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Family Federation for World Peace and Unification and Milingo

Statement of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification On the Recent Publication of “The Fish Rescued from the Mud” by Archbishop Emanuel Milingo and Michele Zanzucchi The Family Federation for World Peace and UnificationSeptember 30, 2002 Contents 1. Introduction 2. Why did the family federation (FFWPU) marry archbishop Milingo, who by his catholic […]

Emmanuel Milingo: Rev. Moon’s Key to Africa?

Richard Bartholomew – talk2action.orgSun Feb 04, 2007 at 05:28:19 AM ESTThe South Korean Hankyoreh reports on the latest development in the saga of Emmanuel Milingo, the former Zambian Archbishop who is now associated with Rev. Moon: Milingo showed up at a Unification Church gathering held in a central Seoul hotel on January 30, urging in […]

Vatican Statement on Emmanuel Milingo

Holy See Has Imposed Penalty of Dismissal From the Clerical State VATICAN CITY, DEC. 17, 2009 ( Here is the statement released today by the Vatican press office concerning the former archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia, Emmanuel Milingo, and the Holy See’s move to dismiss him from the clerical state. * * * For a number […]

Milingo: legal battle to court in Lusaka

Rome, August 18 (Adnkronos) – Milingo in court to get back his land: over 600 hectares of land in Zambia on which, with the valuable aid of the Italians over the years have built a hospital, a school works and other welfare purposes. In Press agency the ADNKRONOS by well-informed sources, in fact, the former […]


(AGI) Rome – The Pope called Francesco Cossiga a Catholic statesman, committed to the common good, mourned by the whole of Italy. Expressing his condolences in a message to the ex president’s children, Benedict XVI commented: ‘It is a grave loss for the entire Italian nation’. In a message to President Napolitano, the Pope recalled, […]

US Bishops Stress Needs of Haitian Women, Children

Outline Reconstruction Priorities WASHINGTON, D.C., AUG. 16, 2010 ( A delegation from the U.S. bishops’ conference noted that reconstruction in Haiti has been slow, and the women and children in that country especially need protection from crime. The delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is preparing a report to be released next month, […]

Seminar Studies Psychology, Spirituality Crossroad

Ministers Learn New Answers to Old Problems ARLINGTON, Virginia, AUG. 17, 2010 ( A seminar on the intersection between psychology and spiritual growth gathered people involved in pastoral ministry worldwide to study new methods of caring for others. Priests, religious, therapists and laity participated in the 4th annual “Pastoral Seminar on Psychology at the Service […]

Caritas Aids 20 Million Pakistani Flood Victims

Appeals for Emergency Relief as Disaster Worsens PESHAWAR, Pakistan, AUG. 17, 2010 ( An estimated 20 million Pakistanis have been affected by the worst flooding in that region in 80 years. Caritas is appealing for aid from the international community. The death count is already at 2,000, and it is expected to rise after aid […]

Soccer: I’m no bad boy, says Balotelli after City move

(ANSA) – Rome, August 17 – (ANSA) – Mario Balotelli played down his bad boy image at his presentation at a Manchester City player Tuesday following his big money move from European and Italian champions Inter Milan. The talented striker, who turned 20 and made his full Italy debut last week, has a reputation for […]

Desperate Italian offers kidney for job after redundancy

(ANSA) – Udine, August 18 – A man from the northern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia got so desperate after being made redundant that he advertised one of his kidneys online in exchange for a job or 100,000 euros. The advert was seen by postal police in Udine and removed last Friday as the […]

Former Italian president Cossiga dies aged 82

Former Italian president Francesco Cossiga died at a Rome hospital on Tuesday at the age of 82. Cossiga, head of state from 1985 until 1992, had been in critical condition since being rushed to hospital with respiratory problems last Monday. Doctors at Rome’s Gemelli hospital said after his condition suffered “a sudden and drastic deterioration” […]

Bishop calls for urgent peace in Mindanao

A southern Philippines bishop has urged the government to immediately resume peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) amid reports the rebel group is gearing up for war. “It is urgent that both sides sit down and start negotiations,” Auxiliary Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo of Cotabato told Radio Veritas 846, reports. He […]

Archbishop caught up in Miss GB row

ust weeks before he welcomes Pope Benedict XVI to these shores, the Roman ­Catholic Archbishop of Westminster finds himself embroiled in an ­unseemly legal battle involving a former Miss Great Britain. Most Rev. Dr Vincent Nichols, who was selected by Pope ­Benedict for the most powerful Catholic job in Britain, has been asked to ­intervene […]

Human rights

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office […]

