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    Nov 23, 2014

    Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor


    (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

    By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like many Catholic parishes, the Vatican has turned to a raffle to raise money; the difference is, though,

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    Nov 22, 2014

    Singing Priests honor their new bishop with concert

     

    Story and photos by Carolee McGrath
    CHICOPEE – Eight hundred people packed inside the Bellamy Middle School auditorium, here, the evening of Nov. 21 for the annual Singing Priests Benefit concert.

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    Nov 21, 2014

    CCHD collection slated for Nov. 22-23 in the Springfield Diocese


    (Iobserve file photo/Father Bill Pomerleau)

    By Julie Beaulieu
    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout the Springfield Diocese this weekend, Nov. 22-23, there will be a second collection for

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    Nov 21, 2014

    Bishop Malone grants dispensation for Sunday obligation because of snow


    (CNS photo/Aaron Lynett, Reuters)

    By Catholic News Service
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) -- Catholics in snowbound areas of western New York will not have to attend Mass the weekend of Nov. 22-23.


Jan 12, 2014

Pope Francis announces new cardinals


 

 WORLD

VATICAN RADIO --  After the Angelus today, Jan. 12,  Pope Francis announced 16 new cardinals. They will receive this honor at the upcoming Consistory Feb. 23.

Pope Francis said: 

 ”As was previously announced, on February 22, the Feast of the Chair of Peter, I will have the joy of holding a Consistory, during which I will name 16 new Cardinals, who, coming from 12 countries from every part of the world, represent the deep ecclesial relationship between the Church of Rome and the other Churches throughout the world. The following day [February 23] I will preside at a solemn concelebration with the new Cardinals, while on February 20 and 21 I will hold a Consistory with all the Cardinals to reflect on the theme of the family.

Here are the names of the new Cardinals:
    Pietro Parolin, Titular Archbishop of Acquapendente, Secretary of State
    Lorenzo Baldisseri, Titular Archbishop of Diocleziana, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.
    Gerhard Ludwig Műller, Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Regensburg, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
    Beniamino Stella, Titular Archbishop of Midila, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.   
    Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (Great Britain).
    Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, Archbishop of Managua (Nicaragua).   
    Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec (Canada).
    Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan (Ivory Coast). 
    Orani João Tempesta, O.Cist., Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
    Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve (Italy). 
    Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
    Andrew Yeom Soo jung, Archbishop of Seoul (Korea). 
    Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B., Archbishop of Santiago del Cile (Chile).
    Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).  
    Orlando B. Quevedo, O.M.I., Archbishop of Cotabato (Philippines).
    Chibly Langlois, Bishop of Les Cayes (Haïti).

"Together with them, I will join to the Members of the College of Cardinals three Archbishops emeriti distinguished for their service to the Holy See and to the Church.

"They are:
    Loris Francesco Capovilla, Titular Archbishop of Mesembria.
    Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, C.M.F., Archbishop emeritus of Pamplona.
    Kelvin Edward Felix, Archbishop emeritus of Castries.

"Let us pray for the new Cardinals, that vested in the virtues and the sentiments of the Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd, they might be able to help more effectively the Bishop of Rome in his service to the universal Church.”