Archive of August 10, 2007

Cardinal Sandoval sheds light on the murder of Mexican Cardinal

Aug 10, 2007 - 11:54 am .- In an exclusive interview with CNA, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara revealed that the Church is aware of who murdered his predecessor, Cardinal Juan Jesus Posadas Ocampo 13 years ago.“Yes. We already know who… and why,” the Cardinal told CNA.  “We have many private confessions of the people and private investigations. There are two lawyers working with me since the murder of the Cardinal 13 years ago.”

Egypt arrests Christian human rights activists

Aug 10, 2007 - 11:09 am .- On August 8, members of the State Security Investigations (SSI) arrested and detained two Egyptian Christian human rights activists in Cairo, Adel Fawzy Faltas and Peter Ezzat Mounir. Computers and documents were confiscated from their homes at the time of the arrests.

Giuliani’s Catholic chameleon campaign

Aug 10, 2007 - 10:51 am .- Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani seems to want to have it both ways when it comes to being Catholic. As he campaigns for president, the Republican frontrunner brings up his Catholic background occasionally but refuses to say whether or not he is a practicing Catholic.

Knights of Columbus close their 2007 convention

Aug 10, 2007 - 10:49 am .- The four day Convention of the Knights of Columbus came to a close yesterday.  The conference, which was highlighted by the presence of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s second-in-command, who honored the organization’s founder, applauded the organization’s service efforts, and presented a letter from the Holy Father.

Priest arrested for jogging nude, placed on administrative leave

Aug 10, 2007 - 10:47 am .- Almost two months ago, Fr. Robert Whipkey went for a pre-dawn jog at a high school track followed by a walk through downtown, when he was discovered by a police officer on patrol.

First aid saves priest after stabbing attack

Aug 10, 2007 - 10:42 am .- A Sydney priest, who had his throat cut in a vicious stabbing attack at his residence yesterday, was saved thanks to the residence chef who performed first aid.

Travelodge Hotels drop porn television

Aug 10, 2007 - 10:36 am .- One of the largest British budget hotel chains has decided to drop its pay-per-view pornography channels and replace them with family friendly viewing.

Why 2008 candidates should meet the human person

Aug 10, 2007 - 10:34 am .- Watching the multitude of 2008 presidential candidates, there is a sense of unease. It's not that the nation's security, immigration reform, health care and education are unimportant; far from it. It is that the proposals of the candidates seem shop-worn, partisan and just plain hollow. That two-thirds of eligible citizens don't bother to even vote suggests something more fundamental needs attention in the American body politic.   With only a secular vocabulary, however, what ails us is hard to articulate. We know that free markets are efficient, but we also see massive disparities in wealth. The middle class, which Aristotle opined was essential to good governance, often seems consciously short-changed. All but the very wealthy are meaningfully priced out --- from the pursuit of public office, affordable housing and even Notre Dame with its $46,730 tuition and fees, for example.

City of Gallup seeks ruling on photos of injured Bishop Pelotte

Aug 10, 2007 - 09:58 am .- The city of Gallup is asking a judge to determine whether police photographs of a badly bruised Bishop Donald Pelotte are a matter of public record. The city filed its request in court Aug. 7.The bishop was admitted to Rehoboth-McKinley Christian Hospital July 23, after sustaining a fall at his home and has subsequently been released. Police took photos of the injured bishop at that time. The police report states that the bishop was "heavily bruised across the face, along the chest area, both arms, the knuckles, the legs and the feet.”  

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