Thursday, December 16, 2010

News Updates, 12/17

'End is in sight' for Legion of Christ enablers
Benedict XVI calls Maciel 'a false prophet' in book

“The religious illiteracy which marks our time”
Cardinal Burke: Authentic Catholic universities help resist ‘secular dictatorship,’ shouldn’t waste time on ‘speculative theology’

al-Qaeda planning attacks during Christmas season
Iraqi Foreign Minister calls threats 'credible'

Pope finalizing his travel plans for 2011
Include three-day visit to Germany, another to Benin

Papal delegate urges Legion: follow God's will their 'renewal process' moves forward

Catholic hospital defends killing of unborn child
Ethics committee deemed abortion necessary for mother

Pope: Christians suffers most from persecution
Urges greater freedom of faith around the world

Burke: Catholic universities must be Catholic
Says we need new generation that understands their faith

More Catholic parishes in Detroit to be shuttered
Archdiocese may align closings with neighborhood plan

Jesuit Worships Shiva with Ravi Shankar
Remember when the 60s were fun? Father Jegath Gaspar Raj SJ has had a lot of interesting connections, playing an intermediary in the peace talks between Tamil Tigers and the government of Tamil Nadu, running businesses and then becoming implicated in running the 2G Spectrum Scam. Now he's worshipping Shiva to promote his musical endeavor and get himself and the local Archdiocese out of a financial jam.

===== Other News =====

Red Cross bans Christmas in UK to avoid offending Muslims
Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross in its fundraising shops in the United Kingdom.

Politicians' Top 10 Promises Gone Wrong'
FBN's John Stossel dissects lawmakers' false promises in new special

10 Most Corrupt Politicians For 2010
Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2010

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