Thursday, April 22, 2010

News Updates, 4/22

NEWS FLASH! Bp. Slattery is to be celebrant in Washington DC (replacing Cardinal Hoyos)
I just received noticed that His Excellency Edward Slattery of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has stepped up and will be the celebrant for the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC on Saturday 24 April. This is to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the pontificate of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Card. Castrillon was originally scheduled. As you may recall, Bp. Slattery has done some good things in Tulsa. Not only has he welcomed the Benedictine monks form Fontgombault at Clear Creek, but he has written well on matters liturgical for his Diocese of Tulsa.

Orthodoxy Vindicated: The Real Reason Archbishop Favalora of Miami Was Made to Resign
Today is a glorious day, one for which Catholics should rightly be proud. The Bishop of Rome has responded to years of documented moral and financial mismanagement of the Miami Archdiocese by Archbishop John Favalora. On April 20, the Holy See compelled Favalora to tender his resignation "in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law," in the words of the official Vatican press release....

Controversial cardinal replaced at Washington event
Castrillon Hoyos was to preside over special Latin Mass 

Ottawa bishop hammers explicit sex ed curriculum
Urges 'firestorm of response' to the Ontario government 

Mexico cardinal hit again by sex abuse lawsuit
Accused of conspiring to shelter priest from arrest 

Suit against Pope, Vatican details Wisconsin abuse
Priest was accused of sexually molesting some 200 boys 

Irish bishop apologizes for role in abuse scandal
Moriarty: I should have challenged culture of secrecy 

Bishop: 'Shame' on Brazil church in sex scandal
Says he strongly supports the police investigation 

Pope blesses image that survived Nagasaki bomb
Intact head of Marian statue found among cathedral ruins 

Milwaukee investigates confession seal breach
Archdiocese places priest on administrative leave 

UK bishops express sorrow over abuse scandals
Statement says 'no excuses' for priests' crimes 


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Man Who Killed Pro-Life Advocate Sentenced to Life
The man who shot pro-life advocate James Pouillon because he was upset with the graphic abortion signs he used when protesting abortion outside a local high school has been sentenced to life in prison. Harlan Drake killed Pouillon and a local businessman in a separate killing after a family feud. A Shiawassee County jury convicted Drake on two counts of first-degree murder in the September 2009 shootings...
[Why do we only hear about the loon who killed the late-term abortionist but not the guy that kills a pro-lifer standing with a sign? The media is corrupt, just like our 'politicians']

USAA CEO ROBLES: Please Contact Your U.S. Senator Today
Rarely in our 87-year history have we turned to USAA members to weigh in with elected representatives on an issue of great importance. But, we are now. The U.S. Senate currently is considering legislation (S.3217) that would impose new rules on the nation's financial services industry, including USAA. As the leading provider of financial services to America's military community, USAA supports financial services reform. However, the current Senate bill would disproportionally impact USAA because we are a unique and fully integrated association. USAA is not like the banks and other companies that helped bring down our economy, and we never took a penny of TARP funds. We do not engage in the harmful practices this legislation seeks to resolve...

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