Friday, November 6, 2015

Benedictine monk to be ordained a priest

Deacon says he feels at peace and not at all nervous
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, lays his hands on Frater Caesarius Marple, OSB, during his ordination as a deacon at Westminster Abbey Aug. 31, 2014. Deacon Paul Goo, now Father Goo, looks on. Photo submitted.

He became a Benedictine monk, then a deacon, and now Frater Caesarius Marple is about to become a priest. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Leak of classified docs is illegal, Vatican says
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, the papal spokesman, is pictured during an Oct. 26 press conference at the Vatican. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, said the recent stealing and leaking of confidential information about Pope Francis's pontificate is illegal, and he charged that it had been done in order to create confusion. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Refugee issues top of mind for Christian religious leaders
Syrian refugees walk at Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, Nov. 1. The UN refugee agency reports that currently about 100 Syrians return home nearly every day from Jordan. CNS photo / Muhammad Hamed, Reuters.
Canada's Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Council of Churches sent congratulations and a wish list to Prime Minister Trudeau Nov. 4, highlighting climate change and poverty. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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