Bishop Salvatore Matano appointed to Rochester diocese

Rochester, N.Y., Nov 6, 2013 / 11:02 am (CNA/Europa Press).- Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Salvatore Matano, who had led the Diocese of Burlington since 2005, as Bishop of Rochester, succeeding Bishop Matthew Clark. “My first priority will be to bring people back to Mass,” Bishop Matano said Nov. 6 at a press conference announcing his appointment, adding that “my strategic plan is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” “If you are not practicing the faith, please … [Read more...]

Bishop Salvatore Matano appointed to Rochester diocese

Rochester, N.Y., Nov 6, 2013 / 11:02 am (CNA/Europa Press).- Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Salvatore Matano, who had led the Diocese of Burlington since 2005, as Bishop of Rochester, succeeding Bishop Matthew Clark. “My first priority will be to bring people back to Mass,” Bishop Matano said Nov. 6 at a press conference announcing his appointment, adding that “my strategic plan is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” “If you are not practicing the faith, please … [Read more...]

Bishop Salvatore Matano appointed to Rochester diocese

Rochester, N.Y., Nov 6, 2013 / 11:02 am (CNA/Europa Press).- Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Salvatore Matano, who had led the Diocese of Burlington since 2005, as Bishop of Rochester, succeeding Bishop Matthew Clark. “My first priority will be to bring people back to Mass,” Bishop Matano said Nov. 6 at a press conference announcing his appointment, adding that “my strategic plan is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” “If you are not practicing the faith, please … [Read more...]

CDF bars participation in events assuming truth of Medjugorje

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2013 / 09:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the direction of the Vatican's head for doctrine, the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. has written a letter stating that Catholics “are not permitted” to participate in meetings which take for granted that the supposed Marian apparitions in Medjugorje are credible.“The Congregation (for the Doctrine of the Faith) has affirmed that, with regard to the credibility of the 'apparitions' in question, all should … [Read more...]

Ten prelates nominated for US bishops’ conference president

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2013 / 02:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ten bishops are nominees to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the group's general assembly to be held in Baltimore Nov. 11-14.The nominees come from a wide variety of backgrounds. The conference president plays a significant role in coordinating and leading charitable and social work and education, while providing a public face for the Catholic Church in the U.S.Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond … [Read more...]

Red Sox outfielder’s father praises baseballer’s accomplishments

Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov 6, 2013 / 12:05 am (CNA).- The father of Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is “very proud” of both his son’s accomplishments at the World Series and of his charitable work. The Red Sox won the baseball championship on Oct. 30, after playing six games with the St. Louis Cardinals. “We are thankful to God for his baseball talent which has given him great opportunities in life,” Mike Victorino told the website Fathers for Good, of … [Read more...]

US bishops: employment bill is wrong solution to discrimination

Washington D.C., Nov 5, 2013 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against homosexual and transgender persons poses serious threats to religious freedom and undermines the biological basis of gender, say its critics as it heads to a crucial Senate vote. “All Americans should oppose unjust discrimination, but ENDA does not advance that goal. In fact, it moves us in the wrong direction,” said scholar and author Ryan T. Anderson.He told CNA … [Read more...]


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