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Working together: For pope, jobs are about more than a wage
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For more than 130 years, popes have considered work, the treatment of workers and the creation of jobs to be a religious and moral issue.

And while Pope Francis has not written an encyclical dedicated to labor like Pope Leo XIII did in 1891 and St. John Paul II did in 1981, he has ensured that workers and their jobs stay at the center of the church's concern.

At his weekly general audience Jan. 12, Pope Francis asked visitors and pilgrims to join him in a moment of silent prayer for men and women who are "desperate because they cannot find work."

While headlines in the United States continue to look at how some businesses are scrambling to find new hires and how the COVID-19 pandemic led many people to reduce their hours in search of a better work-life balance or gave them the power to demand better pay and working conditions, the experience is far from universal, and Pope Francis knows that.  Read more.


'Trust the science,' but do not idolize it, says Vatican astronomer
By  Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Those who are stubbornly skeptical of science and those who eagerly embrace science as infallible both have a dangerous misunderstanding of the nature of science, a U.S. Jesuit astronomer said.

These two tendencies reflect "the temptation to turn science or faith into a fortress against our basic and human fear of uncertainty," wrote Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno.

"We trust the (COVID-19) vaccine not because it is perfect, but because it greatly increases the probability of not getting sick. The real and obvious problem lies in the fact that most of us cannot understand how probability works: that is why casinos and lotteries are so successful," he wrote in an article published in the Jesuit journal, La Civiltà Cattolica.

The article, which appeared in Italian in the journal's Jan. 15 edition, was titled "COVID, Faith and the Fallibility of Science." A copy was distributed to reporters Jan. 13. 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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