Monday, May 10, 2010

News Updates, 5/10

Attempt to Legally Qualify Catholic Church as Criminal Organisation [Austria]
Vienna-based lawyer Georg Zanger wants to sue leading members of the Catholic Church on grounds of membership in a criminal organisation (§ 278a StGB, Austrian Code of Penal Law). Most regrettably, several members of the Catholic Church abused children in previous decades. 15 victims have now asked Vienna-based lawyer Georg Zanger to represent them legally....

Cardinal accuses Vatican official of abuse cover-up
Vienna's Schonborn points finger at Angelo Sodano

Traditional Latin Mass to be Restored to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima
The Canons Regular of St. John Cantius (Archdiocese of Chicago) are leading a pilgrimage in September, 2010, to Fatima, Portugal, to help achieve the restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Included in this pilgrimage to the Fatima apparition sites, will be a liturgical conference in Fatima, providing clergy and laity lectures on the history, spirituality, and mystical theology of the Classical Roman Rite. On September 10, the Canons will celebrate a Solemn High Latin Mass (1962 Missale Romanum) at the High Altar of Fatima's Basilica. This will be the first time in some 45 years since the High Altar has been used to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass.

Sister Carol Keehan Misrepresents Her Support of the Health Care Bill
Sister Carol Keehan responded to the standing ovation she received at a gathering of Obama’s Catholic coalition by making a very strange claim about her support of the recent health care legislation signed by President Obama. "We were in complete accord with our bishops and our church that abortion is a grave evil. There is no justification for abortion, and we would not ever have supported this bill if we thought it funded abortion."...
[An outright LIE! Should one expect anything else from a fellow traveler and culture of death supporter?]

Seniors Not Allowed to Pray Before Meals at Nursing Home
This is unbelievable… Now they won’t allow our seniors to pray before meals. When did America become a communist regime? Senior citizens are no longer allowed to pray before meals at the Port Wentworth’s Ed Young Senior Citizens Center near Savannah, Georgia. Local officials say the meals are now provided with federal money and therefore the seniors are not allowed to pray before meals...

1200 churches in Netherlands expected to close
Some will be 'repurposed,' others will be torn down

US Church sent predator priest to African village
'He's never denied responsibility for his sexual behavior'

China ordains bishops backed by Vatican
Signalling that long-strained relations on the mend?

German bishop resigns over allegations
Mixa asked forgiveness of those he has 'saddened'

Are some teachers turning Catholic to get jobs?
Toronto educators are so desperate to find work

Church of England paves way for women bishops
Setting up a possible showdown with traditionalists

Pope appoints a new top church leader in Poland
Papal nuncio named Archbishop of Gniezno

Obama Nominates [?Lesbian, Anti-Life?] Elena Kagan to Supreme Court
Live from the East Room at the White House! Barack Obama announces his nomination of Solictor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court...

Solicitor General Elena Kagan has called for Socialists to unite
"We are living in the days of the Apocalypse - the last days of our era...The two great forces of the Mystical Body of Christ and the Mystical Body of Antichrist are beginning to draw up the battle lines for the catastrophic contest." - Archbishop Fulton John Sheen.

White House aides expect President Obama to select Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court. See here. Ms. Kagan, while attending Princeton University as an undergraduate, entitled her senior thesis "To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933." In her thesis, Ms. Kagan wrote, "In our times [this was 30 years ago], a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of Capitalism's glories than of socialism's greatness. Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation. Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular, did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation's established parties?" (p. 127)...

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