NFPC This Week, #750: March 4-March 10, 2018

Of Note This Week:

Over the past few weeks, the sense of urgency for US lawmakers to act on new gun legislation has gained momentum. Chicago’s Archbishop, Cardinal Blase Cupich, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have added their voices to the call for Congressional action to curb the gun violence epidemic.

PRIESTS IN THE NEWS:

Celibacy Revisited – Fr. Ron Rolheiser’s Reflections

Catholic Second Wind Guild – Great Opportunities for Retired Priests

NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS:

Vatican confirms canonization of Paul VI set for Late October

March 8 – International Women’s Day Celebration

Pope Francis clears way for Archbishop Romeo’s Canonization

Vatican Announces a New Marian Feast Day

LABOR NEWS:

Francis hailed for catapulting concerns of working people and labor

Catholic institutions must heed Pope Francis’ call to respect the worker

BOOK REVIEW:

Book Review “Revolutionary Saint – The Theological Legacy of Oscar Romero” (Orbis Press)

AUDIO-VISUAL:

Avoiding Priest Burnout – What the Laity Can Do

EVENTS:

Fr. James Martin – Encountering Jesus: Meeting the Christ of Faith and the Jesus of History

Fr. James Martin Lenten Reflection – Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus

 

NFPC This Week, #749: February 25-March 3, 2018

Of Note This Week

Labor News

Fr. Clete Kiley’s remarks for the Chicago Labor Solidarity Day, February 24, 2018

Fr. Michael Seavey at Supreme Court on Feb. 26, 2018 during rally for Labor

Blog: Catholic tradition and pastoral practice sides with labor and organizing workers

National and International News

Confession: Parish-Person-Priests/Pope Francis “Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats.”

Bill spurred by Nassar case concerns Catholic Church

Mr. Graham Goes to Washington: First Pastor Honored in US Capitol

Bishop Pepe of Las Vegas retires; Bishop Thomas to succeed him

United States Supreme Court Denies Federal Government’s Petition to end DACA

Capitol Police Arrest Scores of Catholic Leaders During National Day of Action for Dreamers

Events:

Webinar:  Adult Formation With Older Adults

“A Theology of Wealth and Security”

Commemorating Chiara Lubich: A life of Dialogue

 

NFPC This Week, #748: February 18-February 24, 2018

Of Note This Week -.

 

Audio-Visual

NFPC This Week, #747: February 11-February 17, 2018

Announcements:

In honor of President’s Day, February 19, 2018, the National Federation of Priests’ Councils will be closed.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Audio-Visual

Father Tony talks ‘Priest Burnout’ with Gary Zimak on Spirit in the Morning, February 12, 2018

National and International News

Ash Wednesday – February 14, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year

Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign Revived After 50 Years

Open letter calls on Vatican to rethink China deal, calling it a “regrettable mistake”

Flu Season Prompts Dioceses to Take Measures at Mass

FEMA Shift Opens Door to Disaster Funds for Religious Groups

Priests in the News

Bishop of Saginaw Asks for Prayers Following Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich and Amoris Laetitia Developments

Events

Professional Development Webinars for Parish Ministers

February 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST

 

 

NFPC This Week, #746: February 4-February 10, 2018

Here is your NFPC This Week for February 4-February 10, 2018:

Clergy News:

Fr. Joel Konzen New Auxiliary Bishop in Atlanta

The ‘Dreamer’ Who Grew Up to be a Priest

National and Global Highlights:

Pope Francis’ 2018 Message for Lent

Transition of Catholic Leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Chaput on “Charity, Clarity and their Opposite.”

Pilgrim pope: Benedict Says He’s Journeying Toward God

Pope Paul VI Will Soon be St Paul VI

Olympic Committee Invites Delegation from Holy See to the Winter Games

February 8 – International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Trafficking

 

 

 

NFPC This Week, #745: January 28-February 3, 2018

Here is your NFPC This Week for January 28 to February 3, 2018:

Submissions:

Self-Awareness – A Leadership Skill All Pastors Should Practice

Clergy News:

Hispanic Bishops’ Visit to Holy Land

National and Global Highlights:

Pope’s Morning Homily: Shepherds Do Not Put Up Signs With Hours

Pope Will Send Delegate to Investigate Bishop Barros Charges in Chile

Archbishop Chaput & Cardinal O’Malley Make a ‘Friendly Wager’ on Super Bowl

Why Are Young Catholics Leaving the Church?

