Wednesday, April 08, 2009

News Updates, 4/8

[Apostate Putz] Blair urges Catholic Church homosexuality rethink
Former premier Tony Blair said the Catholic Church needed to rethink its attitude towards homosexuality, as it is out of step with ordinary church-goers', in an interview published Wednesday...
[It appears that "Ordinary church-goers' are out of step with the natural moral law and basic understanding of biology since, as Mark Levin reminds us, one cannot inseminate fecal matter.]

Liturgical hazards
Sacramento diocese issues guidelines to prevent Holy Week accidents that could “expose the church to extraordinary liability losses”

Obama’s Christian Appointee to Faith-Based Program Says Bible on Homosexuality Is ‘Not True’
President Obama has named to his faith-based advisory council a self-professed Christian who holds that the New Testament's teaching that homosexual behavior is unnatural and wrong--which is found in St. Paul's letter to the Romans--“is not true."
[A "Self-Professed Christian" who prefers to worship and justify his own sinfulness and pride...he's as "Christian" as Obama]

Parishes ask Vatican for mediation over closings
Worshippers in eight U.S. dioceses have banded together

Vermont Legislature legalizes same-sex marriage
Follows gay rights' victory in Iowa Legislature

Chavez condemns Catholic bishops in Venezuela
'They side with all those who attack the government'

Penn. Catholic college leaders reassure bishop
Say they don't provide condoms or other contraceptives

Michigan diocese gets new bishop from Pittsburgh
63-year-old Paul Bradley replaces Bishop James A. Murray

Wyoming Catholic Register to cease publication
Another diocesan newspaper bites the dust

Nazareth prepares for papal pilgrimage
Pope Benedict XVI will say Mass there on May 14

Cardinal George maintains pressure on Notre Dame
Says Obama invitation has brought 'extreme embarrassment'

Bleak stories behind failed condom campaigns
Blanketing Africa with condoms to stop AIDS ill-advised

Other News

Obama team readying for confrontation with Netanyahu
In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration is readying for a possible confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by briefing Democratic congressmen on the peace process and the positions of the new government in Israel regarding a two-state solution.

Al-Jazeera reports that Obama said he is a Muslim
Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught, reporting from Istanbul, said: "This was the address we had all been waiting for, it hit all the right notes. "He talked about the contribution of the Islamic faith in the life of American Muslims and then he personalised that message by saying 'I know because I am one of them'. It was a message that reached out to many today...."

Treasury to delay bank test results for earnings
The U.S. Treasury Department is planning to delay the release of any completed bank stress test results until after the first-quarter earnings season to avoid complicating stock market reaction, a source familiar with Treasury's discussions said on Tuesday....
[Transparency? Riiight! The Treasury will manipulate the stock market, even if it's illegal. Treasury is now the banks' hired PR firm.]

Ship carrying 21 Americans Hijacked

Treasury Plans to Extend TARP to Life Insurers
The Treasury Department plans to extend the Troubled Asset Relief Program to certain eligible life insurers, according to people familiar with the matter. Several life insurers have been burdened lately by capital constraints amid ailing markets...
[This must be a sign that things are turning around and there will be a recovery later this year - Right!]

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