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May 23 2023
Pope Francis appoints new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI – Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Edward M. Lohse as the fifth bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo, replacing retiring Bishop Paul J. Bradley. Bradley, 77, submitted his resignation, as required by church law, when he turned 75. The diocese announced Tuesday, May 23, that Pope Francis has accepted his resignation and appointed Lohse as his replacement. The dioceseMLive.com
May 23 2023
Pope Francis Appoints Pennsylvania Priest to Lead Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Diocese of Kalamazoo, which comprises nine counties in southwest Michigan, has 59 parishes, 21 Catholic schools, and almost 80,000 Catholics. Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Erie, Pennsylvania priest Monsignor Edward M. Lohse to lead the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Msgr. Lohse, 61, succeeds Bishop Paul J. Bradley, 77, whose resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on May 23. BishopNational Catholic Register
May 23 2023
Pope Francis appoints Pennsylvania priest to lead Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan
Bishop-elect Lohse has been vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Diocese of Erie since 2017. During his 34 years as a Catholic priest, he has been a parish priest, high school chaplain, vocations director, chancellor, official in the Vatican’s Dicastery for Clergy, director of the child protection office, and an adjunct faculty member at the Pontifical North American College inCatholic News Agency
May 23 2023
Pope choses ‘wonderful new shepherd’ to lead in Kalamazoo, outgoing bishop says
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Bishop Paul J. Bradley started off the event with a prayer, asking the Holy Spirit for guidance during an “in between period” at the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo, as a new bishop-elect has been chosen. “Fill him with all the gifts and talents you want him to have,” Bradley, 77, said while introducing Kalamazoo’s next bishop, Edward M. Lohse, 61, at a news conference in theMLive.com
May 12 2023
Pope Francis: Birth rate is a key indicator of a country’s hope
Pope Francis said Friday a society’s birth rate is a key indicator of the hope people have in the future.
The pope shared the stage on May 12 with Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni during a two-day conference on “The General State of the Birth Rate,” held at Conciliazione Auditorium close to the Vatican.
“The birth of children, in fact, is the main indicator for measuring theCatholic News Agency
Apr 30 2023
Pope's visit to Hungary dominated by Ukraine war
Pope Francis is in Hungary for a three-day pastoral visit - his first full trip to the country since he became Pope 10 years ago.
What kept him away was the tough anti-migrant stance of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in contrast to the 86-year-old pontiff's compassion for all refugees.
What brings him here now, besides his support for Catholics, is the war in Ukraine.BBC News
May 13 2023
Ukraine’s Zelensky Visits Rome to Meet Pope Francis, Italian Leaders
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Rome for a day of meetings with Italian leaders and with Pope Francis, who has offered to serve as an intermediary in negotiations with Moscow but whose refusal to explicitly condemn Russia’s invasion has raised skepticism in Ukraine.
The meeting at the Vatican, planned for Saturday afternoon, comes almost two weeks after the pope saidWall Street Journal (News)
May 15 2023
Lakers know what they're facing in Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played four seasons with the Lakers, helping the team win the 2020 NBA title. LeBron James is well aware of how Caldwell-Pope influences a game entering the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could only laugh when he was asked about having won an NBA championship as a starting guard with the Lakers in 2020. Now as a startingLos Angeles Times
May 01 2023
Pope accepts Tobin's resignation, Providence gets new bishop
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, and as of 6 a.m. Monday, Tobin was succeeded as bishop of Providence by the Most. Rev. Richard G. Henning, the diocese announced Monday morning. As required by Catholic church law, Tobin presented a letter of resignation to Francis upon reaching the age of 75 on April 1. Henning was appointed coadjutor bishop of Providence onThe Newport Daily News
Apr 17 2023