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    Gloria.TV News on the 2nd of June 05 June 2015, 08:00
    The Pope’s Amen Corner: Michael Smerconish writes on philly.com that Francis could be a player in the upcoming U.S. presidential race because his visit to the U.S. coincides with it. Smerconish points to pro-abortion and pro-homosex candidate Hillary Clinton who earlier this month tweeted at the Pope in support of his call for equal pay for women: "Amen to this headline!"Money Won: The U.S.-based Atlantic Philanthropies organization founded by Irish-American Chuck Feeney provided approximately 17 million Dollar for the gay pseudo-marriage-campain in Ireland. According to the National Catholic Register this money was instrumental in getting homosex pseudo-marriage onto the political agenda and in winning the vote. The funds of those who defended marriage were 50 times smaller.Archbishop for Blasphemy: Former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has defended blasphemy in the New Statesman magazine. According to him blasphemy “isn’t necessarily a matter for panic, let alone violence" but – quote – “'the language of protest” or “a valuable exercise”. Williams believes that "if God is real, then presumably God can cope with anything we choose to throw at Him."Latin Oration: On May 27th 22-year-old James McGlone delivered his Commencment oration at Harvard University in Latin. McGlone is a member of the University’s Catholic chaplaincy and of “Juventutem”, the international association that gathers young faithful of the old Roman Rite.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 1st of June 2015 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Vicious Attack: British abuse campainer Peter Saundners who belongs to the Pope’s nine-member comission for the protection of children has called Cardinal Pell’s Vatican position – quote – “untenable”. Pell has been unjustly accused of having covered up the case of former priester Gerald Ridsdale when Pell was an assistant priest in Ballarat, Australia.No Evidence: Damian Thompson has criticized the – quote - hounding of Cardinal Pell. For him the attempt to implicate Pell in the Ballarat abuse scandal is orchestrated by Australia’s left-leaning journalists, who have hated Pell for years. Thompson recalls that Pell was among the first Catholic bishops in the world to tackle child sexual abuse while the media who accuse him now were promoting pederastry. Thompson askes whether there is any evidence that Pell was complicit in covering up child abuse. His answer is no. Quote: “But there is evidence that he is a social conservative and climate change sceptic. Hence the kangaroo court.”Cardinal Against Cardinal: Last Friday, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller said during a meeting at the University of Social and Medial Culture in Toruń, Poland, that it is an offense of God to change the definition of marriage. He declared that homosexuality has nothing to do with marriage. Therefore it would be absurd to speak about it during the Synod on the Family. Two days earlier retired Cardinal Walter Kasper demanded that homosexuality must be at the heart of upcoming Synod. Kasper claimed that the Church had allegedly been silent for too long on this subject.Victim of the City Administration: A five-meter-high Heart-of-Jesus statue that was removed in 1939 from the center of Poznan by the Nazi city administration, has been replicated by a sculptor. Last Saturday it was supposed to return during a ceremony prepared by the diocese to its old place. But at the last minute the ceremony was banned by city administration with the pretext that the statue could disturb public security.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 29th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Pro-gay Squad: The journalist Edward Pentin published on his blog a list of the participants in the secret pro-homosex meeting that took place last Monday in the Jesuit run Gregorian University in Rome. Among them were nine bishops. From Germany: Munich Cardinal Marx, Osnabrück bishop Bode, Dresden bishop Koch. From France: Marseille archbishop Pontier, Reims auxiliary bishop Feillet and Le Havre bishop Brunin. From Switzerland: Saint Gall bishop Büchel, Basel bishop Gmür and Sion bishop Lovey. Marx, Pontier and Büchel are the presidents of the bishops’ conference of their respective countries.Fabricated Data: A gay marriage study presented last December as groundbreaking, has been retracted following evidence that data was fabricated, The Aquila Report writes. The study was published in the journal Science. The study claimed for instance that people opposed to homosex pseudo-marriage would change their minds after having a 20-minute conversation with a homosexual canvassing their neighborhood.Is This Democracy? Austin Ruse, president of the Center for Family and Human Rights, said Ireland was under international pressure to vote for homosex pseudo marriage. Quote: “They were overwhelmed with millions and millions and millions of American dollars and threats from major American corporations that the Irish economy would be hurt if they didn’t go the