Monday, June 29, 2009

News Updates, 6/30

New Discoveries. Why St. Paul Was Given a Philosopher's Face[Chiesa]
The oldest depiction of the apostle has been found just a short distance from his tomb, which is also the object of new investigations. The Church wanted to represent him as the Christian Plato. A daring decision. And still extremely relevant, even today

Dismembering a partly born child and crushing its skull
Federal appeals court upholds Virginia’s ban on partial-birth abortions

Ireland grants rights to same-sex partnerships
Bill stopped short of recognizing civil marriage

Holy See to decide future of Uruguayan bishop
Accused by clergy in his diocese of homosexual misconduct

Catholic school bars Muslim over face veil
Woman was asked to remove niqab for ID purposes

Parents can now hold model of their unborn child
New tech allows life-size replica based on ultrasound

Pope signs new encyclical on globalization
'Caritas in veritate' expected to be released soon

Church to oppose legalization of gay sex in India
Group: 86% of HIV-positive residents are homosexuals

Pope: No salvation without the healing of souls
Benedict XVI imposes pallium on 34 new archbishops

Rome catacomb reveals 'oldest' image of St Paul
Vatican archaeologists using laser technology

Pro-life office attacked in aftermath of murder
Operation Rescue complains that police are 'apathetic'

Other Issues

*** "Starve The Beast" - July 4th, 2009 ***

Obama Worked To Prevent Ouster of (Marxist) Honduras President
[The Honduran military removed the Communist because he was violating their Constitution. A lesson to be learned?]

Yemeni airliner crashes in Indian Ocean

General Mills Declares 9 Percent Dividend Increase
[Easy to do when selling less product in a bigger box and charging more]

"Neither the wisest Constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt."
-Samuel Adams

“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government...”
- Thomas Jefferson

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