Thursday, October 21, 2010

News Updates, 10/21

Pope Benedict XVI announces 24 new cardinals
Pontiff: List 'reflects the universality of the Church'

DC's Archbishop Donald Wuerl to become cardinal
'I am humbled by our Holy Father' in me'

Archbishop Raymond Burke to become a cardinal
Former St. Louis leader now head of Vatican dicastery

Newly named US cardinals divided on politics
'Wuerl is not a bombthrower. Burke is a bombthrower'
[USAToday trash link for reference only]

List of cardinal-designates named by Pope
Includes archbishops of Palermo, Warsaw, Colombo

Minn. archbishop: No 'lukewarm' Catholics welcome
Defends his right to speak to Catholics on social issues

Lawsuit: Archdiocese used dirty tricks
St. Louis parish says chancery used a 'mole' at church

Cleared Benedictine monk sues, alleges defamation
Charges that bishop based decision on 'erroneous allegations'

Man saves hundreds from suicide with kindness
'Watchman' sits at cliffside home scanning precipice

L'Osservatore Romano and the Irrelevance of "Relevance"
When I discovered the internet hullabalooo over that silly article, the latest in a string of silliness from L'Osservatore Romano, telling the world that Homer Simpson is a "real" Catholic, I just sighed. It was just one more little bit of cringeworthy sophomoric nonsense from a paper that seems to be struggling with a humiliating mid-life crisis...

A.L.L. President Calls on Vatican to Dismiss L'Osservatore Romano Editor Over Simpson "Debacle"
American Life League president Judie Brown is calling on supporters to ask the Vatican’s press office to dismiss the editor of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, after the paper made a pronouncement that infamously inane cartoon character Homer Simpson is a Catholic. Brown is a three-term member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the group that advises the pope on life issues.

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