Breaking news: Europe on same-sex unions; US case against Vatican; New Mass reaction ahead of Bellahouston

Europe’s right to deny same-sex unions is upheld

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=37158

The US Supreme Court allows sex-abuse case to proceed against the Vatican by refusing the Vatican’s request for dismissal and allowing a priest sex-abuse case in Oregon to proceed against the Holy See.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2010/0628/Supreme-Court-allows-sex-abuse-case-to-proceed-against-the-Vatican

Belgium urges Vatican to stay out of child sex abuse investigations

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-urges-vatican-to-stay-out-of-child-sex-abuse-investigations-2013073.html

As Scottish Catholics will get a preview of the new translation of the Roman Missal at the  Bellahouston Papal Mass on September 16, this suggestion from the US that Catholics will see bit of old in new Mass is interesting.

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/2442796,6_1_NA29_MASS_S1-100629.article

The Catholic Church of England and Wales organises national event for vocations ahead of Pope’s visit

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/28/invocation-2010-catholic-church-festival

1,000 mourn death of respected Catholic human rights defender in Congo

http://www.uscatholic.org/news/2010/06/1000-mourn-death-respected-catholic-human-rights-defender-congo

A leading Vatican expert on Islam laid bare the impact of extremism on Christians in the Middle East to listeners at Aid to the Church in Need’s Birmingham

http://www.acnuk.org/news.php/139/united-kingdommiddle-east-crisis-at-the-crossroads-of-faith

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