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Council of Cardinals hears plan for reorganization of Vatican communications (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 23:12
The Council of Cardinals concluded a three-day meeting on December 13. Continuing its discussions of Vatican reform, the Council spoke about the Congregations for Clergy, for Evangelization, and for Catholic Education.
Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano, prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, reported on the consolidation of the Vatican’s media operations, and presented a demonstration of new multimedia capabilities.
This was the 22nd meeting of the Council of Cardinals. The next meeting is scheduled for February 2018.

Maronite Patriarch: Trump's move of embassy to Jerusalem damages peace prospects (Fides)

Tue, 2017-12-12 23:12
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai said that President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem “has demolished the peace efforts... fueled the fire of a new intifada, and transformed Jerusalem, the city of peace, into a city of war.” The move is “a slap in the face of Palestinians, Christians, Muslims, and all the Arabs,” he said.

Sunday rest, worship are focus of Pope's public audience (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 23:12
Pope Francis devoted his weekly public audience on December 13 to honoring the Sabbath. Since many “secular societies have lost the Christian meaning of Sunday,” he said, “it is necessary to revive this awareness.” The Pope remarked: “Without Christ, we are condemned to be dominated by the fatigue of everyday life.”

Pope Francis: leave behind bitterness, be consoled by God (Vatican Radio)

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:12
The Pope made his remarks in his 12/11 weekday Mass homily.

30 pro-life leaders sign pledge to uphold Catholic doctrine (LifeSite News)

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:12
“If there is any conflict between the words and acts of any member of the hierarchy, even the Pope, and the doctrine that the Church has always taught, we will remain faithful to the perennial teaching of the Church,” the signatories state.

Archbishop challenges Malawi's leaders on abortion law (Crux)

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:12
The African nation of 18.6 million is 83% Christian and 13% Muslim.

Vatican issues new statement on Jerusalem (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
“In expressing sorrow at the clashes that have claimed victims in recent days, the Holy Father renews his appeal to the wisdom and prudence of all and raises fervent prayers that the leaders of the nations, in this moment of particular gravity, undertake to avert a new spiral of violence,” the Holy See Press Office stated.

Pope issues message for 2018 World Day of the Sick (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
The World Day of the Sick is commemorated on February 11, the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. The theme of Pope’s message “Mater Ecclesiae (Mother of the Church): ‘Behold, your son ... Behold, your mother. And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.’” (John 19:26-27)

Advance final tax reform bill only if it meets key moral concerns, says prelate (USCCB)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
Bishop Frank Dewane, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, praised some aspects of the House and Senate tax bills but said that they “raise taxes on the poor and cut taxes on the rich, violating basic principles of justice.”

Updated program released for Pope's trip to Chile, Peru (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
Pope Francis is scheduled to depart for Chile on January 15 and return from Peru on January 22.

Catholic Charities USA: advocate on behalf of DACA on Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Catholic Charities USA)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) is an immigration policy announced by President Obama in 2012 and ended by President Trump in September.

Vatican's Populorum Progressio Foundation turns 25, has granted $41M to 4300 projects (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
The Foundation, now under the purview of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, is named after Blessed Paul VI’s 1967 encyclical on the development of peoples.

Resignations and appointments (12/11) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Taiwanese bishop for reasons of age and transferred an Irish bishop to a larger diocese.

Council of Cardinals holding 22nd meeting (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:12
Pope Francis established the Council in 2013 to “advise him in the government of the universal Church and to study a plan for revising the apostolic constitution on the Roman Curia.”

World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit (AP)

Tue, 2017-12-12 04:12
L’Osservatore Romano (12/11-12/12 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

In one corner of Afghanistan, America is beating Islamic State (Wall Street Journal)

Tue, 2017-12-12 04:12
Now controlling little territory in Syria and Iraq, ISIS has an estimated 600 to 3,000 fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan.