October 9, 2019

Italian Americans, others call for New York to honor saint with statue

The outrage over the snubbing of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray's She Built NYC commission culminated in a march and Mass Oct. 6 to support a public statue of Mother Cabrini, as the patron saint of immigrants is best known.
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Most Amazon bishops support ‘viri probati,’ women deacons, bishop says

Most bishops who lead dioceses in the Amazon support the ordination of married men of proven virtue, or "viri probati," as a way of addressing the lack of priests in the region, a Brazilian bishop said.
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Campus ministry at Towson University among those planning parties to mark Cardinal Newman’s canonization

The Catholic campus ministry at Towson University will celebrate the canonization with an Oct. 13 community festival outside the grounds of its Newman Center, 7909 York Road, Towson, MD 21204. The festival, which runs from noon to 7 p.m., is free and open to everyone. It will feature music, food, games and more.
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Cardinal Sarah: To oppose the pope is to be outside the church

Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said the people who portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are being used by the devil to help divide the church.
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The Christian battle is against evil, not people, pope says

When Catholics attack other members of the church, they are hurting Christ, Pope Francis said.
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