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Catholic Charities Honors Bishop Daniel F. Welsh and
Sally Ann Bedotto

Catholic Charities recognized the longstanding partnerships with the Most Reverend Daniel F. Walsh and Sally Ann Bedotto have had with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and the greater community by honoring them at the 2022 Heart of Hope Awards Luncheon, held April 13th at the Red Rock Resort. From left to right, Auxillary Bishop Gregory W. Gordon, Bishop George Leo Thomas, Bishop Joseph A. Pepe, Bishop Daniel F. Walsh, and Bishop Richard B. Higgins.

Bishop Thomas releases statement encouraging Catholics to intensify prayers for the protection of the unborn.  

As Catholics, we believe in the sacredness of every human life, beginning at conception until natural death.   

We hold that every child, born and unborn, has the right to life.   

As we await the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the possible reversal of Roe and Casey, we urge everyone to intensify their prayers for the protection of God’s innocent unborn children, who are the most vulnerable among us.    

We are hopeful the recent leak from the Supreme Court is a positive bellwether for the protection of unborn life.  

Cautious optimism is the order of the day.  

Our Lady of Guadalupe, hear our prayers as we endeavor to protect the innocent, unborn lives across our land.  

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+George Leo Thomas
Bishop of Las Vegas

Bishop Thomas' 2022 CSA Reflection

Journeying Together ~ The Diocese in Mission

Pope urges mission societies to have faith, courage, creativity
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The "basic dynamism" of the Catholic Church is its missionary outreach, an effort that should and must flow naturally from a desire to share the love of God and the gift of faith, Pope Francis said.

The pope said he gave a "special role" to the new Dicastery for Evangelization in his reform of the Roman Curia because of this outreach: "fostering the missionary conversion of the church, which is not proselytism, but witness: going out from self to proclaim with one's life the gratuitous and saving love of God for us, who are all called to be brothers and sisters."

Pope Francis made his comments in a letter sent May 16 to the general assembly of the pontifical missionary works, a meeting being held in Lyon, France, instead of at the Vatican to coincide with the beatification May 22 of Pauline Jaricot, who founded the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. 
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Diocese of Las Vegas Implements Updated Covid Protocals
In accordance with Governor Sisolak’s February 10, 2022 Emergency Directive No. 52 (“Directive 52”), the Diocesan Restoration Advisory Council and Bishop Thomas direct that the following protocols are to be implemented effective immediately, February 10, 2022: Masks:

Pursuant to the Governors recent update Directives 24, 45, 47, 50 and 51 are hereby terminated. What this means for us:

The current mask mandates in all Diocesan buildings and schools has been rescinded. Masks will continue to be a useful tool and encouraged in times of high transmission for people with underlying health conditions, and for those who make a personal decision for the added protection of wearing a mask. Any employee/student or visitor may continue to wear a mask if they choose to do so.

If an outbreak of COVID-19 is identified by the local health authority on Diocesan property, masks and other mitigation measures may be required for all students and staff, and must be immediately implemented. Those mitigation measures will continue to be in effect until the local health authority determines the outbreak is concluded.

Quarantines and Isolations procedures for Positive Cases based on CDC guidance are still in effect. Any person, vaccinated or not, who tests positive will still be required to isolate for a five-day period. Upon returning after that five-day isolation period, the use of a face mask is still recommended indoors and outside for days six through day 10.

We ask your continued cooperation and patience as the CDC, Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and the State of Nevada Governor’s Office continue to update and modify their requirements.

Please continue taking all of the necessary precautions, including frequent hand washing, and keeping your hands away from your face, etc. For schools, this mandate becomes effective at the end of the school day today, February 10, 2022.
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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

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