There are several interesting stories involving Catholicism and the United States of America which I shall mention briefly tonight - check 'em out!
First, a most interesting address was given yesterday at the spring gathering of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops:
"His Eminence, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, delivered an historic address - summarizing the current state of the Anglican Ordinariate in American - to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday, June 15 at their spring General Assembly in Bellevue, Washington."So the Anglican Ordinariate will soon be a reality in the USA! And I, for one, am pretty stoked about it. "But Leslie, [I can see the thought bubble over a few heads], what in the USA is an Anglican Ordinariate?" Learn more, my friends, by reading this article, my post on Anglican Ordinariates, and/or watch this 1 minute video explanation!
Next, the Vatican decides to partner with a US company in advancing ethical research for stem cell use, and announces an international conference in November at the Vatican titled "Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future of Man and Culture." So who wants to take me?? I will offer remuneration in the form of a lifetime supply of free clarinet lessons, via Skype if necessary.
Lastly, the Supreme Court ruled to keep the phrase "under God" in the pledge of allegiance, to the disappointment of an atheist activist...
...and another atheist converts after sarcastically praying for his Catholic mother to win the lotto -- and she did!
Ah, so much interesting Catholic news in one day!
As always, thanks for stopping by, and be assured of my prayers.
Peace and all good,