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The president of the US Conference of Catholic…

The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops was speaking at the first press conference held at the bishops’ autumn General Assembly in Baltimore Nov. 12.
He indicated that the directive came not from Pope Francis, but directly from the Congregation for Bishops.
Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington, who spoke at the press conference, told CNA that he did not know whether the American members of the congregation played a role in the decision.
The American members of the Congregation for Bishops are Cardinals Blase Cupich of Chicago, and Donald Wuerl, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington.
DiNardo said the bishops have not lessened their resolve for action, and that they are not pleased by the Holy See’s decision. He indicated that they will continue to push for action on the sex abuse crisis: “we’re disappointed, because we’re moving along on this.”
Speaking to how Catholics can trust their leaders, he asked that they retain faith in the bishops’ commitment to reform, watching their efforts. He acknowledged that people have a right to scepticism, but also to hope.
The cardinal said he had proposed an apostolic visitation to deal with the problem, but that Rome had disagreed with that approach.
While acknowledging their disappointment in the decision from Rome, the bishops also spoke of the importance of their own obedience.
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“The failure of the Vatican to act swiftly on scandals + locking the hands of the #USCCB – shows (once again) that true renewal rarely happens top-down, but rather bottom-up.
You & I (Catholics without titles) have to be saints on mission to really change things.
Who is with me?”
—Marcel LeJeune, Founder of Catholic Missionary Disciples
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“When tempted, invoke your Angel. He is more e…

“When tempted, invoke your Angel. He is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel.” -St. John Bosco
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“You will never be happy if your happiness dep…

“You will never be happy if your happiness depends on getting solely what you want.  Change the focus.  Get a new center.  Will what God wills, and your joy no man shall take from you.” ~ Venerable Fulton Sheen
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The Spiritual Care Unit 🚑✝️ These priests go …

The Spiritual Care Unit 🚑✝️
These priests go around and do confessions for people. It’s truly beautiful. We can do the same thing. If people are struggling. Give them a comforting hand. Little things can completely change ones life.
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“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do…

“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” -St. John Paul II
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A Papal blessing directly from Rome on the 10 …

A Papal blessing directly from Rome on the 10 year anniversary of @padreandersonlopes priestly ministry. God bless you! 🇧🇷🇻🇦
Let’s pray for @padreandersonlopes and all the priests in our Universal Catholic Church.
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption.
Amen.
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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all parents, priests, an…

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all parents, priests, and especially to the successor of St. Peter, Pope Francis! Let’s keep him in our prayers. 🙏❤️🕊🇻🇦
O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;
Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
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Remembered by some as harsh, some as kind, som…

Remembered by some as harsh, some as kind, some as compassionate, and some as staunch, Padre Pio was a strong-minded priest who didn’t tolerate sin at all, be it even in thoughts, words, or one’s attire. He took confessions day and night, and immediately caught hold of those that didn’t confess all their sins. Even if it was something as small as going to a disco, or gossiping, or wearing short-length clothes!
Among the many other divinely gifts, Padre Pio also had the gift of mysticism. In 1947, he took the confession of a young Polish priest named Karol Józef Wojtyła and told him that one day he would ascend to “the highest post in the Church though further confirmation is needed.” That priest later became known to the world as Pope John Paul II.
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