Celebrant in the Old Pontifical Mass in the St. Peter's Basilica -- Berlin's Cardinal Honored by Homosexual Organization -- Israeli Military Vehicles Enter Gaza Strip -- Reconciliation with the SSPX not Desired -- Legionaries of Christ Under New Leadership
Vatican. The Traditional Pontifical Mass on the 3rd of November celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica will be celebrated by the Prefect of the Liturgy Commission, Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera. This will be reported by the organizers shortly. There are several thousand pilgrims expected for the pontifical Mass. At first there were rumors circulating that Pope Benedict XVI was going to celebrate the Mass.
Berlin Cardinal Nominated for Homosexual Prize
Germany. Berlin's Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has been nominated for a dubious homosexual honor. This was according to the Berlin association "Bündnis gegen Homophobie". The alliance is advertised on the homepage of the anti-Church association "Lesbians and Gays Germany". The Cardinal is on a list of nominees with the singer Gabi Decker, the Turkish feminist Seyran Ateş and the infamous German urine showered David Berger. At the end of November one will be chosen. Cardinal Woelki was nominated because at the Katholikentag (an festival event going over days with a lot of "ecumenism" which could be described as unCatholic) in Mannheim in harsh contrast to the Faith, he recognized homosexual unions: "If two homosexuals responsibly take care of one another, if they are stable and true with each other, you must see that in a similar way like heterosexual relationships."
Israeli Military Vehicles Drove into Gaza Strip
Occupied Palestine. Israeli military vehicles drove this Wednesday several hundred meters into the area of the village of Sofa over the border zone-- east of the 71,000 population city of Rafa on the southern border of the Gaza Strip. Two bulldozers accompanied the border guards as usual. They were greeted by massive rifle fire fro the houses of those surprised living nearby. Then as usual, the fields, which were full of crops just before the harvest, were rolled over. This occurrence was followed by an air attack by the Israelis on the 60,000 population city of Beit Lahya in the north of the Gaza Strip. A rocket attack destroyed homes there. There was panic among the inhabitants.
No Reconciliation is Desired With the Society of St. Pius X
Vatican. It is up to the Society of St. Pius X to reconcile itself. That is what the Faith's Guardian, Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller said for the Catholic newspaper 'Tagespost'. The Pope has exhausted all possibilities: "We could not persuade them." The Vatican is supposed to never have sought a compromise in doctrinal questions: "The Church is not a negotiating partner where the truth is convened." They don't wish their separate parts to return as part of negotiations. There are no compromises possible in doctrinal questions -- explained the Archbishop, known for his own doctrinal errors.
Legionaries of Christ Under New Leadership
Mexico. The General Superior of an order troubled by the abuse scandal, 'Legionaries of Christ', Father Alvaro Corcuera (55) has been put into retirement. This was reported by the Order in a press release. The reason was because of necessary health and ability, to lead the Order in this historical moment. Transitionally, the General Vicar, the German Sylvester Heereman (38), will lead the Order. The Papal delegate of the Order, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis (76), stressed that this is not an official ouster and that no new director will be elected.
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