Archive of December 9, 2010

First WikiLeaks Vatican Embassy cable discusses ‘green’ Pope

Dec 9, 2010 - 08:18 pm .- The WikiLeaks website has released its first U.S. State Department cable from the Embassy to the Holy See. The document concerns American efforts to rally Vatican support for the Copenhagen Accord on climate change.

Spanish bishop: Vatican II contributes to communion of the Church

Dec 9, 2010 - 06:00 pm .- The Second Vatican Council continues to be of great importance as it serves as “the necessary foundation for communion between all those who make up the Church,” affirmed Bishop Jose Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastian, Spain.

Senate Republicans block repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Dec 9, 2010 - 05:41 pm .- Republican congressmen blocked the Senate from being able to vote on repealing the controversial “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” legislation, which bans open homosexuals from serving in the military. 

State meetings seen as loyalty test for conflicted Chinese bishops

Dec 9, 2010 - 03:44 pm .- On Dec. 9, two “Catholic Associations” of the Chinese government concluded a three-day meeting to select new leaders. The executive director of the New Jersey-based U.S. Catholic China Bureau said the controversial gathering was meant to test the political compliance of bishops in communion with Rome.

Twin priests celebrate golden jubilee

Dec 9, 2010 - 02:04 pm .- Twin brothers from Parana, Argentina are preparing to celebrate a combined 100 years of priestly service.

Seven million Vatican photos to get hi-tech makeover

Dec 9, 2010 - 01:58 pm .- Call it the Catholic 20th century in pictures. More than seven million photographs in the Vatican archives — including historic and intimate shots from every pontificate back to Pope Pius XII — are slated for a hi-tech makeover.

Wisconsin chapel approved as first US Marian apparition site

Dec 9, 2010 - 05:22 am .- With approval from Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, a chapel in the town of Champion is now the first approved Marian apparition site in the United States.

Kidnapped refugees in Egypt treated like ‘slaves,’ priest says

Dec 9, 2010 - 02:09 am .- About 250 Eritrean refugees and others are being treated like “slaves” by their trafficking kidnappers, a priest in Egypt says.

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