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Novemver 9, 2011
Diana von Glahn
March 3rd, 2011
Marie Joseph
Oct. 14, 2010
Fr. Michael Shea, C.M
May 26, 2010
Deacon Alvin A. Clay III

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion

Catholic Professionals of Greater Philadelphia™ is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus represents acts of veneration of His physical heart, united to his divinity, as the symbol of his redemptive love.

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EU's Federica Mogherini rebuffs Netanyahu on Jerusalem (BBC)

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

Leading European bishops: respect status quo of Jerusalem (Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem)

Tue, 2017-12-12 04:12
Echoing a recent joint statement by Jerusalem’s Christian leaders, the presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences expressed concern about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

New York Port Authority attack: Akayed Ullah inspired by ISIS (BBC)

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

Cardinal Pell faces March hearing on abuse charges (The Age)

Mon, 2017-12-11 23:12
Lawyers representing Cardinal George Pell are seeking evidence from his accusers as an Australian court prepares for a March hearing to determine whether the cardinal should face trial for sexual abuse. The hearing, scheduled to run for a month, will allow alleged victims two weeks to present their case. The exact charges against Cardinal Pell have still not been made public.

DC archdiocese loses case on Christmas ads for city buses; will appeal (WTOP)

Mon, 2017-12-11 23:12
A federal judge in Washington, DC, has upheld the policy of the city’s transportation agency, which bans religious advertisements. The Washington archdiocese, which had challenged the policy, will appeal.

Bishop Morlino explains policy on funerals for active homosexuals (Catholic World Report)

Mon, 2017-12-11 23:12
In an interview with Catholic World Report, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, voices his regrets about misunderstanding of a diocesan policy on funerals for Catholics involved in same-sex unions, noting that “people tuned into a long conversation about the topic at a very inconvenient point.” But the bishop insists that a “pastoral” approach must proclaim the truth.

Australian archbishop urges calm as same-sex marriage moves forward (Brisbane Catholic)

Mon, 2017-12-11 23:12
Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, Australia, has said that there is a “need not for paranoia or panic but for clear-eyed vigilance” as lawmakers prepare legislation to grant legal recognition for same-sex marriage. The archbishop cautions: “The newly constructed right of same-sex couples to marry must not be set against long-recognized rights to religious freedom which are fundamental to the health of society.”

Mexican diocese may alter Mass times at Christmas to avoid violence (CNA)

Mon, 2017-12-11 23:12
The Diocese of Tabasco, Mexico, has announced that Mass schedules during the Christmas season may be changed to avoid “high risk” times. The diocese is located in one of Mexico’s most violence-prone areas.

Bermuda restores traditional definition of marriage (Catholic Herald)

Mon, 2017-12-11 23:12
Lawmakers in Bermuda have enacted legislation defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman, reversing the effect of a court decision that had called for legal recognition of same-sex unions. The bill—which provides some legal rights for same-sex couples—was passed after Bermuda’s voters overwhelmingly rejected same-sex marriage.

Resignations and appointments (12/9) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 07:12
Pope Francis named a Massachusetts-born Capuchin Franciscan friar as bishop of a Japanese diocese.

Papal audiences (12/9) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 07:12
In separate audiences, Pope Francis received the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the new Nigerian ambassador, the apostolic nuncio in Mozambique, the officers of the Canadian bishops’ conference, and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Prelates comment on religious freedom of Colorado baker in Supreme Court case (USCCB)

Mon, 2017-12-11 07:12
Click here for additional coverage of the case.

Resignations and appointments (12/7) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
Pope Francis named new archbishops of Mexico City and Paris and appointed a new bishop in India.

Pope prays for Rome, recalls Ratisbonne's conversion in traditional homage to Immaculate Mary (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
Following a custom that dates back several decades, Pope Francis left the Vatican on December 8 and traveled to the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, where he offered an act of veneration to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Column of the Immaculate Conception (video). During his remarks, the Pope recalled the 175th anniversary of the conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne, who later was ordained and founded a religious community devoted to the conversion of Jews.

Moneyval offers mixed assessment of Holy See's efforts to combat money laundering (Moneyval)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
The “Holy See has made progress in combatting money laundering, but needs to step up efforts to obtain prosecutions,” according to a new report from Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism. “The Holy See is committed to taking the necessary actions in the relevant areas to further strengthen its efforts to combat and prevent financial crimes,” the Vatican stated in response.

Resignations and appointments (12/8) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
Pope Francis accepted the resignations of bishops in Poland and Canada for reasons of age, appointed their successors, named a new bishop in Pakistan, and raised the apostolic prefect of Azerbaijan to the dignity of a bishop.

Papal praise for Italian children's choir (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
“In this time of Advent, in preparation for Holy Christmas, your songs that narrate the event of the birth of Jesus can help those who listen to you to understand the love and the amazement of what happened in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago,” Pope Francis told members of a Bologna choir.

Papal audiences (12/7) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-11 06:12
In separate audiences, the Pontiff received the leaders of the Lutheran World Federation, the president of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a delegation of the National Council of Churches of Taiwan, a youth choir from Bologna, and the donors of the Christmas tree and Nativity display in St. Peter’s Square.