Tuesday, November 16, 2010

News Updates, 11/16

Bishop Kicanas endorsed by Rainbow Sash Movement as next U.S. bishops’ head
“Bishop Kicanas understands that Bishops are privately changing their position because input is bubbling up from the pews of our parishes in support of such issues as Gay Marriage, and Pro Choice,” they wrote. Though Kicanas has publicly supported the teaching of the Church on marriage, Rainbow Sash says they believe his views will “evolve.” In the meantime, though, the group believes that Kicanas is the perfect bishop to “be a reasonable public voice and face for the country’s Catholic bishops.”...

Bishop Gerald Kicanas denies knowing of abuse
Victims group says he's not fit for USCCB presidency

Two views of Kicanas, likely Catholic leader
Usually rote decision garnering a flurry of debate

Newborn baby found in Catholic church parking lot
Infant in bag thought to have been just hours old

Pastor apologizes for backing female priests
Caused stir in September when he signed a petition

O'Malley tells Dublin he is there to listen
Boston Cardinal reviews sex-abuse crisis in Ireland

George: Catholics should not fear 'political isolation'
Cardinal opens annual U.S. bishops' meeting in Baltimore

Pope: Internet has 'numbed' young people
Has created challenge that needs creative intelligence

Church struggles to deal with disciplined clerics
'The goal is always to create a safe environment'

Seminarian may owe life to Cardinal's intercession
Parents prayed while death certificate was being written

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