Here’s something you don’t see every day: a tri-ritual priest

September 29, 2016 From The Catholic News Herald: Father Joseph Matlak, 31, is celebrating his one-year anniversary of ordination as a priest of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. He has recently been named administrator of the St. Basil Ukrainian Greek Catholic Mission and chaplain of Holy Trinity Middle School. Father Matlak has a unique priesthood, as he has Read More…

In Connecticut this weekend? Stop by and say hello!

September 29, 2016 Our team from CNEWA will be in the Archdiocese of Hartford Saturday, speaking to deacons about the plight of Christians in the Middle East. The event is free and open to the public. Details:  When: 9AM-12PM, Saturday October 1st Where: Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary (specific room TBD), 467 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield CT Want to know more? Read More…

Shock: Eucharist stolen from New York City church

September 29, 2016 From Catholic New York:  The Holy Eucharist was stolen early last week from Holy Trinity Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The tabernacle door was reportedly vandalized and forced open and the Eucharist was removed what is believed to be sometime early Monday morning, Sept. 19, according to Msgr. Thomas Sandi, the pastor. Msgr. Sandi Read More…

Has Pope Francis failed?

September 29, 2016 That’s the provocative question in The New York Times:  When Pope Francis ascended to the chair of St. Peter in March 2013, the world looked on in wonder. Here at last was a pope in line with the times, a man who preferred spontaneous gestures to ritual forms. Francis paid his own hotel bill and Read More…

Who wants to be a TV millionaire? This West Virginia priest—UPDATED

September 29, 2016 And he’s getting his chance with an appearance on the long-running game show. Details: After auditioning for 17 years for the popular game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” a Catholic priest with roots in the Kanawha Valley had his prayer answered. Do you believe in karma?” host Chris Harrison asked Father Bill Matheny Read More…

Help wanted: exorcists needed.

September 28, 2016 From The Telegraph:  In the US, over the past 10 years, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50. But for two of America’s most active exorcists – Father Gary Thomas, whose training in Rome was chronicled in Matt Baglio’s book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, and Father Vincent Read More…

Trump, Clinton confirmed for annual Al Smith Dinner

September 28, 2016 The press release: Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump will be the speakers for this year’s 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, to be held Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The presidential nominees will share the dais with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Read More…

Merry Christmas: Scorcese’s ‘Silence’ is coming

September 27, 2016 At long last: Paramount announced Monday that it will release the Martin Scorcese’s passion project “Silence” on December 23. The story — which the auteur of such classics as “Goodfellas” and “Taxi Driver” has been trying to get off the ground for two decades — follows Jesuit priests in 17th-century Japan as they face violence and Read More…
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