Friday, March 31, 2017

Syracuse,NY Diocese Forces Out Priests at 80; Can Still Hold Mass If Another Priest Is Away

Priests serving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York who are 80 or older have been told they must step down, the Newsmax website reports today (March 31, 2017).

Some 13 priests have been given notice by Bishop Robert Cunningham, who is enforcing a new policy that prohibits priests from handling day-to-day parish duties once they enter their ninth decade.

But that doesn't mean the diocese -- which consists of 237,000 parishioners in 128 parishes -- is putting the older priests out to pasture.

They will still be allowed to perform sacramental duties -- including performing Mass -- when another priest is away or anointing the sick.

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