Tag Archives: CEI

ITALY: Vocations to the priesthood waaaaaay down

From VaticanNews.va in Italian: Italy, CEI: fewer seminarians, families may be a nursery for vocations [What’s….. family?] The data of a report by the Italian Bishops’ Conference reveal that in just ten years the decline in vocations has reached 28%: … Read More

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Bp. Galantino opines

There was a puzzling piece at the Italian site Formiche, with comments by Bp. Nunzio Galantino, whom Pope Francis appointed as General Secretary to the Italian Bishops Conference. Let’s see a few quotes from His Excellency: I hope that the … Read More

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Collegiality: an inquiry

Today in Corriere della Sera there is an article about the Pope’s recent appointment of a bishop of an obscure diocese in Italy as interim Secretary of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI).  As top offices of the CEI lapse further … Read More

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary

Yesterday the Holy Father lead a profession of Faith for all the Italian bishops as they are meeting in plenary session. He addressed them. At the end of the address, Francis pronounced a prayer to Mary which should move any … Read More

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Pope Benedict speaks to Italian bishops about liturgy

The Holy Father sent a message to the Italian bishops through the intermediary of the President of the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI) in anticipation of a plenary meeting they will perpetrate in Assisi. He begins the meat of his address … Read More

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Avvenire, CEI, Card. Bagnasco, Il Giornale, PM Berlusconi

What goes on in the Church in Italy has subtle effects on the Church throughout the world. The daily of the Italian Bishops Conference, Avvenire, is in the midst of a controversy. This is from CNA… with my emphases and … Read More

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