Too Catholic, New Auxiliary Bishop, 'Excommunicate Me'

Catholic.net News Report: April 18, 2011.
by Rosalia Tenorio | Source: Catholic.net

Too Catholic to Be an Ambassador?

WASHINGTON— The U.S. representative to Malta, Ambassador Douglas Kmiec, submitted his resignation after criticism of his active participation in the Catholic Church.

In his resignation letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Kmiec noted "my voice has been prevented from speaking; my pen has been enjoined from writing; and my actions have been confined to the ministerial (diplomatic)," not allowing him to touch on broader interfaith topics he saw as part of his portfolio.

Based on a belief that he was given a special mandate to promote President (Barack) Obama's interfaith initiatives, Kmiec devoted considerable time to writing articles for publication in the United States as well as in Malta, and to presenting his views on subjects outside the bilateral portfolio.


New Auxiliary Bishop for Detroit

WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father Arturo Cepeda, rector of Assumption Seminary in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

After his episcopal ordination, Bishop-designate Cepeda, 41, will become the 26th active Hispanic Catholic bishop in the United States as well as the youngest bishop in the country.

A native of Mexico, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1996.

Philippine President: “Excommunicate Me”

MANILA—Philippine President Benigno Aquino is willing to risk excommunication from the Catholic Church rather than to remove his support of a so-called Responsible Parenthood Bill.

"I remain committed to pushing for the introduction of a law for responsible parenthood ... at risk of excommunication, it is my obligation as a leader," Aquino told graduates from the University of the Philippines. 

The Philippine president believes contraception is necessary to break the cycle of poverty in his country.

The Catholic Church opposes the proposed law because it promotes the use of contraception. The Bill is now pending in the Philippine Congress.



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Published by: Ricardo da Silva
Date: 2011-05-08 05:08:26
Contraception doesn't kill. Only abortion kills. Catholic Church leaders who are not married do not understand married couples. They never understand difficulty of how to pregnant, how to give birth a child, how to raise a child. Unmarried Catholic leaders force married lay Catholics not to use artificial contraception. My sister once said me that even nieces of Pope may use artificial contraception without obeying their uncle.

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