Friday, January 28, 2022

From the Vatican

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Efforts of Knights of Columbus, St. Thomas More Society Result in Nativity on the Capitol Grounds

Efforts of Knights of Columbus Council 14081 of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Harrisburg and the St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania this season resulted in the installation of a Nativity scene on the grounds of the state Capitol in Harrisburg prior to Christmas.

2022 World Day of Peace Message: Pope Francis Calls for Investment in Education, Not Weaponry

Pope Francis called for more investment in education and less in weaponry in his 2022 World Peace Day message, released on December 21.

Pope Francis: Learn from St. Joseph to Cultivate Silence

Pope Francis invited Catholics to learn from St. Joseph how to cultivate silence in their everyday lives.

Pope Francis Meets U.S. President Joe Biden at the Vatican

Pope Francis met President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, in the U.S. president’s first official visit to the Vatican since his inauguration. Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history, was in Rome to attend the G20 summit that took place on Oct. 30-31.

How to Get a Plenary Indulgence Any Day this Month

Did you know that you can get a plenary indulgence any day this November? It’s true. The Vatican has decided to grant Catholics who visit a cemetery to pray for the dead on any day in the month of November a plenary indulgence.

Pope Francis Launches Two-Year Synodal Path with Call to ‘Encounter, Listen, and Discern’

Pope Francis formally launched the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 synod on synodality this month with a call to “look others in the eye and listen to what they have to say.”

Catholic Church Celebrates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday

Pope Francis has announced the establishment of an international day to honor grandparents and the elderly to take place each year in July. The inaugural celebration is July 25.

Pope Francis Issues Restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses in New Motu Proprio

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on July 16, restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.

Pope Francis Recovering from Surgery in Same Hospital Room Where St. John Paul II was Treated

Pope Francis is recovering from his colon surgery this week in the same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate. The Vatican said on July 6, two days after the operation, that the pope had “rested well overnight” and his routine follow-up examinations were good.

Pope Francis Unveils Sweeping Reform of Catholic Church’s Penal Sanctions

The Vatican published on June 1 major revisions to Book VI of the Code of Canon Law, which covers penal law in the Church, including sanctions related to clerical sexual abuse.

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