Pope convalescing in hospital after intestinal surgery
Pope Francis was spending his first morning convalescing on Monday in a Rome hospital following intestinal surgery. The Vatican has given scant details about the operation Sunday evening in Gemelli Polyclinic, a major Catholic hospital in the Italian capital. Francis is staying in special, 10th floor suite that the hospital keeps available for use by a pontiff, after Pope John Paul II stayed there several times for various medical problems.news.yahoo.com
CHAMPIONS AGAIN: Antonian boys race past Bishop Lynch, win second TAPPS state title in three years
The Antonian boys basketball team celebrates after winning their second TAPPS 6A State title in the last three seasons at A&M Consolidated High School on March 12, 2021. COLLEGE STATION – Early on in the first quarter of their TAPPS 6A State Championship game, the Antonian boys basketball team was in trouble. Bishop Lynch came out on fire and jumped out to a 17-6 lead with a little over 2 minutes left in the frame. The Apaches lost to JPII last season in the state championship, the only blemish on what has been a stellar, three-year run of dominance. So to be able to get the second one tonight, when we missed out on getting it last year, it’s just sweet.”
HIGHLIGHTS: Maeve Sullivan’s brace powers John Paul II girls to 3-0 victory, district title
SCHERTZ – With the district title on the line, Maeve Sullivan scored both of her goals in the second half to power the defending TAPPS Division III State Champion John Paul II girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Our Lady of the Hills. MORE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COVERAGE
John Paul II’s Emilie Rompel in pursuit of impressive career milestone
NEW BRAUNFELS – The reigning TAPPS Division III state champion John Paul II girls soccer team is rolling through the regular season thanks in large part to the play of junior forward Emilie Rompel, who is closing in on scoring her 100th career goal.
Vatican: Pope to visit Iraq in March, pandemic permitting
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to Iraq in March, pandemic conditions permitting, the Vatican said Monday, in announcing what would be the pontiff's first trip abroad in more than a year. The Vatican said Francis had accepted invitations from the Iraqi government from the local Catholic church. It wasn't immediately clear if the pope would travel if he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 before the trip. In mid-2019, Francis told Catholic aid agencies that he planned on traveling to Iraq in 2020. While then ailing, he had wanted to go to Iraq in 1999, but, according to the Vatican, the pilgrimage never happened because then-dictator Saddam Hussein postponed it.
The Latest: McCarrick accuser sees comfort in Vatican report
Scott Applewhite, File)The Latest on the Vatican's investigation of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and allegations of sexual misconduct (all times local). ___2:30 p.m.A Virginia man who accuses former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of sexually abusing him says he finds some comfort in the Vatican’s release of a report about the former prelate but he wants a public apology. “Its greatest failure is that it lets Pope Francis off the hook: nobody gave him the files, he knew only that there had been rumors, etc.,” she says. ___NoonAn advocate in Argentina for survivors of clerical sex abuse says ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick caused tremendous hurt and laments that church officials knew but did not act. It calls the report “one step in the right direction” but says the Vatican must ensure that past mistakes will not be repeated.
Vatican faults others for McCarrick's rise, spares Francis
Those alarms continued, when a Catholic psychiatrist traveled to the Vatican in 1997 to report that his priest-patient was a victim of McCarrick's sexual abuse. McCarrick, 90, was defrocked by Francis last year after a Vatican investigation confirmed the globe-trotting envoy and fundraiser had sexually molested adults as well as children. “Pope Francis had heard only that there had been allegations and rumors related to immoral conduct with adults occurring prior to McCarrick’s appointment to Washington,” the report said. Vigano’s most explosive claim was that Francis himself lifted “sanctions" imposed by Benedict and made McCarrick a trusted adviser. Investigators interviewed 90 people, including McCarrick’s victims, former seminarians and priests, and officials from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
KSAT Kids: Today in History, Oct. 19
Today is Monday, Oct. 19, the 293rd day of 2020. On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under Gen. Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, as the American Revolution neared its end. In 1944, the U.S. Navy began accepting Black women into WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). In 1765, the Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, adopted a declaration of rights and liberties, which the British Parliament ignored. In 2001, U.S. special forces began operations on the ground in Afghanistan, opening a significant new phase of the assault against the Taliban and al-Qaida.