right way.” Ruse added: “Even the conservative parties are stripping their members of their positions if they did not uphold this idea of faux marriage.” Ruse said those who campaigned against the redefinition of marriage are already congratulating the other side on it’s victory. Quote: “So it looks as if they are going to be crying, ‘Mercy! Please don’t hurt us now that you’re in power.’”Jack Templeton, the Chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, has died on May 16th. He was 75 years old. Templeton was an evangelical Christian and a substantial contributor to Christian causes and an exemplary opponent of the homosex pseudo marriage. His foundation presented the Templeton Prize whose first laureate in 1973 was Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This year, the price was awarded to Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, a Catholic community for disabled people who usually are aborted if they are detected before their birth.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 28th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Exploiting the Irish Vote: In an interview with the Corriere della Sera, ultraliberal Cardinal Walter Kasper has tried to exploit last week’s Irish anti-marriage vote, which the Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin called a “defeat for humanity”. Kasper instead wants to use the vote as a pretext to promote homosexualism during the next Synod on the Family. Specifically he wants to obscure Biblical teaching according to which homosexual acts are mortal sins.Word for Word: Vatican Stands By Cardinal: Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi has confirmed that Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has called the result of last weekend’s Irish referendum a “disaster for humanity”. Lombardi also indicated that the Vatican was sticking by this declaration, word for word.An Accomplice? Italian historian Roberto De Mattei writes about the vote that abolished marriage in the Irish constitution: “The true reason for this vote is the cultural and moral surrender of the pastors of the Church to the world.” De Mattei calls the vote an act of apostasy of a whole nation. But - quote: “The greater responsibility for this public sin lies with the pastors who encouraged and tolerated it with their behavior.” De Mattei further notices the – quote – “dead silence of Pope Francis about the Irish vote” and asks: “With this silence, did he not also become an accomplice in this scandal?”Investigation: Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the ultraliberal president of the Pontifical Counsel for the Family, is investigated for the purchase of the castle of Narni in Umbria, Italy, which used to belong to the town. The castle, a former monastery, was sold in 2010 to the diocese of Terni-Narni-Amelia whose bishop at the time was Paglia. The sale allegedly occurred in an irregular way. When Benedict XVI promoted Paglia to Rome, he left in his diocese a financial gap of 25 million Euro which made Terni-Narni-Amelia the second most indepted diocese of Europe.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 27thd of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Heterodox: More details have emerged from the secret meeting that took place on Monday at Jesuit run Gregoriana University in Rome. The goal of the meeting was to push for homosex-marriage and divorce. Among the 50 participants were the presidents of the German and French Bishops Conference Marx and Pontier. The only newspaper allowed to be present was La Repubblica, the most anticlerical and anti-Catholic paper in Italy.Dignity? Last Saturday U.S. president Barrack Obama welcomed the beatification of archbishop Oscar Romero: “I am grateful to Pope Francis for his leadership in reminding us of our obligation to help those most in need, and for his decision to beatify Blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero. Let us hope that Archbishop Romero’s vision can inspire all of us to respect the dignity of all human beings.” Gloria.tv wants to point out that Obama did not mean the dignity of unborn human beings.Without Precedent: Today the Christian Schools in Israel hold a big demonstration in front of the Ministry of Education because of discriminatory policies of the Israeli government against the Christian schools, which educate in Israel more than 30.000 students of which 50% are not Christians. A majority of the schools is older than the state of Israel. The Ministry has reduced their budget by 45% in the last ten years. This has forced the schools to increase fees charged to parents, which hits especially Arab families whose average income is well below national average. Last year, the Ministry limited the ability of Christian schools to collect fees from parents. This amounts for them to a death sentence.Threat: The journalist Damian Thompson commented on the Irish vote that abolished marriage in the country. Quote: “It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland.” And: “I don’t want to focus on Ireland. Homosexuality as an issue is a greater threat to the Catholic Church worldwide than the sex abuse scandals.”