Top Mexico court backs adoptions for married gays in capital

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court on Monday endorsed adoptions for married gays in the capital, with a majority of nine out of eleven votes, a court spokesman told AFP. The top court this month already validated gay marriages in Mexico City, quashing the first part of a complaint lodged by the federal attorney general. […]

Help priests to serve Christ and the Church

To communicate fearlessly to their peers the gift of friendship with the Lord was Benedict XVI’s invitation to more than 55,000 people, mainly young altar servers, who filled St Peter’s Square at the General Audience on Wednesday, 4 August. The Holy Father came into Rome from Castel Gandolfo for the first General Audience after the […]

Belgian Court: Probe Into Sex Abuse May Continue

BRUSSELS, Belgium, AUG. 16, 2010 ( A Belgian court has decided that the investigation of the Church regarding sexual abuse cases may continue under the supervision of the same investigating magistrate that launched a police raid of church offices in Brussels last June. Friday’s decision came after the Catholic Church lodged an official protest against […]

Pilgrims at Lourdes Evacuated in Bomb Scare

LOURDES, France, AUG. 16, 2010 ( The French authorities consider Lourdes a symbolic place that could be the target of a terrorist attacks, which is why an anonymous bomb threat obliged them to evacuate 30,000 pilgrims on the feast of the Assumption. On Sunday at 7:39 a.m., the Lourdes police station in the French Pyrenees […]

Lebanon TV stations scrap controversial Jesus show

By BASSEM MROUE (AP) – 1 day ago BEIRUT — Two Shiite Muslim television stations in Lebanon canceled a controversial program about Jesus on Friday, saying they do not want to stir up sectarian conflict in the country.The 17-episode program, which was produced in Iran, describes Jesus from an Islamic point of view. Muslims believe […]

Catholics in New Media: iPadre

by Matthew Warner Friday, August 13, 2010 In a world immersed in iPods, iPads, iTouches and iPhones, it’s only natural that we would have an iPadre. Fr. Jay Finelli is the iPadre. To have snagged the name “iPadre” he certainly isn’t new to the Catholic new media scene. In fact, this week he is celebrating […]

Renegade Priest Leads a Split St. Louis Parish

By MALCOLM GAY ST. LOUIS — Some say he is on a mission from God. Others say he is the devil. But no matter whom you ask in this city’s tight-knit community of Polish Catholics, the name of Marek Bozek is seldom met with a shrug. To supporters he is a holy man who has […]


12:50 13 AGO 2010 (AGI) Rome – Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga’s condition has improved, according to a Gemelli hospital press release. This has allowed doctors to reduce artificial support of vital functions including breathing, which is still assisted. “Sedative reduction is gradual and cautious,” said the bulletin, “We expect to reevaluate the situation in […]

Dormition in Turkey. Liturgy on the Black Mountain

It is being celebrated by the patriarch of Constantinople, for the first time after many years, at an historic monastery that has fallen into ruin, with thousands of faithful including many from Greece and Russia. But Christians don’t trust the concessions of the Turkish government by Sandro Magister ROME, August 13, 2010 – The news […]

Why Rome scorns resignations, and a great week for wonks

by John L Allen Jr on Aug. 13, It may be a measure of how somnambulant Rome becomes during the ferragosto vacation period that the big Vatican story this week was actually something that didn’t happen. It turns out that two Irish bishops implicated in that country’s sexual abuse crisis, Dublin auxiliaries Eamonn Walsh […]

Excommunicated Milingo to become ‘patriarch’ of parachurch

August 13, 2010 – Emmanuel Milingo, who was excommunicated in 2006 after illiclitly consecrating bishops and was reduced to the lay state in 2009, has been named the Ecumenical Catholic Apostolic Church of Peace’s patriarch of southern Africa. Milingo had served as the Catholic archbishop of Lusaka (Zambia) from 1969 to 1983 before working […]

Paraguayan president, a former bishop, ordered to take paternity test

AFP Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has been ordered to take a DNA test to determine whether he is the father of a two-year-old boy as the child’s mother claims, legal officials said on Wednesday. The order, issued by a family court judge on Tuesday as Lugo travelled to a Brazilian hospital to have a cancerous […]

International Day of Peace, or "Peace Day," is marked on September 21

Peace Day International Day of Peace, or “Peace Day,” is marked on September 21 each year by the United Nations. A unanimous United Nations resolution in 1982 made Peace Day a global holiday celebrated by all 192 Member States and highlights efforts of individuals, communities, nations and governments to end conflict and promote peace. Millions […]

Women priests offer differing approaches to valid ordination

There has developed a movement, Roman Catholic Womenpriests, which presently claims four women bishops and 45 women priests in the United States, as well as others in Europe and Canada. This movement has shaped a thoughtful ecclesiology defining itself both as in valid succession in the Roman Catholic tradition and also as a valid reform […]

