ST. LOUIS — A Roman Catholic priest whose charges of sexual abuse of a boy were dropped this month has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was unfairly targeted by police, the city and advocates for sexual abuse victims.

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DUBLIN - An Irish bishop urged his colleagues to establish a commission to discuss the possibility of ordaining married men.

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore also wants the Irish bishops' conference to empower the commission to further study female deacons.

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - It is only fitting that John Paul Patrick returned to his home parish for his final steps to the priesthood with the Missionary Oblates of Assumption Province. On June 8, Patrick was ordained to the priesthood in front of hundreds of witnesses at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Mississauga.

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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Conflict and cruelty must be fought with tenderness, forgiveness and bearing Christ's cross, Pope Francis said.

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The following are the clergy changes for the Archdiocese of Toronto. The changes are effective July 2 unless otherwise noted.
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OTTAWA - Though a recent study shows most Catholic priests are happy in their vocations, they face many challenges that could lead some to become disillusioned.

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TORONTO - Fr. Borna Puskaric has a major project awaiting him when he returns to his home diocese of Zagreb, Croatia.

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - After more than 300 years in existence, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception are rejoicing at the ordination of their first Canadian priest.

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TORONTO - The road to the priesthood for the first North American Spiritan to be ordained in 26 years began while flipping through the pages of The Catholic Register.

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The San Francisco priest who sparked controversy earlier this year by barring altar girls has been replaced as chaplain of the church’s Catholic grade school.

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TORONTO - It is most fitting that the Archdiocese of Toronto welcomed its two newest priests during the celebration of the Eucharist, said Cardinal Thomas Collins.

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TORONTO - Fr. Ricardo Davis struggled with a calling from two cities half a world apart.

One called him towards a life of celebrity, the other to a life of celibacy.

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TORONTO - Fr. David Twaddle always wanted a career where his work would be close to Heaven, but being a priest wasn’t his first choice.

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BROD, Kosovo - The Catholic priest followed the village elders up a narrow road that curved between the green hills in the tiny hamlet of Gjonaj in southern Kosovo.

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Despite growing resistance from some Native Americans and U.S. Catholics, the Vatican on May 2 will host an event to celebrate the life of Junípero Serra, the Spanish missionary priest whom Pope Francis plans to canonize during his upcoming American tour.

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