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  • Cardinal Egan Corrects Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    08/26/2008 4:29:15 PM PDT · by tcg · 39 replies · 419+ views
    Representative Nancy Pelosi has been a lightning rod for the ire of conservatives for some time, but now she has drawn fire of a different kind. Within the last 24 hours, the archbishops of Denver, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C., along with Bishop William Lori have all publicly upbraided the Speaker of the House for her erroneous comments on the Church’s abortion teaching... Not only was Cardinal Egan shocked, but he went on to say that, “What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly...
  • (Cardinal) George Temporarily Removes Pfleger From St. Sabina

    06/03/2008 1:44:07 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 182 replies · 488+ views
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | 6/3/2008 | n/a
    CBS 2 News has learned that Francis Cardinal George is temporarily removing Father Michael Pfleger from his position as pastor of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's South Side. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the move comes after several days of deliberation and consultation by the Cardinal, who first learned about Pfleger's racially charged comments about Sen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton from the pulpit of Trinity Unity Church of Christ last Thursday night. The Cardinal immediately contacted Pfleger who agreed not to refer to the presidential candidates by name, but as CBS 2 reported at the...
  • Father Michael Pfleger and the Presidential Campaign

    05/30/2008 12:26:10 PM PDT · by tcg · 68 replies · 577+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/30/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...What now makes this Parish unique is not the intensity of its care for the poor and marginalized but the vocal and active support of its Pastor, Father Michael Pfleger for the candidacy of Senator Barack Obama for President and the outlandish remarks he recently made in the pulpit of a Protestant Church. In his own words: "I really believe that she just always thought, 'This is mine! I'm Bill's wife, I'm white, and this is mine! I just gotta get up and step into the plate....And then out of nowhere came, 'Hey, I'm Barack Obama and she said, 'Oh,...
  • Iraqi Christians Shouldn't Get Special Visa Privilege

    05/27/2008 2:10:06 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 119+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | May. 20 2008 | Michelle A. Vu
    Iraqi Christians seeking to resettle in the West should not get special treatment based on religion, said a Roman Catholic cardinal on Monday. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Oriental Churches, says Western countries should issue visas based on needs and not because the applicant is Christian or Muslim, according to Reuters. “There is a new E.U. solution to take in many Iraqi refugees, Christians and otherwise,” Sandri said to reporters during a visit to Paris. “We will continue to support such efforts.” Last month, the European Union said no specific steps should be taken...
  • Cardinal (of Manila): Gays Out of 'Santacruzans' (Filipino Devotion) (Catholic Caucus)

    05/05/2008 11:51:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 142+ views
    Manila Times ^ | 5/6/2008 (already Tuesday there) | n/a
    CATHOLIC parishes that allow cross-dressing homosexuals to play female saints in the Santacruzan or Santa Cruz de Mayo procession do not honor but instead insult the Blessed Virgin Mary and will be punished, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, Archbishop of Manila, warned on Monday. The punishment is the removal of the faculty for Holy Masses in those parishes. In the Catholic Church, the month of May is devoted to Mary, who is revered as the Mother of God since her son Jesus is God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Pious Catholics go on pilgrimages to shrines dedicated to the Blessed...
  • Cardinal Trujillo Has Passed Away (Catholic Caucus)

    04/19/2008 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 153+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 4/19/2008 | n/a
    Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, died Saturday of complications from diabetes. The cardinal had been in a hospital fighting different health complications for nearly four weeks before he passed away. Cardinal Trujillo, Archbishop emeritus of Medellin, Colombia, was 72. Born on November 8, 1935 in the Colombian city of Villahermosa, he moved to the capital Bogotá when he was a young boy. After entering seminary, he studied in Rome and obtained his doctorate in philosophy from the Angelicum, taking courses in theology and sociology and also studying Marxism. Ordained a priest on November...
  • In My Oak Tree

    02/23/2008 4:54:38 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 30 replies · 160+ views
    self | Feb 23,2008 | swampsniper
    Back in 1989 a friend was putting in a driveway. There was an Oak sapling in the way. I chopped around the roots with my machete, brought it home and stuck it in the ground. It never shed a leaf, I can't get my arms around it now. In warm weather I just about live under it, and the critters like it too. I caught these shots from my porch steps this afternoon. Boss Cardinal was calling his mate.
  • Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor Wavers Again From Church Teaching on Condoms (Catholic Caucus)

