Catholic Priest

  • Catholic priest's book on Swami Vivekananda released January 31, 2014

    A book penned by an Indian-origin Catholic priest based in Rome, a critical study of the philosophical anthropology of Swami Vivekananda, was released here Saturday at the close of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the sage. Aimed at fostering "religious harmony", "Man Without Frontiers: The Ultimate Concern of Swami Vivekananda"...
  • Indian Catholic priest faces sex charge in US July 16, 2013

    Washington: An Indian Catholic priest, who was arrested in the US on charges of engaging in sexual contact with a child under 13 years of age, has been released on a bail of USD 75,000. Father Leo Koppala, from Andhra Pradesh, faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and...
  • Tom Cruise wanted to become a Catholic priest March 5, 2013

    London: One of the most famous followers of the Church of Scientology, actor Tom Cruise dreamt of being a Catholic priest when he was younger though his plans were cut-short over an alcohol stealing incident. Cruise was asked to leave the St Francis Seminary in Cincinnati after being caught stealing alcohol,...
  • Fugitive Catholic priest arrested in TN March 17, 2012

    Chennai: Catholic priest Rev Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul was arrested in Erode in Tamil Nadu on charges of molesting a child in the US when he was there during 2004, police said Saturday. Acting on an alert by Interpol, Tamil Nadu police arrested Rev Jeyapaul, 57, Friday evening and presented him in...
  • Catholic priest writes of romance in book January 4, 2011

    Miami: A former Catholic priest from Miami who left the church after photos surfaced of him kissing his then-girlfriend is criticizing church leaders in a new book and calling their stance on priests' romantic relationships hypocritical. Alberto Cutie — dubbed "Father Oprah" by the English-language media for his relationship advice —...