Category Archives: Church News

The Sisters of South Sudan

My sister alerted me to this article. As you may know, the new country of South Sudan is undergoing huge challenges and facing major dangers. Here is an account of how nuns working there are doing. God bless them! http://aje.me/OTGhRn

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Congratulations, Diocese of Wichita!

The Holy Father has named as bishop of Wichita, Msgr. Carl A. Kemme, a priest from the diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Msgr. Kemme was born in 1960 in Illinois, and entered seminary at St. Henry’s Preparatory Seminary in Belleville, … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dioceses of Albany and Rockville Centre!

Pope Francis has made two appointments this morning to diocesan sees here in the United States. The Holy Father has appointed the new bishop of Rockville Centre, Msgr. Andrzej J. Zglejszewski. Bishop-elect Zglejszewski (yes that is his name’s spelling!) was … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Diocese of Harrisburg!

The Holy Father as appointed Bishop Ronald W. Gainer bishop of Harrisburg. Until now, Bishop Gainer had been bishop of Lexington, Kentucky. Bishop Gainer was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1947. He entered St. Charles Borromeo seminary (the archdiocesan seminary … Continue reading

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The Lambs of St. Agnes

As is customary on this, the feast of St. Agnes, the Holy Father at hsi residence was presented two lambs which had been blessed this morning in the Basilica of St. Agnes on the via Nomentana. The wool from these … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Diocese of Pueblo!

The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Stephen J. Berg bishop of Pueblo,┬áMexico. BIshop-elect Berg is from the diocese of Fort Worth. Bishop-elect Berg was born in 1951 in Montana. He went to college at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, got … Continue reading

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Number of Pastoral Workers Killed in 2013

Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies recently released data on the number of pastoral workers killed throughout the world in 2013. Twenty-two were killed worldwide (mostly priests) in 2013, up from 13 the year before. Violent deaths … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Epiphany, Silence, Bergoglio, and Luciani

Today, we celebrate the great feast of the Epiphany when Jesus is revealed to the nations as king, prophet and priest to the entire world. Church tradition has it that there were three Magi (or Wise Men, or Astrologers) all … Continue reading

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Rumor is…..

The rumor is that Pope Francis has directed that the bishops and priests in the Vatican Curia are to take time to hear confessions in a nearby parish, Santo Spirito. All I can say is I hope this is true, … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Diocese of Portland, Maine

The Holy Father today at noon Rome time appointed Bishop Robert Deeley bishop of Portland, Maine. Bishop Deeley had been an auxiliary bishop of Boston. He was born in 1946 in Massachusetts. He obtained his philosophy degree at the Catholic … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Shakeup

The Holy Father today, at noon Rome time, appointed Cardinal Donald Wuerl from Washington, D.C. to the Congregation for Bishops. In doing so, he replaced Cardinal Raymond Burke. Cardinal Burke is someone well known in my local area, hailing from … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi!

The Holy Father accepted today ┬áthe resignation of Bishop Joseph Latino of the diocese of Jackson, Mississippi and appointed Bishop-elect Joseph R. Kopacz from the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania as Jackson’s new bishop. Bishop-elect Kopacz was born in 1950 in … Continue reading

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Meet the New President of the USCCB

Here is a great video introduction of the new president of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky and his comments on Pope Francis and Church ministry. Credits to the Catholic News Service.

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A New Chairman for the USCCB

Just in from the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops convened in Baltimore, as reported by www.usccb.org “Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the bishops’ annual fall … Continue reading

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CDF bars participation in events assuming truth of Medjugorje :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a letter to all the United States bishops prohibiting the Catholic faithful and all clergy from participating in events that presume the authenticity of the “apparitions” of Medjugorje. This letter, … Continue reading

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