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India: diocese joins Muslim groups in making Kashmir alcohol free (UCANews)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
Alcohol is currently banned in three of India’s 29 states.

Philippine bishops lead thousands in call to end extrajudicial killings in war on drugs (MSN News)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
“Repent now,” the president of the bishops’ conference preached. “Time is not ours. Start the healing by repenting now.”

Journalist, in new book, concludes Pope John Paul I died of a heart attack (National Catholic Register)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has written a foreword to the book by journalist Stefania Falasca, who is also vice postulator of the Pontiff’s canonization cause.

Pope, at weekday Mass, reflects on God's irrevocable election of Christians (Vatican Radio)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
“Each one of us is elect, chosen by God,” the Pope said as he preached on Romans 11:29-36. “I think it would do us good, all of us, to think today about our election; about the promises that the Lord has made to us; and about how I live out the covenant with the Lord.”

Pope Francis receives Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson (Vatican Radio)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
Topics of discussion with the former UN and Irish leaders included “migration, nuclear weapons, peace, mediation and conflicts, as well as climate change and gender equality,” according to Vatican Radio.

Filipino bishops' leader: drug trade is worse problem than vigilante killings (La Croix)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, the new president of the Filipino bishops’ conference, said that the problem of drug trafficking is a greater threat to the country than the hundreds of extra-judicial killings by anti-drug forces. The archbishop encouraged the faithful to “inspire and not condemn” police engaged in anti-drug work.
The country’s bishops have frequently condemned the killing of suspected drug traffickers, while President Rodrigo Duterte has argued that the campaign is needed to stem the drug trade.

Two women appointed to lead roles in Vatican office for laity and life (CWN)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11

Pope Francis has appointed two women as undersecretaries in the new dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life.

Church in Philippines holds National Youth Day (Vatican Radio)

Tue, 2017-11-07 05:11
Over 2,300 youth gathered on the island of Mindanao, where martial law is in force following the attempted Islamist takeover of the city of Marawi.

Cardinal DiNardo on church shooting: 'a culture of life cannot tolerate, and must prevent, senseless gun violence' (USCCB)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
“We need prayers!” Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio said in a separate statement. “The evil perpetrated on these who were gathered to worship God on the Lord’s Day—especially children and the elderly—makes no sense and will never be fully understood.”

Poland: bishops speak out for work-free Sunday and ban on eugenic abortion (SIR)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
“A work-free Sunday is a glue that strengthens national unity,” the bishops said in their statement.

Bodies of 26 teenage girls found in Mediterranean Sea as assault and torture suspected (International Business Times)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
L’Osservatore Romano (11/6 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Catalonia's Puigdemont faces possible detention in Belgium on European arrest warrant (Euronews)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
The Archdiocese of Barcelona was silent on recent political developments. Cardinal Juan José Omella celebrated Mass for the 7th anniversary of the dedication of Sagrada Familia Basilica; human towers were part of the celebration.

Papal audiences (11/6) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
The Pope received the bishops of Paraguay, who were in Rome for their ad limina visit. The nation of 6.9 million is 90% Catholic.

Vatican workshop on human trafficking (Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
“Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking: Best Practices in Legal Aid, Compensation and Resettlement” concluded with a press conference (video).

Phoenix bishop launches leadership development initiative (OSV Newsweekly)

Tue, 2017-11-07 04:11
Phoenix is now the nation’s 5th-largest city.