Tuesday, March 31, 2009

An Focal Scóir - March 2009

March - month of Saint Joseph, Lent, St Patrick and the bridge month into Easter begins this year with a slight rise in RC clergy numbers around the world, defections and sackings in Aussie RCC, feast of Saint David, Il Papa demeans other religions to ensure superiority of Catholicism, Kung warns of divisive church under Il Papa, Papal Intentions for March...

...confession still got a place, CSA priest gives seminar in all-boys college, formal papal invite to Scotland, Mother Teresa crisis of faith, Charities Bill could be unconstitutional especially with Mass cards, Vietnam cardinal laid to rest, Lutherans report increase of numbers worldwide...

...clerical blackmail by Hayes & Finch, diocese of Cloyne failed to notify Vatican of CSA claims, Egan out and Dolan in AD of NY, Il Papa withdraws nomination of Austrian bishop-elect, diocese of Ferns grateful for financial assistance in paying out CSA claims, Ireland awaits 5 new bishops, AB Conti to retire early, almost 5,000 bishops in RC, SSPX leader says Williamson should stay quiet, Il Papa to celebrate Mass in Nazareth, no texting til Easter Italian RC bishops ask...

...RC fights gay rights globally, Hayes & Finch get front page of Irish Catholic newspaper, Irish RC bishops sitting on fence in relation to Lisbon Treaty, TAC wishes to join RC, St Marys Brisbane to begin mediation, Il Papa Message for 24th WYD, South Korea training priests for North Korean RC, Austrian hierarchy to address crises of faith and church, Swiss bishops criticise Vatican in relation to Williamson affair...

...Il Papa will not visit Shoah museum, marriages under economic pressure, court states Vatican can be sued in CSA cases, calls for Sunday in Ireland to be day of rest, Magee out Clifford in as Diocese of Cloyne placed under CSA investigation, Spanish youth not 'into' Mass, French cardinal is 'Macho of the Year', some RC becoming CofI in Ireland, invite extended to Il Papa to visit Iraq, demonstrations against Vatican in Austria and Switzerland...

...Vatican claims washing machine liberated women, Legion of Christ delays explanation of Maciel, Dalai Lama claims China has turned Tibet into Hell, Fr Marek Bozek defrocked, Mass Cards ditched, Westminster awaits its sucessor, Fr Bozek joins Reformed Catholic Church, Fr Troy says dialogue with IRA is needed, apostolic visit to convents under fire by nuns themselves, Womenpriests call for compassion from Vatican...

...Killarney Cathedral calls for begging to cease at doors, Prince Charles expected to invite Il Papa to UK, Focolare founder remembered one year later, Irish bishops unaware of Papal visit, Hal the Healer heads north, Magee is out in Cloyne, 3 priests murdered in 10 days in South Africa, special year for priests announced by Il Papa, Chinese version of Vatican website launched...

...feast of St Patrick, Il Papa condemns condoms use in fight against AIDS, JPII beatification for 2010, Il Papa tells clergy to smarten up in suits and collars, France chastises Il Papa on condoms, Limerick Parish Priest upsets parishoners, feast of St Joseph, Irish cardinal claims threat to RC ethos in Northern Ireland schools, Achill House of Prayer will not face prosecution, Irish diocese takes vocations appeal to Facebook...

...Killala Diocese gets Tridentine kick in the posterior, Vatican insiders claim Il Papa a 'disaster', the Soul of Russia, German bishops oppose Il Papa on condoms issue, Irish priests tightening security due to robberies, Papal Bull and Mea Culpa, Il Papa not popular in Austria, pay and pray at Croagh Patrick, feast of the Annunciation...

...AD of Westminster rumbles on with rumour and innuendo, Portoguese bishop says condoms are sometimes needed, Cardinal Brady says wealthy should pay, Australia hardest to get vocations interest, RC in Australia does 'gay test' on clergy, 100,000 British are 'de-baptised', US bishops condemn Reiki, Brazilian AB causes uproar with WWII remarks, AB Burke criticises US bishops thereby ending the month of March and as we face into the month of April with Holy Week and Easter coming ever closer.

In pace Christi

Sotto Voce

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