Unity in diversity

The promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus on the 9th November2009 poses a question to Married Priests – a glimmer of hope or a retrograde step? 1. The European Federation is a union of groupings of Roman Catholic married priests from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the United Kingdom. Hence there is a variety of […]

Lutheran ceremony admits gay “Bay Area Seven” to clergy roster

Seven gay pastors were reinstated recently into the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after having been barred from service for some 20 years. The pastors, also called the “Bay Area Seven” are Reverends Jeff Johnson, Paul Brenner, Dawn Roginski, Ross Merkel, Megan Rohrer, Craig Minich and Sharon Stalkfleet. They will be officially recognized on the […]

Why is ordination of women a ‘crime against faith’?

The pronouncement of Pope Benedict reveals an arrogant church that is out of touch with reality, writes Celia Larkin I sincerely hope Pope Benedict XVI was having one of those ‘mental reservations’ when he described the ordination of women as a “crime against the faith” and the perpetrators subject to the same discipline applied to […]

Commentary: Vatican’s document on female priests shows need for change

By Thomas Altepeter • August 8, 2010 The Vatican recently released a document whichlinks ordination of women with raping children.Roman Catholic bishops have spoken favorably ofthis document. Within the Roman Catholic churchordaining women is now on the list of “grave sins,”next to pedophilia, heresy, apostasy and schism. This statement has drawn criticism from without andwithin. […]

Bishop’s response about abuse allegations disappoints victims group

By STEVEN SPEARIETHE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTERPosted Aug 05, 2010 @ 08:09 PMLast update Aug 06, 2010 @ 05:35 AM Springfield Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has assured a St. Louis-based victims’ rights group that no priests with proven, admitted or credible accusations of child abuse are currently ministering in the diocese. Paprocki also rebuffed for […]

Feminine beauty created for ‘spousal love,’ says Catholic professor

Crestview Hills, Ky., Aug 7, 2010 / 08:02 am (CNA).- Writing for this week’s edition of the Thomas More College journal, Catholic professor Mary Shivanandan addressed the topic of feminine beauty, explaining that a woman’s physical and spiritual attributes find their fullest expression in “spousal love,” whether in motherhood or consecrated celibacy. On Aug. 5, […]

A scandal called priestly celibacy

Fr Joe Borg Celibacy is a way for the priest to become more united with Christ and his mission. For a growing number of people in our culture, celibacy is a waste of time and a waste of one’s life. How can one wish to be celibate in a culture which opts for hedonism and […]

Couple’s love of motorcycles, Catholic faith come together in ministry

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (CNS) — You may see them riding their motorcycles at March for Life rallies, motorcycle rallies, Knights of Columbus and Girl Scout meetings. They look like bikers, but their goal is far different. “We’re not a motorcycle gang, we’re a motorcycle ministry,” said Hank Stanco, Oklahoma state coordinator of the Catholic Cross […]

Florida church plans Koran burning on 9/11 anniversary

MIAMI – A Florida church said it plans to publicly burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, prompting threats from Islamic groups and warnings the move will trigger a rise in hate crimes.The Dove World Outreach Center of Gainesville, Florida said on its Facebook page it will […]

Televangelist Benny Hinn asks for $2-M donation Posted at 07/29/2010 10:36 PMMANILA, Philippines –  Televangelist Benny Hinn is asking his prayer partners to donate $2 million to his ministry because of financial difficulties. In a message in his website, Hinn said his ministry accumulated the $2 million deficit in the last few months because of the poor economy, which translated to […]

Milingo ridiculous itself the Primate … betrays Jesus come to serve

automatic translations04/ago/2010 15:44:15 Ass Married priests Workers Still ridiculous to Milingo … (Self-proclamation of power) but Jesus came to serve and give his life a ransom for many … (Ed.) Archbishop rebel defrocked after his marriage, take pen and paper and calls itself primate Lusaka, capital of Zambia. “Work against evil in the Church.” Exit […]

Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community ordained a female pastor Saturday, risking excommunication despite assertions that it represents the true roots of Roman Catholicism.

