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Federal DHS faith-based partnership director resigns over past comments on Muslims, blacks (Washington Post)

18 hours 34 min ago
Rev. Jamie Johnson of the Anglican Church in North America resigned as director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.

US bishops approve canonical step for sainthood cause for Lakota catechist (USCCB)

18 hours 35 min ago
Nicholas W. Black Elk, Sr. (1863-1950)—also known simply as Black Elk—was baptized in 1904 and later became a catechist who helped lead hundreds of others to the faith.

Vatican Secretary of State: set aside portion of military expenditures for the poor (L'Osservatore Romano)

18 hours 35 min ago
Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s remarks appear on page 6.

Papal audiences (11/18) (Vatican Press Office)

19 hours 34 min ago
In separate audiences, the Pope received the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo (Myanmar), Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino (Cuba), the head of a UN health agency, the Pontifical Council for Culture, and the Joseph Ratzinger- Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation.

Papal health care message notes importance of personal contact, compassion (Vatican Press Office)

19 hours 34 min ago
Addressing participants in a conference on addressing global health inequalities, Pope Francis cited the parable of the Good Samaritan and said that “while a well-structured organization is essential for providing necessary services and the best possible attention to human needs, healthcare workers should also be attuned to the importance of listening, accompanying and supporting the persons for whom they care.”

Resignations and appointments (11/19) (Vatican Press Office)

19 hours 34 min ago
Pope Francis appointed a successor to a Canadian bishop who resigned for reasons of age. He also appointed new bishops in Poland and Micronesia.

Pope names Brazilian cardinal to key position for upcoming synod on youth (Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops)

19 hours 35 min ago
Pope Francis has named Cardinal Sérgio da Rocha, archbishop of Brasilia and president of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil, as the relator general of the next Synod of Bishops. He will be responsible for delivering addresses to the bishops before and after their discussion of youth, faith, and vocational discernment. The Pope also named Father Giacomo Costa (an Italian Jesuit) and Father Rossano Sala (an Italian Salesian) as the synod’s special secretaries.

Vatican questions reports on homosexuality and abuse at Italian seminary, orders new investigation (Vatican Press Office)

19 hours 35 min ago
Italian media reports alleged that the Diocese of Como, Italy, ordained a seminarian who had demanded homosexual relations with a younger seminarian under his authority. The diocese stated that a positive evaluation from authorities in Rome factored into the decision to ordain the older seminarian. The Vatican Press Office questioned the reports but said that “a new investigation is underway, to shed full light on really happened.”

Cardinal Burke laments apostasy, says the Church 'appears not to know herself' (National Catholic Register)

19 hours 35 min ago
Speaking recently at a conference on Our Lady of Fatima, Cardinal Raymond Burke said that the Church “appears not to know herself, her identity in Christ, Who comes to us through the unbroken Apostolic Tradition.” The prelate criticized “those who exercise the pastoral office” for “their failure to teach the faith, in fidelity to the Church’s constant doctrine and practice, whether through explicit declarations and actions or through a superficial, confused or even worldly approach.”

Father Solanus Casey declared 'Blessed Solanus' at Detroit beatification (Detroit Free Press)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
An estimated 60,000 people attended the beatification Mass of the Capuchin Franciscan friar, who was born in 1870 and died in 1957.

Pope Francis reflects on developments in science, technology (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
Addressing the Pontifical Council for Culture, Pope Francis cited developments in medicine and genetics, the neurosciences, and “autonomous and thinking machines.” He then spoke of three principles: an “appreciation of the sciences, which we have not always known how to manifest”; “the universal destination of goods, which also regards those of knowledge and technology”; and “not all that is technically possible or feasible is therefore ethically acceptable.”

Myanmar bishop says government, media have positive view of upcoming papal visit (National Catholic Register)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
“Even non-Catholics are happy Pope Francis will visit us,” said Archbishop Paul Grawng. “This is truly a unique and glorious occasion for all of us.” Myanmar, a nation of 56.9 million, is 88% Buddhist, 6% Christian, and 4% Muslim.

Pope Francis confers Ratzinger Prize on German theologians, Estonian composer (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
Pope Francis said that Pope Benedict XVI’s “work and his teaching continue to be a living and precious heritage for the Church and for our service.” During the ceremony (video), Pope Francis conferred the prize upon Lutheran theologian Theodor Dieter, Catholic theologian Father Karl-Heinz Menke, and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

1500 of the poor dine with the Pope (Zenit)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
The meal took place in Paul VI Audience Hall following Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis: Angelus address on the parable of the talents (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
Warning against a distorted image of God, Pope Francis reflected on Matthew 25:14-30 during his November 19 Angelus address (video).

Sri Lanka cardinal calls for prayers and practical action on World Day of the Poor (AsiaNews)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
“Whilst the few enjoy most of the benefits of free market economics, large numbers are condemned to abject poverty,” said Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, who served as Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship from 2005 to 2009 under Pope Benedict.

'In the poor, Jesus knocks on the doors of our heart,' Pope preaches at Mass for 1st World Day of the Poor (Vatican Radio)

Mon, 2017-11-20 01:11
Click here for video of the Mass, here for the booklet for the celebration, and here for the Pope’s message for the day, entitled “Let us love, not with words but with deeds.”

Papal prayers for crew of missing Argentine submarine (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:11
The submarine disappeared on November 15, according to a BBC report.

New section created in Vatican Secretariat of State (CWN)

Mon, 2017-11-20 00:11

Pope Francis has created a new section of the Vatican Secretariat of State, to coordinate the work of papal diplomats, the veteran Vatican journalist Sandro Magister of L’Espresso reports.