Friday, February 06, 2009

News Updates, 2/6

Spokesman says Vatican can't control its message
Fr. Lombardi admits Holy See needs new approach

London cardinal condemns Pope over Williamson row
Intervention will intensify Holocaust-denial uproar

More plaintiffs join lawsuit against Jesuits
Twenty Alaska Natives claim they were sexually abused

Bolivian president rejects criticism by bishops
Evo Morales calls for founding of 'new church'

Turk is new suspect in slaying of three Christians
Seven men already on trial for publishing house murders

Archbishop speaks out against 'pizza and porn night'
Takes unusual step of criticizing university officials

Venezuela Catholic mission hit after Jewish attack
Vatican's nunciature the target of tear gas attacks

Choice of new New York archbishop near?
Milwaukee's Timothy Dolan heading rumors' list

Opinion: the Legion of Christ after Father Maciel
Founder's reputation of acute interest to order

United Nations' threat: No more parental rights
Expert: Pact would ban spankings, homeschooling if children object

Do Americans Cherish Freedom Anymore?
I am often guilty of using the term "freedom-loving Americans." But I think the question now needs to be asked, Do Americans really cherish freedom anymore? I believe an argument could be made that not many do. In fact, I doubt that most Americans today remotely understand what freedom--as envisioned by our Founding Fathers--even is....

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