Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Tidbits

*The Pope has invited the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew, to participate in the next synod of Bishops. Nice. I love true ecumenism.

*The Times of London reports that the Pope wants to "reform" Luther and show that he was a good Catholic, not a heretic. But, this is simply not true. Another report says the Times is merely trying to get readers, as usual. Take the first report as sensationalism. The Pope has been interested in Luther for a long time and isn't trying to "reform" him, but trying to do the right thing by studying his writings and taking what is of value.

*Oregon is now requiring Catholic hospitals to provide abortifacient drugs to rape victims. Time to stand up an say "no".

*The Church has now ruled that the improper formula of baptisms are invalid. The Diocese of Brisbane is the first to report that they will have to re-baptize some.

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