New faces in Rome, personnel directory info sought, prayer requests, October birthdays, action steps regarding migration and immigration, news from the Montréal community, news links, and an update from the Province Archives.
Fr. Stephen Huffstetter writes about his studies in Bologna and work of North Italian Province; Fr. Ed Kilianski to concelebrate Mass with Pope Francis in Washington; US – Canada calendar available online; prayer requests; updates from North American Immigration Committee; archivist at national conference; remembering Blessed Juan Maria.
Over 70 stories compiled in “North American Dehonian Story of Immigration”; prayer requests; photos from the ESL Cultural Fair and our Indian SCJs during their visit to Hales Corners last week; SCJ canonist summarizes upcoming changes in annulment process; St. Joseph’s Indian School hosts annual American Indian Day and Powwow.
On September 8 the Holy See released two documents by Pope Francis that address the way the Church handles annulments. While the Holy Father reaffirmed the “indissolubility of the marriage bond,” he also stated that “charity and mercy demand that the Church, as mother, be close to her children who consider themselves separated.” Our province canonist reviews the most significant changes.
Fr. Tom Cassidy writes from India, meanwhile, two members of the Indian District begin their month-long visit to the US Province; Jo Calcagino, long-time SHSST employee, dies; new exhibit at SHSST; first profession anniversaries of Sacred Heart community at SHML; ESL Cultural Fair September 11; progress on construction at SHSST.