Appointments

Pope names 13 consultors to Vatican Secretariat for Communications

VATICAN CITY — U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin of America magazine and Michael P. Warsaw, chairman of the board and CEO of EWTN Global Catholic Network, were named by Pope Francis to help advise the Vatican Secretariat for Communications.

The Vatican released the names of the new appointments April 12.

BEFORE THE CROSS | Not all election issues carry same weight

Many issues confront us in this election. Abortion and euthanasia. Immigration and national security. The list goes on.

The issues don't carry the same weight. In one sense that means different issues appeal to different people. But is there an objective scale of values to weigh the issues? How do we consider all the issues, while giving each issue its proper weight?

The U.S. Catholic bishops provide guidance in a document issued every four years in preparation for the election: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

Intrinsically Evil Acts

Clergy appointments April 10

Rev. John J. O'Brien, part-time associate pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in St. Louis, is appointed part-time associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Manchester. He remains associate director of Paul VI Institute and is also appointed director of Continuing Education of Priests, all effective May 1, 2014. 

Clergy Appointments March 17

Rev. Martin J. Mulvihill is granted retirement status, with residence at Mother of Good Counsel Home.

Rev. Bernard J. Schloemer, retired, residing at St. Gabriel the Archangel, continuing retirement status but now to reside at Regina Cleri.

Deacon Kenneth C. Clemens Jr., a permanent deacon, assisting the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Maplewood, is granted retirement status, effective March 1, 2014. 

Clergy appointments Jan. 15

The Rev. John J. O'Brien, returning from graduate studies, is appointed associate director of the Pontifical Paul VI Institute for Catechetical and Pastoral Studies and part-time associate pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, St. Louis, effective Jan. 15, 2014. 

Clergy appointments for Dec. 23

Rev. Eugene M. Smith, OSM, is appointed associate pastor of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Rev. Robert C. Lane is granted retirement status with residence at Regina Cleri, effective Oct. 24, 2013.

Rev. Ronald J. Rubbelke is granted retirement status with residence at Regina Cleri, effective Nov. 19, 2013. 

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