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Cincinnati Archdiocese Unveils Restructuring Plan

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati's archdiocese has unveiled a final restructuring plan to consolidate its churches and schools that serve nearly half a million Roman Catholics in 19 counties. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr on Sunday announced the program, known as Beacons of Light, in which 208 parishes will be transformed into 57...
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CINCINNATI — As part of a Cincinnati archdiocese proposal named Beacons of Light, the Northwest Families of Parishes’ will have two priests for its four Petersburg churches. Which two priests will be assigned to Petersburg’s umbrella won’t be disclosed until early 2022. Currently, Pastor Sean Wilson and Parochial Vicar Jedidiah...
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Catholic priest abuse survivors use drama therapy techniques to heal old wounds

This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Monday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live. The new Netflix documentary “Procession” follows six men who were sexually abused by Catholic priests from the Kansas City area. The film, made by University of Missouri Associate Professor Robert Greene, shows the survivors reclaiming power through drama therapy techniques.
Albany Herald

TERRY MATTINGLY: Facing modern chaos, priests need old symbols and truths

Chaos is coming, so get ready. That was the warning that — four years ago — iconographer and YouTube maven Jonathan Pageau offered to leaders of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the South. The French-Canadian artist was reacting to cracks in “cultural cohesion” after Donald Trump’s rise to...

“A” is for African Theological Archministry, Inc.

In December 1973 a group of African Americans established an independent Yoruba kingdom at Sheldon. Oyotunji means “Oyo again awakes” or “Oyo rises again. Oyo was an ancient city-state kingdom in Yorubaland located in present-day Nigeria, Togo, Benin, and Ghana. The village is patterned after the ancient Yoruba kingdoms of Nigeria in governance and religious practices. Founding King Adefunmi I traveled to Nigeria in 1972 and was initiated into the Ifa priesthood. Ifa is the Yoruba god of fate, and his priests are diviners or oracles consulted on all matters spiritual and mundane. The mission of the African Theological Archministry is to remove negative stereotypes of African and African American culture by providing a living laboratory of African traditions and by disseminating historical and cultural information.

Celebration in prayer to welcome Bishop Andrew Cozzens

The Solemn Vespers Service to celebrate the installation of Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens was held on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. Priests from the Diocese of Crookston, along with visiting clergy, the Catholic faithful and local dignitaries came together to share the Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer.

Collection Helps Care For Elderly Sisters, Brothers, and Religious Order Priests

Parishes will hold the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection on December 11 and 12. Donations to the collection are distributed to religious communities, both those in the Diocese and those nationwide, to help with the retirement needs of retired Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Last year, parishioners...

Popular Tipperary priest has died - buried in his Kilkenny parish

The death took place on November 11 of Fr. Michael Norton, Rosbercon, New Ross, Co. Kilkenny and formerly of Graigue Wood, Urlingford, Thurles. Fr Michael died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, in the excellent care of the manager Josepha and staff of Archersrath Nursing Home, Kilkenny. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Margaret, his uncles Monsignor Tom Hughes, Monsignor Nicholas Hughes, Very Rev Martin Hughes and Very Rev James Hughes and first cousin Monsignor Martin Campion.

Pope Leaves Greece, End of His 35th Apostolic Journey

Pope Francis has returned to Rome, ending his 35th Apostolic Journey to Cyprus and Greece. Exaudi was present on the papal flight. Pope Francis left Greece today, December 6, 2021, where he arrived last December 4 from Larnaca, Cyprus. Farewell at the Airport. After presiding over the meeting with young...

Divided opinion over lynching incident in Pakistan

Opinions are divided over the motive behind the brutal lynching of a Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Priyantha Diyawadanage, 48, a factory manager in the city of Sialkot, was accused of blasphemy and beaten to death before his body was set alight on Dec. 3. Pakistani Prime...

Catechists celebrate annual thanksgiving Mass with joy and gratitude

On Friday 26 November, the Diocese of Parramatta’s Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) held their annual Mass at St Andrew the Apostle Church, Marayong to celebrate the contributions of the Catechists of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains in spreading the message of God’s love to public school students. While...