- Jul 4, 2020
BOACO VIEJO-TEUSEPE-CAMOAPA, Nicaragua – Although historically being a Catholic priest in Central America brought tremendous privilege and esteem, today nobody would say it’s a cushy gig. Constant political turmoil, chronic poverty and a priest shortage that might demand a cleric to say five Masses on one Sunday are every-day facts
To be a voice for victims of clerical sexual abuse, Father Brendan McGuire realized he had to come to terms with the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest when he was 18. It was a secret he had held for 35 years.
A Nicaraguan priest was attacked and robbed in his parish residence, the latest aggression against Catholic clergy and those considered opponents of the Central American country’s increasingly autocratic president.
A Byzantine Catholic priest was attacked Aug. 20 in the altar servers’ sacristy of his church in Merrillville, near Gary in the northwestern part of the state.
An elderly Catholic priest attacked at his Delaware church last week has been released from the hospital.
State police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in the home of a Michigan priest who is accused of embezzling millions.