Thursday, 12 January 2012

News briefs for Thursday Jan 12


Vatican trialling a new way of keeping recalcitrant bishops in line?
The Pope is shown a rare baby Cuban crocodile at Wednesday's General Audience.
Source: Reuters 
FeastsSt Benet Biscop OSB (in some places) - do read, a possible patron saint for traditionalists!
  • The Pope's General Audience this week (see picture above) was on the Last Supper and the Eucharist.
Fighting the good fight in Australia..
  • Jihad Watch's  Robert Spencer reflects on 'stealth jihad' following his recent tour of Australia
  • The Australian  reports on possible protests against former tennis star Margaret Court at the Australian Open next week due to her campaign against same sex marriage (thanks to reader for the tip).  Ms Court has responded with defiance, calling on organisers to ensure the event is not hijacked by activists;
  • The Adelaide Advertiser has an article on the problems posed by 'splash and dash' baptisms, where baptism is seen as a social event rather than a religious one.

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