Follow-ups to three important current stories
In reference to an earlier report that Pope Benedict might officially announced the next Consistory tomorrow morning, Rocco finds the rumors reliable enough that he's going to wake up early tomorrow (530am EST) to cover the General Audience live. You can watch it streaming on Vatican TV here.
Finally, after earlier coverage of the MHR parish website deleting a previously-published 'thank you' note from an offending transvestite individual, I've since noticed that LifeSiteNews also reported that the action by the MHR parish was taken at the behest of Abp. Niederauer:
Again, why did the spokesman refuse to take this decision as an opportunity to explain why there was no wisdom in publishing the letter. Or for that matter, the Archbishop?
Maurice Healy, spokesman for Archbishop Niederauer, said that the note was removed after the Archbishop called the parish about the matter.
"We did see it, and the parish has removed it from the website," said Healy.
"The archbishop talked with the parish and they saw the wisdom of not including that letter."
Why can't we ask him to take this opportunity as a general teaching moment ... (?)