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Pope Francis: Synod is a time for sharing

VATICAN - (October 3, 2018) - In his Opening Speech for the Fifteenth General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis said “the Synod we are living is a time for sharing” – sharing that must involve both speaking with courage and frankness, and listening with humility. The Synod, he said, “must be an exercise in dialogue…

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At synod, Sydney archbishop apologizes to young people for church failures

Archbishop Fisher sees acknowledgment of mistakes as foundation for building relationships

VATICAN CITY - (October 4, 2018) - Australian Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney used his speech at the Synod of Bishops to formally apologize to you…

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New saints shared a close friendship, professor says

ROME - (October 10, 2018) - Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero crossed paths on their road to sainthood and formed a personal friendship that strengthened each other's resolve in the face of growing challenges, an Italian professor said. 

According to Roberto Morozzo della Rocca, a professor of contemporary history …

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Catholic Social Teaching

It has been called “Catholicism’s best kept secret,” because few people learned about Catholic social teaching growing up, even though the Bible is filled with examples, and history shows repeatedly how it has played out in every culture and every time.

This series will offer Catholic social teaching’s seven themes, as identified by the US bishops. It will include stories about how the bishops of Tucson, dating back to their earliest days, put those basic teachings into practice. There will also be stories identifying ways that Catholics today can live out the social teaching of the church in their own lives.

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Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the People of God 

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Our call to protect: The 'Circle of Grace'

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Let us pray: Sunday Mass on air in Tucson

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One Year Later

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger was named the seventh Bishop of Tucson on Oct. 3, 2017 and installed on Nov. 29.

For a timeline of his first year, see page 3.

What is Catholic social teaching?

We examine Catholic social teaching and how Catholics can integrate it into their lives. Our aim is to give you Catholic social teaching at your fingertips. This is the third part of a continuing series, see stories beginning on page 8. We cover the "Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers" and "Solidarity".

In addition you will find

♦ The Catholic School Office assists Catholic schools throughout the Diocese make plans to be more open and accommodating to students with special needs.
♦ The “Why Bother with the Bible?” series continues with “Scripture teaches us value of forgiveness."
♦ Dr. Rosemary Celaya-Alston talks about the results of the 2018 audit of diocesan policies and practices for protection of children, adolescents and vulnerable adults.
♦ Find out about Diocesan events in your local area.

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