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Briefly Pope Francis’ first encyclical to be published July 5 Pope Francis’ first encyclical, which he has said is largely the work of retired Pope Benedict XVI, will be published July 5. The Vatican announced July 1 that “Lumen fidei” (The Light of Faith) will be presented at a news conference that day. An encyclical on faith was long expected as the last volume in Pope Benedict’s trilogy on the three “theological virtues,” following his encyclicals “Deus Caritas Est” (2005) on charity, and “Spe Salvi” (2007) on hope. In June, Pope Francis told bishops meeting in Rome that his first encyclical would be largely the work of his predecessor.

Bishop Folda ordained for Fargo diocese


Bishop John Folda was ordained and installed as the eighth bishop of the Fargo Diocese during Mass June 19 at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fargo. Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis ordained the new bishop, whose episcopal motto is:

“The Word became flesh.” Bishop Folda had been seminary rector at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Neb., in the Diocese of Lincoln since 1999. In Fargo, he succeeds Archbishop Samuel Aquila, who was named to head the Denver Archdiocese in May 2012. Bishop Folda, a native of Omaha, Neb., was ordained for the Lincoln Diocese in 1989.

Pope confers palliums on new archbishops

Every bishop is called to be “a servant of communion,” working tirelessly to overcome divisions so that differences become a treasure and not a source of conflict, Pope Francis said. The Christian community should be “like a great mosaic in which every small piece joins with others as part of God’s one great plan,” the pope said June 29 as he celebrated the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul and bestowed the pallium on 34 archbishops from 19 countries. The pallium is a woolen band that symbolizes an archbishop’s unity with the pope and his authority and responsibility to care for the flock the pope entrusted to him. The archbishops, named in the past year, included U.S. Archbishops Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco; Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis; Alexander Sample of Portland, Ore.; and Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa. — Catholic News Service

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The Catholic Spirit wins national journalism awards The Catholic Spirit was honored with 13 awards for writing and videography at the Catholic Media Convention June 19 to 21 in Denver. The awards, for work completed in 2012, are given by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. In the category of “best feature writing,” the newspaper garnered three awards: ! 1st place for “The Sober Truth: Alcoholic opens home in St. Paul to help others like him” by Dave Hrbacek. ! 3rd place for “Person of Mercy: Woman finds healing from abortion, offers hope to those facing unplanned pregnancies” by Dave Hrbacek. ! Honorable mention for “Coming to America: Immigrants give back to communities they now call home” by Julie Carroll. The Catholic Spirit won three awards for editorials by Joe Towalski: ! 3rd place in the national/international category for “After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light.” ! 3rd place in the local category for “Setting the record straight on adoption, single-parent children.” ! Honorable mention in the local category for “Time to fold on gambling option for new Vikings stadium.” Dianne Towalski won two awards for “best online presentation of video:”

! 3rd place for “Archdiocesan Youth Day 2012.” ! Honorable mention for “Catholic cowboy relies on his faith.” The Catholic Spirit also won awards in other categories: ! 2nd place for “best reporting on a special age group — teenagers” for “Archdiocesan Youth Day aims to fire up faith of young Catholics” by the staff. ! 2nd place for “best chart or information graphic” for “Catholic Charities 101” by Dianne Towalski ! 2nd place for “best coverage of a routine, sacramental event” for “Finding God in the darkness: Nine siblings join church after losing their parents” by Julie Carroll and Dave Hrbacek. ! 3rd place for “best regular special supplement” for “Leading With Faith,” an annual section honoring men and women business leaders who live their faith in the workplace. ! Honorable mention for “best coverage of vocations” for “Father’s Day . . . with a twist,” by Dave Hrbacek. Dianne Towalski also received a first place award from the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the “mission news” category for her story “Kitui delegation visit features faith, friendship . . . and fun,” about last fall’s visit to the archdiocese by a delegation from the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya.

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The Catholic Spirit - July 3, 2013  

Crossroads Walk, Immigration Reform, History Day Winners, Supreme Court Marriage Rulings,Vince Flynn

The Catholic Spirit - July 3, 2013  

Crossroads Walk, Immigration Reform, History Day Winners, Supreme Court Marriage Rulings,Vince Flynn