Tuesday, January 04, 2011

News Updates, 1/4

Pope names Cardinal Burke to three new important Vatican positions
Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and current prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s ‘supreme court,’ has been given even more responsibilities by Pope Benedict XVI.

Bishop Hubbard Praises NY Pro-Abort, Divorced, Catholic Governor
No Reference to "Live-in" Girlfriend - Cuomo Receives Communion

Coptic Christians clash with Egypt police
As they demanded more protection after bombing

Pope accused of 'meddling' in Egypt's affairs
Imam says he disagrees with Benedict's view

Vatican appoints American in probe of nuns
Bishop says investigation has hurt some feelings

Vermont diocese HQ sold to college for $10 million
Proceeds will help pay for settlement in abuse suits

Jesus statue stolen from Rhode Island church
Pranksters seem to like taking nativity pieces

Cuba's economic reforms get Catholic nod
Cardinal urges 'understanding from the people'

Cardinal Pell to meet gay marriage campaigners
Wants them to admit opposition is not 'homophobic'

Pope to hold peace summit of religious leaders
Gathering will be held in Assisi, Italy, in October

Judge Who Ordered [Murder] Euthanasia of Terri Schiavo Retires
The Florida state judge who allowed the former husband of disabled patient Terri Schiavo to take her life by depriving her of food and water, has retired from the bench. Schiavo’s case became an international debate over the treatment of people who are medically incapacitated and it saw Circuit Court Judge George Greer issue repeated orders allowing Terri’s former husband Michael Schaivo to take her life.

Obama Admin OKs Another Human Embryonic Stem Cell Trial
The Obama administration has approved an application submitted by cloning company Advanced Cell Technology to move ahead with a trial with patients receiving injections of embryonic stem cells. Although embryonic stem cell use in animals faces immune system rejection issues and cause tumors, the Food and Drug Administration cleared ACT to start its second try with derivatives of embryonic stem cells.

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