- Dec 10, 2019
Deacon Drake McCalister, a former Pentecostal minister, has been given approval by the Vatican to be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Steubenville.
Kirby argues that the fathers, bishops and cardinals who through their “dead consciences” allowed for abuse and its cover-up should retire to a life of penance and repentance.
Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood on Friday during his apostolic visit to Bangladesh. He asked the people to “pray for these new priests,” telling them it was their responsibility to “sustain your priests with prayer.”
The sacredness of human life is so absolute that performing or helping procure an abortion or attempting suicide is an obstacle to ordination as a Catholic priest, even if the man was not Catholic at the time the events occurred, said a new Vatican ruling personally okayed by Pope Francis.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is set to make a rare public appearance since his resignation when the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace hosts a celebration for the 65th anniversary of his priestly ordination on June 28, and his successor, Pope Francis, highlights the guest list.
ROME— For a long time, deacons have complained of being the “forgotten clergy” of the Catholic Church, usually overshadowed by bishops and priests, despite the fact that there are now around 45,000 permanent Catholic deacons worldwide. While that neglect may be true most of the time, May 2016 is a