Motu Proprio In Translation
——Fr. Z. has the skinny on the Motu Proprio

Chunky Chinese Children
——Why are Chinese Children Fat?

You Mean The WaPost Was…Wrong?
——WaPost doesn’t let facts get in the way of a story.

Stem Cells – Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory
——Scientists not happy if therapies don’t kill.

News & Opinion
Underground Chinese Bishop Arrested

Beijing, Jun. 6, 2007 ( – A prominent leader of the “underground” Catholic Church in China has been arrested for the 9th time in the past three years, the Cardinal Kung Foundation reports.

Debate on Pope’s Security Re-ignited
VATICAN CITY (AP)– A German man jumped a security barrier and grabbed the back of Pope Benedict XVI’s open popemobile before being swarmed by security guards yesterday — reviving a debate over whether the pontiff needs stronger protection during his public audiences.

Chaldean Priest Kidnapped in Iraq
Baghdad (AsiaNews) — Another Chaldean priest was abducted in Baghdad today. Fr Hani Abdel Ahad, in his early 30s, was taken in a north-eastern section of the capital called Suleikh along with five boys who were going with him to visit the city’s minor seminar.

Bush In Rome
AFP – US President George W. Bush travels to Rome on Friday for a meeting with Prime Minister Romano Prodi as Italian-US relations have come increasingly under strain. Bush will also have an audience with Pope Benedict XVI.