Pope Francis to new Cardinals: your mission is to serve

News from the USCCB:
U.S. Bishops Chairman Calls Senate To “Reject Changes” To Social Safety Net - WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has provided a more detailed critique of the Senate "discussion draft" health care bill, dubbed the "Better Care Reconciliation Act" (BCRA). "Removing vital coverage for those most in need is not the answer to our nation's health care problems, and doing so will not help us build toward the common good," said Bishop Dewane. "For the sake of persons living on the margins of our health care system, we call on the Senate to reject changes intended to fundamentally alter the social safety net for millions of people."....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope Francis to new Cardinals: your mission is to serve - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis presided over an Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of Cardinals on Wednesday in St. Peter’s Basilica. The Holy Father created five new Cardinals – who are representative members of the Clergy of Rome, whose duties are to elect the Bishop of Rome, to advise the Pope, and to assist him in governing the universal Church......Read More
News from the Church:
New US Archbishops Look Forward to Serving God in Their Local Churches 
VATICAN CITY — Newly appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world received the traditional woolen vestment called a pallium during a special Mass with Pope Francis on June 29.
For the three new metropolitan archbishops of American sees, the experience was a reminder of their mission as shepherds of their local Churches, called to follow God and lead others to him.
The Mass, celebrated on the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul, was significant for Archbishop Paul Etienne of Anchorage, Alaska, who told CNA he was “very mindful of the accompanying presence of these great saints.”......Read more