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    Gloria.TV News on the 26th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Products of Catholic Schools: On May 22, the Irish voters accepted a change of the country’s constitution, which now claims that Irish marriage is something between – quote - “two persons without distinction as to their sex”. Dublin archbishop Diarmuid Martin noticed that most of those who voted Yes are “products of our Catholic schools for 12 years”. He added: “There’s a big challenge there to see how we get across the message of the Church.”Assisting Mortal Sin? Bishop Domenico Mogavero of Mazara del Vallo, Italy, who is an open gay apologist wants that the Irish referendum, which abolished marriage is not ignored in Italy. Mogavero claimed that there are in Italy hundreds of thousands of same-sex partnerships. He believes that the Church should not criticize homosexual acts, which are mortal sins but rather accompany and assist those who want to live in mortal sin. According to him the Irish bishops had no right to protest the abolition of marriage in Ireland.Impostor: Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger was excommunicated in 2002 after being ordained a pseudo-priest in an obscure group. Since 2003 Mayr-Lumetzberger calls herself a bishop. Nevertheless she participated on March 23 in a panel discussion organized by the Catholic workers’ organisation Kolpingwerk in Linz, Austria. The topic of the discussion was “Ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church”. At the end she seems to have given her pseudo-apostolic blessing. Later the bulletin of the Kolpingwerk published an article nin which it called Mayr-Lumetzberger “a Roman Catholic bishop”.Secret Meeting: Yesterday, the bishops of Germany, France and Switzerland organized a secret seminary at the Jesuit run Gregorian University in Rome in order to promote homosexualism and adultery at the coming Synod on the Family. Their tactic is to denigrate those you hold on to the Catholic faith as being quote “fearful” or of “erecting barricades”. The head of the meeting is the heterodox German Cardinal Reinhard Marx.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 22nd of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    A Friend: Michael Collins has published a nice photo of the pope pouring water into the glass of bishop Nuntio Galantino, the secretary general of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. Galantino is a close friend of Francis and a big liberal. In the past he said: “My wish for the Italian Church is that it is able to listen without any taboo to the arguments in favor of married priests, the Eucharist for the divorced, and homosexuality." And: “In the past we have concentrated too much on abortion and euthanasia. It mustn’t be this way because in the middle there’s real life, which is constantly changing.”A Sign? The Spanish blog La Cigüeña de la Torre has found another sign that things are changing in the Opus Dei. The blog refers to Eva Tràfach Dotes, an elementary school teacher at the Opus Dei School Les Alzines in Girona, a city in the northeast of Catalonia, Spain. Tràfach is a candidate in the Catalonian parliamentary elections 2015 for the party “Republican Left of Catalonia” which promotes abortion, homosex pseudo-marriage and elimination of religion from the public space.Versatile: On May 4th the Augustinian monastery in St Florian in Austria celebrated its patron saint, Saint Florian, whose tomb is in the monastery church. The homily during the Pontifical High Mass was delivered by a layman, the Superintendent of the Protestant Church in Upper Austria, Gerold Lehner. Local diocesan bishop Ludwig Schwarz of Linz was present. In July, the same Schwarz will ordain in his cathedral a priest of the Society of Saint Peter according to the old rite of 1962.Blasphemy: The former Master of the Dominicans Father Timothy Radcliffe was recently appointed by Pope Francis as an adviser for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. In 2013 he was contributed to the Anglican “Pilling Report” on human sexual ethics. In it Radcliffe writes about the vice of homosexuality that – quote – “we cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden!” He adds: “We must ask what it means, and to which extend it is Eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent." According to Radcliffe the mortal sin of practiced homosexuality can be an expression of Christ’s self-giving.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 21st of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Denial: The report of the German bishops in preparation for the Family Synod 2015 shows that on matters of morality German Catholic thinking is indistinguishable from that of non-believers. And the German bishops suggest that more dumbing down of Catholic doctrine and practice is the answer. American writer George Weigel comments: “When one tries to discuss this catastrophe with senior German churchmen, one rarely finds a sobered openness, born of the recognition that something has gone terribly wrong and that another approach to evangelization and catechesis must be found.”Acts of Grave Depravity: Last Sunday Berlin Archdiocese commemorated on Facebook a - quote -“international day against homophobia and transphobia”. The archdiocese quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided”. This however refers to homosex tendency not to homosex acts, which the Catechism calls “acts of grave depravity”.Persecution: Dozens of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church which is under the Moscow Patriarchate have been pressured into leaving the Ukraine according to the Russian Orthodox Church's Synodal Department for External Church Relations. The priests’ families are getting death threats, they themselves are facing the threat of physical violence. A total of 77 churches and monasteries have been damaged or demolished during the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. 