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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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2010-01-25 06:45:00

Pope Benedict XVI told priests who have a hard time getting their message out to their parishioners to start making 'astute' use of Internet. The pope, who has used the Web heavily in recent years, urged priests to use any and all multimedia tools available to preach the word of God and to reach out to people of other religions and cultures. In a message released by the Vatican, Benedict XVI said that e-mail and the Web is not always enough. He feels that priests should also make use of...

2009-12-02 10:20:00

Ad in Today's Washington Post Highlights Dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the Catholic bishops have their way, many medical treatments and preventative measures we take for granted may be under threat. The pressure that the US bishops have brought to bear on the debate over healthcare reform has been widely reported. An ad in this morning's Washington Post warns of the likely impact if that pressure to influence healthcare policy is not curtailed. Jon O'Brien,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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