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Israeli Minister Warns of 30-Day War with Iran

A strike on Iran’s nuclear sites would spark a 30-day war with missile attacks on Israel’s cities and as many as 500 dead, according to the Israeli minister responsible for preparing home defences.

It’s more a matter of when than if now. The Telegraph has the rest.

Israeli school children wear gas masks during a drill organized by the Israeli Home Front Command simulating a chemical missile attack

 

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Peter Slipper Resigns as Chancellor of the ACC (TAC) as a Result of ‘Changes in the Church’

Yesterday we reported on the news of the resignation of Peter Slipper as chancellor of the Anglican Catholic Church in Australia (Traditional Anglican Communion). His reason, as revealed today:

… Mr Slipper wrote to the Registry of Members Interests, clarifying an earlier letter, saying he resigned as chancellor of the Traditional Anglican Communion as a result of “changes in the church”.

 

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The Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer (Transalpine Redemptorists) Erected

Today:

A traditionalist group based on an island in Scotland has been formally established as an institute within the Catholic Church.

The Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, also known as the Transalpine Redemptorists, was erected today, on the feast of the Assumption, as a Clerical Institute of Diocesan Right.

The community, which has about 15 members, has been in limbo since 2008 when it announced that it wished to enter into full communion with Rome.

The group’s decision was a response to Pope Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, which allowed priests to celebrate the traditional Latin Mass freely.

Previously, the community had been a part of the worldwide Society of St Pius X (SSPX), the estranged traditionalist group currently in dialogue with Rome.

This evening the community were to make a public profession of vows at their home on Papa Stronsay, a tiny, windswept island in Orkney, off the north-east of Scotland. The profession will be celebrated by Bishop Hugh Gilbert OSB of Aberdeen, who, as their diocesan bishop, granted them canonical recognition.

Bishop Gilbert was ordained as Bishop of Aberdeen exactly a year ago, taking over from Bishop Peter Moran, who had retired.

Truly,  Pope Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.

Their website is here with the Decree of Erection.