Update: Alleged Priest-Killer Apprehended in California

Fr. Eric Freed

Just one day after a popular Roman Catholic priest was found murdered in his California rectory, authorities have arrested a man believed to be the murderer.The suspect, Gary Lee Bullock, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of Father Eric Freed, pastor of St. Bernard Catholic Church and a lecturer and Newman Center director at Humboldt State University.  Bullock had been sought after a security guard reported encountering someone who fit his description on the property and … [Read more...]

The Naked Woman in Cologne Cathedral and Her American Paparazzi Connection

Femen protest - Cologne

On Christmas Day, as the 10 a.m. high Mass got underway in Germany’s Cologne Cathedral, a young woman in the front row stripped off her coat, exposing her naked body, rushed to the sanctuary and climbed atop the great altar.  Painted across the screaming woman’s bare chest were the words “I AM GOD.”Josephine Witt, the protestor, was a 20-year-old philosophy student and a member of the feminist anarchist group FEMEN.  Before Cardinal Joachim Meisner could begin the prayers of the Mass, she was … [Read more...]

Prayer Need: Priest Murdered in Rectory on New Year’s Eve

Fr. Eric Freed (Photo from Humboldt State University Religious Studies Dept.)

Father Eric Freed was a busy guy:  The popular priest was pastor of St. Bernard parish in Eureka, California since 2011; he also taught in the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University and served as director of the Newman Center on campus.But sometime between 6:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 9:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Father Eric’s life was cut short by an unknown assailant in the rectory where he lived.According to reports, when Father Freed didn’t show up for morning Mass, … [Read more...]