Tuesday, June 09, 2009

News Updates, 6/10

Anglican-Catholic Dialogue Examines Contraception
Debt relief and contraception were the two topics of the latest session of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States (ARC-USA). Theresa Notare, assistant director of the Natural Family Planning Program at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, presented a paper entitled “The Moral Regulation of Birth: Roman Catholic Teaching on Conjugal Love and Responsible Parenthood.”

Relics of St. John Bosco will travel to five continents
Celebrations for the bicentennial of the birth of St. John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order and champion of underprivileged children, are underway with a five-continent "pilgrimage" of his relics.

Archdiocese reviewing Catholic network's alleged role in providing abortions
Further information about the Celticare medical program created in a Catholic health care network’s partnership with a secular company has renewed charges that the Catholic network will be complicit in the provision of abortions. The Archdiocese of Boston told CNA it is reviewing the matter.

Episcopal bishop in Father Cutie saga has history of making waves
The first Hispanic to lead the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, the Right Rev. Leo Frade has campaigned for gay rights, expanded church missions to the Caribbean and the Americas and, as his courtship of CutiƩ shows, is intent on recruiting Hispanics to the Episcopal fold...

“In no way intended to impinge upon any students’ rights”
UCLA does about-face, will allow student to mention Jesus in graduation speech

Catholic Answers sues IRS, alleging 'intimidation'
Apologetics org was fined at behest of Frances Kisling

Feds find stolen papal documents in Chicago home
Secret treasure-trove included 3500 ancient artifacts

Brazil bishop hints at suit against Vatican official
Contends prelate's statements on abortion case in error

Montreal Catholic school in court over religion
Wants exemption from province's 'normative pluralism'

Church: beware prayer groups promising miracles
Bishops warn of religious division in Indian state

Con man scams U of Dallas parish for $128,000
Priest wired funds to fake parishioner in New York

Tiller's abortion facility to close forever
Family turning instead to 'private charitable activities'

Same-sex family kids 7 times more likely to be gay
Report shows researchers concealing information

Other Issues

WHO Calls Emergency Committee Meeting On Swine Flu For Thursday
The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee meeting Thursday to discuss swine flu, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The meeting follows Director-General Margaret Chan's consultation with several of the countries most affected by the virus, also known as (A)H1N1.
[No link, Dow Jones Newswire report]

Fed Would Be Shut Down If It Were Audited, Expert Says
The Federal Reserve's balance sheet is so out of whack that the central bank would be shut down if subjected to a conventional audit, Jim Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, told CNBC.

New GM Chairman declares: 'I don't know anything about cars'

Goldman’s Blankfein Calls Current Recovery ’Shallow’Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein called the current global recovery “shallow.” Blankfein said the recession is likely to be long and protracted. Blankfein was making the comments at the International Organization of Securities Commissions conference in Tel Aviv today.

Terror Names Linked To Doomed Flight AF 447
Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on the Air France flight which crashed with the loss of 228 lives, it has emerged.

Russia May Swap U.S. Treasuries for International Monetary Fund bonds

Japan Machine Orders, Producer Prices Fall as Firms Cut Costs
Orders for Japanese machinery fell to a 22-year low and producer prices tumbled the most since 1987 as dwindling profits forced companies to cut costs amid the worst postwar recession.

$4,500 ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Car-Sale Plan Approved by House
The U.S. House approved legislation that would give consumers as much as $4,500 to buy new, fuel- efficient vehicles under a “cash-for-clunkers” proposal aimed at boosting auto sales.
[In addition to paying for others' mortgages, you can also help subsidize their NEW CARS]

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