San Diego priest sentenced for sexual misconduct with woman

Diocesan spokesman: “Father Jacob is not expected to return to active ministry”

A chance encounter in Rome led a Minnesota woman to seek spiritual solace from a San Diegan studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood, Jacob Bertrand. She received his prayers — and a sexual relationship that Bertrand later described as “the second holiest sacrifice next to Jesus and Mary on Calvary.” In a Minnesota courtroom Monday, Bertrand was sentenced to 10 years … [Read more...]

Youth and discernment are the next synod’s theme

Did bishops override pope on topic selection?

The following comes from an October 6 Catholic News Agency article by Hannah Brockhaus: The theme for the 2018 Synod of Bishops has been released, and will focus on how to best teach the faith to young people and help them to discern God's will for their lives. Set to take place in October 2018, the 50th General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will discuss “Young People, … [Read more...]