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Other Pontifical Acts VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - October 5, 2015 ... Miniato (area 691, population 176,794, Catholics 161,000, priests 79, permanent deacons 10, religious 122), Italy. The bishop-elect was born in Pavia, Italy in 1967 and was ordained a priest in 1992. He holds a degree in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University and has served in a number of pastoral and administrative roles in Pavia, including notary of the diocesan ecclesiastical tribunal, adjunct judicial vicar, head of youth pastoral, Catholic ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/10/other-pontifical-acts_5.html
Book Review: Catholic Women Break Their Silence VOX NOVA - October 1, 2015 Catholic Women Speak: Bringing Our Gifts to the Table Catholic Women Speak Network New York: Paulist Press, 2015 At this moment Church leaders are gathering in Rome for the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will take place from October 4-25, 2015. Building on the themes of last year's meeting, this synod will discuss the issues of family life within the Catholic Church. Meanwhile, there ...http://vox-nova.com/2015/10/01/book-review-catholic-women-break-their-silence/
The Challenges Are Many but the Charge Remains the Same: Be Authentically Catholic – A Reflection on a Pastoral Le COMMUNITY IN MISSION - September 15, 2015 Recently Cardinal Donald Wuerl wrote a pastoral letter to the Archdiocese of Washington setting forth the need to be clear on our Catholic identity. It is entitled Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge . His essential message is that in an age of conflict and challenge we must be clearly and comfortably Catholic. In the introduction, he states that he does not refer to ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/09/the-challenges-are-many-but-the-charge-remains-the-same-be-authentically-catholic-a-reflection-on-a-pastoral-letter-of-donald-cardinal-wuerl/
Other Pontifical Acts VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - September 7, 2015 ... the Holy Father: - appointed Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education, as his special envoy at the concluding celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival from Rome of the Sacred Image of the Madonna of Lask in the shrine of Lask in the archdiocese of Lodz, to be held on Sunday 8 November. - accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Taiohae, Marquis Islands, France, presented by Bishop Guy ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/09/other-pontifical-acts_7.html
Kim Davis and Christian Resistance. ABBEY ROADS - September 6, 2015 Kim Davis is a Christian. If she was a Catholic, would her resistance have more merit? Could she have claimed some precedent or saintly example? I ask that because of something Fr. Longenecker wrote, distancing himself from the Kim Davis supporters, saying: If Ms Davis had been a Catholic rather than a Protestant Christian she might have had some historic examples of saints to guide her decision. I think she should have resigned. ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/09/kim-davis-and-christian-resistance.html
Other Pontifical Acts VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - July 21, 2015 ... of Los Angeles, U.S.A., presented by Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson upon reaching the age limit. - appointed Msgr. Joseph V. Brennan, Msgr. David G. O'Connell, and Fr. Robert E. Barron as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of Los Angeles (area 14,019, population 11,852,427, Catholics 4,276,930, priests 1,111, permanent deacons 383, religious 2,229), U.S.A. Bishop-elect Brennan was born in Van Nuys, U.S.A. in 1954 and was ordained a priest in 1980. He ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/07/other-pontifical-acts_21.html
Other Pontifical Acts VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - July 14, 2015 ... priest in 1985. He studied biblical theology at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, and has served in a number of administrative and academic offices, including admonitor of the S.V.D. District in Lome, lecturer in biblical sciences at the St. Jean Paul II Seminaire and the Institute St. Paul of Lome; secretary for the Commission for liturgical publications for Ghana-Togo; rector of the College of the Divine Word, Rome; secretary for formation for the Africa-Madagascar ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/07/other-pontifical-acts_14.html