Friday, November 05, 2010

News Updates, 11/5

Bishop Morlino's letter to Platteville Catholic parishes
"...It grieves me to acknowledge that the reputation of three happy, holy, and hardworking priests has been seriously tarnished by rumor, gossip, and calumny (lying with the intent to damage another’s good name) by some within the parish community. Such conduct is gravely sinful, since some parishioners have been driven by fear, anger, or both, to distance themselves from their priests and even the Sacraments. This situation must cease, and charity must prevail on the part of all...."
[It appears that orthodox priests were assigned to a less than orthodox parish and some were upset, to say the least...worth reading!]

Alternative Catholic Media Holding Hierarchy’s Feet to the Fire of Orthodoxy
The internet has provided a means for orthodox Catholics to skirt or otherwise defeat the blockading of an orthodox voice in the media, said Michael Voris, creator and public face of RealCatholicTV, an internet-based apologetics organization, in an interview with the Associated Press this week.AP’s Rachel Zoll quoted John Allen, the Vatican correspondent for the liberal National Catholic Reporter, who has coined the term “Taliban Catholic” to describe orthodox Catholics...

Vatican issues warning on Opus Angelorum group
Says Austrian trad group engaged in 'deviant behavior'

Raul Castro, Catholic leaders open Cuban seminary
First religious construction since coming of communism

18 Minn. parishes appeal reorganization plan
Asking Archbishop Nienstedt to reconsider the changes

Pro-life Republicans make significant gains
But pro-life Democrats suffered heavily on election day

NJ Catholic priest admits to tax evasion
Pastor nabbed for diverting $63K from parish funds

More Iraqi Christians consider leaving Iraq
'We were bleeding for five hours without any help'

Vatican says fast food inhibits dialogue
Communication through eating should be reinstated

Berlusconi under siege after sex allegations
Says false stories 'fruits of an underworld vendetta'

Pope Benedict: I’ll continue to fight anti-Semitism
Addresses delegation from the Anti-Defamation League

Pope: Christ cleanses conscience of 'garbage'
Only the Lord 'purifies us and gives us the straight path'

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