    02/11/2008 6:45:19 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 145+ views
    On the Side of the Angels ^ | 2/10/2008 | Paul
    [Originally titled: I don't bloody believe it - he's done it again !!!!!????] I was away this weekend [more later] ; but as I was in a minibus returning home from London I missed radio 4's sunday show - so had to wait for the ' listen again ' feature on the website. Cardinal's done it again !!!??? What exactly? Well take a wild guess - he's invited to comment on one thing the church opposes; and by the time he's finished he's equivocated and compromised to such an extent he ends up saying the exact opposite !!! That...
  • Governor, dignitaries welcome Texas' first cardinal of Catholic Church

    12/14/2007 6:02:30 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies · 32+ views
    West Texas ^ | December 13, 2007 | Jimmy Patterson
    AUSTIN -- Just over two weeks ago, at the Vatican in Rome, Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese, bent down to kiss the ring of Pope Benedict XVI at ceremonies to install DiNardo and 22 others as the newest cardinals of the Catholic Church. "I said to the pope, 'Holy Father, the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston loves you and wishes to be in communion with you,' and Pope Benedict looked at me and said, 'Texas needed a cardinal.'" The story met with the loud approval of some 400 Catholics, interfaith representatives and Austin politicos gathered Wednesday at a luncheon, hosted...
  • Hundreds celebrate 'Mananitas' Mass honoring Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    12/13/2007 4:06:02 PM PST · by Haddit · 6 replies · 199+ views
    Daily News, Los Angeles ^ | 12/12/07 | Tony Castro
    Cardinal Roger Mahony Wednesday called on Roman Catholics to stand in solidarity with immigrants as "one Church, one community, one people of God" as he celebrated the traditional "Mananitas" Mass in honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Mahony also reaffirmed the commitment of the U.S. bishops to just and human comprehensive reform. "The raids, divisions of families, insecurity in the workplace, lack of drivers' licenses, the stigma of being label 'illegal' without rights - these are injustices faced by our immigrant community crying out for God's intervention," Mahony said in Spanish to a crowd of some...
  • Pope Says Austrian Cardinal Stickler Used 'Gifts of Mind and Heart' (RIP)

    12/13/2007 8:47:17 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies · 189+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | 12/13/2007 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI said Cardinal Alfons Stickler, who died Dec. 12 at the age of 97, used his "gifts of mind and heart" to serve the church. The Austrian, who was the world's oldest living cardinal, died in Rome. The cause of death was not announced. Pope Benedict was scheduled to celebrate his funeral Mass Dec. 14 in St. Peter's Basilica. In a telegram of condolence to the cardinal's surviving brother and three sisters, Pope Benedict spoke of the cardinal's "many years of sincere and industrious collaboration with the Holy See," particularly his years as prefect...
  • (Cardinal) Mahony assaulted near L.A.'s cathedral

    12/04/2007 7:34:02 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 286+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 4, 2007 | Rick Coca
    Cardinal Roger Mahony was physically assaulted by a man enraged by the Catholic Church's sexual-abuse scandal within days of a record settlement with hundreds of victims, the Daily News has learned. Mahony, 71, revealed the attack during an annual conference in October before hundreds of stunned priests, saying a man assaulted him because of the scandal, according to four priests who attended the conference. News of the assault comes as the bulk of the church's $660million settlement with victims began being paid out Monday, with more than $500million in checks going out in the mail. The settlement with 508 alleged...
  • The Cardinal

    11/29/2007 4:22:16 AM PST · by Ronin · 3 replies · 97+ views
    11/29/2007 | Ronin
    I am looking for a copy (VHS preferably) if the Otto Preminger film "The Cardinal". I will pay postage and handling.
  • Hats and Titles

    11/24/2007 5:50:43 AM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 81+ views
    WITL ^ | November 24, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    People of Philly... at long last... IT HAPPENED! After 24 years of waiting, at 11.37 Rome time Philadelphia's own John Cardinal Foley received the red hat and, as reported here the other day, the deaconry of St Sebastian on the Palatine Hill. Blessed be God... and John Cardinal Krol. And congrats, H-Town -- he didn't want to know his titular church until the Pope told him... and so, as Daniel Cardinal DiNardo received his biretta, he learned that the church of Sant'Eusebio on the Equiline Hill would be his. The gift of the 4th century church -- one of...
  • "Usque ad Sanguinis Effusionem"

