February 25, 2021

Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches

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By Eva Lloréns Vélez From Caribbean Business SAN JUAN – Federal bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy decided Friday that Archdiocese of San Juan’s bankruptcy filing applies to all Catholic churches in Puerto Rico. This means that both the Archdiocese of Mayagüez and that of Ponce can also get relief from chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Both archdioceses […]

The Editor Speaks: Hunger strikes

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Hunger strikes are not new. They have been going on for centuries. It’s one of the few ways prisoners can draw attention to themselves and their plight. It’s normally an act of desperation. Occasionally, here in the Cayman Islands, we have the odd person going on a hunger strike. The most notable case being Dr […]

The Editor speaks: When silence is not golden

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I was at a small gathering of members of Elmslie Church last night and a debate followed the presentation by a visiting pastor on “Salt”. Like most debates the subject broadened out past the confined barriers of the original subject matter although it was to a degree included. One of the people there spoke somewhat […]

Cardinal Pell charges: A body-blow to the Vatican’s reputation

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By David Willey BBC Vatican correspondent From BBC Australian Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ most senior advisers, is facing criminal charges for alleged sex offences dating back several decades. Cardinal Pell has emphatically denied the charges. At the Vatican, it’s being seen as a punishing body-blow to the reputation and credibility of the […]

Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever

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Reuters | Nov 1, 2016, From Times of India ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE: Pope Francis said on Tuesday he believes the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on women becoming priests is forever and will never be changed, in some of his most definitive remarks on the issue. He was speaking aboard a plane taking him back […]

The Pope issued a new decree to deal with pedophile priests, but victims are skeptical

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By Tess Owen, VICE News From Business Insider Pope OKs procedures to remove bishops who botch abuse cases Pope insists pedophile criminals be ‘severely’ punished Pope’s abuse accountability tribunal going nowhere fast Under the new church laws announced by Pope Francis on Saturday, Catholic bishops who cover up for pedophile priests will be investigated and […]

America, Catholicism in crisis

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By Patrick Buchanan From Newsmax During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. During the 1980s, the last decade of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan and the Polish Pope, John Paul II, were the pillars of resistance. When Pope Francis arrives […]

Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals

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From BBC Pope Francis has named 20 new cardinals, including churchmen from Tonga, Ethiopia and Myanmar. Fifteen of the new appointees are under 80, making them eligible to enter a conclave to elect the Pope’s successor. Pope Francis said the appointment of cardinals from 14 countries from every continent in the world showed the Vatican’s […]

OPINION: Farrakhan talking rubbish!

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By Michael A Dingwall It has proven very hard to make much sense of the speech (if one can call that a speech) that Dr. Louis Farrakhan made in Jamaica recently. It is riddled with so many factual errors and outdated anti-white and anti-Jewish nonsense that it made the Nation of Islam look quite laughable. […]