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Questions on celibacy delay relase of apostolic constitution for Anglicans

Posted by Efrain Cortes on November 1, 2009 at 8:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Catholic World News --


Questions about the handling of priestly celibacy have delayed the appearance of the apostolic constitution in which Pope Benedict XVI makes provision for Anglicans to enter the Catholic Church, according to reports in two different italian newspapers. The Pope's plan will allow married Anglican priests to enter the Catholic priesthood; the question that remains is whether married men will be allowed to enter seminaries for the Anglican "personal ordinariates" in the future.

Church of Scientology convicted of fraud in France

Posted by Efrain Cortes on October 27, 2009 at 8:09 PM Comments comments (0)

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PARIS – A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than 600,000 euros ($900,000) on Tuesday, but stopped short of banning the group's activities.

Seminarian convicted of homosexual abuse of teen, then ordained in another country

Posted by Efrain Cortes on October 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM Comments comments (0)

Catholic  World News--


Father Joseph Skelton Jr., who pled guilty to-- and was convicted of-- sexually abusing a teenage boy in his Michigan seminary room before leaving the seminary in 1988, eventually was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Tagbilaran in the Philippines. In addition, the Archdiocese of Washington recently settled an abuse suit with a man who alleged that Father Skelton, while a seminarian, joined Father George Stallings in abusing him. Father Stallings was later excommunicated for starting the breakaway Imani Temple.

Church of England bishop says 'Anglican experiment is over'

Posted by Efrain Cortes on October 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM Comments comments (1)

London, England, (CNA).-


Members of the traditionalist Anglican group Forward in Faith recently concluded their annual gathering, which was dedicated to discussing Pope Benedict's overture to Anglicans. The general impression left by the conference was the “Anglican experiment is over,” a mood that was reinforced by Bishop John Hind officially announcing he is ready to become Catholic.

Bishop Gumbleton asked not to speak in Michigan diocese

Posted by Efrain Cortes on October 12, 2009 at 7:16 PM Comments comments (0)

Catholic Culture News--


A controversial liberal bishop has cancelled a planned speaking engagement in Michigan at the request of the local bishop. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton had been scheduled to speak at a conference organized by Marquette Citizens for Peace and Justice. But he withdrew after Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette asked him not to make the appearance.

Judge in New Hampshire upholds "under God" phrase in Pledge of Allegiance

Posted by Efrain Cortes on October 4, 2009 at 9:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Concord, N.H., Oct 4, 2009 / 06:09 pm (CNA).-


A federal judge in New Hampshire has thrown out an atheist activist?s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in Hanover, New Hampshire public schools. He reasoned that the Pledge is voluntary and is not a prayer.

Bishop surrenders in child-porn case

Posted by Efrain Cortes on October 2, 2009 at 9:23 PM Comments comments (0)



Parishioners at a Nova Scotia diocese where children allegedly endured decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic priests were urged to keep their faith intact Thursday as the man who helped to salve old wounds surrendered to police on child pornography charges.

President Obama Includes Homosexual Couples in 'National Family Day'

Posted by Efrain Cortes on September 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)

By Kathleen Gilbert


LifeSiteNews (

The family day proclamation is in keeping with Obama's oft-professed support for the homosexualist agenda. When Obama proclaimed June 'LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Pride Month,'he reiterated that he supports several issues on the homosexual docket, including homosexual hate crime legislation, homosexual 'affirmative action' in the workplace, allowing open homosexuals in the military, and adoption to homosexual couples.


WASHINGTON, D.C. ( - President Obama has included homosexual couples raising children in a list of "American families" in a recent proclamation declaring Monday National Family Day.

Senate committee rejects amendment to keep abortion out of health care

Posted by Efrain Cortes on September 30, 2009 at 6:18 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2009 / 05:01 pm (CNA).-


The Senate Financial Services Committee rejected an amendment today that was presented by Senator Orin Hatch to keep abortion out of Senator Max Baucus' "America's Health Future Act of 2009." The Hatch amendment also would have codified current conscience protections into the health bill.

Sex abuse rife in other religions, says Vatican

Posted by Efrain Cortes on September 29, 2009 at 7:08 PM Comments comments (0)

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The Vatican has lashed out at criticism over its handling of its paedophilia crisis by saying the Catholic church was "busy cleaning its own house" and that the problems with clerical sex abuse in other churches were as big, if not bigger.


In a defiant and provocative statement, issued following a meeting of the UN human rights council in Geneva, the Holy See said the majority of Catholic clergy who committed such acts were not paedophiles but homosexuals attracted to sex with adolescent males.