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For K-Far, the "Home" Office – Pope Taps Big D Prelate to Launch Family-Laity Super-Arm WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - August 17, 2016 ... – 3pm ET: Fullvid of appointment presser and more analysis. 7am ET – For a good while now, you've known that the founding head of the new Vatican super-office for Laity, Family and Life would be an American ... and indeed it is – at Roman Noon this Wednesday, the Pope named Bishop Kevin Farrell , the 68 year-old head of Dallas' 1.3 million-member fold since 2007, as the first Prefect of the combined entity, formally designated a "Dicastery," ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/08/for-k-far-home-office-pope-taps-dallas.html
** FROM THE SECULAR PRESS ** The Pope's child sex protection expert ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - August 13, 2016 ... New Zealanders have been drifting away from church but Oamaru's Tongan community is bucking the trend, Hamish MacLean reports. 'Working poor' on the rise according to charity (photo) http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/82951162/working-poor-on-the-rise-according-to-charity Poverty is on the rise - particularly for the so-called 'working poor. That's the observation of St Vincent de Paul's Auckland South conference acting area president Tonia Greabatch. ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2016/08/from-secular-press-popes-child-sex.html
Weak Love Won't Cut It. . . DOMINE, DA MIHI HANC AQUAM! - July 11, 2016 ... failures we cultivate, whatever lapses we tolerate, whatever targets we miss, all of it is made perfect in Christ Jesus. And if we receive his love – his sacrifice for us – if we receive his sacrifice, and if we take his sacrifice and make it our own – if we own it! – and put it to work for the glory of God and the salvation of man, then we participate in his perfection and grow and grow and grow in holiness. And we approach the supernatural end God set for us at our ...http://hancaquam.blogspot.com/2016/07/weak-love-wont-cut-it.html
The Table Has Turned – Pope Sets Bishops A-Blase WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - July 7, 2016 ... domestic files will remain in domestic hands, and given the congregation's freedom to disregard a Nuncio's terna – which has been exercised with some frequency over the last decade on US picks – some interesting results are practically bound to crop up. At the same time, another competence of the congregation bears noting: far more than merely providing for appointments, Bishops enjoys sweeping authority to investigate prelates for alleged misconduct and recommend ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-table-has-turned-pope-sets-bishops.html
Bishop Sheen, Meet Bishop Reed – Pope Taps CatholicTV Titan, Tribunal Chief As Boston Auxes WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - June 3, 2016 ... another priest with campus ministry in his background, and (in a running theme all through the picks) whose parish assignments are spoken of with "love" from the people. That said, the kindness and pastoral rep conceals some considerable chops in the canons – a JCD out of Rome, then a board seat for the Canon Law Society of America while serving as head of the Tribunal for the 1.9 million-member church since 2007. Yet law aside, out of nowhere as word of the moves began to emerge – ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/06/bishop-sheen-meet-bishop-reed-pope-taps.html