Thursday, May 19, 2011

News 05-19

Muslim Brotherhood Advances in Egypt

Originally the Muslim Brotherhood asked for a small portion of the new parliament in Egypt; now they are demanding to represent almost half. With Christians and Muslims both trying to form a new Egyptian government this move demonstrates the Brotherhood's intention to control, and suppress Christians in Egypt.

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Catholic to host fundraiser for Obama

Jack Connors, a member of the Finance Council for the Archdiocese of Boston, is throwing a fundraiser for Obama. For Connor's to continue in his leadership position in the Archdiocese is scandalous to Catholics across the country. With Obama's support for everything against the dignity of life it is not possible for any Catholic to aid his reelection.

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Day of prayer for the Church in China forbidden to Shanghai Catholics

For years the Catholics in China have made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sheshan for the World Day of Prayer. This year they have been forbidden from the annual pilgrimage by the Chinese government… but they're going anyway.

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Shari'a Law rejected in Australia

The Australian government has rejected a request to permit Muslims to fall under the Shari'a legal system. Finally a country holding to their own constitution and laws.

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Catholic-Anglican Dialogue Continues

The obstacles separating Anglicans and Catholics are steeper than they've been in years, but there is a movement to starting which aims to bring unity back to the Church.

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