Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

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The Death of Biblical Minimalism

In Associates for Biblical Research: The May/June 2011 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review is an exciting one. On the cover, some of the topics of the issue are listed, at the top of which are the words, “The End of … Continue reading

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Fr Michael Rodriguez: The Real Truth About Homosexuality

Is this what got Fr Michael Rodriguez reassigned? This is a presentation of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, specifically on homosexuality,marriage,and the family by Fr. Michael Rodriguez, to help dispel the false idea that this is about ‘personal opinion’ … Continue reading

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Bishop, Priest, and Deacon – What Do These Words Mean?

Over at Canterbury Tales: Bishop, Priest, and Deacon – What do these words mean? All three come from Greek words and derive from the Greek New Testament. Bishop comes from the Greek word episkopos, meaning “overseer.” The prefix “epi-” means … Continue reading

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Priest Suspended for Preaching on Homosexuality, Cohabitation, and Abortion

What’s up with this? The Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, New Brunswick has removed an elderly priest from active ministry after he caused a storm of controversy by denouncing homosexuality, cohabitation, and abortion in an August homily. 85-year-old Fr. Donat Gionet had … Continue reading

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Pope: I Came to Germany to Speak About God

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The Pope Visits German Homeland

The Telegraph reports: In his first official engagement of a four-day visit to Germany Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed to the residence of German President Christian Wulff. Benedict’s predecessor John Paul always met rapturous crowds in his Catholic Poland. The pope … Continue reading

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Fr Michael Rodriguez Reassigned

[For a background, go here or here.] UPDATE: Supporters Call for Return of Fr Michael Rodriguez here. Fr Z has the discouraging news: El Paso priest transferred because of his public remarks leading up to a mayoral recall vote. On the … Continue reading

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Two Men Were Executed in America Yesterday, Only One Won Pity

Two men were executed in America yesterday – but only one of them won the pity of the human-rights brigade is the provocative headline in the Telegraph. Yesterday in America, two men were executed, but you will probably only have heard … Continue reading

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Troy Davis’s Last Words: May God Bless your Souls

Jon Lewis, a US journalist who witnessed Troy Davis’s controversial execution, describes how the convicted killer maintained his innocence to the end, telling his executioners, “may God bless your souls”. The Telegraph reports further: Davis, 42, was put to death by … Continue reading

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