19 churches of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church have been violently seized by the unrecognized Kiev Patriarchate.Headliner: End of May, Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will be among the headliners for a free concert at the San Sebastian Basilica in Manila as part of an annual sacred music and arts festival. He will perform with the San Sebastian Chamber Singers. The cardinal’s musical talent became known after his performance in the first major concert of Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Choir in 2009: [Video]
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    Gloria.TV News on the 20th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Rebuffed: Heterodox Munich Cardinal Marx was rebuffed by the Polish bishops when he proposed that the two episcopates meet in Berlin to find a consensus on changing Catholic doctrine on marriage writes Edward Pentin on the National Catholic Register. The Polish bishops have been firm about their continued support for Church teaching. Marx made the proposal in early May, during lunch with Polish bishops at the 70th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp.Threats: For two weeks 45 year old Father Walter Sívori, parish priest of Our Lady of Miracles in the Argentinian town Villa Elisa, 45 kilometres from Buenos Aires, received telephone threats like “I will behead you. If I will not behead you, I will behead your uncle.” Now, Father Sívori has asked for police protection. He is the nephew of Pope Francis.Hope for Healing: Talking to a local newspaper Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey of Sion, Switzerland, has stated that homosexuality can be healed. Lovey does not call homosexuality a sickness but a weakness of nature. Quote: “The proof for this is that there is a real suffering for the person who lives this experience and for those close to this person.” Ecône, the famous seminary of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X is in the diocese of Sion.A Coward: Renald Luzier, the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist known as Luz, is leaving the magazine. After the attack on the magazine last January, Luz was praised for his bravery because he put Muhammad on the cover of the next edition. But Catholic League’s Bill Donohue has another opinion of him. Quote: “He is a coward and a pornographer, just like his co-workers.”
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    Gloria.TV News on the 19th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Hymn: Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, the leader of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, sang for COPE, a Catholic Spanish radio network, the hymn he composed for Pope Francis. It exalts – quote - “dynamism of renewal with Abraham and Moses” and continues: “together with Jesus, is born and reborn the joy of the Gospel which invites us to mission with Pope Francis’ mercy and blessing.”Worse than Hitler and Stalin: Yesterday Latvia’s Cardinal Jānis Francis Pujats during a Government hearing accused the European Union of promoting pederasty. Quote: “This may be a harsh thing to say, but even Hitler’s and Stalin’s regimes didn’t dare raise pederasty to the level of state policy." He added: “The EU has launched an internal crusade against the Christian faith.” Pujats has spent decades of his life under Soviet Communist persecution. When a member of the Parliament asked him whether gays go to hell, the Cardinal replied: “I think you know the answer.”Vocation: The website vocationnetwork.org helps those who are considering the priesthood or religious life find the right place. The website asks users a series of questions like whether they wish to become a priest, nun, monk or missionary or to live in enclosed or active orders or whether they want wear a habit. They can also specify which part of the world they would prefer to work in and how often, ideally, their community would pray together.Brutal Bullying: Irish voters will go to the polls Friday in a referendum on whether the country will recognize same-sex pseudo-marriages. According to three separate polls the yes vote holds the lead. The reason: Many people are afraid to speak out against the bill because of the extraordinary bullying coming from the antidemocratic yes-campaign. Nevertheless even homosexuals like oppose Keith Mills the bill: 2:13-2:35.