Amid Europe's migrant tensions, kindness arises too

...bread to refugees on the island of Kos. On nearby Lesbos, priest Efstratios Dimou founded and operated a charity providing food...Helsinki.Pope Francis' call for help resonated with Polish priest Radoslaw Rakowski in Poznan. "I announced from the pulpit...
Nation and World
Vatican observers question clerk's visit with pope

...visit last week," DeBernardo said.Two years ago, Francis said "Who am I to judge?" when asked about a supposedly gay priest, but he has also affirmed marriage is between a man and woman. He didn't emphasize church teaching on marriage during this...
Nation and World
Pope extols America's founding ideals

...keeping on assignment more than three dozen priests facing serious abuse accusations.A monsignor who oversaw priest assignments was found guilty of child...when asked about a supposedly gay priest.____Contributing to this report...
Nation and World
Papa! Pope stirs excitement in DC, calls for climate action

...callousness and continue to do so now," said Barbara Dorris, president of SNAP, or Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.Under public pressure, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pledged to oust any guilty clergy from church work and...
Nation and World
Pope Francis arrives, faces polarized country

...teaching against abortion, he has recently allowed ordinary priests, and not just bishops, to absolve women of the sin.Francis...Who am I to judge?" when asked about a supposedly gay priest.Americans are also wrestling anew with issues of racism...
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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...
Nation and World
Pope's message to Cuba: Be willing to change

...anniversary Monday of the day he decided as a teenager to become a priest by pressing a subtle message to Cubans at a delicate point in...God was waiting for me," and knew he was going to become a priest.Bergoglio wouldn't enter the seminary for several more years...
Nation and World
Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

...of a conversation, papal spokesman the Rev. Frederico Lombardi said.Francis brought Fidel three books: two by an Italian priest, Alessandro Pronzato, and a book of sermons by Fidel's former teacher, the Rev. Amando Llorente. Llorente taught at Colegio...
Nation and World
For cemetery director, death is a part of life

...imagined himself in the job. He was born in Kotzebue and spent most of his childhood in Anchorage. His father was an episcopal priest, his mother a nurse, an upbringing anchored in empathy, an understanding of religion and in a willingness to talk about difficult...
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...


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