Tuesday, September 01, 2009

News Updates, 9/1

Pope accepts Scranton bishop's resignation
Martino cites fatigue, insomnia in leaving Pa. post

Cherie Blair: End Church's ban on birth control
Former British PM's wife stumping for culture of death
[Wilful ignorance knows no bounds among liberals/progressives]

Vietnam grants amnesty to over 5,000 prisoners
But not Catholic priest U.S. has campaigned for release

Vatican watcher: Pope considering liturgy reforms
Italian columnist stands by last week's refuted report

HLI questions Catholic funeral for Ted Kennedy
'...we do not have to praise him, let alone extol him'
[For failing to PUBLICLY recant from his scandalous promotion of abortion and other evils, he should NOT have been permitted to have a PUBLIC funeral]

Ted Kennedy's funeral: It could've been worse
Participants ignored senator's disgraceful failings
[The fact that the "swimmer" was allowed a public Catholic funeral was a disgrace and an affront to faithful Catholics who have grown weary of weak and fearful bishops who fail, like the hirelings, to protect and shepherd the flock entrusted to them.]

Riding with the Prince of Darkness
Remembering Robert Novak (1931-2009)

Collection donations funding abuse suits
Victims' advocates in Australia outraged by report

St. Monica led son to God, Pope reminds crowdBenedict XVI praised role of Christian parents

Other Issues

Late Labor Day seen pulling down August sales
U.S. retailers are likely to get an "incomplete" mark for the key back-to-school season when they report August sales this week, as a later Labor Day is expected to pull some sales into September, pressuring August results.

Guaranty Financial Group seeks bankruptcy protection
Chapter 11 filing comes after regulators seized and sold its ailing Austin-based bank

Goldman Sachs Wrong on Economic Recovery, Macro Hedge Funds Say
“If we have a recovery at all, it isn’t sustainable,” Kevin Harrington, managing director at Clarium, said in an interview at the firm’s New York offices. “This is more likely a ski-jump recession, with short-term stimulus creating a bump that will ultimately lead to a more precipitous decline later.”

Winchester Awarded Department Of Homeland Security Ammunition Contract
Winchester® Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years...
[Why does the DHS need 40 millions rounds of ammo a year for 5 years? Invaders or American citizens????]

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