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Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion,' says pope

...allowing all rank-and-file priests to grant absolution during...himself or delegate that to a priest who is expert in such situations...many bishops already allow priests to absolve women who have had...directive on Tuesday "reminds priests of the need for mercy, and...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/priests-holy-year-can-absolv
Nation and World
John Mark Kinney

...1959, he celebrated being ordained a priest, the same month that Alaska celebrated statehood. He then served as priest to churches in two villages in western...Shawn and son Mark) and served as a priest in Dallas until 1967. Son Chad and...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175522227
Hollywood-style funeral for mobster outrages Rome

...taken place and tweeted that it was "intolerable that funerals are used by the living to send mafia messages."The parish priest, the Rev. Giancarlo Manieri, said he had no control over what happened outside the church and that inside, the funeral was...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-21/hollywood-style-funeral-mobster-outra
Not For Web
The second strangest story ever told

...sinking boats. Shamans, at times equally feared, were the archenemies of the Kushtakas, in a similar sense that a Catholic priest might have once been viewed as a battler against demons."The Strangest Story Ever Told" begins in 1900, a few years after...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-12
Art
Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

...especially on a day honoring Brown - could escalate tensions."It changes the equation," said Rebecca Ragland, an Episcopal priest who was part of a group that marched to the federal courthouse in St. Louis. "The way the police will respond now will be...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/police-shooting-protests-put-ferguson
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Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

...better protected."The deal was also criticized by David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, an advocacy group for survivors of clergy abuse. He called it "the largest mass betrayal of child sex abuse victims we've...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/milwaukee-archdiocese-settles-abuse-c
Not For Web
Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...same-sex marriage."Francis raised the hopes of gays and lesbians when he famously uttered, "Who am I to judge?" about gay priests, and said "we shouldn't marginalize these people." Francis has repeated his emphasis on being more open to gays and others...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
Not For Web
Catholic leader nixes pot for priests

...recreational marijuana was formally legalized in Alaska. It updates standards of conduct for all employees of the archdiocese: priests, deacons, non-clergy employees and volunteers.The archdiocese's previous code of conduct had already forbidden "illegal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/catholic-leader-nixes-pot-priests
State
August First Friday Art Walk

...iconographer, studied icon painting with the Russian Orthodox iconographer Dmitri Shkolnik and with Fr. Egon Sendler, SJ, a priest of the Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church. Over the past 30 years, he has painted many icons in Alaska and throughout the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-05/august-first-friday-art-walk
Art
Priests convene for Alaska Conference of Catholic Bishops

...statistics, 94% of the priests in the US state that they are happy as a priest and a great majority...celibacy has been a grace for priests personally. The topics...the sacramental life of priests, priest wellness, priest/bishop...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032110/nei_593515149.shtml
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