    11/24/2007 5:39:10 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 161+ views
    WITL ^ | November 24, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    "For you must be willing to conduct yourselves with fortitude, even to the shedding of your blood..." That's the significance of cardinal red, and in the moment immediately before the conferral of the scarlet birette, it is the heart of the traditional exhortation given the college's new intake by the Pope. The ceremony has begun, with more of a flair than most recent consistories have had -- keen evidence that, in the lace-clad Msgr Guido Marini, there's indeed a new MC in town. For the first time in memory, the white-upholstered modern Popechair has been laid aside for a...
  • Demographics, talent and connections are factors in red-hat choice (Di Nardo elevation)

    10/27/2007 12:32:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 25+ views
    CNS ^ | October 26, 2007 | By Patricia Zapor
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The tributes to Cardinal-designate Daniel N. DiNardo have been effusive since he was among 21 archbishops and two priests named cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 17. The archbishop of Galveston-Houston is hailed as a brilliant, pastoral, congenial priest and bishop, well-suited by education and temperament to the role of a cardinal, who serves as an adviser to the pope and elector of a new pope. What is less clear is why someone who was a parish priest just 10 years ago, and currently head of the country's newest archdiocese, was chosen to become the first new...
  • Cardinal Rigali Urges the Faithful of Philadelphia to See the Film "Bella"

    10/24/2007 8:35:59 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 350+ views
    Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, is urging the faithful throughout the Archdiocese to see the powerful new film "Bella" which opens in select local theaters on Friday, October 26, 2007. Cardinal Rigali said, "This film has a message that is so connected to life: to the problems of life, the challenges of life, the value of life. This film, I believe, is destined to have an extraordinary impact on people's lives." Bella is a film with wide audience appeal. It was the 2006 winner of the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, an honor received by former...
  • Crowning Glory (Cardinal Rigali Named to Bishops Congregation)

    09/26/2007 4:48:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies · 97+ views
    Zenit and WITL ^ | September 26, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    Just days ago, it was noted here that no archbishop of Philadelphia had ever held that most coveted of Curial appointments: a seat among the kingmakers of the Congregation for Bishops... ...that is, until today. This morning, in a move considered both historic and a personal homecoming, the Pope named Cardinal Justin Rigali to the membership of the congregation, the all-powerful Vatican body that oversees the appointment of bishops to non-missionary dioceses the world over. Then-Archbishop Rigali served as the congregation's secretary from 1989 to 1994, when he was named to the archdiocese of St Louis. Before going to...
  • You Were a Manner of Miracle (account of Lustiger funeral from French daily La Croix)

    08/10/2007 10:45:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 588+ views
    WITL ^ | August 10, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    With intense thanks to a friend at the French desk for the translation, here is the La Croix account of this morning's funeral: Towards 10 a.m., the coffin, carried by six priests in violet stoles as ordered by Mgr Lustiger in 2004, arrived in the square, followed by procession of 50 bishops and 16 cardinals. According to the archbishop's palace, there were also 500 priests present. The ceremony began on the square of the cathedral, where over 2000 people had gathered under a gray sky, for the reading of the Jewish prayer for the dead, Kaddish. In homage to...
  • Jews, Catholics bid farewell to cardinal

    08/10/2007 5:55:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 290+ views
    AP ^ | August 10, 2007 | ANGELA DOLAND
    A sacred Jewish prayer read beneath the sculpted saints of Notre Dame Cathedral opened funeral proceedings Friday for Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, archbishop of Paris, who was born Jewish and converted to Roman Catholicism as a boy.Lustiger, who lost his mother in the Holocaust and later devoted himself to healing the wounds between Catholics and Jews, had requested that his funeral include both faiths. He died Sunday at age 80 in a Paris hospice.Hundreds of people, including prominent Jewish leaders of France, Holocaust survivors and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, gathered to see Lustiger's coffin carried through the crowd and placed on...