
Their motto:
A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!
From the website:

We turn no priests away who need our help when we can help them.
OBS has been a … Continue reading

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Opus Bono Sacerdotii – help priests who have no where else to turn

I have posted before about the Opus Bono Sacerdotii.  They help priests who have no one else to whom they can turn.  I know the people who started this organization and I have the highest confidence in them.  I have … Continue reading

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Helping people help priests: Opus Bono Sacerdotii

For those of you who want to help priests who need help and don’t have anyone to turn to.
Opus Bono Sacerdotii.

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Minnesota Supreme Court rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ junk-science used against priest

From Media Report:
Minn. Supreme Court Rejects ‘Repressed Memory’ Junk Science Against Priest, Media Yawns
Last Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court flatly rejected the psychological theory of “repressed memory” as bogus. The Court declared that scientific studies that have tried to prove … Continue reading

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