Monday of the First Week of Advent
Photo by Susan Fonseca, Needham, Massachusetts, of Santon crèche figures from Provence
Link to today's readings:
Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4B, 4CD-5, 6-7, 8-9; Psalm 80:4; Matthew 8:5-11
First Sunday of Advent
Photo by Mary Etzel of crèche of John and Mary Anne Etzel, St. Leonard, Maryland
Link to today's readings:
Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B, 64:2-7; Psalm 80:2-3, 15-15, 18-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Psalm 85:8; Mark 13:33-37
“The Brooklyn diocese hid Father Lara’s secret from the public, but quietly posted Mr. Lara’s name on its website on Thursday morning, confirming that he had been laicized, or defrocked, for the abuse. Later in the day, the diocese posted the names of seven more former priests who were defrocked for child sexual abuse offenses, in an effort to protect children who might come into contact with them.” (The New York Times)
In the Vineyard :: November 13, 2017 :: Volume 17, Issue 20
News from National
VOTF Study Reveals Wide Disparity in Online Financial Transparency of U.S. Roman Catholic Dioceses
VOTF recently released the results of a study that reveals a wide disparity in online financial transparency for U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses. The study was conducted by the Finance Working Group of Voice of the Faithful®.
Study reveals wide disparity in online financial transparency of U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses
They (Professor Gabriella Gambino and Dr. Linda Ghisoni) now become the third ranking officials in the department and are further evidence of Pope Francis’ determination to assign important positions in the Roman Curia to women. (America: The Jesuit Review)
Pope Francis has appointed two Italian women as under-secretaries in the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, which is headed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.
A recently completed study reveals a wide disparity in online financial transparency for U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses. The study was conducted by the Finance Working Group of Voice of the Faithful®.
The working group’s review of all 177 U.S. diocesan websites shows a level of openness well below what could be reasonably expected of an organization anywhere near the size of the U.S. Catholic Church: 61 dioceses posted no financial data to their websites, and 75 dioceses did not post parish financial guidelines.
Nov. 6, 2017―A recently completed study reveals a wide disparity in online financial transparency for U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses. The study was conducted by the Finance Working Group of Voice of the Faithful®, a movement of Catholics concerned, among other things, with helping to ensure that the hierarchy uses the Church’s financial resources accountably and transparently.