Monday, February 09, 2009

News Updates, 2/9

Delusional Women Priestettes Want Excommunication Lifted
Sudbury's Marie Evans Bouclin is among a group of Canadian women calling upon Pope Benedict XVI to lift the decree of automatic excommunication issued last year against Roman Catholic Womenpriests....
[Yeah, right - maybe they should step away from the bong?]

Pope wants personal prelature for ex-Anglicans
Benedict's plan could lead to a 'flood of converts'

Israel blocks relief ship headed to Gaza
Bishop Capucci of Cesarea among those expelled

Bishop Martino rebukes senator over abortion vote
Tells Casey he's contradicting his pro-life claim

Cardinal Bertone chides Spain on life issues
Denounces gov't stance on abortion, same-sex marriage

Fewer Catholic colleges performing V-Monologues
In 'steady decline' now after years of protest

Italian PM under fire over right-to-die case
Berlesconi sought to block the 'mercy killing'

NYC mayor, bishop propose plan to save schools
Charter school status may be 11th-hour lifeline

Australian priest fired over Vatican feud
Parish accused of performing unorthodox Masses

Papal visit to Holy Land 'to go ahead'
Despite row over reinstatement of Holocaust-denying bishop

---- Other News ----

U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailout Programs
The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages.

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations
Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

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