Saturday, January 17, 2009

Assorted Catholic news

reports that the Holy See will soon have a You Tube channel:

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican will soon have its own channel on the video sharing site YouTube where the Catholic faithful or the curious will be able to see Pope Benedict or Church events, a Vatican source said on Saturday.

The details of the accord are due to be presented on Friday at a news conference attended by Vatican officials as well as Henrique de Castro, managing director of media solutions for Google, which owns YouTube.

The initiative will involve Google, the Vatican Television Center and Vatican Radio.

It will mark the Vatican's deepest plunge into new media. The Vatican opened up its website,, in 1995.

Furthermore, The Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Jose Policarpo warned Portuguese women to be wary of entering into marriages with Islamic men:

(CNA)- The Patriarch of Lisbon, Cardinal Jose Policarpo, warned the women of Portugal this Wednesday of the problems that can arise from marriage with Portuguese men of the Muslim faith.

During an interview with Portuguese Radio and Television, Cardinal Policarpo addressed the thorny issue of growing Muslim immigration on the Iberian peninsula and the resulting increase in mixed marriages.

“I suggest caution with love. Think twice before marrying a Muslim, think about it seriously,” he said, adding such unions invite a host of problems that “not even Allah knows where they will end.”

Read entire article here.

Lastly, read Frances Cardinal George's letter, as head of the USCCB, to President-elect Barack Obama here. (Hat Tip: Culture War)

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