Thursday, May 20, 2010

News Updates, 5/21

Pope: we need truly Christian politicians
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "We need truly Christian politicians" to promote in the "confused cultural relativism" of our times the values given by the Church's social doctrine, like life, family, solidarity with the poor, freedom, the search the common good, which ensure an authentic development of society. This was the exhortation that Benedict XVI addressed to Catholic laity throughout the world, as he met with participants at the 24th Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, on the theme "Witnesses to Christ in the political community."...

The Knight time for fraternal correction (K of C Membership)
The Knights are making a mistake. As reported by Catholic World News and other sources, the leadership of the Knights of Columbus is forbidding local and state councils from suspending politicians who support abortion or same-sex marriage. This is a complex issue, so let’s add some details and begin a conversation about their decision....

Fr. Wissman in Bolivar, MO calls Pope Benedict, bishops, faithful, “faithless and hypocritical”
Long-time readers of WDTPRS may remember that we have on at least two other occasions looked at the musing of Fr. Pat Wissman, pastor of St. Catherine Mission in Bolivar, MO in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Fr. Wissman wrote some of the dumbest things I have ever read, as a matter of fact...It seems Fr. Pat has moved beyond dumb to angry and hateful....

US bishops withdraw from civil rights coalition
Group was backing pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee

Woman ordained as priest denied Catholic burial
Chicago archdiocese explains she excommunicated herself

Cardinal O'Malley: Catholic schools do not 'exclude'
Comments in wake of controversy over lesbian's son

Cuban cardinal and Castro in rare meeting
'Various issues of mutual interest were analyzed'

UK abortion advert sparks Catholic criticism
Group says abortion is not a 'consumer service'

Vatican asks U.S. court to dismiss suit
Canon lawyer supporting Kentucky victims' claim

Louisiana House kills explicit sex-ed mandate
State rep: 'Why not leave that to the parents?'

Cardinal warns Europe: Return to Christian roots
Says no future without common cultural heritage

Aussie churches open to hosting asylum seekers
'This is the kind of ministry that should be undertaken'

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