Breaking news: Abuse cases fall; Pope publishes children’s book; move to establish Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland

Abuse allegations in the Catholic Church in England and Wales fell in 2009, according to a new report. And a senior Catholic priest in Wales said the figures, released in the annual report of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission, showed the church was dealing robustly with issues of safeguarding young people.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2010/07/28/fall-in-catholic-child-abuse-claims-91466-26944529/

National Catholic Safeguarding Commission calls for abolition of statute of limitations on prosecution of priests over child abuse

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/27/catholic-child-abuse-vatican-priests

Vatican concedes painting was not by Caravaggio

http://www.aolnews.com/article/vatican-concedes-painting-was-not-by-caravaggio/19570072

Further details on the statue, which is sacred to Welsh Catholics, that is to be blessed by Pope Benedict XVI during his UK visit.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/midwales/hi/people_and_places/religion_and_ethics/newsid_8856000/8856378.stm

Archbishop Dolan of New York rips New York Times coverage of Pope

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=7010

The Vatican press announced the children’s book Gli Amici di Gesu (The Friends of Jesus) has been published under Pope Benedict XVI’s name.

http://shelf-life.ew.com/2010/07/26/pope-publishes-kids-book/

It might not be not the sort of attire you’d expect the Holy Father to sport but Pope Benedict XVI broke with tradition by wearing a baseball cap as he went for a stroll around his summer residence on Sunday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1297981/Peak-fashion-Stylish-Pope-Benedict-steps-white-baseball-cap-matching-robe.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0uxoeCCAc

Six months after a chaotic airlift to the United States, 12 Haitian children remain in a Catholic institution near Pittsburgh, their fate in limbo while US and Haitian authorities struggle to determine which nation should be their future home.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gj08bUMO6FHUrcqtu6b-WTLCz9iwD9H7JBS00

Cerebral palsy sufferer broke both legs on ‘healing pilgrimage’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7911918/Cerebral-palsy-sufferer-broke-both-legs-on-healing-pilgrimage.html

Moves to establish an Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland have received substantial support from clergy, missionaries and members of religious orders, according to the group that has been taking soundings on the idea.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0728/priests.html

A newly formed group opposed to the proposed sale of Caritas Christi Health Care to a New York private equity firm wants the hospital chain to keep operating independently or merge with another Catholic health care provider.

http://www.boston.com/business/healthcare/articles/2010/07/28/new_coalition_fears_for_caritass_catholic_identity/

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One Response to “Breaking news: Abuse cases fall; Pope publishes children’s book; move to establish Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland”

  1. Rev Bosco Peters Says:

    Here’s the follow-up book, “The other friends of Jesus”
    http://www.liturgy.co.nz/blog/other-friends-of-jesus/3741

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