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  • Pope Announces New Bishop of Basel

    11/23/2010 10:17:37 AM PST · by 0beron
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 11/22/2010 | Tancred
    (, Basel) Msgr Felix Gmür is the new Bishop of Basel, according to the Vatican Press Service. Pope Benedict XVI, had assumed the choice of the Basel Cathedral on the Feast of the Nativity of Mary on the 8th of September. Prior to that, Msgr Gmür worked as necktie priest and General Secretary of the Swiss Bishops conference. A further speculation of the protestant journalist and church-hater Micheal Meier, that it would have been Dennis Theurillat (60), has proven itself to be false.
  • Kansas City Lawsuit Accuses Reno-area Priest of Sexual Assault

    10/22/2010 6:44:42 PM PDT · by Fred · 1 replies
    Bishop Accountability ^ | 102210 | Martha Bellisle
    Kansas City Lawsuit Accuses Reno-area Priest of Sexual Assault By Martha Bellisle The Register-Journal October 21, 2010 [Father Tom Cronin leads the Christmas morning mass at Saint Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church in Virginia City on Friday, Dec. 25. 2009. (David B. Parker/RGJ file)] Father Tom Cronin leads the Christmas morning mass at Saint Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church in Virginia City on Friday, Dec. 25. 2009. (David B. Parker/RGJ file) A Catholic priest working in the Reno area was accused in a civil lawsuit filed in Kansas City, Mo., of molesting and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old...
  • Belgium church courts controversy again

    10/16/2010 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 17 replies
    GlobaPost ^ | October 16th 2010 | Paul Ames
    The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium sparked an uproar today after the release of a new translation of a book in which he says the AIDS epidemic is a “sort of inherent justice” resulting from the “mistreatment of the profound nature of human love.” Coming just weeks after a report that detailed the abuse of hundreds of children by Catholic priests over several decades in Belgium, the comments of Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard has plunged the Church into a fresh controversy. Political leaders, media, medical institutions and gay rights campaigners have all lined up to denounce his words....
  • Gay Activists Denied Communion at Catholic College Mass by Archbishop Nienstedt

    10/07/2010 6:58:15 AM PDT · by tcg · 24 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/7/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    On Sunday, September 26, 2010, during Holy Mass at St. John's Abbey on the campus of St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, 24 people were refused Holy Communion by Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. They were displaying rainbow buttons and rainbow sashes in direct defiance of the direction of the Diocese and thereby clearly expressing their rejection of the teaching of the Catholic Church. Anyone who comes forward to receive the Holy Eucharist is professing to be in Communion with the Church. That means they accept her moral teaching. This open show of defiance...
  • Federal Study: Border Patrol Agents Burdened by Red Tape

    10/05/2010 2:58:50 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/5/2010 | Judson Berger
    Border Patrol agents trying to keep up with the pace of illegal immigration along the southwest border have gotten stuck in a kind of bureaucratic limbo, with a new government report showing federal regulations have stalled projects for months. In one case, it took the Bureau of Land Management almost eight months to issue a permit allowing Border Patrol to move an underground sensor in New Mexico. In another, Border Patrol officials were denied permission to improve maintenance on roads and surveillance in California, forcing the patrol routes north. In another, it took more than four months for the agency...
  • North Dakota bishop leads procession at abortion clinic amid protests [Ecumeincal]

    09/29/2010 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 09/29/2010 | n/a
    In time for the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota presided over an annual Mass and led a procession over 700 people to a local abortion clinic last Sunday, encountering oppositional protestors for the first time. The Diocese of Fargo estimated that on Sunday, 700 to 800 people from St. Mary’s Cathedral processed to the local Red River Women’s Clinic, North Dakota’s only abortion facility in downtown Fargo. Director of Communications for the diocese Tanya R. Watterud told CNA that Bishop Aquila led the procession several blocks, carrying a monstrance with Blessed Sacrament...
  • Is the ELCA Trying to Silence Pastors' 'Bound Conscience?'

