Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

CDF orders prominent Chilean priest to life of prayer, penitence

Catholic World News - February 21, 2011

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has found Father Fernando Karadima, one of Chile’s most prominent priests, guilty of sexual abuse. The 80-year-old priest, according to the congregation’s ruling, is subject to a “lifelong prohibition from the public exercise of any ministerial act, particularly confession and the spiritual guidance of any category of persons” and “retirement to a life of prayer and penitence, also in reparation to the victims of his abuses.”

A leader in the Catholic Action movement, Father Karadima, who helped train five of the nation’s bishops, was accused of abusing young men while hearing their confessions.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($20,025 to go):
$35,000.00 $14,975.48
57% 43%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline 20 hours ago
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days