Thursday, June 18, 2009

News Updates, 6/19

Liturgy translations fall short of two-thirds; mail balloting needed
The U.S. bishops will have to poll members missing from their spring meeting in San Antonio before it's known whether they have approved liturgical prayers, special Masses and key sections of an English translation of the Order of the Mass...
[Bishop Trautperson appears to have whined quite a bit about the texts, it appears.]

Pope deplores priests' infidelities to vows
called for 'complete acknowledgment' of failures

Society of St. Pius X to ordain 13 in Minnesota
Trads set to disregard Vatican warning of illegitimacy

Group looks for abuse in Catholic schools
Might the U.S. have had problems similar to the Irish?

Spanish bishops wade into abortion fight
Urging Catholic lawmakers to vote against liberal bill

Witches' coven claims religious persecution
Catholic parish banned group from using facilities

Cleveland parishioners protest church closings
Catholics from 12 parishes gather outside bishop's office

L'Osservatore Romano editor explains his flub
Gian Maria Vian declared Obama is not pro-abortion

Experts debate 'theology of the body' tactics
Under fire, Christopher West responds to critics

U.S. Catholic bishops urge immigration reform
Cardinal George: Legislation should not be delayed

Other Issues

China sells US bonds to 'show concern'
A decision by China to reduce its US Treasury holdings suggests concern about the US attitude towards its economic woes, Chinese economists were quoted as saying in state media Wednesday.

Minnesota lawmaker vows not to complete census
Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's so worried that information from next year's national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household...
[Anyone giving the ACORN thugs and the Obongo administration more information than is required by the Constitution are fools. I look forward to the day these criminals try to impose their will on me or any of my family!!! They'll be thrown off my property should they be so stupid as to trespass!]

SEC May Force More Disclosure About ‘Dark Pools'
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, concerned that trading on private electronic markets may pose “emerging risks” to investors, said the agency may require firms to disclose more information on their transactions.

More home sales prices kept secret in Dallas MLS

Germany faces 310 billion euros in debt: report

Russia & Georgia Resume Their Deadly Dance

War is peace
Freedom is slavery
Ignorance is strength

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