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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Bishop Holley installed as the bishop of Memphis
Bishop Martin Holley, the former auxiliary bishop of Washington, was installed Oct. 19 as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Memphis.
Canon law a work of unity, evangelization, U.S. cardinal tells group
With incense floating heavenward, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston welcomed more than 300 canon lawyers, judges, teachers and members of the Catholic Church's judicial community by invoking God's blessing upon them in thanksgiving for their work.
Pope canonizes seven saints who 'fought the good fight of faith'
The seven new saints of the church were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them," Pope Francis said.
For Cardinal-designate, red hat tops a priesthood filled with surprises
For Cardinal-designate Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, one of nine children born to a family in Omaha, Nebraska, more than 40 years of priesthood have been filled with "Are you kidding me?" moments.
Jesuits elect Venezuelan as new head of order
Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, 67, a member of the Jesuits' Venezuelan province, was elected the first non-European superior general of the Society of Jesus.
Middle East Christians called key witnesses of mercy, forgiveness
Protecting Christianity and religious pluralism in the Middle East and respecting the rights of all would open the path to peace in the region, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said at a dinner in New York Oct. 12.
Off the beaten path: Pope looks far afield for new cardinals
Choosing new members of the College of Cardinals, Pope Francis once again looked to countries and particularly to dioceses that were not and never had been represented in the body that advises the pope and bears responsibility for electing his successor.
Catholic Charities agencies assess damage, begin helping storm victims
Catholic Charities agencies joined emergency response efforts in coastal communities in four Southeastern states as residents and parish staffers began returning to assess the damage Hurricane Matthew left behind.
Pope announces 17 new cardinals, including three from U.S.
Pope Francis will conclude the Year of Mercy by creating 17 new cardinals, including three from the United States: Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago; Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, prefect of the new Vatican office for laity, family and life; and Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis.
Miami Archdiocese calls for prayers, prepares to help hurricane victims
Like the rest of South Florida, the Archdiocese of Miami was carefully watching the path of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that began pounding Haiti and Cuba Oct. 4 and hit Florida's Atlantic coastal area late Oct. 6.
Pope chooses youths, vocational discernment as theme for next synod
Following up on the Synod of Bishops on the family, a synod in 2018 will focus on accompanying young people on the path of faith and in discerning their vocations, the Vatican said.
D.C. Catholic Conference warns that council committee’s approval of assisted suicide bill threatens vulnerable in city
A District of Columbia City Council committee voted Oct. 5 to move forward with a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in the city. The five-member Health and Human Services Committee voted 3-2 to advance the “Death with Dignity Act.”
Hurricane response in Haiti slowed by blocked roads, floods, power outages
Haitian first responders and nongovernmental aid workers were assessing the damage from Hurricane Matthew even as they scrambled to deliver food, water and shelter materials to communities isolated by washed-out bridges and blocked roads.
Faith and politics take the stage in last minutes of vice presidential debate
In opening remarks during the vice presidential candidates' debate Oct. 4, each candidate alluded to faith, but they didn't return to how their beliefs influenced their political views until the last 10 minutes of the night.
Bishop Michael Burbidge appointed as Bishop of Arlington
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new bishop of Arlington, Virginia, and has accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Loverde. The appointment was announced on Oct. 4.
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