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Syriac Orthodox patriarch decries Turkish incursion (National Catholic Register)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
In this interview, Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II discusses the current situation of Christians in Syria and Iraq.

Pope names members of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 05:02
The Commission includes nine new members and seven old members. Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston remains the advisory commission’s president. Teresa Kettelkamp, who helped the US bishops implement child-protection programs, is the new American member. Other new members are drawn from a broadly diverse geographical base.
The mandate of the papal commission had expired in December, prompting some criticism that the issue was not being treated as a high priority.
Among the new commission members, none is known to be a victim of sexual abuse. The Vatican announced that some members were in fact victims, but would not be personally identified for reasons of privacy.

Pope Francis: prayer, fasting, almsgiving are remedies for our lack of charity (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:02
The Pontiff made his remarks in an audience with members of the association Pro Petri Sede [For the See of Peter], whose members hail from Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Papal audiences (2/17) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:02
In separate audiences, the Pontiff received the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the apostolic nuncio to several Caribbean nations, an Italian archbishop, and members of the Pontifical Regional Seminary of Sardinia.

Resignations and appointments (2/17) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:02
Pope Francis appointment a new bishop in the Philippines and new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Tillerson holds prolonged talks in Turkey trying to mend soured relationship (Washington Post)

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 17 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Resignations and appointments (2/16) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:02
Pope Francis appointed a new German bishop, accepted the resignation of an Italian bishop for reasons of age, and appointed his successor. The Pope also accepted the resignation of a Hungarian archabbot and appointed his successor—in essence ratifying the results of a January election at the famed Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma.

Papal audiences (2/16) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2018-02-19 04:02
In separate audiences, Pope Francis received the new Korean ambassador, Cardinal Vinko Puljic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Peruvian bishop, members of the Pontifical Maronite College, and members of the Pro Petri Sede Association.

Conscientious objection to abortion, euthanasia at risk, warns international Catholic doctors' group (FIAMC)

Mon, 2018-02-19 03:02
L’Osservatore Romano (February 17 Italian edition) devoted prominent front-page coverage to this letter.

Polish priest's criticism of bishops, government sparks controversy (Catholic Herald)

Mon, 2018-02-19 03:02
The priest, 81-year-old Father Ludwik Wisniewski, linked declining Mass attendance with “right-wing parliamentarians who claimed to be devout Catholics while inciting fear of refugees and migrants.” He held Polish bishops responsible for allowing politicization of the faith, and pointed to drops in Mass attendance and religious vocations.

Palestinian leader asks Vatican to lead conference on Jerusalem's future (Fides)

Mon, 2018-02-19 02:02
In meetings with Vatican officials last week, Palestinian foreign minister Riyal al Maliki has proposed a conference on the future of Jerusalem, to be called by the Holy See. He said that Israeli is now taking advantage of US President Donald Trump’s decision to increase pressure on the Christian presence in the Holy City.”

Pope-emeritus Benedict still writing, cardinal says (Il Giornale (Italian))

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:02
Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI is still writing on theological questions, according to Cardinal Marc Ouellet. The Canadian prelate, who was once a theology student under the future Pontiff, said he would exclude the possibility that Benedict would publish another work. “We might have a posthumous surprise,” he said.

Pope, Curia leaders begin Lenten Retreat (Vatican News)

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:02
Pope Francis and the leaders of the Roman Curia have begun their Lenten spiritual exercises. Traveling outside Rome to a retreat house in Ariccia, they will spend the week in prayer and meditation, led by the Portuguese Father Jose Tolentino Mendonca.
During the Lenten Retreat, work schedules at the Vatican are reduced and papal audiences suspended.

Nigerian bishop, rejected by diocesan priests, announces resignation (CWN)

Mon, 2018-02-19 01:02

Bishop Peter Okpaleke, whose appointment in 2012 as head of Nigeria’s Ahiara diocese prompted a rebellion among the Catholic faithful there, has resigned “for the good of the Church.”

New York: archdiocesan official blasts governor's executive order on sexual orientation, gender identity (LifeSite News)

Fri, 2018-02-16 06:02
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new executive order “is rooted in animosity towards religious freedom,” said Ed Mechmann, the Archdiocese of New York’s director of public policy. Click here for additional coverage of the executive order.

Archbishop of Canterbury reexamines the state of the nation in new book (Church Times)

Fri, 2018-02-16 06:02
“I think we’re at one of those moments which happens probably every three or four generations, when we have the opportunity and the necessity to reimagine what our society should look like in this country,” said the Anglican leader.

Australian embassy commemorates 1st woman to hold Vatican leadership post (National Catholic Reporter)

Fri, 2018-02-16 05:02
Rosemary Goldie served as undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 1967 to 1976.

Praying for change in Congo: the Catholic Church takes on Kabila (IRIN News)

Fri, 2018-02-16 05:02
“is now a powerful voice of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s continued unconstitutional stay in power, but the Church’s spiritual authority is yet to translate into political muscle,” said a Kinshasa-based journalist.