Friday, December 03, 2010

News Updates, 12/3

Jury awards priest abuse victim $30 million
Catholic parish liable for damages due to negligence

World churches' leader to meet Pope in Rome
'It is important that we speak honestly in this meeting'

Church defends re-employment of tarnished principal
Sacked for failing to report sexual abuse allegations

Church blasts 'vending machine' births
Tycoon sparks investigation over unethical surrogacy

Trenton diocese's new bishop welcomes challenge
Former president of Catholic University of America

Bishop Steinbock remains in critical condition
California Catholic leader being treated for lung cancer

Chaplains reveal divergent views on gay ban
Strong opinions merited special attention in report

Pope reflects on Advent experience of expectation
'Man is alive so long as hope remains alive his heart'

Original model for Michelangelo's Pieta 'found'
About 12 inches tall and dates from the late 1400s

Why are so many of the professional jobs in the Church held by dissidents?
Writing in the pages of the Catholic Register this week, Fr. Raymond J. de Souza makes a very interesting observation and commentary on one of the reflections of the Pope in the new book "Light of the World." Speaking of the governing institutions in the Church, Pope Benedict said "The bureaucracy is spent and tired ... It is sad that there are what you might call professional Catholics who make a living on their Catholicism, but in whom the spring of faith flows only faintly, in a few scattered drops."

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