Salvete AC readers!
Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world:
1. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, DC made some extraordinary claims of how to manage dissenting Catholics such as Nancy Pelosi. His Excellency believes that Canon 915 does not apply in advancing the salvific mission of the Church which is basically a losing argument because there are no exemptions for Nancy Pelosi in regards to Canon 915. Archbishop Wuerl is mistaken if he can escape from his episcopal duty to apply Canon 915 to the pro-abortion representative from California.
Dr. Ed Peters responds to Archbishop Wuerls misapplication of Canon 915 here.
To learn what Canon 915 is click here.
2. Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison continues with his house cleaning of heterodoxy in his diocese. It was reported earlier this week that dissident ‘Catholic’ Ruth Kolpack was removed from her position of pastoral associate at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. In addition:
“Kolpack will be barred from all leadership roles in the parish, paid or volunteer.”
The diocese has not said explicitly why she was fired but strongly suggested that it may have had something to do with her opposition to church doctrine in her capacity as a Catholic teacher. The tide is continueing to turn as more American bishops evanglize boldly as St. Paul and act strongly as St. Ambrose. Deo gratias!
For the story click here.
3. There is more than meets the eye from the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper that showed an article giving a glowing review of President Obama’s presidency thus far. Apparently anything labeled from “The Vatican” carries magisterial weight, especially if it’s contra the Church’s position. Let’s get something straight first, a janitor walking out of St. Peter’s Basilica can give an interview and that can be called news from “The Vatican”. Second, there were glaring mistakes in said article and it was plainly obvious that Giuseppe Fiorentino, who wrote the article, did not know what he was talking about concerning embryo destruction and abortion. Mr. Fiorentino has fallen under President Obama’s rhetorical spell, just as many dissenting Catholics have, of falling for style over substance.
Austin Ruse of The Catholic Thing breaks it all down for you here.
4. A popular priest from Miami, the handsome Father Alberto Cutie [pronounced “koo-T-A”], has violated his vow of chastity after being caught with a beautiful young girl on the beach. Following the usual mainstream media claptrap on questioning the celibacy rule a familiar name was dropped by Fr. Cutie. His name is the recently retired Cardinal Egan because the good cardinal questioned the need for celibacy. Thank you Cardinal Egan, and you wonder why you weren’t successful in raising vocations in the archdiocese of New York.
For the article (scroll to the last paragraph for the Cardinal Egan gem) click here.
5. The Catholic Herald has a stylish new look since last I looked. It isn’t Fr. Longenecker amazing, but it certainly looks very classy and user friendly as before.
For the Catholic Herald click here.
6. It’s nice to see that Father John Corapi is out and about again. He recently was interviewed by Anthony Flott of the National Catholic Register. For the interview click here.
7. The American Catholic has been nominated for two categories in the 2009 Cannonball Awards! For Best Political Blog not the American Papist, to vote for us click here. And for Best New Kid On The Block, to vote for us click here. We humbly thank our readers who nominated us for these awards conducted by Carolina Cannonball of The Crescat.
8. For the last Res & Explicatio click here.
9. For the latest news on the Catholic Church worldwide click here.