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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

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Oregon bakery owners lose on appeal (BreakPoint)

Tue, 2018-01-16 06:01
In 2015, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries awarded $135,000 to a lesbian couple after an owner of an Oregon bakery declined to bake them a wedding cake.

US bishops announce '9 Days for Life' campaign (USCCB)

Tue, 2018-01-16 06:01
The novena begins on January 18 and concludes on January 26.

Vatican newspaper article: the lay faithful do not exist merely to obey (CWN)

Tue, 2018-01-16 05:01

In an article reprinted in L’Osservatore Romano, Italian historian Lucetta Scaraffia wrote that the clergy need to listen to the theological insights of the laity—especially of women—or young people will continue to leave the Church.

Hong Kong's new bishop calls for irenic approach to Chinese government (National Catholic Register)

Tue, 2018-01-16 05:01
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said that “Jesus himself never asked his people to turn against the government and have a revolution. The apostles, in their letters, always say: Cooperate with the government.” Nonetheless, “if the government makes a wrong decision, against our human values or Church teaching, we have to say so.”

Church comes to aid of flood victims in Kinshasa (Fides)

Tue, 2018-01-16 05:01
Click here for an Agence France-Presse report on the flooding.

Nicaraguan bishop pays tribute to slain Catholic journalist (Fides)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01
Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal (1924-78) advocated for democracy and opposed the Somoza dynasty, which ruled Nicaragua from 1937 to 1979. Chamorro’s widow served as Nicaragua’s president from 1990 to 1996.

Ordinariate sees new opportunities for growth (National Catholic Register)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01
The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter was formed to minister to converts who come from the Anglican tradition. It has grown to 45 parishes in the US and Canada.

Grand Chancellor of Order of Malta emphasizes commitment to migrants, refugees (Vatican News)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01
“It’s unacceptable that the average duration stay of a refugee in camps is more than 12 years, so the international community must find new policies for resettlement,” said Albrecht von Boeselager.

Chile's respect for Pope, Catholic Church dropping, polls show (BBC)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01
As Pope Francis visits Chile, the BBC reports that a public-opinion survey gave the Pope the lowest approval ratings on record in that country for a Roman Pontiff: 5.3 on a 10-point scale. The public-approval rating for the Catholic Church was lower, with only 36% of the public expressing trust in the Church.

Missionary in Peru urges Pope to address mining industry's effects on indigenous peoples (Fides)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01
Fides is the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

USCCB official discusses youthfulness of pro-life movement (OSV Newsweekly)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01
Anne McGuire, 29, is assistant director of education and outreach for the US bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

Beatitudes are 'born of a merciful heart,' Pope says at Mass in Santiago (CWN)

Tue, 2018-01-16 04:01

At a Mass celebrated on January 16 in an outdoor park in Santiago, Chile, Pope Francis said that the Beatitudes are “born of the merciful heart of Jesus.”

Papal telegram to Italy's president (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2018-01-16 03:01
The telegram to President Sergio Mattarella was sent as the Pope departed for Chile and Peru.

In speech to Chilean leaders, Pope asks forgiveness for abuses (Vatican News)

Tue, 2018-01-16 03:01
In a January 16 address to Chile’s political leaders, Pope Francis spoke of his “pain and shame at the irreparable damage caused to children by some ministers of the Church.” He said that the Church is committed to helping the victims. The Pontiff also spoke of Chile’s recovery from years of authoritarian rule, and the need for forgiveness. He said that “each new generation must take up the struggles and attainments of past generations, while setting its own sights even higher.”

Papal audiences (1/14) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2018-01-16 03:01
The Pontiff received Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, SDB, the retired bishop of Hong Kong.

Sustainability is key theme of papal trip, says spokesman for Church in Chile (Vatican News)

Tue, 2018-01-16 03:01
Father Felipe Herrera, spokesman of the National Commission for the Apostolic Visit, said that “we have prepared a series of documents that aim to inspire sustainability: environmental sustainability, economic and social sustainability.”