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News in the Church: Morning News July 10, 2024

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Father Victor Hugo Rea at Mass with the “possessed” doll | Credit: San Antonio Saltillo

News in the Church: Morning News July 10, 2024

By Pål Johannes Nes

“Welcome to News from the Church, your source for Catholic news and updates from around the world. The news is edited by Pål Johannes Nes, and you’re listening to EWTN Norway. This is the Morning News for July 10, 2024. Let’s begin with the Saint of the Day.”

Saint of the Day: Martyrs of Damascus

“Today, we honor the Martyrs of Damascus, a group of Christians who were martyred in 1860 during a wave of anti-Christian violence in Syria. These martyrs are remembered for their unwavering faith and bravery in the face of persecution. Their sacrifice remains a powerful testament to the strength of faith and the importance of religious tolerance.”
Read more: Martyrs of Damascus

Members of the Synod on Synodality Study Groups Announced

“The Vatican has announced the members of the study groups for the Synod on Synodality. These groups are composed of diverse members from around the world, reflecting the global nature of the Church. Their task is to delve into various aspects of synodality and provide insights that will shape the discussions and outcomes of the upcoming synod. The selection process aimed to ensure a broad representation of voices, including clergy, religious, and laypeople, to foster inclusive and comprehensive dialogue on the future of the Church’s governance and pastoral mission.”
Read more: Members of the Synod on Synodality Study Groups

Vatican Doctrine Office Studying Women Deacons

“A synod organizer has revealed that the Vatican’s doctrine office is currently studying the issue of women deacons. This study is part of the broader discussions on enhancing the roles of women within the Church. The outcome of this study could have significant implications for the Church’s approach to women’s ministry and their participation in ecclesiastical roles. This examination is seen as a response to longstanding calls for increased female involvement in Church ministries, potentially leading to historic developments in the Church’s structure.”
Read more: Vatican Doctrine Office Studying Women Deacons

Pope Francis Praises National Eucharistic Revival in the US

“Pope Francis has praised the National Eucharistic Revival underway in the United States. He highlighted the importance of rekindling a deep love and reverence for the Eucharist among the faithful. This revival aims to renew the Church’s focus on the Eucharist as the source and summit of Christian life, encouraging deeper engagement with this central aspect of Catholic worship.”
Read more: Pope Francis Praises National Eucharistic Revival

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage passes southwest of Omaha, Nebraska, on June 21, 2024. | Credit: Kate Quiñones/CNA

State Laws and Parental Control Over Online Sexual Material

“A recent panel has explained how state laws can help parents shield their children from online sexual material. Experts discussed various legislative measures that can empower parents to better control their children’s internet exposure. These laws aim to protect minors from harmful content while balancing the need for internet freedom and education.”
Read more: State Laws and Parental Control

Diocese of Saltillo on the Use of ‘Possessed’ Doll in Masses

“In Mexico, the Diocese of Saltillo has addressed the controversy surrounding the use of a ‘possessed’ doll in Masses. Church officials clarified that such practices are not sanctioned by the diocese and emphasized the importance of maintaining the sanctity and reverence of the Mass. This statement aims to correct misinformation and guide the faithful in proper liturgical practices.”
Read more: Diocese of Saltillo on ‘Possessed’ Doll

Credit: San Antonio Saltillo

False Accusation Against Ex-Clarisas Nuns in Burgos

“The Catholic Church in Burgos has responded to a false accusation against ex-Clarisas nuns. The Church has clarified the situation and defended the integrity of the nuns involved. The accusation suggested inappropriate behavior, but the Church’s investigation found no basis for these claims. This response highlights the Church’s commitment to truth and justice, ensuring that its members are not unjustly maligned and that their reputations are protected against unfounded allegations.”
Read more: False Accusation Against Ex-Clarisas Nuns

“That brings us to the end of today’s episode. Thank you for joining us on News from the Church. Remember to tune in this evening for the Evening News, where we’ll bring you more updates and stories from the global Catholic community. God bless you all, and may your faith continue to inspire and guide you. This is EWTN Norway, wishing you a peaceful and blessed day.”

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