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Wenzhou Underground Priests Pay Homage to the Late (official) Bishop CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 23, 2016 On Sept 20, at 4 pm, Father Paulus Jiang Sunian of Wenzhou (Zhejiang), a Church leader of the underground community, led a group of 16 priests to Ma Qiao Shan Columbarium, Yongjia county, to "make up" a belated mourning of open-Church Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang, who died on Sept. 3. However, on Sept 22, today, Father Jiang was "taken on a tour" again to Xining (Qinghai). He had been taken away before Bishop Zhu's funeral and returned to the diocese afterwards. Sources ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/wenzhou-underground-priests-pay-homage.html
Pope Francis and Universal Synods MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - September 23, 2016 ... there is another interpretation of the facts which is more in harmony with Vatican II which itself would never have been possible if the stranglehold of the Vatican curia on discussion and decision making had not been broken by Cardinal Frings with the help of his secretary, Father Joseph Ratzinger. This interpretation is more realistic in that, left to themselves, human beings differ from each other. Also, different people and different parts of the Church have different priorities due to the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/09/pope-francis-and-universal-synods.html
More Abuse Allegations Surface After Iowa Bishop Reaches Out CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 17, 2016 Five more people are alleging sexual abuse decades ago by a now-deceased priest, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City. The diocese also confirmed Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with the man who first came forward with allegations against Father Peter Murphy, who served in several northwest Iowa parishes from the 1950s through the 1970s. Spokeswoman Kristie Arlt told the Sioux City Journal that Bishop Walker Nickless is reaching ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/more-abuse-allegations-surface-after.html
Vatican, Archdiocese Investigate Decades-Old Sex Abuse Allegation CLERICAL WHISPERS - September 14, 2016 ... he's a parish priest or pastor, his superiors, the altar servers at the time, other parishioners, and going through church records," Stohr said. Any information will be forwarded to the Vatican, he said. "We assure Mr. De Plata that his statement will be officially forwarded to Rome as part of the investigation of Archbishop Apuron," the Rev. Jeff San Nicolas, delegate to the apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Agana, said in a statement on Monday night. Stohr said one of the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/09/vatican-archdiocese-investigate-decades.html
Funeral Apples and Oranges? ADAM'S ALE - June 9, 2016 ... things. Of course, I was making comparisons between what happened there and what happens at a Catholic funeral. The thing that I was most struck by however was the lack of participation. I don't mean that by way of people not singing or praying (because they did) but by the role of the laity (at least this one instance.) We were there largely to listen and pray along with the minister. He asked us to make Jesus our personal Lord and Savior so that we might join the ...http://clevelandpriest.blogspot.com/2016/06/funeral-apples-and-oranges.html