Why the Ecclesia Dei Appointment is Important by Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter Link to Original Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. was named Vice-President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop DiNoia served with then-Cardinal Ratzinger at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for several years, then with Cardinal William Levada, before being named Secretary for the Congregation for Divine Worship in 2009 Read more [...]
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A new chapter in the Society of St. Pius X saga Lisa Palmieri-Billig Vatican Insider 2nd July 2012 Link to Original One of the things Benedict XVI said about me when he was still Cardinal Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and I Undersecretary of the Congregation (1993 – 2001) was that I am a ‘nice person.’ Perhaps this is one of the reasons the Holy Father has confided to me one of the things, I am told, he sees as defining his Pontificate. Following Read more [...]
Controversy arising over ‘liquid cremation’ method by Kelli Wynn 3rd July, 2012 – The Miami Herald Link to Original DAYTON, Ohio — Some in the funeral business in Ohio are seeking state approval for a new and controversial technique for disposing of human bodies through chemical decomposition. The technique, alkaline hydrolysis, involves placing a body inside a stainless-steel cylinder machine that is used to accelerate natural decomposition, shrinking years into hours. The process Read more [...]
Pope appoints doctrinal watchdog with links to ‘Marxist’ Catholics John Hooper in Rome The Guardian, Tuesday 3 July 2012 Link to Original Pope Benedict on Monday appointed as the Roman Catholic church’s doctrinal watchdog a fellow German with links to liberation theology, the interpretation of Christianity that conservatives have deplored as Marxism with a cross in place of a hammer and sickle. Gerhard Ludwig Müller, 64, the bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria, is to take over the Congregation Read more [...]
Evangelical population increase by 16 million in Brazil in one decade Andrea Madambashi Christian Post Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 9:10 (EST) Link to Original The 2010 census results reveal that over three decades the percentage of evangelicals jumped from 6.6 percent to 22.2 percent of the overall Brazilian population, making it the fastest growing religious segment in the Latin American country. While the evangelical population ballooned, the Catholic population has decreased over the same Read more [...]
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