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In letter to priests, Vatican cardinal extols Sacrament of Penance (Zenit)

Tue, 2017-12-05 05:12
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza has served as Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary since 2013.

Australian bishop: young Catholics are creating a resurgence in the Church (Catholic Herald)

Tue, 2017-12-05 05:12
Bishop Richard Umbers is an auxiliary bishop of Sydney.

UN relief wing appeals for record $22.5 billion in aid for 2018 (UN News Centre)

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

New interview with Cardinal Raymond Burke (Catholic Herald)

Tue, 2017-12-05 05:12
Cardinal Burke discusses confusion in the Church, the dubia, the Mass, and the Knights of Malta. “One may have the feeling that the Church gives the appearance of being unwilling to obey the mandates of our Lord,” he said. “Then perhaps we have arrived at the end times.”

Papal audiences (12/4) (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-05 04:12
In separate audiences, the Pontiff received the new ambassador of Ecuador, the prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the cardinal archbishop of Lima, a retired Argentine bishop, and the Holy See’s chief diplomat at UNESCO.

Refugee admissions to US down 83% so far in FY18 (

Tue, 2017-12-05 04:12
In September, the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Migration expressed “grave concern” about the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees admitted into the US to 45,000—the lowest level since 1980.

Apostolic journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh: full text of Pope's talks, homilies (Vatican Press Office)

Tue, 2017-12-05 04:12
The Pope’s apostolic journey began on 11/26 and concluded on 12/2.

Nearly 30 religious leaders unite in support of Bears Ears National Monument (Presbyterian News Service)

Tue, 2017-12-05 04:12
This article appeared before President Trump announced that he would shrink the national monument, which is located in Utah. The one Catholic mentioned in the article is a Franciscan sister.

Congress must change 'fundamentally flawed' tax policies in final bill, says prelate (USCCB)

Tue, 2017-12-05 04:12
Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, FL is chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. Different versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 have passed the House (in a 227-205 vote) and the Senate (in a 51-49 vote).

Patriarch's message to Moscow raises hope for reunion among Ukrainian Orthodox (AsiaNews)

Mon, 2017-12-04 23:12
An extraordinary Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concluded with a plea for unity. The Synod then received a surprisingly conciliatory message from Ukrainian Orthodox Patriarch Filaret, who had broken with Moscow after his country’s independence. The message raised the prospect of reunion between two bodies that have vied for the allegiance of Ukrainian Orthodox believers.

Priest, two others arrested at DC abortion clinic (LifeSite News)

Mon, 2017-12-04 23:12
Father Stephen Imbarrato of Priests for Life was one of three people arrested in a “red rose rescue” at an abortion clinic in Washington, DC. The three had entered the clinic, giving red roses to women there, and urging them not to go through with abortion plans.

Orthodox churches see decline in numbers, little growth outside Europe (L'Espresso)

Mon, 2017-12-04 23:12
The world’s Orthodox population remains heavily concentrated in Europe, especially in Russia, reports L’Espresso. However in Russia—home to 100 million of the world’s 260 million Orthodox—only 6% attend services weekly.
Attendance rates at Orthodox services are low throughout Europe. But in Ethiopia, a healthy 78% of Orthodox believers go to church weekly.

Archbishop Naumann speaks about priorities as chairman of US bishops' pro-life committee (Catholic World Report)

Mon, 2017-12-04 23:12
Archbishop Joseph Naumann, recently elected to chair the pro-life committee of the US bishops’ conference, spoke to Catholic World Report about his approach. After acknowledging that Church leaders should handle the issues sensitively, he said: “But if the Church is silent on the destruction of life, we’re being negligent.”

Croatian bishops charges UN tribunal is unjust in war-crimes trials (Crux)

Mon, 2017-12-04 23:12
A UN tribunal is reaching “unjust verdicts” in the war-crimes trials of Croatian leaders, Archbishop Zelimir Puljic of Zadar charged. The archbishop—who is president of the Croatian bishops’ conference—spoke out after a Croatian general committed suicide during his trial.

Pope Francis: Message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-04 06:12
“Listening, discerning, and living the call of Lord” is the title of the Pontiff’s message for the 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, which the Church will commemorate on the 4th Sunday of Easter (April 22).

Resignations and appointments (12/2) (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-04 05:12
Pope Francis accepted the resignations of bishops in the Netherlands and the Central African Republic for reasons of age and appointed a successor to the latter.

Columnists defend Pope Francis on Rohingya, St. John Paul's teaching on women (Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 2017-12-04 05:12
In separate Wall Street Journal columns, Princeton University’s Robert George defended Pope Francis’s prudence in addressing the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, and Peggy Noonan paid tribute to Pope St. John Paul II’s 1995 Letter to Women.