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Milk lifeline for suffering Syrian children (Vatican Radio)

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
“The bombs may have ceased but the emergency is the same,” writes Aleppo’s apostolic vicar.

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont ignores Madrid's ultimatum (The Guardian)

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
L’Osservatore Romano (10/17 edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

The fight to abolish capital punishment continues (L'Osservatore Romano)

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
In commemoration of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the Vatican newspaper published an article by Philip Ruddock, Australia’s special envoy for human rights (page 5).

Tillerson: US will 'remain in' Iran agreement (CNN)

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
L’Osservatore Romano (10/17 edition) devoted its most prominent front-page coverage to this story.

Prelate expresses concern, calls for careful implementation of health care executive order (USCCB)

Tue, 2017-10-17 03:10
The statement by the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development follows the Presidential Executive Order Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States.

Resignations and appointments (10/16) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-10-17 03:10
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Newark auxiliary bishop for reasons of age, appointed a special envoy for the 9th centenary of the arrival of the icon of Our Lady of Madia in Monopoli, Italy, and promoted an official within the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Papal audiences (10/16) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-10-17 03:10
Pope Francis received, in separate audiences, the secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the vicegerent of the diocese of Rome, and the archpriest of the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major.

Catholic Bishops call for an anti-corruption court in SA (Times Live)

Mon, 2017-10-16 23:10
Citing “the damage that protracted corruption cases are inflicting on the moral fiber of our nation,” the Catholic bishops of South Africa have recommending the establishment of a special court system, with its own prosecutors, to handle cases involving official misconduct.

In homily, Pope speaks of 'foolishness' of resistance to God's Word (Vatican Radio)

Mon, 2017-10-16 23:10
At a Mass in the Sancta Martha residence on October 17, Pope Francis spoke of the “foolishness” of those who will not listen to the Word of God. He said that many people are deaf to the Word because of their preoccupation with comfort, their concern for external appearances, or because they have become “ideologues of Christianity.”

Papal message for 800th anniversary of Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-10-16 22:10
“You are ambassadors of the entire People of God,” Pope Francis wrote in a message to Father Francesco Patton, the head of the Franciscan Custody. “Assiduous in contemplation and in prayer, simple and poor, obedient to the bishop of Rome, you are engaged also in the present in living in the Holy Land next to brothers of different cultures, ethnicities and religions, sowing peace, fraternity and respect.”

Ousted Indonesian bishop promises to restore church funds (UCANews)

Mon, 2017-10-16 22:10
Bishop Hubertus Leteng, who resigned as head of the Ruteng, Indonesia diocese after being accused of using church funds to support a mistress, has promised to repay the debt. The Vatican reportedly demanded the repayment. Bishop Leteng has also been directed to leave the Ruteng diocese.

Radical feminists deface Argentine cathedral in abortion protest (Crux)

Mon, 2017-10-16 22:10
Thousands of feminists—some of them topless—threw stones and bottles at a Catholic cathedral in Resistencia, Argentina, at the close of a pro-abortion rally. The demonstration included the display of pro-abortion slogans and anti-Catholic propaganda on the facade of the cathedral.

Pope says his off-the-cuff interviews are worth the risks (CNS)

Mon, 2017-10-16 22:10
Pope Francis acknowledges that he runs the danger of misinterpretation in his impromptu remarks, but says “I want to run this pastoral risk,” in the introduction to a new collection of his interviews. The Pontiff disclosed that even when questions are submitted in advance, he does not prepare his answers. “I know this can make me vulnerable, but it is a risk I want to take,” he says.

English bishops rap Catholic paper's editorial questioning Church stand on abortion (Christian Today)

Mon, 2017-10-16 22:10
Several Catholic bishops in England have reacted strongly to an editorial in the Catholic newspaper, The Tablet, suggesting that the Church’s stand against all abortions “comes close to having no position at all” since it is widely rejected by the public. Bishop Mark Davis of Shrewsbury lamented: “Sadly there are journals which use the name ‘Catholic’ but are not reliable guides to the faith and teaching of the Catholic Church.”

Vatican releases annual message to Hindus (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:10
“Christians and Hindus: Going beyond Tolerance” is the theme of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue’s annual message for Deepavali (Diwali), the Hindu festival of lights.

German monastery to close its doors after 883 years (Deutsche Welle)

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:10
St. Bernard of Clairvaux founded Himmerod Abbey in 1134.

Author discusses book-length interview with Pope Francis (L'Osservatore Romano)

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:10
The interview with Dominique Wolton, the author of Politique et société, appears on page 4.