28Aug Catholic church must welcome ‘unconventional couples,’ top Italian bishop says.

Josephine McKenna, Religion News Service, reports in the NCR that Bishop Nunzio Galantino, leader of the Italian Bishops Conference, said that "that everyone should 'feel at home' in the church, and especially at Mass -- including migrants, the disabled, the poor and those in unconventional relationships."

28Aug Head of Vatican liturgy office moved back to Spain

Anthony Ruff OSB reports in praytellblog.com on what could be interesting times for the Congregation for Divine Worship.

28Aug Australian bishops gravely concerned about crisis in Iraq

Gerry Hefferan, St Joseph and St Anthony Parish, Bracken Ridge, in Queensland, Australia draws our attention to a statement of the Australian catholic bishops who have expressed grave concern at the humanitarian crisis that is continuing to worsen in northern Iraq. They state that 'The best outcome for the Christians and Yazidis of Iraq is peace and security, so they can return to their homes. But if this is not possible, the Australian Government should agree to offer safe haven to many of these displaced people so they can try to rebuild their shattered lives.'
Is the reaction of the church and state in Ireland appropriate in response to this and other growing crises?

28Aug Pastoral Care with homosexual and trans people

Invitation received to conference in Rome

28Aug 28th August. Thursday of Week 21

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