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Annual Diocesan Conference 2021:
Opening Remarks, Bishop George Leo Thomas

Ordination Mass for Bishop Gregory W. Gordon

 Bishop Thomas' 2021 CSA Reflection

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Church's social teaching needed to combat greed, injustice, pope says
By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- With many people around the world facing exclusion and inequality, the social teaching of the Catholic Church can inspire new economic systems that are more "people-centered," Pope Francis said.

Christians must not "remain indifferent" to those affected by an "economic system that continues to discard people's lives in the name of the god of money, fostering greed and destructive attitudes toward the resources of the earth and fueling various forms of injustice," the pope said Oct. 23.

"Our response to injustice and exploitation must be more than mere condemnation," he said. "First and foremost, it must be the active promotion of good: condemnation of what is wrong, yet promotion of what is good."

The pope addressed participants of an international conference sponsored by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation. The two-day conference reflected on "Solidarity, Cooperation and Responsibility: The antidotes to fight injustices, inequalities and exclusions."

Established in 1993, the foundation seeks to promote the teaching of St. John Paul II's 1991 encyclical on social and economic justice. Read more.


Pope says creating a better world means seeing, helping, converting
By  Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholics striving to bring greater justice and hope to the world need to see the suffering people around them, stop to help and be open to continual conversion, Pope Francis said.

In a message Oct. 21 to participants in the Italian church's Social Week, Pope Francis used the image of three road signs that he said would help guide Catholics and Catholic organizations committed to promoting justice and peace, ending poverty, assisting migrants and safeguarding creation.

The first sign, he said, is a reminder to "watch the crossings.""

"Too many people cross our paths while they are in despair," he said, including young people forced to migrate, the unemployed, women forced to choose between motherhood and a job, elderly people who are abandoned and businesses subject to threats by the Mafia. Read more.


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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