Priests also need prayers

Founded in the Diocese of Orange, the Foundation of Prayer for Priests has become an international apostolate

The Foundation of Prayer for Priests (FPP), an international apostolate, materialized in 2013 out of a void that co-founder and Diocese of Orange parishioner Kathleen Beckman saw in this era of the New Evangelization: to protect the Church’s spiritual leaders with prayer. Ms. Beckman co-founded FPP with Monsignor Stephen Doktorczyk, JCD, Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of … [Read more...]

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Before he goes

Father Perozich reflects on his ministry in San Diego, speculates on future of Church

The following follows up on our previous story, “Most courageous" parish priest plans to leave San Diego. In his 25 years as a priest, Father Richard Perozich worked with the diocesan advisory board on Natural Family Planning, started a Courage chapter for people with same-sex attraction seeking chastity, did prison ministry, worked on ecumenical and interfaith efforts, and … [Read more...]

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“Most courageous” parish priest plans to leave San Diego

Father Richard Perozich will retire from Immaculate Conception Church and live out the Benedict Option

A veteran clergyman described by an admirer as “the most courageous priest in our San Diego Diocese” warned at his pre-retirement party that although the priority of Christianity is saving souls, he was hearing more from prelates concerned about earthly matters than religious ones. Fr. Richard Perozich gave a farewell talk in early June to about 30 members of Ecclesia Militans … [Read more...]

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Napa priest plants himself near entrance of music festival

BottleRock Napa was attended by around 30,000

What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once? Plant yourself at an entrance of a popular music festival with a sign, some free stuff, and a smile. That’s what Catholic priest Fr. David Jenuwine did last weekend, at BottleRock Napa, a three-day music festival with roughly 30,000 in attendance. His sign read simply: Catholic priest. Blessings, Prayers, … [Read more...]

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SSPX bishops authorized to ordain priests without permission of local bishops

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of the traditionalist group, says he received letter from Rome last yea

Bishops of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) have been authorized by Pope Francis to ordain new priests without the approval of the local diocesan bishop, according to Bishop Bernard Fellay, the superior of the traditionalist group. “Last year, I received a letter from Rome, telling me you can freely ordain your priests without the permission of the local ordinary,” Bishop … [Read more...]

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“Thou shalt not get caught”

Woodland woman sues Sacramento diocese over alleged sexual assault by priest, diocese says it acted forcefully once it learned there was a problem

Dorothy Small met the new priest at Woodland’s Holy Rosary Catholic Church in April 2014, and almost immediately the Rev. Renerio Sabuga Jr. began inviting her out for bicycle rides or dinner, Small says. Within weeks, she said, the priest – known to parishioners as “Father Jong” – would confide in her with intensely private thoughts. In a matter of months, that stance … [Read more...]

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Three cardinals and an archbishop

Quartet of Los Angeles-born-raised-and-educated priests share unique link to the Catholic hierarchy

Archbishop Emeritus George Niederauer of San Francisco, who died May 2, was part of a quartet of Los Angeles-born-raised-and-educated priests who shared a remarkable and certainly unique link to the Catholic hierarchy. For rarely, if ever, has a single region produced so many future bishops in so short of a time period. The four --- born within 14 months (and 30 miles) of one … [Read more...]

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