Ex-Convict Arrested in Murder of Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP – UPDATED

Gary Moran - arrested in killing of Fr Walker

A 54-year-old homeless ex-convict has been arrested in Phoenix, accused of the murder of a priest and the wounding of a second priest.KPHO, the local CBS affiliate, reports that Gary Moran, a homeless man with an extensive criminal record, was arrested Sunday night and jailed on suspicion of shooting the Rev. Kenneth Walker multiple times at Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church in south Phoenix on Wednesday. Moran was released from prison just two months ago, after serving nine years of … [Read more...]

Prayer Need: Detroit-Area Priest Indicted on Theft Charges

Fr. Edward Belczak

A five-count indictment was issued today by U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade’s office in the theft investigation of Rev. Edward Belczak, former pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Troy, Michigan.Father Belczak and his parish administrator, Janice Verschuren, have been accused of stealing nearly $700,000 from parish funds, then using the money to purchase a luxury condominium in Palm Beach, Florida, and other items.  If found guilty of the charges, which include mail fraud, wire fraud an … [Read more...]

“Praying the Steps” at Holy Cross Immaculata, and Helping a Friend in Need

Holy Cross Immaculata - steps

A PRAYERFUL TRADITIONAtop Mount Adams, the highest point in Cincinnati, Ohio, stands Holy Cross Immaculata Church.  Overlooking the downtown area and the Ohio River, it is a beacon of faith to local Catholics.On Good Friday, pilgrims from the local community and around the world flock to the historic church for a 150-year-old tradition called "Praying the Steps."From midnight on Holy Thursday until midnight on Good Friday, more than 10,000 pilgrims climb the long winding staircase to … [Read more...]


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