Monthly Archives: August 2012

Discord with new priest floods Michigan island parish

The second weekend in August on Beaver Island, Mich., marks the Homecoming dinner — an 80-year tradition where the island’s yearlong and summer residents come together at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Kings Highway to share a meal and each … Continue reading

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What is an ACTA? Is it a must for all trials under Canon Law?

What is an ACTA? News is rife with incidents of sexual abuse by the hands of clergy. While a few may be investigated and proved beyond doubt, there are many that are still unsettled due to lack of evidence or … Continue reading

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Newly appointed SF archbishop arrested for DUI

Newly appointed SF archbishop arrested for DUI The newly appointed archbishop of San Francisco was arrested for DUI over the weekend. Police in San Diego say Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. Police … Continue reading

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Offensive Cartoon Has German Christians Fuming

Offensive Cartoon Has German Christians Fuming Lampooning religion has proven an easy way to get into hot water in recent years. Caricatures poking fun, or outright hostility, at Islam have been especially prone to producing controversy — or even violence. … Continue reading

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Vatican newspaper praises cardinal’s opposition to same-sex marriage

L’Osservatore Romano has published an editorial praising Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s actions opposing the prospective legalization of same-sex marriage in Scotland. The cardinal’s decision to break off talks with a government bent on legalizing same-sex marriage is “a symbolic action, but … Continue reading

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Vatileaks: Vatican unlikely to reveal evidence that should be made public

“I am hopeful for an open trial that will examine all documents, I hope evidence will be made public and the reasons for slinging mud at the individuals involved.” “But I don’t believe the Vatican will.” Gianluigi Nuzzi – author … Continue reading

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Elizabethan state ‘doctored evidence of priest’s treason’

Queen Elizabeth I’s government was so determined to convict the English Jesuit priest Edmund Campion of treason that it doctored one of the key documents used to prosecute and send him to his execution, according to new research. The historian … Continue reading

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