Catholic http://wkar.org en Current State #68 | April 17, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-68-april-17-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on Current State: Former priest makes his case for change in the Catholic Church; MSU Science Fest ; Author David Shields; &nbsp;and Hospice of Lansing.</span></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:01:50 +0000 Current State 34424 at http://wkar.org Former priest makes case for ordination of women http://wkar.org/post/former-priest-makes-case-ordination-women <p></p><p>For more than 40 years, <a href="http://www.soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=413">Roy Bourgeois</a>’ life has been devoted to an often controversial liberal activism. The former Catholic priest is the founder of the <a href="http://www.soaw.org/index.php">Schools of the Americas Watch</a> and has spent eight years in prison for illegal protests. &nbsp;Five years ago, the 74-year old was excommunicated for his support of the ordination of women to the Catholic priesthood. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:55:15 +0000 Current State 34419 at http://wkar.org Former priest makes case for ordination of women Lansing Diocese Celebrates its 75th Anniversary http://wkar.org/post/lansing-diocese-celebrates-its-75th-anniversary <p>About 207,000 Roman Catholics live in the 10 counties that make up the Diocese of Lansing. It contains 84 parishes and 34 schools, and it provides charitable assistance to more than 125,000 people each year. Today, Bishop Earl Boyea will observe the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the diocese with a special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Lansing.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kevin Lavery 21546 at http://wkar.org Lansing Diocese Celebrates its 75th Anniversary