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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A LORD, IF YOU WILL (SUNDAYS AND SOLEMNITIES) - February 5, 2017 ... rest of the people, however, could only afford a bag of salt which would be full of impurities, and once the salt bag was getting empty, all that was left were the impurities or what were known as "dregs." So, when the salt went flat, it was no longer good and it would be thrown on the ground and used to dry up mud. Additionally, salt was used to preserve food, since there were no refrigerators to keep things fresh, and to add a little flavor to a less than palatable meal, since food might ...http://lordifyouwill.blogspot.com/2017/02/5th-sunday-in-ordinary-time-cycle-a.html
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