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Attorney General's religious liberty guidance protects freedom of faith-based organizations (USCCB)

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:10
Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the US bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, welcomed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ guidance on federal law protections for religious liberty.

Pontiff canonizes 35 saints (Vatican Radio)

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:10
The new saints include 30 Natal martyrs, slain by Dutch Calvinists in Brazil; 3 child martyrs of Tlaxcala, Mexico; St. Faustino Miguez, a Spanish Piarist priest; and St. Angelo da Acri, an Italian Capuchin Franciscan priest. Click here for the Pope’s homily and here for the Vatican YouTube video of the Mass.

Papal video message for conclusion of Fátima anniversary celebration (Vatican Radio)

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:10
The apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima to the Servant of God Lúcia Santos and Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto took place monthly from May 13 to October 13, 1917.

Pope writes preface to book on South Sudan (Vatican Radio)

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:10
The book is Father Daniele Moschetti’s South Sudan: The Long and Sorrowful Path towards Peace, Justice, and Dignity.

Pope announces Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region (Vatican Radio)

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:10
The synod will take place in October 2019 and be devoted primarily to evangelization of the region. The synod fathers will also discuss the plight of indigenous peoples and the state of the rain forest.

Papal audiences (10/14) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:10
Pope Francis received, in separate audiences, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the apostolic nuncio in Ireland, the apostolic nuncio in Panama, members of the Emperor Karl League for Prayers for Peace Among Nations, and members of the Vincentian family.

Papal tribute to Blessed Karl of Austria (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:10
Pope Francis received members of the Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among Nations on October 14. Blessed Karl (1887-1922) was the last emperor of Austria and reigned from 1916 to 1918.

Ex-president of Vatican-owned hospital convicted of abuse of office (Reuters)

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:10
The Vatican trial for misappropriation of the Bambino Gesù Foundation’s funds concluded on 10/14. Giuseppe Profiti, the hospital’s former president, received a 1-year suspended sentence for diverting funds to renovate the apartment of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s former Secretary of State. The hospital’s treasurer, also on trial, was acquitted.

Pope addresses Vincentian family on 400th anniversary (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:10
Pope Francis received members of the Vincentian family, who gathered in Rome to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism. “To adore,” “to welcome,” and “to go” were the themes of the Pope’s October 14 address.

Hungary hosts government conference for persecuted Christians (National Catholic Register)

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:10
Among the speakers were the Hungarian prime minister, the Syriac Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs, and Iraqi prelates.

Australian archbishop: government should support traditional marriage (Independent)

Mon, 2017-10-16 03:10
Archbishop Anthony Fisher argued against recognition of same-sex unions, saying that the government’s only interest is in unions that produce children. He also said that religious people will face “discrimination suits and other kinds of bullying” if the government recognizes same-sex marriage.

Change in lifestyles needed to end world hunger, Pope tells FAO (CWN)

Mon, 2017-10-16 03:10

In an October 16 address at the Rome headquarters of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pope Francis said that a commitment to change our ways of life is the key to ending the problem of world hunger.

Make gay couples welcome at World Meeting of Families, says Irish bishop (Independent)

Mon, 2017-10-16 03:10
Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick told a television audience that same-sex couples should be welcomed at the World Meeting of Families, which will be hosted next year by the Dublin archdiocese. “We are living in changing times and the family too is changing,” the bishop said. He said that the Church-sponsored meeting should be “the coming together of the full diversity of family.”

Egyptian police knew slain priest's assailant, says Coptic bishop (Fides)

Mon, 2017-10-16 03:10
Coptic Orthodox Bishop Anba Stephanos says that the man charged with the killing of Father Samaan Shahata was not emotionally disturbed (as some official reports have suggested), but had a history of violence. The bishop observed that criminals involved in attacks on Christians have frequently escaped punishment.

Cardinal Zen: Vatican too anxious for agreement with China (Crux)

Mon, 2017-10-16 03:10
In an interview with Crux, Cardinal Joseph Zen says that Vatican officials have ignored his warnings in their haste to reach an accord with Beijing. “If the other party is unreasonable, then you cannot have a reasonable solution,” he says. “It seems the Secretary of State wants to have a solution anyway.”

Cameroon bishops decry violence against the faithful (Fides)

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:10
As government forces clash with an Anglophone secessionist movement, the faithful “were pursued into their houses—some arrested, some maimed and some, including defenseless teenagers and elderly persons, were simply shot to death, some from helicopters,” said the bishops, and some “were teargassed as they came out of Mass.”

Episcopal resignations and appointments (10/12) (Vatican Press Office)

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:10
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a 65-year-old Ivory Coast archbishop and a 67-year-old bishop—each for health reasons (according to this article and this video). The Pontiff also appointed an apostolic nuncio in Finland and an auxiliary bishop of Miami.