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NewsBytes - Religion: Catholic
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Compiled by Steve Jalsevac
Michael Voris castigated by anti-Catholic National Catholic Reporter NCR online
...if any bishop in America wanted to pick a single media outlet to censor, and put them on the naughty list, Real Catholic TV would be my choice. Or, as one bishop said to me, “You know, it isn’t real, it isn’t Catholic, and it is not actually TV.” (this sounds familiar - SJ)
Chair of DNC believes Catholic teaching is extreme, radical, divisive, dangerous, and destructive - Ignatius Insight Scoop
Washington Post Faith Section: ‘Christmas Means the Redistribution of Wealth’ - By Tim Graham, Newsbusters
Stevens-Arroyo tried to make the Pope’s New Year’s address into a socialist document: ...the Pope’s document isn’t primarily about the maldistribution of wealth, but about the necessity of educating young people into carrying out the Church’s message of peace and justice on Earth through a civilization of love, which is not the same as a Marxist utopia. He does speak of “adequate mechanisms” for the “redistribution of wealth,” but also for “the promotion of growth” and development of poorer nations.
USCCB official donated to organization led by Emily’s List head - Catholic Culture
Mary Mencarini Campbell, who has been named director for the Catholic Home Missions and associate director of the Office of National Collections of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), contributed $252.40 in September 2004 to an organization led by the president of Emily’s List, according to federal election records.
Mother Fired From Catholic Schools For Use Of Artificial Insemination - Huffington Post
According to the report, the school initially fired Dias for being pregnant while single, but then changed their reasoning to being pregnant from artificial insemination, which they claim violates Catholic teaching as well as her employment contract. Dias sued the schools for discrimination April, but the case has been put on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar case.
The Cardinal Down Under - By George Weigel
George Pell will be regarded by historians as the man who set the pattern for the twenty-first century. In doing so, he saved Catholicism in Australia and set it on course toward a vibrant future, evangelically and publicly.
Diocese asks Vatican to defrock priest - Telegram
Chancery officials said they are seeking to oust Rev. Dongor, in the wake of a “clarification” last spring by church officials in Rome that possession of child pornography is grounds for removal from the priesthood.
After abuse report, Dutch Catholic Church expresses shock and shame - CNA
Between 10,000 and 20,000 children suffered abused at Church institutions between 1945 and 2010. Perpetrators numbered in the hundreds and included priests, brothers and lay people in religious orders and congregations.
Warning to Canadian bishops - Catholic Insight
Bishops in Quebec and Newfoundland allowed state officials to pull the wool over their eyes. This must not happen in Ontario.
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