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Pope Francis taps DC auxiliary as the new Bishop of Memphis

Vatican City, Aug 23, 2016 / 03:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Martin D. Holley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. and an advocate of minority issues, as the new Bishop of Memphis, Tenn.After serving 12 years as Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Holley has been appointed the fifth Bishop of Memphis, a city sometimes called “The Good Samaritan on the banks of the Mississippi.”“Bishop Holley has demonstrated both pastoral sensitivity and administrative ability that should serve him well as he now undertakes his new ministry in western Tennessee,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C., said in an Aug. 23 press release announcing the bishop’s appointment.“We rejoice that the Church of Memphis is receiving such a talented and caring pastor of souls.”Bishop Holley, 61, was born Dec. 31, 1954, in Pensacola, Fl. and ordained a ...

Obama to visit flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority....

Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina mother charged with killing her newborn son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours was expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday....

12 TV series to watch this fall

NEW YORK (AP) -- The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on their black-and-white TVs....

Don't bring back the death penalty, New Mexico bishops plead

Albuquerque, N.M., Aug 23, 2016 / 06:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of New Mexico are speaking up against a proposal to reintroduce capital punishment in the state, saying that respect for human life must be consistent.“We, the Catholic Bishops of New Mexico, in one voice, once again echo the teaching of the Church that life is sacred,” the bishops of Santa Fe, Las Cruces and Gallup said in a joint statement Aug. 18.“There is one seamless teaching on God’s gift of life that must be protected from birth to natural death,” they said. “It is always tragic and sad when a member of the community is murdered. These senseless acts must be prevented by calling for systemic change in society beginning with our youngest children. Crime can be prevented, and this is done by an investment in social capital.”The bishops responded to New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez saying that she will push during next year’s legislative session to...

More migrants die in Mediterranean as risks increase

(Vatican Radio) New and more dangerous smuggling practices and riskier routes have led to a spike in the number of migrants dying as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, according to a new report. The International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre said 2,901 people died or went missing crossing the Mediterranean in the first six months of 2016. This represented a 37 percent increase over the same period of last year.78 percent of migrant deaths or disappearances worldwide occurred on the so-called Central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy. The head of the International Organization of Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) is Frank Laczko and he spoke to Susy Hodges about the reasons behind this rising death toll. Listen to Frank Laczko of the GMDAC:   Laczko said while the total numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean this year is roughly at the same level as 2015, i...

Pope Francis thanks Church in Poland for World Youth Day

(Vatican Radio) The Bishops Conference of Poland has released the text of a letter sent by Pope Francis to thank the country for the reception he received last month during World Youth Day.In the letter, Pope Francis told the Church in Poland he was “deeply moved by your strong faith and the unwavering hope that you have kept in spite of difficulties and tragedies, and by your fervent love, which animates your human and Christian pilgrimage.” The full text of the letter is below Venerable BrotherArchbishop Stanislaw GadeckiArchbishop of PoznanPresident of the Polish Bishops’ ConferenceHaving returned from the Apostolic Journey to Poland, I want to renew the expression of my lively gratitude to you, Bishops, priests, consecrated persons and lay faithful, for your warm welcome and for the zeal with which my visit was prepared. I am deeply moved by your strong faith and the unwavering hope that you have kept in spite of difficulties and tragedies, and by y...

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected....

Howard Johnson's restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction....

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

ZACHARY, La. (AP) -- Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster....

Thought of the Day

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

 

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