Sensational exposГ© Dad based on the illiteracy of journalists, the Catholics say

The Associated Press has published the documents of the first half of the 80s, correspondence concerning the Curia of the Oakland diocese, the Congregation for the doctrine of faith concerning the case of an American priest Stephen Kizla accused of sexual harassment to children. One of them bears the signature of cardinal Ratzinger - the current Pope Benedict XVI.The records in the Vatican is Latin. Dean of the faculty of classical Philology of southern California Thomas Habinek completed a translation of the document. In the interpretation of Habinek happened that cardinal Ratzinger in response to a request from the diocese to "unfrocked" criminal priest declares that for the good of the Universal Church, this is impractical, a thorough review of the case requires considerable time, and yet should accompany father Kizla fatherly concern, explaining to him the reasons for the decision of the Congregation."The future Pope suspended pedophile process" - such was the news that caused a worldwide sensation.However, the Catholics say, the whole scandal arose just because of an incorrect translation, notes portal Regions with reference to the website "Ratzinger-inform".In fact, the Bishop asked the Congregation for the doctrine of faith, not asking to punish the father Kizla "deprivation Sana", and requests a dispensation (exemption) "from all priestly duties, which, as follows from the document, asks the father of CISL, because in the document it is called the "petitioner." The fact is that until recently, even a complete deprivation of the clerical status did not release the priest from the obligation to observe celibacy, and about a dispensation from the duties of the priest had to personally request the Bishop, and the Bishop appealed this case to Rome. The translator didn't understand the word dispensatio and referred it as "the deprivation of the rank".The response of the Congregation, signed by Ratzinger, not much different from the answers in dozens and hundreds of such cases, namely, no matter how wanted the priest to drop everything right now and get married or do anything else to improve their lives, yet, in addition to his own wishes must be considered and the benefit of the Church, to which he has bound himself by certain obligations, so such an extreme measure as a deprivation of the clerical status applies only after detailed consideration of all the circumstances, and exemption from the obligation of celibacy is available after a set period (at the time it was provided usually no earlier than the applicant will be 40 years old, and O. Cislo at the time the petition was 38).The reasons for which the petition was based were considered to be very serious (gravis momenti), however, the Congregation found it impossible not to take into account the negative impact that the granting of such dispensations may lead the community of believers, especially taking into consideration the youth of the applicant (attenta iuvenili praesertim oratoris aetate).Thus, where journalists saw the fear of publicity and scandal, actually there is a concern that not be left without supervision and care of potentially dangerous for the community and himself as a cleric.The cause of the failure of the Congregation in the petition recommends to clarify Cislo Ratzinger (apte patefaciendo rationem agendi huius Dicasterii), do not forget to accompany his fatherly concern, because the priest (and any Christian) should remain for the Bishop's son, in whatever sin he had sunk.The response of the Congregation didn't really connect the leadership of the diocese, which could without difficulty, though not depriving clerical status, to prevent the unworthy priest in Ministry and to deprive him of all priestly duties, and that was done even before all of this correspondence. Читать полностью -->

Russia will enter the gas cartel

The conditions for the creation of a gas OPEC is virtually agreed upon by the representatives of the three countries: Russia, Qatar and IranNatalia ZhuravlevaRussia, Iran and Qatar - the main suppliers of gas has reached a basic agreement on the formation of a so-called gas OPEC. On Tuesday said the Iranian Minister of oil industry of Gholamreza Nazari after meeting with representatives of Gazprom and Qatar. According to analysts, the creation of this organization will enable countries to coordinate their actions in the gas market, but its role differs greatly from the role of OPEC oil."We took important decisions. There is a demand for the creation of the gas OPEC, and reached consensus on the establishment of a gas OPEC," said Gholamreza Nazari to journalists after the meeting with representatives of Gazprom and Qatar."The share of these countries account for over 55% of world gas reserves and about 27% of global gas production"However, the head of "Gazprom" Alexei Miller, speaking at a press conference after Nozari, spoke about the creation of a gas OPEC more diplomatic. "We decided to bring together contacts, and we can say that today was formed by the big gas Troika", he said, adding that the meeting of the gas exporting countries aims at the provision of guarantees peace in the supply of gas.According to Nozari, senior representatives of the three countries constitute a special Committee. Miller explained that the Committee will work including the implementation of joint projects."Will encompass a wide range of issues, including exploration, processing and sale of gas", - quotes its words Reuters."The gas reserves in Russia, Iran and Qatar, we are the biggest country in the world. Читать полностью -->

Crimes of Stalin there is no forgiveness, Medvedev said

President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that the crimes of Joseph Stalin against his own people there is no forgiveness."If we talk about public estimation, if we talk about how Stalin is estimated by the leadership of the country in recent years, with the emergence of the new Russian state, the assessment is clear: Stalin committed mass crimes against its people," said Medvedev in interview to the newspaper "Izvestia"."And, although he worked hard, despite the fact that under his leadership, the country has been successful, what has been done in relation to its own people cannot be forgiven," he said.He noted that "for most people in the world this figure (Stalin) is obvious, it does not cause any warm emotions.". . . . . . Читать полностью -->

