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2010-05-14 06:00:00

CHICAGO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Rainbow Sash Movement: The Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay Catholics) will enter Catholic Cathedrals nationally and internationally on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2010 wearing Rainbow Sashes. The purpose for our Pentecost Sunday presence is to give voice to the voiceless in our Church. There is something bipolar about a Church that will not give members of the Rainbow Sash Movement communion because they self identify as gay...

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2010-05-07 07:40:00

A half-century after the introduction of birth control in the United States, millions of women are still being preached to by the Roman Catholic hierarchy to abstain from using the pill. Although the orders are still being made to this day, it is obvious that woman stopped listening long ago. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 98 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 have used some form of contraception and more than 44 million...

2010-04-26 15:35:00

MARYKNOLL, N.Y., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- From the United States, Ireland, Germany, Holland, and Italy come nearly daily reports of clergy sexual abuse, and more questions about the roles and responsibilities of church leaders. Now When Values Collide: The Catholic Church, Sexual Abuse and the Challenges of Leadership by Joseph Chinnici offers an extraordinary view of the crisis, its roots and repercussions in the first book by one who had to face the crisis as one of the leaders of his...

2010-04-01 07:39:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Larry Snyder, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, issued the following message during Holy Week 2010: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) "Easter gives us the opportunity to act and think anew, both individually and together as a faith community," said Fr. Snyder. "The Gospel calls us all to find new ways to reduce poverty and offer each person dignity and respect. The resurrection of Christ...

2010-03-24 15:19:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Altar Boy Altered Life" (ISBN 978-159858-724-1, Dog Ear Publishing) is a new book released by author David Price. When he becomes depressed and suicidal in 1993 at age 28, David Price decides to seek therapy. During his sessions David begins to uncover repressed memories of being sexually abused as a teen (1979-1984) by a trusted and well-loved Catholic priest. Father Michael Harris, an attractive and athletic young priest and headmaster of David's...

2010-03-22 12:54:00

HAINES CITY, Fla., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Anthony Kearns: World-renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns, a founding member of The Irish Tenors, and internationally acclaimed pianist Patrick Healy. Kearns will perform at St. Ann's after a two-week, eight-city tour with The Irish Tenors - considered Ireland's No. 2 musical export, next to U2. Healy, who has toured the world as an...

2010-03-09 12:53:00

Catholics can now easily send personal letters by fax to Vatican officials. This tool is for use in conjunction with the *Vanguard of St. Catherine of Siena* delegation going to Rome to discuss this crisis in the Church in America. WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex. A new tool is available for faithful Catholics who want to contact Vatican officials about American bishops who refuse...

2010-03-05 07:00:00

Also: Bishop Rene Henry Gracida writes letter of introduction, encouraging Vatican Officials to meet with Mr. Terry and The Vanguard of St. Catherine of Siena. See letter: http://www.ahumbleplea.com/Docs/vanguard.pdf WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Insurrecta Nex. In 2004, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (now Pope Benedict XVI), issued an instruction to American...

2010-02-24 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 16 and 17, 2010, parish leaders, pastors, liturgists, choir directors and other church professionals will gather for Keys to Vibrant Worship, presented by OCP. The conference, hosted at Holy Family Parish in San Jose, was developed to give parish teams the skills and strategies to lead a total renewal of their communities. Whether it's a single worship leader or an entire parish staff attending, the format of Keys is designed to foster a...

2010-02-11 10:34:00

Believe in God, interested in the faith and clear on personal morality, but see morality overall as relative ROME, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Religious attitudes of young Americans, and young Catholics holds both promise and challenges for the Catholic Church according to the results of a new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll. Some of the good news for the Catholic Church in the survey includes: 85% of Catholic Millennials (those 18-29) believe in God. The top priorities for...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.