Belief Bytes: Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

The Pope Easter egg. Photo via Religion News Service.

Here is your Religion News roundup for today:

By DAVID GIBSON
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission

“Today is Holy Thursday, when Roman Catholics commemorate the institution of the ordained priesthood by Jesus, and the head of that institution is none too happy with some of today’s priest who want to see women and married men join their ranks.

‘Is disobedience a path of renewal for the Church?’ Pope Benedict XVI said during a solemn Mass in St Peter’s Basilica today to recall the Last Supper.

He then specifically called out an organization of dissident priests in Austria, asking whether their calls for change were ‘a desperate push to do something to change the Church in accordance with one’s own preferences and ideas?’

Maybe the pope was a little upset over giving away that 550-pound chocolate Easter egg.

President Obama hosted his third annual Easter prayer breakfast at the White House and said that Jesus’ suffering and sacrifice during Holy Week puts the travails of his own life in perspective.”

Read the rest of the article here.

-Samantha Freda, Wilmington Faith and Values news intern

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