    09/20/2010 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Enought · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 9/20/2010 | Dan Skogen
    . . .At a second meeting, Rev. Cooper said that Bishop Ullestad told him "You don't understand. You could be in really serious trouble." Rev. Cooper replied, "Do what you have to do . . . I stand by what I said." Rev. Cooper went on to say that during the meeting there "really was a feeling that either I recant or I was done, at least from the synod's perspective. . ." (full article linked above)
  • Bulgarian Bishop Honors Mayor with Award for Banning Gay Pride Parade

    09/08/2010 2:28:01 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies ^ | September 8, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Wednesday September 8, 2010 Bulgarian Bishop Honors Mayor with Award for Banning Gay Pride Parade By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiSOFIA, September 8, 2010, ( - The mayor of the city of Pazarzhik, Todor Popov, and local lawyer Stefan Yanev have been awarded a prestigious award for their role in keeping a “gay pride” parade out of the city. Bulgarian Orthodox Church Bishop Nikolay of the Plovdiv Diocese presented the pair with the highest order of the Plovdiv Bishopric, the "Holy Apostle Hermas" medal.Last month, municipal authorities in Pazardzhik passed a bylaw banning displays of sexuality in public, a measure intended...
  • Administration document reveals big change in federal land management

    08/06/2010 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 26 replies
    KSL News 5 ^ | 8/5/2010 | Sarah Dallof
    "Of the 264 million acres under BLM management, some 130- to 140-million acres are worthy of consideration as treasured lands. These areas [are] roughly equivalent in size to Colorado and Wyoming combined." -BLM's Treasured Lanscapes paper
  • Tenth Amendment Stages Comeback

    07/30/2010 7:24:35 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 30, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    America ought to possess a clearly defined and laid out set of municipal jurisdictions; the states having one level of control in governing, while the federal branches of government have their own, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said at The Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing on July 27, 2010. Rep. Bishop is on the Tenth Amendment Task Force in Congress. Back in 2007, a quarter of a million people working for the federal government set down and established official bylaws and regulations on the American public, with approximately four thousand joining them in this task each year, Rep. Bishop pointed out. “We...
  • Judge denies former Springfield Bishop Thomas Dupre motion to keep video testimony from public

    07/16/2010 12:43:22 PM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 2 replies
    The Springfield Republican ^ | 7/16/2010 | Stephanie Barry
    SPRINGFIELD - As his defense lawyer feared, a videotaped deposition of disgraced Bishop Thomas L. Dupre may soon make the Internet in the wink of a cybereye, after a Hampden Superior Court judge denied his motion to keep the interview from the public.
  • Endangered Animal Horning In on Arizona Border Security

    07/14/2010 12:53:54 PM PDT · by Outside da Box · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/14/2010 | Judson Berger
    Concerns about a host of species for decades have prompted standoffs between border and environmental officials. Border officers have limited access to federal lands in some of the most heavily trafficked areas because of the harm the patrols could do to the environment. But pronghorn preservation is popping up more and more as a barrier to Border Patrol and catching the attention of some on Capitol Hill.
  • Memo Reveals Refuge Officers' Struggle to Secure Lands Along Southwest Border

    07/10/2010 11:45:56 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/2010 | Stephen Clark
    As the threat of violence stemming from illegal immigration hangs over federal lands in southern Arizona, an internal memo from 2007 reveals that refuge officers have been spending most of their time struggling to deal with border-related activities instead of protecting wildlife habitat.
  • MEMO TO DANA MILBANK: You're a head behind the facts on Arizona border decapitations

    07/10/2010 10:48:01 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/9/2010 | Mark Tapscott
    Curious, I contacted Lowell and asked him if he was willing to talk to Milbank. Here's what Lowell said: "I would be happy to talk to Dana Milbank and, in fact, I would like to invite him to a picnic. We could walk a mile or so up Peck Canyon from the Atascosa Ranch headquarters past where the body was found, which is being autopsied to the place where five (or more) innocent Mexicans (who claim they had broken only a few Federal laws) were fired on about two weeks ago by gentlemen in black camo shooting AK 47’s, he...
  • The Bishops’ Bomb (What happens when Catholic Church leadership abandons just-war theory?)

