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  • Priest who stole dead parishioner’s disabled parking badge Speaks!

    A priest who denied stealing a dead parishioner’s blue badge so he could park for free said he was telling the “gospel truth.” Father Bill Haymaker, accompanied to Hove Crown Court by his official clerical dog The Venerable Mr Piddles, was found guilty of stealing the badge from woman...
  • Cross-burning Victims Wonder Why Priest Confessing Now!!!

    Phillip and Barbara Butler hadn’t given much thought to the man who burned a cross on their front lawn 40 years ago. Then they heard the startling news Tuesday that the perpetrator had become a priest and was ministering to Catholics not far from their home. “I didn’t know...
  • New Jersey priest kept child porn for payback against God

    A poker-playing priest sought divine payback, downloading a cache of child porn to spite God after the clergyman lost big at a card game. Fr. Kevin Gugliotta, 55, was sentenced on Thursday to between 11 and 23-and-a-half months in prison after pleading guilty in March to having child porn...
  • Irish church aims to end stigma for the children of priests

    VATICAN CITY — Bishops in Ireland have created detailed guidelines to address an issue the Roman Catholic Church has tried to keep under wraps for centuries: the plight of children born to Catholic priests and the women who bear them. The policy, approved in May and made public recently,...
  • Rules changing for confessions….Priest must report confessions

    It is among 85 proposals to emerge from a landmark inquiry into institutional abuse in the nation. The inquiry had heard harrowing tales of abuse, which were never passed on to the relevant authorities. The Church has indicated it will oppose altering the rules around confession. The Royal Commission...
  • Sexually deviant priests sent to Tagaytay for rehab!

    MANILA, Philippines – On a two-hectare lot tucked away somewhere in Tagaytay City stands a gated retreat house run by priests for priests. At any one time, the center can accommodate up to 45 priests in need of spiritual, physical, emotional and psychological renewal. It also serves as the...
  • Priest accused of groping teenage girl is released from jail

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A newly ordained Roman Catholic priest accused of groping a 13-year-old girl under her skirt won’t have to remain in jail while the charges are pending in New Jersey. A judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting requests from Morris County prosecutors that the Rev. Marcin Nurek remain...
  • Church on wheels brings Gospel to streets of Scotland

    The Mercy Bus visited the town squares and shopping centers of Scotland, offering people a chance to go to confession, or just chat to a priest. The initiative was in answer to Pope Francis’ call for the clergy to to go out to the people and take the Church...
  • Priest accused of embezzlement seeks $800K seized by police

    MASON, Mich. (AP) – The attorney for a Michigan priest accused of bilking a Catholic church that’s missing millions of dollars asked a judge Friday to authorize the release of $800,000 seized by police to his client. The Rev. Jonathan Wehrle (WUR’-lee) is charged with embezzling $100,000 or more...