Sunday, May 02, 2010

News Updates, 5/2

U.S. Priest Slain in Venezuela
The Venezuelan Attorney General’s Office said it is investigating the death of a U.S. Catholic priest whose body was found with stab wounds Thursday morning inside a parish house in the eastern state of Bolivar. The Rev. Esteban Woods, 68, of Vancouver, Washington, had been serving as a priest in Venezuela for eight years and was currently the pastor of the Holy Family Church of Puerto Ordaz, the AG office said in a communique.

Pope Benedict to overhaul Legion of Christ
Vatican denounces immoral behavior of Fr. Maciel

Scandal-plagued Legion accepts papal takeover
Abuse victims say Vatican didn't go far enough

Investigation: Fr. Maciel guilty as charged
Report says 'profound' revision of Legion needed

NJ Archbishop questions gay marriage course
Myers writes letter of protest to Seton Hall

Cardinal Levada blames celibacy for sex abuse
Says some priests weren't ready for 'changes in society'

Staff says goodbye to St. Vincent's hospital
Premier Manhattan Catholic institution to close

Pope Benedict pays homage to Shroud of Turin
Two million pilgrims expected to visit burial relic

Was first black priest black enough?
Cause for sainthood pushed for Fr. Augustus Tolton

Code of Canon Law now available online in Chinese
Accompanies news of rising Catholic population in Asia

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