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Letter #135, 2021, Tues, Oct 19: Viganò – Trieste

    Letter #135, 2021, Tuesday, October 19: Viganò defends the dockworkers of Trieste, Italy     Above, an Italian policeman hugs a protester on the docks of the port city of Trieste, Italy, and one of the protesting dockworkers prays (link)      "You are demonstrating not only against a cowardly blackmail, with which you have to choose between a [...]

President Biden’s pick for Vatican ambassador: former Sen. Joe Donnelly

By Kevin J. Jones for CNA (link) Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 8, 2021 / 15:04 pm Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013./ United States Senate Historical Office October 13, 2021 Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, the White House announced on Friday. Donnelly [...]

Letter #132, 2021, Tues, Oct 12: Viganò

    “We have to get out of this labyrinth dear friends, but we cannot get out by simply protesting against the Green Pass, which is only the most recent repressive tool and certainly not the last.” —Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò in an address to thousands of Italians gathered Piazza del Popolo in Rome on Saturday, October [...]

Saint of the Day: Bl. Carlo Acutis

Saint profiles prepared by Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S. for Aleteia (link) October 12, 2021 “Our goal must be the infinite” Youth (1991-2006) His life + Carlo was born into a wealthy—but not particularly religious—Italian family in London, England. The family moved to Milan, Italy shortly after his birth. + Showing a natural interest [...]

Archbishop Roche says Vatican II is the guide for liturgical reform

by Christopher Lamb October 8, 2021 for The Tablet (link) Archbishop Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, pictured with Cardinal Robert Sarah.CNS photo/Paul Haring October 11, 2021 Archbishop Arthur Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, has said Vatican II is the guide for liturgical reform and has [...]

Universal Basic Income, Green Politics and ‘Zero-COVID’ Proposed at Vatican Conference on Europe

Edward Pentin Blogs October 9, 2021 for NCR (link) The home of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences (photo: EDWARD PENTIN / Edward Pentin) October 11, 2021 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican hosted a conference this week that brought together a number of politicians, business leaders and economists, many of whose views [...]

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