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Trinity Dome completed at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (OSV Newsweekly)

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:12
On December 8, a Mass will commemorate the completion of the decoration of the last of the basilica’s 5 domes. Cardinal Kevin Farrell is the Pope’s representative for the occasion.

Pope preaches on gifts of the Holy Spirit, humiliations (Vatican Radio)

Wed, 2017-12-06 05:12
The Pope preached on Isaiah 11:1-10 during his 12/5 weekday Mass.

Resignations and appointments (12/5) (Vatican Press Office)

Wed, 2017-12-06 04:12
Pope Francis appointed new bishops in New Zealand, Argentina, and Virginia.

Supreme Court weighs Colorado baker's refusal to make cake for same-sex marriage (Reuters)

Wed, 2017-12-06 04:12
Click here for the transcript of oral arguments, here for an overview of the friend-of-the-court briefs in the case, and here for the USCCB’s brief.

LA archdiocese wins court case on sale of convent to Katy Perry (CNA)

Wed, 2017-12-06 03:12
The Los Angeles archdiocese has won final victory in a complicated court case, allowing the sale of a former convent to entertainer Katy Perry. Nuns who had lived in the convent had opposed the sale.

Pope signals opposition to Trump plan for Jerusalem embassy (Vatican Radio)

Tue, 2017-12-05 23:12
At his public audience on December 6, Pope Francis said that he “cannot keep silent” about the situation in Jerusalem—an obvious reference to the announcement by US President Donald Trump to move the US embassy to that city.
The Pope made “a heartfelt appeal for everyone’s commitment to respect the city’s status quo, in conformity with the pertinent United Nations resolutions.”

Denmark: nearly all Down Syndrome babies aborted (Iona Institute)

Tue, 2017-12-05 23:12
In Denmark last year, of the 157 babies who were diagnosed with Down Syndrome during pregnancy, only four survived to birth.

Cardinal encourages broad investigation of human-rights violations in Central African Republic (Fides)

Tue, 2017-12-05 23:12
Cardinal Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui, in the Central African Republic, has suggested that the country’s justice system be integrated with the International Criminal Court that is now investigating human-rights violations. There is an “interminable list” of human-rights violations, he said, and many people do not have access to the international court, located in the Netherlands. While encouraging forgiveness of past wrongs, the cardinal said that “forgiveness has never rules out justice.”

Australian archbishop, found competent for trial, appears in court (ABC- Australia)

Tue, 2017-12-05 23:12
Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide, Australia, appeared in court on December 6 to answer charges of failure to report sexual abuse. The archbishop’s lawyer had suggested that his client may not be prepared to testify because he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. But a court-ordered examination found him competent. Archbishop Wilson, who is 67, has said that he does not plan to resign because of the illness.

Israeli missiles target Syrian military facility near Damascus: Syrian state media (Reuters)

Tue, 2017-12-05 06:12
L’Osservatore Romano (Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Church in Philippines: 2018 is Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons (Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines)

Tue, 2017-12-05 06:12
Clergy and religious “are greatly instrumental for the lay to become truly an evangelized and evangelizing community of disciples,” the bishops stated in their pastoral exhortation. “Yet they are not immune to the twin errors of a dichotomy of faith and inadequate discipleship of Christ.”

Bishops call on UK Government to help Calais migrants (Catholic Parliamentary Office)

Tue, 2017-12-05 06:12
The Catholic Parliamentary Office is an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland.

Resignations and appointments (12/4) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-05 05:12
Pope Francis named a new auxiliary bishop in Texas.