Roman catholic – Parish Church http://parishchurch.org.uk/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:06:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://parishchurch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-37-120x120.png Roman catholic – Parish Church http://parishchurch.org.uk/ 32 32 Canadian police charge Roman Catholic priest with sexual assault https://parishchurch.org.uk/canadian-police-charge-roman-catholic-priest-with-sexual-assault/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:19:44 +0000 https://parishchurch.org.uk/canadian-police-charge-roman-catholic-priest-with-sexual-assault/ TRENTON, Canada A 92-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been charged in a decade-long investigation into sexual abuse at a former residential school, Manitoba police said at a news conference Friday. Retired father Arthur Masse is accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl at the former Fort Alexander boarding school. The incident is believed to have […]]]>

TRENTON, Canada

A 92-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been charged in a decade-long investigation into sexual abuse at a former residential school, Manitoba police said at a news conference Friday.

Retired father Arthur Masse is accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl at the former Fort Alexander boarding school. The incident is believed to have taken place between 1968 and 1970, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said.

Masse was arrested Thursday at his home in Winnipeg, police said following an investigation opened in 2011.

The indecent assault charge came after more than 700 people were contacted by more than 80 investigators. They obtained 75 witness and victim statements, which resulted in the charge against Masse.

“This arrest is the culmination of a decade of work by RCMP investigators, who could not have brought this case to a successful conclusion without the incredible bravery of victims and witnesses who were willing to relive past trauma and speak of what happened,” said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Paul Manaigre.

Police also said the alleged victim showed remarkable resilience during the lengthy investigation.

“The victim in this case endured a lot throughout the investigation process and stood firm in speaking out about what happened to her,” Manaigre said.

The Fort Alexander Indian Residential School under the care of the Roman Catholic Church operated between 1905 and 1970. It was located on Sagkeeng First Nation territory and had a reputation for abuse, according to testimony from alumni of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission was created to listen to residential school survivors and their families from across Canada.

Religious orders of the Roman Catholic Church operated approximately 60% of the 139 residential schools, with the remainder operated by other churches. The first school opened in the 1820s and the last closed in the 1990s. Indigenous children were often removed from their families and forced to attend as the Canadian government of the day attempted to eradicate Indigenous culture .

Around 150,000 students attended and it is believed that around 4,500 died of disease and malnutrition and a significant number were victims of physical, mental and sexual abuse.

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Meet the 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix https://parishchurch.org.uk/meet-the-5th-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-phoenix/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 23:40:27 +0000 https://parishchurch.org.uk/meet-the-5th-bishop-of-the-diocese-of-phoenix/ Here is the prepared text for Bishop Dolan’s remarks on his appointment as the 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix. June 10, 2022 At this new chapter in my life and ministry, I am filled with deep gratitude that the Lord, who has been by my side, remains faithful to me as I begin […]]]>

Here is the prepared text for Bishop Dolan’s remarks on his appointment as the 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix.

June 10, 2022

At this new chapter in my life and ministry, I am filled with deep gratitude that the Lord, who has been by my side, remains faithful to me as I begin my service to the people of God here in the Diocese of Phoenix. .

En este nuevo capítulo de mi vida y ministerio, estoy lleno de profunda gratitud, porque el Señor que ha estado a mi lado permanece fiel a mí al comenzar mi servicio al pueblo de Dios aquí en la Diocese de Phoenix.

Deseo dar las gracias al Obispo Olmsted y al Obispo Nevares, que me han demostrado un cálido y cariñosa bienvenida.

I would like to thank Monsignor Olmsted and Monsignor Nevares who gave me a warm and affectionate welcome.

Last night Bishop Olmsted and I enjoyed a bond of prayer and fellowship, and I quickly came to admire and respect your Bishop as a true disciple and son of the Church. I was especially moved when we shared our vocation stories and how we were each led by loving and faithful families in the life of priestly ministry. I look forward to deepening my closeness and my love for your two bishops.

Last Sunday, the day of Pentecost, I received a call from Archbishop Christoph Pierre, our papal nuncio in Washington, DC, who told me that Pope Francis wanted to appoint us to this wonderful part of the vineyard of the Lord. On this Feast of Pentecost, I said “Yes”, and now, relying on the breath and the strength of the Holy Spirit, I ask Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Diocese of Phoenix, to m to help keep saying “Yes”. to the Lord as your new bishop.

I give glory to God for my parents, Cathy and Jerry, who celebrate their 72 years of marriage next Sunday. May they continue to enjoy the sweetness of living together. I am also grateful to the Lord for each of my eight brothers and sisters, some of whom are in the hands of God, others who continue to reside in San Diego and another who lives here in this diocese. They continue to inspire me and offer me both prayerful and moral support.

The long list of my friends, neighbors, teachers and mentors is too long to even attempt to acknowledge here. Many of them are priests, bishops and nuns who taught me to be a priest, pastor and bishop. I am indebted to each of them.

