Former Arizona Catholic priest dies before trial on child abuse charges-former EWTN-claimed visions

A former Catholic priest who was indicted on child sex crimes has died before his trial, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. 

John “Jack” Dallas Spaulding died Tuesday at the age of 75.

He was facing six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child. The two boys were under the age of 15 during the alleged incidents, which were reported to have occurred in 2003 and 2007. 

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/02/26/roman-catholic-diocese-phoenix-mesa-priest-john-jack-spaulding-dies-child-sex-crimes/4883112002/

Patron Saint of the Internet? Carlo Acutis to Be Beatified+video

Ven. Carlo Acutis is the ideal candidate for the patron saint of the internet. He created a database of Eucharistic miracles on a website so people could find out about them all while he was still a teenager. If you’ve seen a traveling exhibit with displays on different Eucharistic miracles, this is based right off his site.

On Friday, Pope Francis approved a miracle in his case and this allows beatification to be scheduled. As he is the first saint to have extensively used the internet and the first saint who is most known for something he did online, I want to propose him as the patron saint of the Internet.

The Eucharist and the Virgin Mary… Carlo Acutis: Homily by Canon Tim Madeley. A Day With Mary

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To Hell And Back: Ex-Satanist claims he went to hell, converted to Christianity Video 14 min.

To Hell And Back: Ex-Satanist claims he went to hell, converted to Christianity


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Ex-Satanist John Ramirez shocked the world when he claimed his discovery of hell in 2014.

Ramirez claims he went to hell and that the devil was trying to end his life before God stepped in and protected him.

In an exclusive interview, Ramirez tells News 12 that he was trained to be a Satanic cult (Santeria and Spiritualist) high ranking priest in New York City that cast powerful witchcraft spells and controlled entire regions.

http://bronx.news12.com/story/41669638/to-hell-and-back-exsatanist-claims-he-went-to-hell-converts-to-christianity

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Healing Priest Fr. Fernando Suarez Collapses, Dies

February 4, 2020 by sd

From Inquirer.net:

Healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez collapses, dies

Controversial healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez collapsed and died while playing tennis at the Ayala Alabang Clubhouse earlier Tuesday, three days short of his 53rd birthday.

His spokesperson Deedee Siytangco confirmed the priest’s demise in a phone interview shortly after stepping out of Asian Hospital around 4 p.m. She said the cause of his death is not yet known. Suarez, a known tennis enthusiast, has been holding annual tennis tournaments for priests at the Ayala Alabang Clubhouse for the past several years.

As Fr. Jack Spaulding’s sex-misconduct case heads to Rome; a look at “Scottsdale Visionaries”, and Medjugorje {UPDATED} J.D. Long-García/CATHOLIC SUN A priest who was involved with the “Scottsdale Visionaries” in the late 80’s/early 90’s at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Scottsdale, Arizona has had his sexual misconduct case sent to Rome. News broke this week that Fr. Jack Spaulding’s priesthood now rests with Rome, pending review of information sent by the Diocese of Phoenix to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). Click here for the diocesan statement on Fr. Spaulding, which was actually released in October 2011. What makes this case so unusual is that the victim, who was allegedly abused in 1984-85 when he was a teen, died in June of 2010 and it is the young man’s father who filed the accusations with the diocese. It may be the first such case reviewed by the CDF. Three more accusers have come forward with accusations stemming back to the 70’s, making it a total of four claims since Fr. Spaulding was suspended and put on administrative leave on June 24, 2011. This is a judgment we leave in the hands of the Holy See. Father Spaulding is a devout, and much beloved priest, among his flock, as this 2010 article in the diocesan paper, The Catholic Sun, reveals. The same article states that he had a show for four years on EWTN. The most important thing for the sake of justice to both Fr. Spaulding and the alleged victims, is that they arrive at the truth and deal with it appropriately. If he is deemed guilty, then disciplinary actions; if he is exonerated, then his good name given back to him. Unfortunately, few innocent priests, once accused, ever get any help from the diocese restoring their good names (N.B.: I rarely link to the dissident, National catholic Reporter, but John Allen’s excellent reporting is an anomaly there).

https://te-deum.blogspot.com/2012/01/as-fr-jack-spauldings-sex-misconduct.html

Vatican Absolves ‘Healing’ Priest January 12, 2020 by sd

The Vatican has absolved controversial “healing” priest Fr. Fernando Suarez of the the allegation that he sexually abused minors. A decree of notification dated Jan. 6, 2020 — which was released by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) National Tribunal of Appeals — informed Suarez that he had been given a “not guilty” decision by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.https://spiritdailyblog.com/news/vatican-absolves-healing-priest

Former Arizona Priest Accused Of Sexually Abusing Several Boys Indicted By Grand Jury.EWTN Alledged locutionists

January 10, 2020 by sd

From 12News:

Undated file photo of the Rev. John "Jack" Spaulding.

A Maricopa County grand jury charged a former Catholic priest on Wednesday in connection with the sexual abuse of two boys under the age of 15 between 2003 and 2007.

John “Jack” Dallas Spaulding, 74, was charged with six counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of molestation of a child.  Spaulding was a priest at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Phoenix and St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Mesa when the alleged crimes took place. [Father Spaulding was well known initially for an EWTN program with teens in the 1980s and later as leader of a group of alleged seers and locutionists at Scottsdale’s Saint Maria Goretti Church. He himself claimed to receive “messages.”]

https://www.12news.com/amp/article/news/local/valley/phoenix-mesa-priest-accused-of-sex-abuse/75-c2e1b983-d4fb-413d-84b0-7c5a117b79af

Once Denounced, ‘Rosa Mystica’ Set For Status As Shrine-Report

Once Denounced, ‘Rosa Mystica’ Set For Status As Shrine

December 2, 2019 by sd


It is, one must admit, a somewhat astonishing turn of events.

On Saturday, December 7, eve of the Immaculate Conception, the Bishop of Brescia, Italy, Monsignor Pierantonio Tremolada, will preside at a Mass during the canonical institution of the “Rosa Mystica-Mother of the Church Diocesan Shrine” in Fontanelle.

It is extraordinary because this is an apparition site — one with prophetic messages — that’s the basis for thousands of Rosa Mystica statues which allegedly have spawned miracles around the world (and have been blessed by at least one Pope).

It is especially mind-boggling because back many years ago, when I visited the main basilica in nearby Montichiari, where many of the apparitions occurred (along with Fontanelle), I was surprised to learn that the apparitions which started there in 1947 had been condemned by the then-local bishop, Bruno Foresti, who in a formal declaration said that the Mystica phenomena failed to “give good reasons for credibility” and that whoever promoted it “disturbs the faith of believers, inducing them to act contrary to the teachings of the Church.”

Though the decree, and a more recent one in 2013, still stand, in some ways they have been reversed or at least profoundly lightened — something we have seen at other places. As at Medjugorje, which also now accepts official Church pilgrimages, the actual apparitions and messages remain under study.

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I had been surprised, back during that visit, in 1991, because the Rosa Mystica seemed like a beautiful apparition, and statues fashioned after it were inexplicably exuding tears. A nurse named Pierina Gilli was the visionary, and her messages connected in a very direct way to Fatima, starting with the fact that the second apparition was on the same day of the year, June 13, as the second Fatima appearance.

Pierina claimed that apparitions occurred both in the hospital where she worked and at the Montichiari basilica. At her first manifestation, Mary arrived in a mournful purplish dress and a white veil. She had been visibly melancholic, her tears falling to the floor, her breast pierced by several swords. She had said only three words, “prayer, penitence, expiation.”

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