By Christopher Cadelago, Staff Writer Nancy Corran was ordained by roughly 150 parishioners of the Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community rather than a bishop on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 12:01 a.m.Nancy Corran was ordained by roughly 150 parishioners of the Mary Magdalene Apostle Catholic Community rather than a bishop on […]

Tuscany, the Italian region leader in agritourism

With its 3,500 establishments, a quarter of the national total, Tuscany is the Italian region leader in agritourism. It’s here, in the Lands of Siena, that one of the first pioneering agritourisms began operating in the mid 1980s, introducing a new concept of vacation based on relax and closeness to nature. With more than 200,000 […]

Vietnam. The Price of a Diplomatic Accord

The Vatican will be able to appoint a representative of its own. But it had to replace the archbishop of Hanoi, out of favor with the regime. The chance of a trip by Benedict XVI is getting slimmer by Sandro Magister ROME, August 3, 2010 – The desire of the political authorities to supervise and […]

Sant’Egidio, African Union Ratify Cooperation

Will Work Together for Peace, Dignity ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, JULY 30, 2010 ( The Catholic lay Community of Sant’Egidio and the African Union will continue to cooperate in improving living conditions and promoting peace, according to a contract signed this month by the two groups. Vittorio Scelzo, a representative of the Sant’Egidio Community, and Jean […]

Religious, Clergy Find Renewal in Celibate Vocation

Nun Discovers New Method of Ministry By Genevieve Pollock PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, JULY 30, 2010 ( The theology of the body is often seen as something for married couples, but many clergy and religious are finding renewal in their celibate vocations through John Paul II’s teachings. Sister Mary Elizabeth Wusinich of the Sisters of Life told […]

Traditionalist Anglicans split over response to ordaining women bishops

LONDON (CNS) — A group of 15 traditionalist Anglican bishops has admitted that Anglo-Catholic clergy are sharply divided over how to respond to the ordination of women as bishops. Belonging to Forward in Faith, the largest Anglo-Catholic group in the Church of England, the bishops admitted that the Anglo-Catholic faction of the church could not […]

Pope names US Redemptorist to Vatican office for religious

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has named U.S. Redemptorist Father Joseph W. Tobin to be secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. The 58-year-old Detroit native will be ordained an archbishop, the Vatican said Aug. 2 announcing Father Tobin’s new assignment. While serving as superior general […]

Church aid workers try to reach Pakistanis homeless, hungry from floods

BANGALORE, India (CNS) — Church aid workers in Pakistan were trying to reach hundreds of thousands of people displaced and rendered homeless by the rain and floods that had claimed more than 1,200 lives in Pakistan’s mountainous northwestern region. “The biggest challenge before us is how to (get) relief to the needy. Bridges have collapsed […]

At Angelus, pope praises international ban on cluster bombs

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI praised the 108 nations that have adopted a treaty banning the stockpiling and use of cluster bombs and encouraged other nations to follow suit “for the defense of human dignity and human life.” Speaking Aug. 1 at the papal summer villa in Castel Gandolfo, the day the […]

At national Jamboree, Scouts explore faith as well as outdoors

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Msgr. John B. Brady says he got his vocation at the 1950 National Scout Jamboree. Sixty years later, the priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, a chaplain for with the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, was one of more than 20 priests and deacons serving as chaplains at the Boy Scouts’ 2010 […]

Seminary student falls in Love

A seminary student falls in love with a girl, and is forced to choose between his calling into the priesthood and his love for the girl. The girl knows they are oceans apart, but gives him a chance to make a choice. This is a sad case faced by those having to choose. Perhaps a […]

Church welcomes first married priest

Father Jeff Whorton came to a Roman Catholic parish in Rio Rancho as a former Episcopalian, and, with a wife and five children, he brought a bit of controversy as New Mexico’s first married priest.

A Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church

First Century Peter, the first pope, and the apostles that Jesus chose were, for the most part, married men. The New Testament implies that women presided at eucharistic meals in the early church. Second and Third Century Age of Gnosticism: light and spirit are good, darkness and material things are evil. A person cannot be […]

Christians call for inter-ethnic dialogue

An ecumenical symposium has called for effective inter-ethnic dialogue to establish a lasting peace in civil war-torn Sri Lanka. Tamil refugees returning home after the end of the 26-year civil war. Thirty-five Catholics and Methodists, including nuns and priests, took part in the recent program in Colombo to remember the 1983 “Black July” riots, when […]

Sri Lankan Tamils marry in India

Tamil refugees who are unable to return to Sri Lanka despite the end of the civil war are going to India for their weddings. A wedding for Sri Lankan Tamils held in an Indian church Nathan, who was accepted as a refugee in the United Kingdom, had to marry his Sri Lankan fiancé in India […]

Archbishop convenes peace summit

An archbishop has brought together Hindu, Muslim and Christian leaders in a meeting to promote peace in Kerala state. Major Archbishop Baselios Mar Cleemis speaking to the media after the interreligious meeting This comes in response to a recent incident in which Islamic radicals chopped off the hand of a Catholic professor, T.J. Joseph, for […]