Saturday, December 27, 2008

This does not bode well for Catholic leadership

Somehow I missed the voting results of the USCCB Convention. All right, maybe it was deliberate, these things end up frustrating me, and tempting me to the sin of detraction.
All the outspoken bishops who have the guts to reprimand so-called Catholic politicians who vote to exterminate babies, get silenced by losing the leadership positions to quieter bishops.

Now King Obama can ascend to the throne in peace, knowing that those in charge of the USCCB are the nice guys who won't bother him. And probably voted for him.
HT Totus Tuus Family and
The Washington Times


Paolo Padrini said...

I'd like to offer this story on my application that brings the prayer on iPhone.
I believe that prayer is Christian and Catholic from spreading. You wonder why you can publish the news and if you can spread it to your friends on the blog.


fr. Paolo Padrini

Sacred texts: Vatican embraces iTunes prayer book
5 days ago
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is endorsing new technology that brings the book of daily prayers used by priests straight onto iPhones.
The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications is embracing the iBreviary, an iTunes application created by a technologically savvy Italian priest, the Rev. Paolo Padrini, and an Italian Web designer.
The application includes the Breviary prayer book — in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Latin and, in the near future, Portuguese and German. Another section includes the prayers of the daily Mass, and a third contains various other prayers.
After a free trial period in which the iBreviary was downloaded approximately 10,000 times in Italy, an official version was released earlier this month, Padrini said.
The application costs euro0.79 ($1.10), while upgrades will be free. Padrini's proceeds are going to charity.
Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Social Communications, praised the new application Monday, saying the Church "is learning to use the new technologies primarily as a tool or as a mean of evangelizing, as a way of being able to share its own message with the world."
Pope Benedict XVI, a classical music lover who was reportedly given an iPod in 2006, has sought to reach out to young people through new media. During last summer's World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia, he sent out mobile phone text messages citing scripture to thousands of registered pilgrims — signed with the tagline "BXVI."

Matt Walker said...

The road to hell is paved with the skulls of Bishops.

Matt Walker said...

Read Windswept House by Malachi Martin, and you'll find out just how dire the situation really is here in the United States, and around the world.

Leticia said...

Not only have I read it, but a friend gave me the 'code' sheet with the real names of the partially disguised cardinals and bishops, many of whom are still up to no good. Defintely terrifying.
Poor Pope Benedict, he is a light in the darkness.
Pray for him!