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Pope says news reporting requires better listening, more objectivity
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Listening to others is the first essential ingredient of good communication and a condition of genuine dialogue, Pope Francis said.

"Communication does not take place if listening has not taken place, and there is no good journalism without the ability to listen," he said in his message for World Communications Day.

"In order to provide solid, balanced and complete information, it is necessary to listen for a long time," he said. "To recount an event or describe an experience in news reporting, it is essential to know how to listen, to be ready to change one's mind, to modify one's initial assumptions."

"Listening with the ear of the heart" is the theme of this year's World Communications Day, which most dioceses will mark May 29, the Sunday before Pentecost. The message was released Jan. 24, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists.

Listening, the pope said, is essential for communication and genuine dialogue.   Read more.


Franciscan friars praise young Catholics for standing up for life at march
By Maisy Sullivan Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Though not every participant at the annual March for Life in Washington is Catholic, the faithful presence of those who are is made abundantly apparent every year.

Among the annual marchers are Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and this year was no exception.

They were among the thousands of people from all walks of life who came together in unity to show their support for the lives of unborn children Jan. 21 for the 49th annual march and rally marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The Franciscan friars traveled to Washington from multiple locations in New York and New Jersey, bringing with them lay associates and young people to gather on the National Mall to listen to rally speakers and then march as a group up Constitution Avenue.

"To be here and gather together with young people and old people, and to be encouraged by the witness. ... We are here to promote the dignity of life. I want to be a part of that movement," said Brother Thomas McGrinder, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal for the past 25 years.
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Date: September 28, 2021
Notice to the Roman Catholic Clergy and Faithful of the
Diocese of Las Vegas

On July 28, 2021, Father Adam Kotas abandoned his parish in the Diocese of Santa Rosa and defected from the Roman Catholic Church. At present, he is a member of the schismatic Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) founded in 1897 by Reverend Francis Hodur, who led Pennsylvania parishioners away from the Roman Catholic Church.

For a period of three years, Father Kotas was “on loan” to the Diocese of Las Vegas before voluntarily returning to his home Diocese of Santa Rosa. He is using his prior association and charismatic preaching style to entice uninformed Catholics into the PNCC. Read more/sequin leyendo

Statements regarding Adam Kotas Click HERE




New Face Mask Mandate Effective Saturday, July 31, 2021

In accordance with the latest CDC recommendations and
Governor Sisolak's July 27, 2021, Emergency Directive No. 47 ("Directive 47"),
the Diocesan Restoration Advisory Council and Bishop Thomas direct:

Regardless of vaccination status, the wearing of face masks is required by all individuals age 2 and older who enter any Diocesan facility.

We ask for your patience as the CDC, Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and State of Nevada Governor's Office continue to update and modify
their requirements.


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