Worth a thousand words: the press under attack in Egypt

An image from Cairo this week, below…

SIPA Press agency photojournalist Alfred Yaghobzadeh is treated by anti-government protesters after being wounded during clashes in Cairo. (Photo by AP)

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Comments

  1. Dan Hunter says:

    Dear Deacon,

    I do not know where to address this question, and I apologise for voicing it here, please feel free to relocate it to where it belongs, but I have a question for you about ordained Catholic Deacons and continence,
    Can you explain why the Bishops did not require married Deacons to practice continence when the Diaconate was re-instated post Vatican II?
    My understanding of CIC 277 is that it states all clergy should practice continence. I believe the Code of Canon Law allows for married men to be ordained to the permanent Diaconate (i.e. the celibacy requirement is lifted), but it does not lift the continence requirement.
    How could the Bishops decide to implement a practice that goes directly against Canon Law?
    Thank you.
    God bless.

    p.s. For further reading please see Edward Peters excellent summary:
    http://www.canonlaw.info/Studia%20c.%20277.pdf

  2. Deacon John M. Bresnahan says:

    Amazing how when reporters become a target for harrassment, suddenly it is worth listing every incident, every fat lip, every detention, every confiscated camera, every angry shout.( But fortunately, so far,
    not one death.)
    And such, of course, should be condemned.
    But where were the mainstream media when Egyptian Christians were being slaughtered???? Hardly a mention there, even though many religious and foreign wire services reported on them. Aside from the big Coptic Church carnage–which got some brief coverage– ignored were two families of Christians who were butchered in one incident. 9 murdered in another, 6 in another, and one in another. And that is just the past month.
    But now reporters insert themselves into the mix and then give constant coverage to their own every bump and bruise.

  3. Isn’t it because Anderson Cooper is so much more ‘precious’ than the Copts?

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