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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Jacob Angadiath of the Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago; Appoints Bishop Joy Alappatt as Successor

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Jacob Angadiath, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago, and has appointed Bishop Joy Alappatt, currently auxiliary bishop of Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago as his successor.

The resignation and appointment were publicized in Washington, D.C. on July 3, 2022, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago ministers to 49,183 Syro-Malabar Catholics in the United States.

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Jul. 3 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

Gospel Verse, Col 3:15a+16a: Let the peace of Christ control your hearts; let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.Gospel Excerpt, Year C, Luke 10:2-5:He said to them, "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, 'Peace to this household.'"

When the World Health Organization Helped Confirm a Eucharistic Miracle – What They Found

This is amazing! 😱 On this episode of The Catholic Gentleman, podcast hosts Sam Guzman and John Heinen discuss embracing and deepening

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Jul. 2 Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Weekday

Gospel Verse, John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.The Roman Martyrology commemorates Sts. Processus and Martinian whose bodies lie in a chapel at St. Peter's in Rome. During the time when Sts. Peter and Paul were prisoners in the Mamertine, legend says that these two jailors together with forty others were converted through the prayers and miracles of the holy apostles. They were baptized with water that suddenly sprang out from a rock. The jailors then wished to help the apostles make their escape. Both died as martyrs for the faith (about 67 A.D.).

3 Significant Events Occur the Day Roe v. Wade Was Overturned – Coincidence or Divine Providence?

Is this a coincidence or Divine Providence? The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade one week ago –

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Statement on Passage of Bill to Enshrining Abortion in State Constitution

Following is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference on the anticipated passage today of legislation to begin the process of amending the state Constitution to include abortion rights: “Unfortunately, this bill solidifies the message that New York has been sending women for some time now: […]

Equality Amendment

Memorandum of Opposition Re: A41002 Seawright/S51002 Stewart-Cousins Equality Amendment  The above-referenced legislation would amend New York State’s Constitution to ban unjust discrimination against persons based on a broad variety of classes and characteristics. This version of the bill rightly applies the same level of protection to religion as it does to the expanded list of […]

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development on Supreme Court’s Climate Regulation Ruling

WASHINGTON - On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-3 decision in a case that limits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its power to regulate greenhouse gases. In response to the Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement:

“The Catholic bishops of the United States have long-supported the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases in order to address climate change. As we said in 2018, the EPA has ‘both the statutory authority and responsibility to take regulatory action… It is hard to foresee a scenario, under current economic and technological conditions, in which the EPA faithfully carries out its mandate to protect the public health from greenhouse gases without significantly affecting political and economic realities.’ 

“We are, therefore, disappointed today that following the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Clean Air Act the EPA will have significantly restricted authority to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants. Both reasonable regulation and legislation are critical for addressing the threat and challenges of climate change. We call upon Congress to give the EPA the necessary authority to meaningfully regulate greenhouse gases.” 

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Jul. 1 Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Junipero Serra, Priest (USA), Opt. Mem.

Communion Antiphon, Ez 34:15: I will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord.Today the United States celebrates the Optional Memorial of St. Junipero Serra. Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Mallorca, Spain. He took the name Junipero when he entered the Franciscan Order in 1730. Ordained in 1737, he taught philosophy and theology at the University of Padua for twelve years. At age 37, he went to Mexico City where he spent the rest of his life working for the conversion of the peoples of the New World. Largely responsible for the spread of the Church on the West Coast of the United States, Junipero founded 21 missions and converted thousands of Native Americans.

Caught on Tape: Vandal Smashes Adoration Chapel, Desecrates Catholic Church in Washington

Please pray for the protection of our churches and pregnancy centers! St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington fell victim to a

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