Let Laity Lead Parishes

Inspiration and Guidance from Thomas Merton Trappist Monk Models 4 Ways Priests Can Grow in Holiness

Carter G. Woodson, ‘The Father of Black History Month” and Contributions of Black Catholic

 

NFPC This Week, #744: January 21-27, 2018

Here is your NFPC This Week for January 21 to January 27, 2018:

Announcements

Dan Snow will no longer be compiling This Week. Responsibility for the e-letter will pass on to the NFPC’s newest employee, Vill Harmon ([email protected]).

Vill joined the NFPC following a seven-year tenure with the Archdiocese of Chicago in the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Department.  A native Chicagoan, Vill is also very active at Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she recently completed ten years of service as a Catechist, and most recently, became a member of the parish’s newly-formed Interfaith Committee. Vill is also very involved with the Chicago area Focolare Movement.

Submissions

“Proud to be Catholic: a groundbreaking America survey asks women about their lives in the Church” – A reflection by Fr. Jim Hewes

Clergy News

‘If they come for you, they come for me’: A ‘dreamer’ priest faces deportation — and a divided congregation

Dairy farm to the episcopate: Stockton gets a new bishop

Archbishop-Emeritus Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, 79, has died at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

7 Steps to Support the Newly Ordained

Chicago priest pledges hunger strike to support ‘Dreamers’

National and Global Highlights

Catholic bishops side with labor unions in Supreme Court case

10 Roman Catholic priests arrested in protests in Congo

Pope tells 1.3 million in Peru to get involved, spurn ‘Jonah syndrome’

Creating a ‘Safe Haven’ From the Pornography Pandemic

Pope Francis Unusually Isolated in Chilean Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Events

Seventeenth Annual Acculturation Seminar for International Priests

Association of Chicago Priests’ 51st Annual Mardi Gras & Ministry Awards

NFPC This Week, #743 – 1/14/2018-1/20/2018

Here is your NFPC This Week for January 14 to January 20, 2018:

Priests in the News

Bishop Knestout Installed as Thirteenth Bishop of Richmond

Missile alert prompts Bishop of Honolulu to give general absolution to deacon group

Father Martin Linebach named vicar general of Louisville

News Highlights

Proud to be Catholic? A groundbreaking America survey asks women about their lives in the church

With new U.S. administration, USCCB enters policy debates more often in 2017

Francis tells Chile’s clergy to seek pardon for abuse and betrayed trust

Book Review

“On Hope” by Pope Francis (Loyola Press)

NFPC This Week, #742 – 1/7/2018-1/13/2018

Here is your NFPC This Week for January 7 to January 13, 2018:

SUBMISSIONS

Principles of clustering for a new Mass schedule by Father Jim Hewes 

USCCB Homily Help/Liturgical Aid 

COUNCIL NOTES

Council Notes from New Orleans (December 2017)

PRIESTS IN THE NEWS

Cardinal Cupich welcomes gifts of ‘new Magi’ at migration Mass

Aging in community: how elderly priests are cared for by their religious communities

US bishops: End of protected status for Salvadorans is ‘heartbreaking’

Why some priests leave

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Pope Francis’s trip to Chile and Peru

Alliance for Catholic Education organizes run fundraiser for Georgia school

FOCUS Student Leadership Summit – Equipping young people with tools to evangelize

Pope Francis addresses North Korea, says world peace depends on right to life and disarmament

Participating in the March for Life? There’s an indulgence for that

EVENTS

How HR Gets a Seat at the Table – Webinar – February 6

From Toxic to Tolerable: Navigating a Difficult Workplace – Webinar – January 25

Adult Faith Formation Practices for Mature Adults – Webinar – January 23

NFPC This Week, #741 – 12/31/2017-1/6/2018

Weekly Update #741

Here is your NFPC This Week for December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018:

SUBMISSIONS

A New Year Begins by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

PRIESTS IN THE NEWS

Jesuits issue letter to defend Honduran priest

Bishop Curlin laid to rest in Charlotte

Catholic parishes assist after Bronx fire

NEWS BITES

FEMA to allow aid for religious groups

EVENTS

National Migration Week

Share the Journey Campaign: Highlights and Reflections webinar

Living the Eucharist: Great Ideas for Your Parish for Lent 2018