Will Pope Francis Encounter Convicted Msgr. William Lynn in Philly Prison?

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When Pope Francis visits the U.S. this Fall, will he meet the priest who's in jail for failing to report incidents of clergy abuse?The Catholic Herald connected the dots on this story: They reported this morning that the prison which the Holy Father will visit during his U.S. visit, Philadelphia's Curren-Fromhold Correctional Facility, is the same facility where convicted cleric Monsignor William Lynn is housed.The Curren-Fromhold facility holds 8,100 prisoners in its sprawling complex of … [Read more...]

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Drug-Crazed Intruder Kills Samuel Traut, Popular Bible Teacher at NDSU Newman Center

Message to Samuel Traut

"A good young man unknowingly opened his back door to a monster.”At a news conference regarding back-to-back slayings in Fargo, North Dakota, Police Chief Dave Todd repeated the line he'd heard Wednesday, explaining why 24-year-old Samuel Traut had been killed. The young man, who taught bible studies and other courses at the Newman Center at North Dakota State University, was hammered to death after opening his door and offering a stranger a glass of water.Ashley K. Hunter, who is ac … [Read more...]

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Fr. Thomas Belczak, Popular Detroit-Area Priest, Is Cleared of Charges

Bishop Reiss letter

Father Thomas Belczak, the popular pastor of St. Kenneth's Catholic Church in Plymouth, has been reinstated after a nine-month FBI investigation into alleged financial improprieties. He will return to the pulpit on June 27.Father Belczak was suspended from the pastorate in October 2014, pending an investigation into whether he had misused funds intended for the parish. In a letter dated June 20, 2015, Auxiliary Bishop Francis Reiss announced that he will be reinstated, effective June … [Read more...]

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