Monthly Archives: July 2012

I’d do it again, says principal who barred pregnant girl from school

THE owner of a school who would not enrol a teenage girl because she was pregnant has refused to apologise, disputed her version of events — and said he would do the same again. Padraig O’Shea, the former principal of … Continue reading

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Fr Lombardi criticises Vatileaks story in Italian daily

  The Director of the Vatican Press Office, Fr Federico Lombardi, has criticised a spurious Vatileaks story in “La Repubblica”, one of Italy’s top-selling daily newspapers and identified its source as an article that appeared in Germany’s “Die Welt” online … Continue reading

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Two Christian Martyred in Hyderabad,Pakistan: Family runs for security of lives

  Karachi: July 22, 2012. (PCP) Mr. Samuel Boota being the brother-in-law of the late victim Younus Masih and Mr. Ghaffar Masih elder relative of Muneer Masih had met with Saleem Khursheed Khokhar, Member Provincial Assembly Sindh, Chairman Standing Committee … Continue reading

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Challenge to Beijing

  The actions of two new bishops – one illicitly ordained, the other fiercely loyal to the Pope – have deepened the freeze in relations between China and the Vatican. The Holy See’s response suggests a fresh determination to stand … Continue reading

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Kenya’s Catholic Church raps Minister over mini-skirt remarks

  Kenya’s Catholic Church has expressed its outrage to remarks made by its Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo in support of calls by some girl students clamouring to be allowed to wear miniskirts in their schools. In a press statement issued … Continue reading

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Priest says Catholic Church needs to embrace outside world – not fear it

A CONTROVERSIAL priest says the Catholic Church lost the contraception fight a long time ago and needed to be open to change. Father Timothy Radcliffe addressed the National Council of Priests of Australia in Warrnambool and told the convention the … Continue reading

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A get-out clause for ungodly behaviour (Opinion)

Three facts and a question: 1. The Australian institution that has the greatest stench emanating from the widespread practice, over generations, of many of its officials having sexual contact with children, and subsequently covering it up, is the Australian Catholic Church. … Continue reading

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The saint whose guide on virtue was read every day by monks in the Middle Ages

St John Cassian (July 23) fell out of favour in the 16th century   The pagan prince who gave up 800 concubines after converting to Christianity The woman who wiped the face of Christ on the way to Calvary The … Continue reading

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Paolo Gabriele acted out of love for the Pope and Church, say lawyers

By CINDY WOODEN on Monday, 23 July 2012 Taken from Catholic Herald.Uk Carlo Fusco, Cristiana Arru, Paolo Gabriele, Paolo Papanti-Pelletier,Vatileaks   Police arrest Pope’s butler over leaking of documents Paolo Gabriele, pictured front left, with the Pope in May (CNS) Everything that Paolo Gabriele did … Continue reading

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Vatican denies removal of three new alleged poison pen letter writers

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI Taken from Vatican Insider The director of the Vatican Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has criticised the content of an article on the Vatileak case, published in an Italian newspaper, as unfounded VATICAN INSIDER STAFF ROME The … Continue reading

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