Fr Corapi and Bishop Mulvey of Corpus Christi

Gentle Bishop Mulvey of Corpus Christ: Like many of you, I was surprised and confused by Fr. Corapi’s recent announcement. And I have nothing more to add on Corapi’s score beyond what the popular Catholic bloggers have already laid out. But one aspect that I know a bit more about and that troubles me is…

Vatican Sets Up Abuse Help Centre

The BBC reports:   The Vatican is to set up a new e-learning centre to help safeguard children and victims of sexual abuse by clergy, as part of its efforts to deal with damaging scandals. The Roman Catholic Church is preparing for a major conference on abuse to take place next February in Rome. The…

Fr Z on Fr Corapi

Fr John Zuhlsdorf  (who was Ordained with Fr Corapi) writes: I haven’t written much about Fr. John Corapi, because I honestly don’t know much about what is going on.  I don’t know the details.   But I am sad to read that he is leaving active ministry.  I am profoundly sad. Fr. Corapi and I were ordained…

Churches of Holy Land Protest New Taxes in Israel

Heads of Christian churches expressed their deep concern on new changes aimed at taxation of churches’ real estate, writes Nouvelles d`Arménie. Although former changes failed to be implemented, the Israel did not hide its intention of taxation on various churches’ real estate. The empty churches are also subjected to taxation. The statement by an unofficial…

Man Shoots Off Finger to Remove Wart

A British man has shot his own finger off to get rid of a painful wart that had been plaguing him for over five years. Sean Murphy tore off most of his middle finger after downing several pints and aiming a shotgun at it. But his shotgun surgery landed him in court where, he received…