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February 11 - Pope Benedict stepping down, cites poor health
Article: Roman Catholic Church And The Last Days
Pope Benedict shocked the world on Monday by
saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with
his ministry, in an announcement that left his aides "incredulous" and
will make him the first pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages.
The German-born Pope,
85, hailed as a hero by conservative Roman Catholics and viewed with
suspicion by liberals, told cardinals in Latin that his strength had
deteriorated recently. He will step
down on February 28 and the Vatican expects a new Pope to be chosen by
the end of March.
The pope told the
cardinals that in order to govern
"...both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the
last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to
recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to
"For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act,
with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of
Rome, Successor of Saint Peter."
He also referred to "today's world, subject to so many rapid
changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of
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February 12 - Rick Warren to Start New Radio Show; Aims to Focus on Hope, Religious Freedom
Article: Technology For Global Monetary System
Pastor Rick Warren
of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced Tuesday that
he will begin a radio show the first week of April. Warren said at a
media gathering at Georgetown University today that
he is doing the show to bring hope to a
country that is in a discouragement period and that he wants to
speak out more about the deterioration of religious freedom in the
United States and around the world.
The show will be
syndicated through Salem Communications and air for half an hour,
Monday through Friday, in the 25 largest radio markets, he said at a
press gathering hosted by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace &
World Affairs' Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University,
discouragement can be felt, Warren continued,
in the weak economic recovery and high rate of joblessness, the
Hurricane Katrina disaster, the shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the
partisan gridlock among political leaders. The discouragement can
also be felt in the "coarsening of society."
"People are far
more rude now than they used to be," Warren said, which he
attributes to the way Americans communicate with each other on the
Internet. "Our civilization is losing its civility. We just don't
know how to be nice to people."
The radio program
will be called "Daily Hope," and will be aimed
at "injecting some hope" into the country.
The other purpose of the show is to speak to the
disintegration of religious liberty in America. Warren spoke about
attempts to prevent Muslims from wearing head scarves at school,
prevent Jews from being able to circumcise their children, and to
require companies and religious institutions to purchase health
insurance coverage that is in opposition to their religious beliefs.
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News Alert - February 13 - Rick Warren Tackles Religious Freedom, Birth Control Mandate at Georgetown Univ.
Article: One World Religion
Comment from Understand The Times:
Rick Warren is now making his move to be known as the world's
most well-known proponent of religious freedom. In the following
article, while making the claim that he is an "evangelical
pastor," his comments go a long way in preparing a bridge that
will span all religions and all religious practices.
Specifically, Warren cites common ground with Roman Catholics by
using the term "brothers and sisters."
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.,
showed a heightened interest and concern for religious freedom
in the United States at a Tuesday event hosted by the Religious
Freedom Project at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for
Religion, Peace & World Affairs in Washington, D.C. Warren spoke
about the Department of Health and Human Services' birth control
mandate and other religious freedom issues.
concerns about religious freedom
grew partly out of his work in developing countries. In most of
the world, Warren said, social services, such as health care and
job training programs, are commonly provided by churches. If the
Catholic Church were taken out of Africa, 27 percent of the
continent's health care would also be removed, he explained to
the audience at Georgetown, a Catholic university.
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