Catholic headlines for Aug. 25 Pope Francis has appointed a new auxiliary bishop to the Archdiocese of Denver. Father Jorge H. Rodriguez-Novelo, a native of Mexico, has played an integral role at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary for many years.

In a private audience to Polish Jesuits during World Youth Day, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of the “wisdom of discernment.” The report was published after the fact with  permission by Civilta Cattolica, a Jesuit journal.

Vatican Radio interviews Giorgio Minguzzi, a volunteer with the Order of Malta, about relief efforts in central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.  “The earthquakes aftershocks are very dangerous … every shock can generate new collapse, also over the volunteers. So it’s very dangerous.”

Damian Thompson: Britain’s Ordinariate is in peril. Here’s how to save it.

10 tips from priests for a better confession

And finally, remembering Mother Teresa’s holy authenticity

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