    06/16/2010 6:48:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 290+ views
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2010 | John Andrews
    In the months preceding the Obama administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, which reshaped the principles governing the size and purpose of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was busy at work. Its Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development issued various position papers urging the administration to drastically reduce the role and size of the arsenal. Archbishop Edwin O’Brien of Baltimore, previously Archbishop for the Military Services, took the message to venues ranging from a deterrence conference hosted by U.S. Strategic Command (the command responsible for nuclear-strike operations) to the Global Zero Summit in Paris. Bishop Howard...
  • Border patrol has bear of time stopping terrorists from north

    06/07/2010 8:53:17 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 4 replies · 29+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/6/2010 | Sean Lengell
    As if fighting terrorism weren't complicated enough, the United States has a new national security threat to worry about: grizzly bears. Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee say that environmental laws protecting grizzlies and other wild animals along rural portions of the U.S.-Canada border have handcuffed U.S. Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security agents, potentially making it easier for would-be terrorists to slip into the country.
  • Funeral of Mgr. Padovese. Murderer, "I killed the great Satan!"

    06/07/2010 5:36:00 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 22 replies · 75+ views
    Iskenderun (AsiaNews) - Today at 4pm local time the funeral will take place of Msgr. Padovese, killed by his driver, Murat Altun, strangely "crazed" last June 3. Meanwhile, new details have emerged on the dynamics and motives of the killing that has prostrated the Turkish Church. The funeral ceremony will be held in the Church of the Annunciation, with the participation of the apostolic nuncio, Mgr. Antonio Lucibello, the Latin bishops of Istanbul and Izmir, the Armenian Catholic Bishop of Istanbul, as well as the priests in Turkey and representatives of international embassies. There will also be a delegate of...
  • Catholic bishop killed in Turkey

    06/03/2010 2:18:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 406+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/3/10 | reuters
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Catholic bishop who was a leading figure in Christian communities in the Middle East was stabbed to death at his home in southern Turkey Thursday, and police arrested his driver in connection with the attack. The motive for the killing of Luigi Padovese, apostolic vicar for Anatolia, in the town of Iskenderun was not known. Previous attacks on Christians have raised concerns about the safety of religious minorities in Muslim Turkey. Hatay Provincial Governor Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz told the state-run news agency Anatolian there was no immediate evidence of a political motive and the bishop's driver...
  • Catholic bishop calls for new thinking on illegal immigration[Bishops Conference on Migration in DC]

    06/02/2010 8:46:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 57 replies · 635+ views ^ | June 2, 2010 |
    The starting point for ministering to migrants, refugees, trafficked persons is to understand their situation and all its components, personal, social, economic, political in the light of God’s Word and to recognize its commitment to get involved. Naturally it also has to address those factors that cause their uprootedness. In this commitment the Church is guided by the “permanent principles” of its “social doctrine [that] constitute the very heart of Catholic social teaching.” So said the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, Archbishop Antonio Maria Veglio, in his opening speech at the...
  • Vatican, courts wrestle over who controls bishops

    05/24/2010 10:19:43 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 400+ views
    rns ^ | May 21, 2010 | Francis X. Rocca
    (RNS1) Pope Benedict XVI bestows the pallium (a woolen mantle that denotes the authority of an archbishop) on Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington during a ceremony at the Vatican in 2006. Religion News Service file photo by Joann Keane. | VATICAN CITY (RNS) Is Pope Benedict XVI legally responsible for the actions of U.S. Catholic bishops who mishandled cases of pedophile priests, allowing them to sexually abuse more children? Some plaintiffs’ lawyers are arguing that victims of clerical sex abuse should be able to sue the Vatican itself for damages, in large part because they say bishops are effectively employees...