1. Traditionis custodes: Rome diocese bans Traditional Latin Mass for Easter Triduum, By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, November 10, 2021, 4:20 AM The vicar general for the Diocese of Rome has banned the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass during the Easter Triduum in his implementation of Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis custodes. In a letter dated Oct. 7, but made public on several blogs Nov. 9, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis said that Mass could continue to be celebrated according to the 1962 Roman Missal at five churches in Rome on all days except from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday, the period known as the Triduum. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/249546/traditionis-custodes-rome-diocese-bans-traditional-latin-mass-for-easter-triduum___________________________________________________________ 2. Vatican official offers assurances on money amid financial scandals, By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, November 10, 2021 – In an apparent attempt to smooth-over backlash over recent financial scandals, a top Holy See official gave an interview to the Vatican’s formal information platform breaking down operational expenses and explaining where the funds come from to cover these costs. Speaking to Vatican News, Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (ASPA), which manages the Holy See’s real estate holdings and, more recently, the investments of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, defended the pope’s attempted financial reform efforts. Current financial reform, Galantino argued, is about developing processes and procedures based on transparency and ensuring there are proper controls, checks, and balances in the management and administration of the Holy See’s assets. https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2021/11/vatican-official-offers-assurances-on-money-amid-financial-scandals/___________________________________________________________ 3. High court skeptical of Texas death row inmate prayer demand, By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press, November 9, 2021 Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday about a Texas death row inmate’s demand that his pastor be allowed to pray out loud and touch him during his execution. Executions in Texas, the nation’s busiest death penalty state, have been delayed while the court considers the question. The outcome won’t take anyone off death row but could make clear what religious accommodations officials must make for inmates who are being put to death. Members of the court’s conservative majority suggested during arguments Tuesday that requiring Texas to grant the inmate’s request could lead to a string of cases asking for other accommodations. https://apnews.com/article/religion-texas-prisons-executions-prayer-4b040ef08158c1e9e110df818ca68d08___________________________________________________________ 4. Cardinal Kasper: Synodal Way’s ‘original sin’ was to set aside evangelization, By Catholic News Agency, November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM An influential Catholic theologian has said that the German Synodal Way’s “original sin” was setting aside Pope Francis’ call to focus on evangelization. Cardinal Walter Kasper has repeatedly expressed concern about the multi-year process bringing together Germany’s bishops and laypeople to discuss the way power is exercised in the Church, sexual morality, the priesthood, and the role of women. The former president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity renewed his critique on Nov. 7 during an online study day organized by the Arbeitskreis Christliche Anthropologie (Christian Anthropology Working Group), reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner. In June 2019, Pope Francis sent a 19-page letter to German Catholics urging them to focus on evangelization in the face of a “growing erosion and deterioration of faith.” “It was the original sin of the Synodal Way that it put aside Pope Francis’ invitation to start from the basic mission of evangelization and thus in fact brought subordinate criteria to the fore,” Kasper said in his live-streamed talk. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/249541/cardinal-kasper-synodal-way-s-original-sin-was-to-set-aside-evangelization___________________________________________________________

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