Wednesday, April 7, 2010

UPDATED-Wed. Audience St. Peter's-Castel Gandolfo, Changes In LA Diocese

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Striking Benedict XVI means striking the very man who has worked and is working, on that same terrain, with the greatest foresight, resolve, and success

Mr. Anderson isn't just any old lawyer. When it comes to suing the church, he is America's leading plaintiffs attorney. Back in 2002, he told the Associated Press that he'd won more than $60 million in settlements from the church, and he once boasted to a Twin Cities weekly that he's "suing the s--t out of them everywhere." Nor did the Times report another salient fact about Mr. Anderson: He's now trying to sue the Vatican in U.S. federal court

French Revolution and progressive, cultural elite's anti-Papal bigotry

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful during the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 7, 2010. (Daylife)

Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio takes questions from the media at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez was named Tuesday to succeed the archbishop of Los Angeles, the Holy See's most significant acknowledgment to date of the growing importance of Latinos in the American church. The appointment also was evidence that Pope Benedict XVI wants a strong defender of orthodoxy leading the largest diocese in the nation. Gomez, 58, is an archbishop of Opus Dei, the conservative movement favored by the Vatican. (Daylife-AP)

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Complete dedication to what he saw as God's will for him dominated the life of John Baptist de la Salle. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named him patron of schoolteachers for his efforts in upgrading school instruction

If Archbishop Gomez helps lead a repetition in LA of the pattern of his San Antonio diocese, Los Angeles' Catholics will soon be experiencing a spiritual renewal accompanied by a surge in vocations and devotions

Hong Kong surge in Catholics

In an interview with CNA on Tuesday, Rabbi Jack Bemporad commented on the recent media onslaught concerning the Holy Father, calling the coverage “one dimensional” and saying that the depiction of the Church in the media has not been given “proper context.”

The truth about the scandal, terminology, statistics, cultural overview, history etc.

The real translation, not the amateur one by the NYT

Benedict's Opus Dei revenge

Religious freedom is worsening in the Middle East but there is a general trend worldwide against State discrimination of religious minorities

But paradoxically, the pedophilia cases aimed like weapons at Cardinal Ratzinger by the world’s media help one understand at least this: that the current pope was truly the leader of a change in the Church’s way of facing this plague

Sexual abuse of the young is a global plague. Portraying the Catholic Church as its epicenter is malicious and false

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