The people of the Diocese of San Diego will always have a place in my heart. As a native of San Diego and resident there for 60 years of my life, I will now have to make some adjustments.

I grew up in the heart of San Diego, a few miles from Pacific Beach, where I spent long summer days surfing and boogie boarding – my dermatologist can attest to that. My childhood home was in the Mission Bay area and in a community called Tecolote Canyon. Located between my home parish of St. Mary Magdalene and the Catholic University of San Diego, it has become an ideal place for many Catholic families to live. In fact, Tecolote Canyon was often referred to as “Catholic Gultch.”

There, in this neighborhood, I celebrated all my sacraments and offered my first mass as a priest. I attended the school of the Madeleine, formed by the marvelous sisters of Saint-François, province of Philadelphia. Then I went to Catholic high school—University of San Diego High School—then St. Francis Seminary and the University of San Diego. My only time away from San Diego was in Menlo Park, California at St. Patrick’s Seminary, where I received both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts.

I was ordained a priest by Bishop Leo Maher and have served in various positions, mostly parish related, throughout my ministry for the past 33 years, the last five years as Auxiliary Bishop in San Diego .

I can thank Archbishop Robert McElroy for placing me in the roles of Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia and Vicar for the Clergy. It was in these roles, and as a bishop, that I discovered a ministry of diocesan governance in the life of the Church. I appreciate his leadership and offer my prayers for him; especially now that he is preparing to serve His Holiness as a cardinal and senior collaborator.

I’m really lucky to be here in Phoenix. Been here several times and enjoyed places like Sedona, Grand Canyon, Lake Havasu and Dolan Springs, a gateway to another view of the Grand Canyon.

However, beyond the beauty of the landscapes, as I see this ever-growing Church, I am inspired by your cross-cultural way of life, your ecumenical spirit, your vast array of elementary schools, high schools and colleges, your service to the poor through Catholic and St. Vincent de Paul charities, the various spiritual movements and organizations like Cursillo, the Legion of Mary, fraternal organizations like the Knights of Peter Claver, Columbus, Malta and the Holy Sepulchre, your training programs for deacons and priests, and catechesis programs for youth, young adults and adults. The list continues. Truly, the Church here is alive, and much of that is due to Bishop Olmsted, Bishop Nevares, this vibrant Curia, the clergy and various leaders in this Diocese. Monsignor Olmsted, truly, your diocese should be proud.

To the men and women religious, deacons and wives, priests, lay faithful and bishops of Phoenix, I pledge my sincere love and prayer as we journey together to proclaim the Good News of Jesus, our Lord and Shepherd, Brother and Friend, who promises us the joys of his peaceful kingdom here and in the life to come.

My motto as bishop is “Abide in my love”. It is the command of Jesus, which promises joy and, of course, complete joy. I am convinced that as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, I will have joy as long as I remain in his love. So please pray for me.

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Roman Catholic priest jailed for child sex offenses in Horsham https://parishchurch.org.uk/roman-catholic-priest-jailed-for-child-sex-offenses-in-horsham/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:29:40 +0000 https://parishchurch.org.uk/roman-catholic-priest-jailed-for-child-sex-offenses-in-horsham/ Police say Father Anthony White, 64, now of Cross-In-Hand, Heathfield, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday June 10. Police say White was convicted at Chichester Crown Court on April 1 of two offenses of indecent assault and another of aggravated sexual offense against a boy in the 1990s when he was a priest […]]]>

Police say Father Anthony White, 64, now of Cross-In-Hand, Heathfield, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday June 10.

Police say White was convicted at Chichester Crown Court on April 1 of two offenses of indecent assault and another of aggravated sexual offense against a boy in the 1990s when he was a priest assistant at St John’s Church.

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A police spokesperson said White was sentenced to 10 years and six months for the aggravated sexual offense and five years for each indecent assault offence, to run concurrently.

Police say Father Anthony White, 64, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Friday June 10

“He will serve two-thirds of his sentence in prison,” police said.

“The prosecution, authorized by the CPS, followed an investigation by detectives from the West Sussex Safeguard Investigations Unit after a report was first received by police in 2020.

“The victim was supported by specially trained officers and the officers enjoyed the full cooperation of Church authorities throughout the investigation.”

Detective Constable Yvonne Daddow said: ‘I would like to thank the witnesses for taking the time to come out and support the police in this investigation.

“We will always investigate such cases and provide support to victims, seeking justice where possible, no matter how long ago the events may have occurred.”

For more information on how to report sexual offenses and the support available to people, see the Sussex Police website.

