"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
"A bizarre faith-healing ritual has prompted the Catholic Church to warn that an influx of foreign priests had created "difficulties" because they tended to have a more spiritual outlook than Westerners.
A horrified congregation watched a foreign-trained Catholic priest lay a mentally and physically disabled girl on an altar during mass at the weekend and order her to walk.
The priest was later escorted to a mental health clinic by police. The congregation is being counselled over the event, which left children and adults in tears.
While the Church did not condone the bizarre service, Church spokesman, Monsignor O'Loughlin said it was standing by the priest in his time of need, though he would not be allowed to give mass until he was better." - Story
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Photo: Unrelated photo of woman 'slayed in the spirit' at a prayer meeting.