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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Seven Women Attempt Ordination–And No, They’re Not Priests

Seven "well prepared" women attempted to be ordained Catholic priests in Morristown, New Jersey, on Saturday, April 24.  I say "attempted" because women cannot be ordained Catholic priests. It is a theological impossibility. They are not priests. I just read the report of the event on the blog of "Rev. Dr. Judy Lee," a self-described Roman Catholic Women Priest who is co-Pastor of the Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community in Fort Myers, Florida.  According to Dr. Lee, there were 200 joyful … [Read more...]

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Photographer Priest Captures the Dignity of the Poor on Camera

Fr Bob McCabe - Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press has a great story today that I'd like you to see:  It's a video interview with Fr. Bob McCabe, a local pastor who photographs those in the margins of society.Father Bob is pastor of St. Pius X parish in the downriver Detroit suburb of Southgate.  He's been a familiar face around the Archdiocese of Detroit for years, known for his photographic skill and for his pastoral work.  This interview brings front-page attention to an important work of the Church:  helping the und … [Read more...]

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