Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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TWO WEEKS after a dormitory fire that killed three students and injured 58 others at Seton Hall University, investigators believe the fire was deliberately set, The Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark, N.J., reported Feb. 2. The report said investigators were seeking four suspects and were focusing on a dispute between students and three nonstudents who were asked to leave the dormitory less than an hour before the Jan. 19 fire broke out. The Star-Ledger said investigators had not determined whether the fire was set as a prank or in an attempt to cause injuries.

UP TO 100 CONGREGATIONS and their pastors from all across the country will have an opportunity to participate in the National Clergy Renewal Program, funded by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment, Inc. The competitive program, open to all Christian congregations whose ordained pastors have a master of divinity degree, takes countrywide a program that has been implemented in Indiana. The Lilly Endowment hopes to attract the involvement of congregations who need to enter a time of intentional reflection and renewal.

A PRIEST of the Tucson, Ariz., diocese has been named in three separate lawsuits that allege he molested children during the 1970s. The suits also name the diocese as a defendant. Msgr. Robert Trupia was named last April in a suit alleging he abused children while he was in residence at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in Tucson. Attorneys brought two additional suits naming Trupia to the attention of the news media the first week of January. The suits, filed on behalf of two men, allege child abuse in 1975 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Yuma. Trupia has been on nonactive ministry status since 1990.

ST. BONIFACE SCHOOL in Oak Harbor, Ohio, is marking the Jubilee of the Year 2000 by dropping tuition charges for the 2000-'01 school year. The parish took inspiration from Toledo Bishop James R. …

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