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Pope challenges Latin American politicians to serve the common good (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-04 05:12
“How much we are in need of a good and noble politics, and its protagonists, here in Latin America,” the Pope said in a video message to a conference of Latin American Catholics in political life. The Pope also warned pastors not to identify “active laity” with laity active in parish and diocesan affairs: “we have forgotten and neglected the believer who often burns his hope in the daily struggle to live his faith.”

Holy See, at UN panel discussion, emphasizes importance of Christians, other minorities in post-ISIS Iraq (Holy See Mission)

Mon, 2017-12-04 05:12
“ISIS is on the verge of military defeat, but unless those displaced from the Nineveh Plains can return, ISIS will have succeeded in its ideological objective to eliminate religious minorities from the region,” the Holy See Mission at the UN noted.

Sicilian priest arrested for sexual abuse of minors (La Stampa)

Mon, 2017-12-04 05:12
L’Osservatore Romano covered this story on p. 2 of its December 2 Italian edition.

In preview of synod, Pope Francis outlines vision of vocational ministry (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-04 05:12
In a message to a Vatican conference, Pope Francis outlined his vision of vocational ministry to youth—the theme of the upcoming Synod of Bishops. The Pope discussed 3 convictions, 3 challenges, and 7 traits of vocational ministry.

50 million children are migrants, 28 million of them displaced by conflict (UNICEF)

Mon, 2017-12-04 04:12
L’Osservatore Romano (12/2 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Death toll in Iran earthquake rises to 521 (Middle East North Africa Financial Network)

Mon, 2017-12-04 04:12
L’Osservatore Romano (12/2 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.

Pope Francis: Angelus address on Advent and watching (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-04 04:12
The Pope delivered his customary Sunday Angelus address (video) in St. Peter’s Square after returning to the Vatican from Bangladesh the preceding evening.

Pope's monthly prayer intention: for the elderly (Vatican Press Office)

Mon, 2017-12-04 01:12
The Vatican has released the video presentation of the monthly prayer intention of Pope Francis for December 2017: “Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations.”

Austrian cardinal co-hosts AIDS memorial service, urges non-judgmental attitude (La Croix)

Mon, 2017-12-04 01:12
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn served as co-host of a memorial service for AIDS victims in Vienna’s cathedral of St. Stephen. “We can change things by not judging or ostracizing,” said the Austrian cardinal. “Perhaps that will be the best message we can send out from here tonight.”

Thomas More College Launches new initiative with Phil Lawler, Anthony Esolen (CWN)

Mon, 2017-12-04 01:12

Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, in Nashua, New Hampshire, today announced the inauguration of a new initiative: the Center for the Restoration of Christian Culture.

In airplane press conference, Pope defends handling of Rohingya crisis (CWN)

Mon, 2017-12-04 01:12

Pope Francis explained his decision not to mention the Rohingya crisis directly during his visit to Myanmar, in an exchange with reporters during his return flight to Rome after his Asian trip.

Priest in Bangladesh freed after reported kidnapping; police say report untrue (Fides)

Mon, 2017-12-04 01:12
A Catholic priest who disappeared in Bangladesh just before the Pope’s arrival there last week is “mentally unstable” and was never kidnapped or threatened, local police say. Church officials remain suspicious that Father William Walter Rozario was abducted. The priest, now free, is staying with his bishop; sources say that he is in “an evident state of shock.”

Pope's letter to Argentine bishops is magisterial teaching, Cardinal Parolin says (CWN)

Mon, 2017-12-04 00:12

The Vatican has published a letter from Pope Francis to Argentine bishops, confirming their interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, in Acta Apostolicae Sedis (Acts of the Apostolic See), the official collection of formal Vatican decisions and decrees.

Australian prosecutor doubtful on archbishop's Alzheimer's claim (The Guardian)

Mon, 2017-12-04 00:12
An Australian prosecutor has argued that Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide should be required to testify at his trial for failing to report sexual abuse, despite the revelation that the archbishop suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
The prosecutor argued that since Archbishop Wilson continues to govern the Adelaide archdiocese, he is evidently not incapacitated by the disease and is capable of giving testimony.
Last week Archbishop Wilson failed to make a scheduled court appearance. His lawyer explained that the prelate was recovering from surgery to implant a pacemaker. The lawyer said that the archbishop is anxious to testify, although he has previously sought to avoid any court appearance.

English archbishop: in Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis 'has not in any way changed the teaching of the Church' (Catholic Herald)

Fri, 2017-12-01 06:12
Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark made his remarks at a press conference during the recent meeting of the English and Welsh bishops.

SCOTUS and the "Reproductive FACT Act" (Catholic World Report)

Fri, 2017-12-01 06:12
Russell Shaw offers an analysis of an upcoming Supreme Court case.