Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Some Hierarchial Good News

First, most people know that on March 25 the Supreme Court heard arguments concerning Hobby Lobby's case regarding the HHS mandate's encroachment on their religious liberties.  On March 31, two days ago, Steve Green and 15 family members were in Vatican City and thanked Pope Francis for broaching this matter as he spoke with Obama a few days prior.

Second, Rorate Caeli reports that an Ordinary Apostolic Visitation of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter will occur under the leadership of Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz.  While he was bishop of Lincoln, NE, the FSSP's American seminary was established in his diocese.  I am confident that this visitation will be fair and thorough.

Last but not least, I'd like to express appreciation to Nigeria's leading prelate, Cardinal John Onaiyekan for speaking truth to Islamic elements in his country.  Condemning Jihad and Boko Haram, he said that the Islamic community must do more to "rein in their mad dogs".  It is refreshing to one who lives in the same diocese where this was uttered a few years ago.

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