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 18th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    The Vatican Capitulates: Last Friday, the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero, reported that the Vatican will soon accept French homosex ambassador Laurent Stefanini. He was named three month ago in order to embarrass the Vatican. Recently, Stefanini had even a private meeting with Pope Francis. When the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate asked Pope Francis for mercy, he did not give in, nor did he receive them.Drunken Vatican: Retired Hong Kong Cardinal Zen Ze-Kiun has criticized the Vatican’s attitude toward China. The Secretary of State Pietro Parolin had recently call promising the relations between the Vatican and China. But Zen replies: “There is no reason to be optimistic. The Chinese government is totalitarian and religious freedom does not exist." Zen accuses the Vatican of – quote – “drunkenness of optimism”. According to him the Vatican follows a strategy of timidity, fear and desire to accommodate and the Chinese government takes advantage of this.Pope Promotes Heretics: Pope Francis has named English-born Father Timothy Radcliffe, the former master general of the Dominicans, a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Radcliffe is a promoter homosex pseudo-marriage, divorce and women ordination. Last year the American television network EWTN dropped plans to cover Ireland’s largest Catholic gathering, the International Conference of Divine Mercy, because of Radcliffe’s participation.Mad Mother Syndrome: A Canadian mother is suing the Catholic Church because the Catholic school district said her seven-year-old son had to use the boy’s bathroom. The woman’s son thinks he is a girl and the mother now believes that her son is – quote - “a girl who had a penis.” The school installed a special non-gendered bathroom for this situation, but for the mother this solution is not good enough for her child.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 15th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    The Façade Remains: Boston Holy Trinity Church, the former home of the German Catholic Community and the Traditional Latin Mass was sold in November. There are plans to transform the building into an eight-story structure boasting 33 residential units. The church and rectory’s exterior facade shall be kept while the interior of the building will be completely demolished and rebuilt. Atop the building will rise a glass and steel structure.Reign of Absurdity: In Ireland Catholic parents are being banned from taking pictures during religious ceremonies including baptism, first communion, confirmation or weddings because the Church - no joke - fears images of children may end up in the hands of potential abusers. The rules derive from the 'Safeguarding Standards' guidelines, introduced in 2008. Quote: “The risk issue is people will be taking pictures of kids who are not related to them, and for inappropriate reasons."Who names these bishops? The guy with the pectoral cross in the midst of this group is Monsignor Xavier Novell, the bishop of Solsona in the north-east of Spain. The famous Spanish blog La Cigüeña de la Torre comments: “In order to deserve a minimum of respect a bishop must have a minimum of dignity. And this fool does not.” In the past, Novell has dressed up like a devil. The blog adds: “Who names these bishops?”In Cahoots: The British newspaper The Independent reported yesterday that Saudi Arabia and Turkey – both very close allies of the U.S. – are working tightly with the Al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat an-Nusra to overthrow the Syrian government. Syrian Al Qaeda is closed connected with ISIS in Iraq. Both groups are responsible for killing and exiling of thousands of Christians.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 13th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    No Problem: In an interview with the magazine of the Latin Mass Society Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth has praised the fidelity of those attending the Old Mass and said he would like to establish a systematised provision of the Old Mass for his faithful. If people attend to the Old Mass instead of going to their New Rite parish church, he does not see this as a problem.Embarrassing: On May 10 titular archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández gave an embarrassing interview to the Corriere della Sera in which he discarded the Roman Curia, the Vatican and all Cardinals as – quote – “a non essential structure” and attacked the prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller. Fernández is the rector of the Catholic University of Argentina and has been the personal theologian of the Pope since the time when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.Trashed: In an article on his blog, Sandro Magister writes that archbishop Fernández wrote the draft of Francis’ encyclical on ecology. But the Pope trashed the draft. According to Magister he may have done so because he was foreboding that cardinal Müller would anyway have discarded the text.Refused: When then Buenos Aires archbishop Bergoglio proposed Fernández as the new rector of the Catholic University of Argentina, the Congregation for Catholic Education refused him. Magister is convinced that the Congregation had more than one reason to do so. But in 2009 the Congregation gave in to the pressure of archbishop Bergoglio.Kisses: Magister believes that the book revealing to the world the genius of archbishop Fernández is: “Heal me with your mouth. The art of kissing”, published in 1995 by the editor Lumen. Fernández writes in the presentation of the book: “I want to clarify that this book was not written based on my personal experience but based on the lives of those who kiss.” And: “Therefore I have spoken for a long time to many people who have much experience in this field.”
