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Church did not foresee crimes by bishops, says canon law professor

Church did not foresee crimes by bishops, says canon law professor

| Mark Pattison | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to a canon law professor at The Catholic University of America.

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Two priests ruled unsuitable for ministry in Philadelphia Archdiocese

Two priests ruled unsuitable for ministry in Philadelphia Archdiocese

| Matthew Gambino | August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been found unsuitable for ministry, the archdiocese announced Aug. 19 following Masses at the parishes where Father Andrew McCormick and Msgr. Gregory Parlante most recently served.

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Former Oakdale pastor ‘laicized’

Former Oakdale pastor ‘laicized’

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father James Smith, who served as pastor of Transfiguration in Oakdale from 1994 to 2002, “has been granted a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced April 30.

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Retired priest ‘laicized’

Retired priest ‘laicized’

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Richard Jeub, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1966, has been dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, according to a Nov. 29 statement from the archdiocese.

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Pope grants retired Basilica rector’s ‘request for laicization’

Pope grants retired Basilica rector’s ‘request for laicization’

His leadership in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis included founding and directing its permanent diaconate program, co-directing the vocations office, and serving as vicar general and moderator of the curia.

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Pope grants change in status for former vicar general

Pope grants change in status for former vicar general

| March 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda communicated in a March 10 statement that Pope Francis has granted the request of Peter Laird, former vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, to be released from the obligations he had undertaken at his priestly ordination, a process colloquially described as “laicization.” The archbishop explained that Laird had been dispensed “from all the obligations of the clerical state, including that of clerical celibacy” and in the future “will live as a lay person and will not be able to return to ordinary public ministry without permission of the Holy Father.”

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