Monday, April 06, 2009

News Updates, 4/6

New Bishop for Kalamazoo
The Holy Father appointed Bishop Paul J. Bradley, auxiliary of the diocese of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., as bishop of Kalamazoo (area 13,817, population 965,000, Catholics 107,700, priests 76, permanent deacons 36, religious 245), U.S.A. He succeeds Bishop James A. Murray, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

Knights Templar hid the Shroud of Turin, says Vatican
Medieval knights hid and secretly venerated The Holy Shroud of Turin for more than 100 years after the Crusades, the Vatican said yesterday in an announcement that appeared to solve the mystery of the relic’s missing years...

ND students protest Pres__ent Obama's upcoming commencement visit
On Sunday afternoon, the University's student-formed coalition "ND Response" held a rally on the steps of the Golden Dome.

“Deja vu all over again”
California Catholic Conference’s Lobby Day 2009 agenda ignores abortion -- again

Discovery: Henry VIII was firm Catholic believer
Historian finds 'prayer roll' from Tudor king's youth

Pope names new Archbishop of Westminster
Vincent Nichols will be new British Catholic leader

Jesuit's book sheds light on Pius XII legend
Says Soviets were responsible for Hitler's Pope image

Iowa court overtunrs ban on same-sex marriage
State squarely in center of US gay rights' debate

Vermont House gives okay to same-sex marriage
After gay, lesbian legislators share their love stories

Surge in converts to Catholicism this year
Baltimore archdiocese sees largest group this decade

Mexico's death cult protests shrine destruction
200 worshippers marched Sunday in Mexico City

Palm Sunday rally protests Notre Dame
School's invitation to Pres__ent [ID Missing] Obama at issue
[This institution rejected Catholicism years ago]

Other News

Pentagon to end F-22 production
Estimated loss of jobs: 90,000plus; to say nothing of loss of possibly the most valuable weapon for our future defense...

Hugo Chávez to US: Bring me your tired Guantánamo detainees
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said his country would have "no problem" taking any of the remaining 240 Guantanamo detainees after they are released from the U.S. military prison.

Rep. Bachmann warns gov't creating 're-education camps'
The government is at risk of creating "re-education camps for young people," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

Geithner's Stress Test "A Complete Sham," Former Federal Bank Regulator Says
The bank stress tests currently underway are “a complete sham,” says William Black, a former senior bank regulator and S&L prosecutor, and currently an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. “It’s a Potemkin model. Built to fool people.”

Geithner Wrong, Crap Assets Correctly Priced, Say Harvard And Princeton Profs
The government's official view that toxic assets are incorrectly priced due to illiquidity "fire sales" is wrong, a new study by Harvard and Princeton finance professors suggests.

6.3 Earthquake near Rome, Italy
An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked central Italy on Monday, seriously damaging some houses and causing a few structures to collapse in a mountainous region east of Rome, officials said.

Obama Endorses Soros Plan to Loot America
Looted from American taxpayers, Obama's commitments at the G 20 conference could easily surpass trillions of dollars

Consumers fall behind on loans at record rate
A record number of consumers are falling delinquent or into default on their loans, a problem that some economists say will only get worse this year.

Fed announces credit lines with 4 central banks
The Federal Reserve will supply new lines of credit worth up to $287 billion to the central banks of Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and European Union.

Mortgage Fraud Epidemic:
How the FBI Blew It and Why There's No 'Perp Walks'

US watchdog calls for bank executives to be sacked
Elizabeth Warren, chief watchdog of America's $700bn (£472bn) bank bailout plan, will this week call for the removal of top executives from Citigroup, AIG and other institutions that have received government funds in a damning report that will question the administration's approach to saving the financial system from collapse.

Alan Keyes: Iowa Supreme Court Joins Judicial Insurrection
This week the Iowa Supreme Court issued an opinion declaring its view that a state law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. News articles reporting the opinion state that "the ruling becomes effective April 24." Many news services and publications reporting the story use language that suggests that this opinion makes same-sex marriages legal in Iowa.

Will bill give Obama control of Internet?
Proposed new powers called 'drastic federal intervention'

One in 10 Americans gets help to buy food
A record 32.2 million people -- one in every 10 Americans -- received food stamps at the latest count, the government said on Thursday, a reflection of the recession now in its 16th month

Unemployment Benefits Soon to be Exhausted for Many
In the coming weeks and months, hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans will exhaust their unemployment benefits, just when it's never been harder to find a job.

America 'to slash military spending' in "fundamental shift in direction"
Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, will on Monday offer proposals to slash spending on major military projects in what aides called a "fundamental shift in direction".

Supreme Court asked to cooperate with FBI
Attorney investigating Obama's eligibility reports cyber attacks
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
-George Orwell.

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