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    Gloria.TV News on the 12th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    No Answer? Yesterday Pope Francis met with 7000 Roman school children and answered their questions. One of them asked the Pope why also children must suffer. Francis replied: “This question is one of the most difficult ones.” Then he claimed: “There is no answer to this question.”Success: 225.000 Catholics – among them four Cardinals and 22 bishops - signed a petition asking the Pope in view of the Synod on the Family not to change the doctrine on adultery and homosex pseudo-marriage. The organizers pointed out that this number is big compared to the little interest the Vatican questionnaire on the Synod has raised, for instance in Germany. Thousands of Germans signed the petition while the questionnaire received very little feedback in Germany. For instance, in Essen diocese which counts 850000 Catholics, only 14 common faithful gave an answer to it.Luxury? The Catholic Syro Malabar Church in India has issued strict instructions to parish priests to ensure that – quote – “luxury” is avoided while building new churches. According to the New Indian Express the bishops are concerned over the tendency to build quote “mega churches” and embarrassed by the criticism over the remodeling of St George Forane Church, Edappally.Bishops Against Bishop: The bishops from Ivory Coast publicly disavowed their confrere, archbishop Paul Simeon Ahouanan Djro of Bouaké, the second largest city of the country. The reason: Ahouanan was named the president of the national commission for reconciliation and indemnisation of the victims of war. However, the rest of the bishops stated that they have nothing to do with this appointment. They also refer to Canon 285 which forbids members of the clergy to take up a public office.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 11th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Sign of the Cross: On May 9 Russia celebrated the 2015 Victory Day Parade that took place in Red Square in Moscow to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany. The military inspection at the beginning of the parade was presided by Minister of Defense, General Sergey Shoigu. Before Shoigu, standing in a car, was driven toward the troops he made the sign of the cross.A Convert? On Sunday, 83-year-old Cuban President Raul Castro met the Pope for nearly an hour, unusually long for a papal meeting. The visit was private. Castro stopped in Rome on his way back from the Victory Day Parade in Moscow. After the meeting Castro said: "When the pope comes to Cuba in September, I promise to go to all his Masses and I will be happy to do so." And: “I told the Italian prime minister if the pope continues to talk as he does, sooner or later I will start praying again and return to the Catholic Church, and I am not kidding."Dissolution: In an interview during the archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, Utrecht Cardinal Willem Eijk, used frightening words about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. Quote: “If we continue like this, the Church will be like a Christmas tree. At some point all the needles will have fallen, and that’s it, the Church quietly passes away.” After Second Vatican Council the Dutch Church was considered the great example for implementing the Council. Now, it is on the verge of dissolution.Kill the Death Penalty: Sister Helen Prejean, a prominent death penalty abolitionists, may testify as a defense’s witness on behalf of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Pro-Death-Prosecutors fear, jurors from heavily Catholic Greater Boston could be persuaded by the 76-year-old nun. Judge George O’Toole is expected to decide today whether Sister will be allowed to take the stand. Polls show most Bostonians oppose the death penalty for Tsarnaev. Massachusetts Catholic bishops restated the Church’s opposition last month.
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    Gloria.TV News on the 8th of May 05 June 2015, 08:00
    Severe Stroke: Father Fidenzio Volpi, the Apostolic Commissioner who forced the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate to return to the New Rite has suffered a massive stroke and is in grave condition. After Volpis crackdown on the order, many members left the group and there was a sharp decline in the noviciate.Strange: Until July 2010 Monsignor Esteban Escudero Torres was auxiliary bishop in Valencia, in the south-east of Spain. Then he was named the bishop of Palencia, in the north-west of the country. Yesterday he was downgraded and appointed back to Valencia as an auxiliary bishop. For the Spanish blog El Olivo the move is – quote – “difficult to understand.”He Will Wake Up: During a visit in Paris, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviastoslav Shevchuk has claimed that through the Maïdan revolution Ukrainian civil society has – quote – “expressed its adhesion to the European values” and its desire to join the – quote – “free European people”. Gloria.tv fears that Shevchuk will find out the hard way that the main European values are: homosex-marriage, abortion, anticlericalism and the fight against children and family.Hypocrisy: “Catholicism Undervalues Women” was the title of an article in yesterday’s New York Times by columnist Frank Bruni. Catholic League’s Bill Donohue replied: “Bruni should be careful about throwing the first stone: the Times has a notorious record of undervaluing women. Indeed, it worked hard to deny women the right to vote in 1920.” And: “There are 29 senior positions listed on the masthead of the Times today, and men control 19, or 66 percent, of them.” Plus: The six top jobs at the Times are all taken by men.
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    The Economist on the man crisis 04 June 2015, 21:40
    A short time ago The Economist reported on the OECD report on the 'man crisis': a statistical report on how boys are falling behind in school, women outnumber men at University, and so on, which I blogged about here. Clearly stimulated by this, the current issue's cover story is a five-part 'essay' (an odd genre for The Economist) on men, entitled 'Manhood', with an accompanying Leading Article.
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    DVD defending traditional marriage sent to every priest in Britain and Ireland 04 June 2015, 20:39
    Video features Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury Every priest and parish in Britain and Ireland is to receive a copy of a DVD defending traditional Catholic teaching on marriage, the family and human sexuality.
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    Procreative partnership v. romantic coupling 04 June 2015, 20:26
    Yesterday, the National Review published online an essay by its managing editor. In the essay, entitled “An Equal Chance at Love: Why We Should Recognize Same-Sex Marriage,” the author argued that the law’s traditional definition of marriage, by discriminating between gender-diverse and gender-homogenous couples, represents an arbitrary and thus unjust discrimination against the latter. A response to National Review.
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