Category Archives: Bishop’s messages

EMBATTLED MALI BISHOP JEAN ZERBO VOWS TO BE AT CEREMONY MAKING HIM CARDINAL

EMBATTLED MALI BISHOP JEAN ZERBO VOWS TO BE AT CEREMONY MAKING HIM CARDINAL

Embattled Mali Bishop Vows to Be at Ceremony Making Him Cardinal Print Friendly and PDF by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 27, 2017

Abp. Jean Zerbo is being accused of laundering 12 million euros through a Swiss bank account

VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Mali prelate is confirming he’ll be attending the Wednesday ceremony in Rome elevating him to the rank of cardinal, even while explosive allegations are swirling that he embezzled millions of euros and stashed them in a foreign bank account.

The Vatican confirmed Tuesday that Abp. Jean Zerbo of Bamako plans on making it to St. Peter’s Basilica, where he and four other bishops will be receiving the red hat.

Only days after Pope Francis’ announcement in May that Mali would be getting its first cardinal, Zerbo was accused of embezzling 12 million euros and stashing them in Swiss bank accounts. read more

China: Holy See Appeals for the Release of Bishop Shao of Wenzhou

China: Holy See Appeals for the Release of Bishop Shao of Wenzhou

Pleads for “Ways of Understanding”

Greg Burke — Copyright: Zenit

The Holy See expressed its “grave concern” after the disappearance of Msgr. Pierre Shao Zhumin, Bishop of Wenzhou, in the coastal province of Zhejiang (Continental China). A statement released by Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, on June 26, 2017, pleads for his return, stressing the need to foster “ways of understanding.” The Chinese diocese has had no news regarding the Bishop since May 18.

“The Holy See is observing with grave concern the personal situation of Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, forcibly removed from his episcopal see some time ago,” reads the statement. At age 54, he has been bishop of his diocese since the death of his predecessor in September 2016. read more

Cardinal Turkson Sends Message on Day Against Abuse and Drug Trafficking

Cardinal Turkson Sends Message on Day Against Abuse and Drug Trafficking

‘It is a phenomenon that is fueled – not without concessions and compromises on the part of institutions – by “a shameful market that crosses national and continental borders”,[2] intertwined with mafias and drug trafficking’

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson

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On the occasion of the International Day against Abuse and Illicit Trafficking of Drugs, June 26, Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, released the following message. Here is the Vatican-provided text: read more

‘Peace Is Possible – Peace Is the Only Way,’ by Cardinal Charles Bo

‘Peace Is Possible – Peace Is the Only Way,’ by Cardinal Charles Bo

Appeals for an End to Crimes Against the Rohingya Minority

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‘Peace is possible – Peace is the only way.’ This is at the heart of the message of Salesian Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon (Myanmar), which His Eminence has provided to ZENIT on June 26, 2017. In the message, found below, Burma’s first cardinal appeals for an end to crimes against the Rohingyas minority.

Myanmar is emerging from decades of military rule after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won the 2015 elections and took office in April last year. read more

ILLINOIS BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI FIGHTS CREEPING HOMOSEXUALISM IN EDUCATION

ILLINOIS BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI FIGHTS CREEPING HOMOSEXUALISM IN EDUCATION


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 26, 2017

Bp. Thomas Paprocki is requiring LGBT parents to pledge to respect Catholic teaching and not cause scandal

While some dioceses are admitting children of LGBT homes into their Catholic schools with little emphasis on their conversion or safeguards protecting the public from scandal, one bishop is confronting creeping homosexualism head on.

In a decree issued June 12, Bp. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois is allowing such children to attend Catholic schools but requires that the LGBT parents “be advised that their child(ren) will be instructed, according to the Church’s teachings on marriage and sexuality in their fullness, and they must agree to abide by the Family School Agreement.” read more

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news – Archbishop Socrates Villegas

CBCP guide lists websites peddling fake news – Archbishop Socrates Villegas

A guide issued by the CBCP tags at least 29 websites for ‘carrying fake or unverified contents’

By Paterno Esmaquel II Published 4:00 PM, June 24, 2017 Updated 5:47 PM, June 24, 2017

BISHOPS' GUIDELINES. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, led by Archbishop Socrates Vilegas (in photo), issues pastoral guidelines on the use of social media. File photo of Villegas by Angie de Silva/Rappler

BISHOPS’ GUIDELINES. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, led by Archbishop Socrates Vilegas (in photo), issues pastoral guidelines on the use of social media. File photo of Villegas by Angie de Silva/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Beware of these websites.

Months before issuing a pastoral letter against fake news on Wednesday, June 21, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) published its Pastoral Guidelines on the Use of Social Media. It comes with an appendix on websites “carrying fake or unverified contents.” read more

Latin American presidents meet with Cardinal Parolin over crisis in Venezuela

Latin American presidents meet with Cardinal Parolin over crisis in Venezuela

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June 23, 2017. Colombian Andrés Pastrana recalled, “today in Venezuela there is a narco-dictatorship.”

Archbishop Auza Calls for Solution to Crisis in Venezuela, Including Urgent Measures

‘The Holy See has always maintained a clear position, calling all the political leaders to end the violence and exhorting them to respect truth and justice’

Archbishop Bernardito Auza ©Holy See Mission

Archbishop Bernardito Auza ©Holy See Mission

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, delivered a statement on the “Situation in Venezuela,” at the 47thGeneral Assembly of the Organization of American States, held in Cancun, Mexico, on June 20, 2017. read more

SAN DIEGO PRIEST SILENCED BY BISHOP ROBERT MCELROY RETIRES

SAN DIEGO PRIEST SILENCED BY BISHOP ROBERT MCELROY RETIRES


by Trey Elmore  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 23, 2017

Priest came under fire for speaking out for life and marriage

SAN DIEGO (ChurchMilitant.com) – Father Richard Perozich, a faithful priest who has served Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in the diocese of San Diego for eight years, is retiring. Church Militant reported on Father Perozich’s witness to the Faith as he suffered backlash from Bp. Robert McElroy over an October 2016 column in the Immaculate Conception parish bulletin denouncing the evils of abortion, so-called same-sex marriage and euthanasia. read more

BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI: NO HOLY COMMUNION FOR ACTIVE HOMOSEXUALS

BISHOP THOMAS PAPROCKI: NO HOLY COMMUNION FOR ACTIVE HOMOSEXUALS


by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 23, 2017

“Forming a ‘good conscience’ means that they will recognize and repent of their sins”

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (ChurchMilitant.com) – One U.S. bishop is making it clear that active homosexuals may not receive the sacraments nor have their same-sex ceremonies blessed by the Church.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield Illinois issued his decree titled, “Regarding Same-sex ‘Marriage’ and Related Pastoral Issues,” on June 12, which reads, “Given the objectively immoral nature of the relationship created by same-sex marriages, persons in such unions should not present themselves for Holy Communion, nor should they be admitted to Holy Communion.” read more

Church condemns desecration of chapel by terrorist gunmen in North Cotabato – Cardinal Orlando Quevedo

Church condemns desecration of chapel by terrorist gunmen in North Cotabato – Cardinal Orlando Quevedo

By | Jun 23, 2017

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo of Cotabato deplored the “wicked desecration” of a Catholic chapel by terrorist gunmen in North Cotabato.

The cardinal said the gunmen did not only destroy religious icons but also desecrated the Sacred Hosts that were kept inside the chapel of Malagakit village in Pigcawayan town.

“These are irreligious acts that cry out to heaven,” Quevedo said.

“Such acts are similar to the desecration of a mosque and the sacred Qur’an by non-Muslims. Both desecrations are gravely sinful,” he said. read more