Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Church has ultimate authority to interpret Bible, Pope reminds scholars

Pope Benedict XVI met on October 26 with leaders of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, which is marking its 100th anniversary this year. The Pontiff reminded the Jesuit administrators of the Biblicum that the study of the Scriptures must take place in a context of Christian faith and loyalty to the teaching magisterium. “Furthermore it is the Church, in her institutions, that has the decisive word in the interpretation of Scripture,” he said.

Zenit article: “It is the Church, in fact,” he added, “that has been entrusted with the task of interpreting authentically the Word of God written and transmitted, exercising her authority in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Full text of the Pope’s talk

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Anglican bishop plans to convert to Catholicism

by Steve Ray on October 27, 2009

Bishop John Hind of Chichester, described by The Telegraph as “the most senior traditionalist in the Church of England,” has announced his plans to convert to Catholicism. Read the whole story here.

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screen-captureWASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Last Friday’s episode of Law & Order on NBC, entitled “Dignity,” has infuriated pro-abortionists while pleasantly surprising pro-lifers with an unexpectedly even-handed treatment of the issue of abortion.

Ripping its plot from recent headlines, “Dignity” begins with the murder of late-term abortionist Dr. Walter Benning (Matthew Boston) during a church service.  Although the episode has a disclaimer stating that the story is fictional, its initial outline closely matches the case of the late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller, who was shot and killed in a church in Wichita, Kansas, on May 31st.

To read more, click here. “Dignity” may be watched on iTunes.

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Archbishop Burke & Appointment of New Bishops

October 27, 2009

Bravo! I sense that the Vatican is being very careful these days who gets appointed as bishop. To have Archbishop Burke involved in the process is very satisfying to say the least. ROME, October 19, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two prelates who are known for their vocal defence of life and family as well as the [...]

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