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By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Speaking to nearly 15,000 priests at the closing Mass of the Vatican’s Year for Priests in Rome on Friday, Pope Benedict XVI said that sin, satanic influence and the toleration of heresy are at the root of the sex abuse scandal.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Priests from all over the world are expected to gather in Rome this week to attend a world meeting of clergy from June 9-11 to mark the end of the Year for Priests.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Cadinal Claudio Hummes, head of the Congregation for the Clergy, announced that Pope Benedict plans to close the Year for Priests with a huge meeting of priests from around the world between June 9-11 in Rome.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer During a general audience this week in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope explained the reason why he called for a Year for Priests, to support them in their daily struggles and help them rediscover the gift of Grace which the ordained ministry represents.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched a new website to mark the Year for Priests which will be celebrated from June 19, 2009 to June 19, 2010, throughout the world.
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