The Weekly Round up

In this weekly round up we cover the news stories we missed from the 15th to the 21st August 2021

  • Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been removed from a ventilator and will move from the ICU to a hospital room as he continues to battle COVID-19. According to an Aug. 21 update on the cardinal’s health, Burke was able to speak by phone with his sister on Saturday morning and “expressed his deep gratitude for the many prayers offered on his behalf,” the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe reported.
  • The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland after he was found to have mishandled cases of sexual abuse of minors by priests in his diocese. Retired archbishop Marian Gołębiewski was sanctioned following an investigation carried out under the norms of Pope Francis’ motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi, according to an Aug. 21 press release from the Archdiocese of Wrocław.
  • A man has been arrested and charged with wilful fire-raising after a Catholic church in Glasgow was destroyed last month. The arrest was announced Aug. 17. The man arrested has not been publicly identified, but is described as being 24-years-old. In Scotland, the charge of “wilful fire-raising” refers to when a person deliberately starts a fire that is intended to damage property. St. Simon’s, Partick, a 163-year-old church in Glasgow, was reported to be on fire in the early morning of July 28. The church was destroyed and the fire was extinguished. One person was rescued and there were no injuries in the flames. The church was the third-oldest in Glasgow, and was originally called St. Peter’s. It was fully restored in 2008.
  • Sister Mary Daniel Abut and Sister Regina Roba Luate are our martyrs because they were killed in cold blood”, said Mgr. Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla, Archbishop of Juba, South Sudan, in his homily during the Funeral Mass of the two sisters of the Sacred Heart Sisters on the 20 august 2021. The Two sisters were killed, along with three other people, in a road ambush on August 16.
    “These are our martyrs who will remain in our memories so that we can uplift our faith that God has given to us. Our sisters died because of their faith, their conviction that through encouraging other people to follow God, they will acquire what is the ultimate end of our lives”, he stressed. The Archbishop of Juba finally launched an invitation to conversion, “The Grace of conversion is always there. We must convert. We must change into doing good things for ourselves in order to salvage our Church. And in order to salvage our nation, we must do good things, not killing people, not killing Sisters, not killing innocent people“.
  • “Who will I send?” (Is 6,8) was the theme of the “Follow Christ Fishers Summit”, the first missionary summit organized by Fountain of Love and Life (FLL) – a Catholic multimedia evangelization group of the Chinese diaspora community in Canada – which was held August 13-16 in Webinar form. In addition to live streaming, it also offered about thirty online courses and testimonials. The new Bishop of Hong Kong Stephen Chow Sau-yan, SJ, was one of the guests of honor who shared the theme of the Christian vocation with the participants.
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