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May Catholic Daughters meeting is canceled

There will be NO meeting of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas on May 11 per the request not to congregate.

If any Catholic Daughter wishes to give a donation for the Birthright Baby Shower, send to: Sharon Kinker, 615 Camden Drive, Marshall, MN.

There will be voting for officers via email. If unable to email, call: Kathy Eveslage at 532-6313 with your vote.

At this time, the meeting on June 8, will take place for Installation of Officers and our Clergy Appreciation.

Priest who had controversial blog has been suspended

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Catholic priest in Virginia has been suspended of all priestly duties from the two parishes he leads in southwestern Virginia.

The suspension is the latest development in the ongoing dispute between Father Mark White and the Bishop of Richmond. White had maintained a well-known blog that was critical of the church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal.

The Martinsville Bulletin reports that Bishop Barry Knestout announced the suspension on Wednesday. It means that White is prohibited from practicing ministry, including the public celebration of the sacraments.

White is the priest at St. Joseph’s in Martinsville and St. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount.

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