Growing A Strong Family

SFX Bulletin, 28 December 2014 Nativity scenes invariably depict Baby Jesus in a manger with Our Lady and St. Joseph gazing in wonder and adoration.  While revealing not only Mary and Joseph’s marvel at God made flesh but so humbly trusting and vulnerable like any normal human infant, this scene also reveals God’s desire for [...]

“Tis the Season To Be…”

SFX Bulletin, 30 November 2014 “Jolly” would be the expected word for this well-known carol.  However, when we listen to Jesus’ words in today’s gospel telling us four times to “Stay awake” and “be on your guard” (Mk. 13:33,34,35,37),  we cannot help but consider if this seasonal “jolliness” is what Jesus is alerting us to [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 17 April 2014

Vatican City, 24 April 2014 (VIS) – On Friday 18 the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Rev. Dom Umberto Beda Paluzzi, O.S.B., from the pastoral care of the territorial abbey of Montevergine in Italy, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law. […]

Other Pontifical Acts – 15 April 2014

Vatican City, 15 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Acquirino Francis Kibira as bishop of Kasese (area 3,205, population 610,000, Catholics 292,106, priests 39, religious 66), Uganda. The bishop-elect was born in Kigoto-Bulyansungwe, Uganda in 1958, and was ordained a priest in 1984. He studied sacred scriptures at the Pontifical [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 5 April 2014

Vatican City, 5 April 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Fr. Bruno Ateba Edo, S.A.C., as bishop of Maroua-Mokolo (area 14,332, population 2,000,000, Catholics 70,000, priests 66, permanent deacons 10, religious 134), Cameroon. The bishop-elect was born in Zoetele, Cameroon in 1964, gave his perpetual vws in 1994 and was ordained a [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 13, 14 March 2014

Vatican City, 14 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Wilhelm Zimmerman as auxiliary of the diocese of Essen (area 1,877, population 2,531,280, Catholics 856,661, priests 516, permanent deacons 78, religious 505), Germany. The bishop-elect was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in 1948 and was ordained a priest in 1980. He has [...]

Other Pontifical Acts – 8, 10 March 2014

Vatican City, 10 March 2014 (VIS) – The Holy Father has: – appointed Rev. Michael Fabian McCarthy as bishop of Rockhampton (area 415,000, population 402,654, Catholics 101,715, priests 43, religious 117), Australia. The bishop-elect was born in Toowoomba, Australia in 1950 and was ordained a priest in 1978. He has served in a number of [...]

New foreign-born priests in town

Father Kamelus Kamus, CICMCatholicNews meets Father Kamelus Kamus, CICM, from Indonesia, and Carmelite Friar Paul Anuphong Srisuk from ThailandSINGAPORE – Scheut Missions Father Kamelus Kamus (photo) has a simple prayer – to be a blessing to people around him and for these people to also become channels of God’s grace.“I’m open to … what God [...]