dinsdag 1 oktober 2013

01 Oct 13


Pope Francis to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution
"Cardinal Maradiaga is hinting that the Pope is asking the fundamental question: What can be decided in Rome and what at local level? How can the Roman Curia serve bishops instead of being an office of censure and control?”   

Israelis and Palestinians aim to negotiate a 'final' peace deal after positive talks
Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to intensify peace talks aimed at reaching a final agreement, not an interim accord, US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced.   

Fire Raging at Historic Masonic Temple in Massachusetts
The historic Quincy Masonic Building in Quincy, Massachusetts, started catching fire at around noon on Monday. Built in 1926 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989, the structure features a number of lodge rooms, a theater, a ballroom, and a library with oak paneling. The building, which was recently put up for sale at $3 million, is located at 1170 Hancock Street.   

US government shuts down as Congress misses deadline
"The American people don't want a shutdown and neither do I," he said. Yet, he added, the new health care law "is having a devastating impact. ... Something has to be done."   

 Biden speech garners mixed reviews at J Street
But when he entered the meat and potatoes of his talk, Biden sounded much more like a hawk than a J Street-style progressive. “A nuclear armed Iran would pose an existential threat to Israel, an unacceptable danger to world peace and security, including the likelihood of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, making everyone less secure,”

Oklahoma Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes Near Edmond
An Oklahoma earthquake today 2013 has struck near Edmond. The Oklahoma earthquake today October 1, 2013 struck outside Oklahoma City. Damage assessment is pending.   

A New Muslim Vision: Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple Together
As a devout Muslim, it would be a joy for me to see Prophet Solomon’s Temple rebuilt as well. No, you did not hear me wrong. Prophet Solomon’s Temple being rebuilt in all its magnificence and glory would be a great delight for me, as it would be to any Muslim. Under different circumstances, in an atmosphere of trust, love and brotherhood, Muslims would welcome this with enthusiasm. The Temple of Solomon is also a historically important place, and rebuilding it would be a wonderful occasion for all believers to contemplate.

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