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Friday, November 14, 2014

In the Catholic news

- The Catholic bishops in Kenyan have opined that the tetanus vaccine given to women of reproductive age contains a chemical that would cause miscarriages, but it appears that the tests on which they're basing this incorrect assumption are flawed. Read a comprehensive article on the subject ... The tense standoff between Catholic bishops and the Kenyan government over tetanus vaccines

- The guy taking Cardinal Pell's place as Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, has been getting good press - Fisher of Men – In Sydney, This Is The Day The George Has Made - but when I think of him, I think of his conservative views on marriage and against condom use or even the giving of information about condoms to married couples with HIV (he's from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family), and the comments he made about two sex abuse victims, one of whom committed suicide ...

THE Pope's expected apology to victims of sexual abuse by priests has been sabotaged by a senior Australian bishop, who criticised people for "dwelling crankily on old wounds".

The bishop organising World Youth Day, Anthony Fisher, made the remarks in response to questions about two Melbourne women who were repeatedly raped by priest Kevin O'Donnell when they were pupils at Sacred Heart Primary School in Oakleigh from 1988 to 1993.

The case was detailed on ABC's Lateline on Tuesday, but Bishop Fisher told the World Youth Day daily media briefing that he had not seen the program. "Happily, I think most of Australia was enjoying, delighting in, the beauty and goodness of these young people … rather than dwelling crankily, as a few people are doing, on old wounds," he said ...

- On a more uplifting note ... Vatican announces plan to provide showers for homeless ...

The archbishop who distributes charity on behalf of Pope Francis has announced that the public restrooms in St. Peter's Square will include showers where the homeless can wash ...


Blogger Dina said...

The showers news is the really nice news here.

12:00 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Dina,

Yeah, I should maybe try a little harder to pay attention to the good news as well as the bad ;)

12:14 PM  
Anonymous wild hair said...

It seems Sidney did not do as well as Chicago in the choice of new bishops. That's sad. We will see... Yet, better than Pell?

4:06 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

One can hope :)

8:47 PM  
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