Tag: pastoral security

Man accused in priest stabbing set for trial

| August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



SINTON — A man accused of stabbing a priest May 8 after they both had celebrated Mass is set to go to trial Aug. 24, according to District Attorney Patrick Flanigan’s office. David Rodriguez, 36, was indicted by a San Patricio grand jury in July on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge related […]




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Mich. Pastor ‘Rapidly’ Healing from Stabbing; Sketch of Suspect Released

| August 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Detroit-area pastor who was severely stabbed in his home last week is recovering at a miraculous pace, according to an official update from his church Monday. Though Kevin Ramsby was reportedly stabbed over 30 times when an intruder broke into his home last Tuesday, the executive pastor of Revival Tabernacle Church in Highland Park, […]




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LifeWay says 1 in 8 background checks finds criminal record

| August 9, 2009 | 1 Comment



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) — One in eight background checks conducted on volunteers or prospective employees through LifeWay Christian Resources found a criminal history that might have kept an individual from working or volunteering at a church, the Southern Baptist Convention publishing house reported Aug. 4. Last year LifeWay negotiated an affinity-group discount for screening services […]




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Woman who stabbed Indian River priest says she couldn’t afford her medication

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



VERO BEACH — The woman who is accused of stabbing a priest at Holy Cross Catholic Church now has a more earthly explanation for her actions. At the time of her arrest on April 26, Josephine Gatchell, 57, said the priest, the Rev. Michael Massaro, was the devil. Now, after months in jail, she blamed […]




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Kathmandu: Catholic priests receive death threats

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



Kathmandu (AsiaNews) – Many Catholic priests have received grave threats from unknown callers claiming to be Hindu fundamentalists, urging them to leave the country “as soon as possible”. Fr Pius Perumana, who runs the Vianney pastoral centre in Godavari, told AsiaNews that in recent days strangers called him on the phone and told him that […]




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Mexican bishops threatened by drug cartels

| July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



Mexico City, Jul 20, 2009 (EFE via COMTEX) — Three Catholic bishops in the westernMexican state of Michoacan have been threatened by drug traffickers,a church spokesman told Efe. "They asked them to stop condemning the illegal drug activity. Some parish priests have also started prevention programs anddenounced the groups that conduct retail drug sales and […]




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Grand jury indicts man in stabbing of priest

| July 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



CORPUS CHRISTI — A man accused of stabbing a priest May 8 after they both had celebrated Mass has been indicted, according to District Attorney Patrick Flanigan’s office. David Rodriguez, 36, was indicted by a San Patricio grand jury this week on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge related to an attack on […]




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Mexican gangs target outspoken priests in drug war

| July 1, 2009 | 2 Comments



JACUME, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican drug traffickers fighting a brutal turf war are attacking priests and preachers who denounce cartel violence, shattering clerics’ untouchable aura and breaking honor codes in the world’s second-biggest Catholic country. Gunmen killed a Catholic priest and two seminary students as they left a church in southern Mexico in early June. […]




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