Holy Cross delivers win over undefeated John Paul II
On Senior Night, Holy Cross blanked previously undefeated Schertz John Paul II (8-1, 3-1) 25-21, 25-21, 25-22 in a TAPPS District 3-4A first-place showdown. “We’re rebuilding,” second-year Holy Cross coach Jessica Ortiz said, “but the seniors are trying to get a state title. Holy Cross played San Antonio Christian, which eliminated the Knights in the 2019 state semifinals, twice as it lost its first seven matches. Therefore, facing John Paul II was a welcome challenge. “We’ve just got to stay consistent when the competition isn’t as good as John Paul II.mysanantonio.com
KSAT Kids: Today in History, Oct. 6
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 6, the 280th day of 2020. In 1973, war erupted in the Middle East as Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday. Blood donors line up behind an ambulance on a Tel Aviv street, Oct. 6, 1973. Rock singer Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) is 69. Rock singer-musician David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) is 66.
Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn China over human rights abuses
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo came to Rome on Wednesday and waded into a dispute with the Vatican over China and diplomacy. Pompeo used a speech at a religious freedom seminar sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See to attack Beijing as an egregious abuser of human rights. The comments came after Pompeo this month criticized the Vatican for renewing an agreement with China over how the Roman Catholic Church can operate there. The ability of the Catholic Church to function in China has long been a delicate diplomatic and religious issue. The agreement that the Vatican has with China — which is about to expire and is being renewed — allows the pope to name bishops in China.latimes.com
5 Things to Know for Today
Over 200 clergy abuse lawsuits led church leaders in the U.S. territory to seek bankruptcy protection, as they estimated at least $45 million in liabilities. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. CATHOLIC CHURCH WON $1.4 BILLION IN VIRUS AID Millions of dollars in taxpayer-backed aid went to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups, AP finds. HIGH COURT DRAWS TRUMPS IRE Even with two justices the president hand-picked, the Supreme Court has shown it is no rubber stamp for him or his administrations policies. TRUMP REBOOTS CAMPAIGN Trailing in the polls, the president will hold his first in-person fundraiser in a month in Florida and then a rally on Saturday night in New Hampshire.
Master Craftsman: Getting to Know Victor Salas, the San Antonio Artisan Behind Forged Oaks
While his father pursued commercial work, Salas was more interested in the high-end residential market. These divergent paths led to a falling out, and Salas struck out on his own in 2014.Hurdles marked his first year on his own. Not only was he suddenly without tools and equipment, he was without a workspace.I was literally working out of peoples garages, Salas said. As an example of this attention to the latter, he showed off a forged iron banister. Everything he builds reflects this sensibility.For more about Victor Salas and Forged Oaks, visit forgedoaks.comsacurrent.com
On this day: October 19
2003: Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II, giving her the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta." Beatification, a recognition by the Catholic Church of a dead person's entrance into Heaven and capacity to intercede on behalf of individuals who pray in his or her name, is the third of the four steps toward possible sainthood. Mother Teresa, who the Vatican credits a miracle to for the healing of a tumor in the abdomen of an Indian woman after the application of a locket containing her picture, would need a second miracle credited to her before she can be recognized as a saint. Hide Caption
The history of the popemobile
For ages, popes road on the shoulders of the faithful. But after an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, everything changed. The popemobile was created to protect the pope from any harm with its heavy armor and glass cover. Pope Francis calls it, “a glass sardine can." Bill Plante reports from Washington.cbsnews.com
9/22: Pope Francis arrives in United States; The history of the popemobile
Pope Francis set foot on American soil for the first time in his life Tuesday as he landed at Joint Base Andrews and was greeted by President Obama; For ages, popes road on the shoulders of the faithful, but after an assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, everything changed.cbsnews.com
Crucifix created in Pope John Paul II's honor kills man in Italy
Anthony Mason reports. Crucifix created in Pope John Paul II's honor kills man in Italy A 100-foot tall crucifix in Northern Italy fell onto a 21-year-old man. Anthony Mason reports. Be the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not NowTurn Oncbsnews.com
John Paul II's bloodstained undershirt revealed ahead of his canonization
John Paul II's bloodstained undershirt revealed ahead of his canonization Ahead of the canonization of John Paul II, a chapel on the outskirts of Rome revealed the bullet-marked, bloodstained undershirt that Pope John Paul II was wearing when a would-be assassin shot him in the abdomen in St. Peter's Square in 1981.cbsnews.com