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Roman Catholic priest suspended for running own ‘prayer camp’ https://parishchurch.org.uk/roman-catholic-priest-suspended-for-running-own-prayer-camp/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 17:35:48 +0000 https://parishchurch.org.uk/roman-catholic-priest-suspended-for-running-own-prayer-camp/ A Catholic priest has been temporarily suspended by church authorities for running his own prayer camp in Cape Coast Reverend Father Robert Oduro also refused to be transferred to another parish, according to the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Bishop Charles Palmer-Buckle. The suspension means he cannot function as a Catholic priest until the suspension […]]]>
  • A Catholic priest has been temporarily suspended by church authorities for running his own prayer camp in Cape Coast
  • Reverend Father Robert Oduro also refused to be transferred to another parish, according to the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Bishop Charles Palmer-Buckle.
  • The suspension means he cannot function as a Catholic priest until the suspension is lifted by the Archbishop

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A Roman Catholic priest in Cape Coast, the central regional capital, has been suspended by church authorities for running his own “prayer camp”.

The suspension of Reverend Father Robert AK Oduro was pronounced by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Bishop Charles Palmer-Buckle on June 3, 2022.

According to a report by Catholic news insider, Newswatch Ghana, Reverend Father Oduro was also suspended because he refused to transfer to another parish, as all priests are known to do quite often.

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Bishop Palmer-Buckle. Source: Facebook/@accracatholic

Because the Catholic priesthood is never fully revoked, the suspension means Reverend Father Oduro cannot function as a Catholic priest until the suspension is lifted by the Archbishop.

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The reasons for the suspension, set out in a letter to priests, religious, laity and the general public, were as follows:

“After your refusal to transfer effective 1 January 2022, from St. Paul’s Parish, Assin Jakai to the Archdiocesan Secretariat, Fourth Ridge, Cape Coast and your subsequent acts of establishing and operating a ‘prayer camp’ by yourself.”

The Archbishop also revealed the following in the June 3, 2022 letter:

“I have closely followed the events of your refusal to respond to my invitation for further discussion of your ministry as a Roman Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Cape Coast.

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“I recall my personal visit on Sunday, April 24, 2022, and that of my official delegation later to your ‘Prayer Camp’ inviting you to continue discussion and discernment on your Ministry as a validly ordained Minister of One, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and member of the Presbyterium.

“You have, however, persisted in your stubbornness and refusal to respond to any call for dialogue on the issue. In view of these acts of disobedience, I hereby write to suspend you with immediate effect from ministry as a Roman Catholic priest and, therefore, I bring this to the attention of priests, religious and laity of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast and General Public that you cannot function as a Catholic priest until this suspension is revoked.

Reverend Father Oduro could appeal his temporary suspension to the Vatican if he is convinced that an injustice has been committed against him.

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In other news YEN.com.gh reported that Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, popularly known as Professor Azar, said that Togbe Afede XIV graciously refunded installments to his account to draw attention to outrageous emoluments in the public sector.

The US-based Ghanaian private lawyer believes that while the Asogli State Paramount Leader’s decision to return the GH¢365,392 is commendable, the public praise was not what he wanted.

“On the contrary, he returned it to get our attention, poke our consciences and push us to insist on reforming a predatory emoluments scheme that transfers huge and outrageous sums to a few people who volunteer to serve. poor Ghana,” he said.

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Zimbabwe: Chaos rocks Roman Catholics as Vicar General https://parishchurch.org.uk/zimbabwe-chaos-rocks-roman-catholics-as-vicar-general/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:58:26 +0000 https://parishchurch.org.uk/zimbabwe-chaos-rocks-roman-catholics-as-vicar-general/ Spread this news POWER struggles have erupted in the Masvingo Roman Catholic Church after a controversial change of Vicar General recently. The former Vicar General, Walter Nyatsanza, who had held the post for several years, was recently removed from his post in controversial circumstances. Father Samson Mutsvanga, believed to be Bishop Michael Bhasera’s blue-eyed boy, […]]]>

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POWER struggles have erupted in the Masvingo Roman Catholic Church after a controversial change of Vicar General recently.

The former Vicar General, Walter Nyatsanza, who had held the post for several years, was recently removed from his post in controversial circumstances.

Father Samson Mutsvanga, believed to be Bishop Michael Bhasera’s blue-eyed boy, has since been named to succeed Nyatsanza, who is believed to have been transferred to Bangala.

However, a storm is brewing as Nyatsanza and some of his supporters are said to be challenging his demotion.

It is alleged that the Nyatsanza camp is ready to take up the matter with his superiors in a bid to overturn the decision.

Sources say Nyatsanza may have angered Bhasera during a mass prayer at Silveira High School, where he allegedly said “new blood” in leadership roles was Zimbabwe’s only hope, a statement said to be politically motivated.

“Our generation of leaders has failed. You should have no hope in us anymore.

We are here to wait to die and be buried. Our hope is in young leaders, who will do things differently from us,” Nyatsanza said during the mass prayer at Silveira High.

Sources further allege that Nyatsanza’s demotion may have been propelled by some political heavyweights, who may have ordered the church leadership to demote him for interfering in politics.