Housing and utilities business

Ludmila SEROVAHow not to write about it, it will not be enough. The main slogan, which was originally the basis for the so-called housing reform is the desire to lead in this area professionals. Here will examine this problem.Thus, in accordance with the Housing code, we still have the right to make a decision about choosing a way to manage their apartment building. Few Russians have decided on this issue, someone created TSZH, someone in small houses gave preference to micro-manage, but most chose existing Dezy (Directorate single customer) and other analogs, as state. They say let it be as it is, as long as we head on this subject was not sick. However, often this choice, for example, in Moscow was made for the residents of the representatives of the Duty. Читать полностью -->

Thanks to the monopolists: From the beginning, more just went up not so much the products, services

ANGELA DRUZHININAAccording to the latest data of Rosstat, in the first six months, the cost of the minimum set of foodstuff on the average across Russia grew by 9.5%. Today food basket will cost the average citizen in 2 to 344.4 thousand rubles. thus, according to official statistics, the overall rate of inflation during this time of only 4.5%. To ensure that food is getting more expensive faster than everything else, we have become accustomed. However, according to specialists, this impression is deceptive: nothing compares with growth of tariffs for services.According to official statistics, the price of the food basket has grown unevenly: for example, in Moscow since the beginning of the year by 12.8% to 2 thousand 750,1 rubles in St. Petersburg - by 9.9% to 2 578 thousand rubles By the end of June in six subjects of the Russian Federation, the increase in consumer prices amounted to more than 0.7%. Читать полностью -->

The first conclusions from the crisis

Sergey KaraganovSouth Ossetia heals wounds. Began a long diplomatic maneuvers around her with Abkhazia recognition. The Western media and some politicians reluctantly began to recognize that the attack still Tbilisi. On sanctions against Russia say only Americans and loyal to them or who hate Russia Eastern Europeans.Flash around the crisis will be, especially by repeatedly loser USA. Tbilisi was almost the last relatively successful example is almost universally failed democracy imposed from outside Pro-Western orientation.But we can begin to draw some preliminary conclusions and to draw lessons from the crisis.Russia withdrew from him not only a military but also a political winner. Proved, that didn't want to listen that she has the political will to protect its interests and the lives of its citizens. Читать полностью -->

Life with God and without

Boris FalicovMilitant fundamentalism breeds militant atheism. Although over time there may be less aggressive form of atheism.British students established the "International society of atheists, humanists and secularists". The name was long, came up with shorter - "Godless squad. In English it is also in rhyme, sounds so young and energetic. True, Russia may cause unhappy Association. In 1920-ies we have many pobeschinstvovala "Union of militant atheists, too, mostly designed for young people. Читать полностью -->

God and elections

BORIS FALICOVBarack Obama has managed to use religion to campaign more effectively than John McCain.Religious factor has played an intriguing role in the current presidential campaign in the United States. If in the past he did not conceal any surprises for George Bush Jr. is the one from the beginning bet on the Protestant fundamentalists and they were not mistaken, thenObama and McCain had to define religion on the campaign.To begin with, a black pastor of the democratic candidate Jeremiah Wright made some sharp anti-American statements (US government was de-implicated in the spread of AIDS among African Americans, and now commits terrorist acts abroad), and Obama had to respond. He did it brilliantly, no wonder he is talking about the pastor compared with the famous speech of John F. Kennedy, in which he has placed all points over i about his Catholicism. At that time Catholics were still caused distrust among many Americans, and Kennedy promised that his faith would not affect public Affairs - it will be to observe faithfully the first amendment about the separation of Church and state.So Obama said that he will never disown his pastor who married you and baptized his children, however the policy will be completely dependent on his radical views. Читать полностью -->

By the end of 2010, the religious organization will receive from the state property approximately 150-200

Religious organizations by the end of 2010 be transferred to about 150-200 religious facilities, previously located in state ownership. This was reported today by the Deputy Minister of economic development Igor Manylov at hearings in the state Duma, devoted to the government bill on the transfer to religious organizations of real estate.According to him, in 2009 at the Federal level to the ownership of religious organizations has produced more than 70 objects, in 2010, about 80. Assessment Manilova, the transfer process is well underway, as a result of "the end of the year 150-200 can be issued (transferred to the Church)," ITAR-TASS reported.The bill in question, was submitted to the Duma in June of this year. It establishes common rules for the transmission of religious organizations to the ownership or use of property for religious purposes, being in state or municipal ownership. As underlined by the Minister of culture Alexander Avdeev, the document will apply only to real property.As explained by the Manylov, the proposed rule does not introduce anything fundamentally new in the legislation, but simply prescribes the necessary procedures. By itself, the process of transferring the property of the Church has been going on for a long time, but not all, of the subject of the Russian Federation, he said.Speaking of law procedures, Manylov explained that the project "provided the claim-based procedure for the transfer of property". Читать полностью -->

Statement of the Presidium of the Interreligious Council of Russia on protection of the rights of the family and child

Family is a great blessing given to us by the Creator. The strength of social ties that unite society, is proportional to the health of families and fullness. Today the Russian government is taking adequate measures to strengthen the family institution: financial resources, implementing projects in the field of Patriotic and moral education.At the same time, a growing number of crimes committed against children. It and domestic violence, and engaging minors in criminal activity, and trading in their bodies. These phenomena motivate the state and society to take measures that would make it impossible for such treatment of children.At the same time there is another danger. In the Russian and world practice, there are cases when under the pretext of care for children, using vague criteria such as "underdevelopment", "inadequate education" or "financial difficulties" - ruined families. Читать полностью -->

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