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Mulling the Practical Pros and Cons of Married Priests (Opinion) CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 9, 2017 ... reason for married priests, there is a counter balancing reason not to have married priests. The first area of concern is time management. "How can a married man also be a priest?" people ask. "Our priests are available 24-7 to serve God and his church." Not really. Priests take vacations and days off. Although they are available for emergencies, most priests work relatively set hours. My work as a Catholic priest is no more demanding time-wise than many other ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/mulling-practical-pros-and-cons-of.html
Priest Charged With Embezzling $50k From Pensioner CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 20, 2016 A Galway-born priest charged with embezzling over $50,000 (€47,000) from an elderly parishioner in Florida was a vocal supporter of one of two jailed Irish clerics accused of defrauding their parish of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Fr Nicholas King, 73, is charged with using funds belonging to an elderly parishioner to fund a lifestyle 'beyond his means'. Fr Nicholas King, aged 73, is charged with using money belonging to the elderly woman to fund a lifestyle ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/priest-charged-with-embezzling-50k-from.html
Catholic Library Board Members Resign in Row Over DCU Takeover CLERICAL WHISPERS - November 27, 2016 ... was founded in 1922 by Jesuit priest Fr Stephen Brown to assist the Catholic laity inform themselves. It is said to contain more than 70,000 books, some dating from the 16th century. It has experienced a significant drop in membership and usage over recent years. The remaining board members are expected to meet next week to discuss the future of the library. Departing board In their letter of resignation, dated October 24th, the six departing board members said they "could not ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/catholic-library-board-members-resign.html
Occupational Hazards of Catholic Liturgical Music As a Profession NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - September 29, 2016 ... from diocese to diocese and parish to parish. Even though the Catholic Church may seem like a large, modern corporation, in reality it runs like a medieval fiefdom. Young, inexperienced, and under-qualified musicians are sometimes appointed overnight to responsible and significant posts without a public job posting or search process, simply because they were the first ones willing to quit their current position and fill the vacancy. Inside hires are unfortunately quite common. While this ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/ocleY73aQbo/occupational-hazards-of-catholic_29.html
St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions ATONEMENTONLINE - September 27, 2016 ... in Manila and married a local Catholic girl. They had three children, and lived a simple life on his modest salary as a clerk working for the local parish. What they lacked in material things they more than made up for in their deep Catholic faith. Living something of an anonymous life, known only to their immediate circle of family and friends, life was good but not extraordinary. That is, not until a false accusation was made. And then, life as Lawrence Ruiz and his wife ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/09/st-lawrence-ruiz-and-companions.html