AU Blogger on CT Catholic Bill

A blogger associated with Americans United for Separations of Church and State has this to say about the Connecticut proposal (now dead in the water) to legislatively restructure Catholic parishes: Church leaders were predictably upset at the possible state intervention into church affairs, and they tried to deflect attention from church financial scandals by bringing…

Varieties of Intolerance

Cardinal Pell at Oxford, March 6: “Varieties of Intolerance: Religious and Secular.” He begins by speaking of the hatred unleashed against Christians by Proposition 8 opponents since November: Little about this prolonged campaign of payback and bullying has been reported internationally, and I suspect that for some, or even many of you here tonight this…

B16 on SSPX

The Vatican has released the letter Pope Benedict XVI sent to the bishops about the matter of the SSPX. An unforeseen mishap for me was the fact that the Williamson case came on top of the remission of the excommunication. The discreet gesture of mercy towards four Bishops ordained validly but not legitimately suddenly appeared…