Next Papal Encyclical on March 15th?

From Father Z:

This comes from the Italian daily Il Messaggero.

Some are saying that Pope Benedict might release his third encyclical on 19 March, the feast of St. Joseph. It is rumored to be an encyclical on social doctrine and it may concern globalization.

Only problem with this report (at least the March 19th part) is that the Feast of St. Joseph isn’t celebrated on March 19th this year, because it falls during Holy Week. So if the report is true, it will be released on March 15th (this years St. Joseph Feast day, the day before Palm Sunday). Of course May 1st the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker would be a likely candidate as well.

Anticatholic Bigot Bill Maher

Note to Maher: Romney is a Mormon, not a Catholic.  The Catholic League puts out an alert: BILL MAHER WANTS A BRAWL:

On the January 4 edition of the NBC show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” Bill Maher commented on a remark about religion that was allegedly made by presidential contender Mitt Romney. In the course of his comments, Maher said the following:

“You can’t be a rational person six days of the week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you’re drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…That makes you a schizophrenic.”

O’Brien, looking a bit uneasy, then asked Maher whether anyone who is religious is schizophrenic. To which Maher replied, “Well, yes, sort of, because they have walled off a part of their mind.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue jumped on this today:

“There is no bigger anti-Christian bigot in the entertainment business than Bill Maher; he has shown that over and over again. While he may not like any religion, he has a special place in his portfolio of hatred for Christians, especially Roman Catholics. In Maher’s twisted mind—which has long walled off rationality, to say nothing of decency—the mere mention of religion sets off a tirade against Jesus. We’ll take the backhanded compliment.

“Unlike most non-believers, who are generally content to respect the right of most Americans to believe in God, guys like Maher want a brawl. He should be careful what he wishes for because there are those who pine to deliver.”

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