Catholic News Headlines May 3, 2010


May. 2, 7pm—May. 3, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook BEAR YOUR SUFFERINGS WITH A SMILE – “You should call to mind the much heavier sufferings of others; that will make you bear your own little miseries with a lighter heart.  Perhaps to you they don’t look so

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Anglican bishops visit Vatican to discuss conversion – London, England, May 3, 2010 / 05:16 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Sunday Telegraph in Britain reported yesterday that several Anglican bishops met with Vatican officials

Share this article on Facebook Belgian bishops to speak with Pope about sexual abuse – Vatican City, May 3, 2010 / 02:46 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The bishops of Belgium, led by Archbishop of Malines Bruxelles André-Joseph Leonard, are at the Holy See this

Share this article on Facebook Bishop of Venezuela call for improved quality of life for workers – Caracas, Venezuela, May 3, 2010 / 05:51 pm ( CNA ).- In their message for International Workers’ Day on May 1, the bishops of Venezuela exhorted the country’s government

Share this article on Facebook Bishop urges Argentinean lawmakers to uphold marriage, right to life – Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 3, 2010 / 11:52 am ( CNA ).- Auxiliary Bishop Antonio Marino of La Plata reminded Argentinean lawmakers last week to protect the

Share this article on Facebook Following Gomez appointment, LA archdiocese newspaper explains bishop’s role – Los Angeles, Calif., May 2, 2010 / 07:13 pm ( CNA ).- Responding to the designation of Archbishop Jose Gomez as the next head of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father reflects on love for music, art in new book – Madrid, Spain, May 3, 2010 / 01:55 pm ( CNA ).- The Spanish daily, La Razon, announced the upcoming publication of new book by Pope Benedict XVI titled, “Praising God

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict exhorts youth not to fear commitment – Turin, Italy, May 3, 2010 / 11:23 am ( CNA ).- Meeting with youth after lunch on Sunday in Turin, the Holy Father offered some thoughts he hoped would aid young people

Share this article on Facebook Samoan priest employs culture to bolster faith of islanders living in Alaska – Anchorage, Alaska, May 2, 2010 / 07:40 pm ( CNA ).- Towering, yet soft-spoken, Samoan Father Pale Schmidt is gently calling Samoans in Anchorage back to their spiritual

Share this article on Facebook Shroud documents Christ’s death, but pulsates with life, says Pope – Turin, Italy, May 3, 2010 / 11:13 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Shroud is a reminder to us of the darkness and light of Holy Saturday, Pope Benedict said from the altar

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Actress Lynn Redgrave dies – The youngest member of an acting dynasty family, Lynn Redgrave has lost her long battle with breast cancer. …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Inspire: My First Ordinary Heroes, My Parents – The first Ordinary Heroes of my life were my parents Al and Kay Brandon.  Though they have each gone …

Share this article on Facebook Reflection: The Catholic Church is Best Understood in Christ Crucified – God has given his children an indescribable and indispensable treasure in the fullness of truth that is contained …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook China works to unseat west’s oil dominance – China is working with many struggling, or second-power nations to unseat the Western world’s grasp of oil …

Share this article on Facebook Gay Legislation Trumps Religious Freedom in the United Kingdom – What is going on in the UK? In what amounts to a legal “flip off” to the Right to Religious …

Share this article on Facebook Three Church of England Bishops Knock on Rome’s Door. Are Lutherans Next? – Ironically, just when some in the media are attempting to write obituaries on the Catholic Church, she seems …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian man sentenced in nun’s murder – A rancher convicted in the murder of American nun Sister Dorothy Stang has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. …

Share this article on Facebook Inspire: Moving From ‘Fear to Freedom’: An Interview with Rosemary Trible – In 1975, as a young new wife with her own local television talk show and a husband on the verge of a political …

Share this article on Facebook Inspire: Who Are Ordinary Heroes? – That well known fictional American philosopher Pollyanna said: “If you search for the good in people, you …

Share this article on Facebook iPad outsells iPhone in matter of days – There was some skepticism over how much the iPad would sell. That skepticism proved to be unfounded, as the newest …

Share this article on Facebook Police think they may have N.Y. car bomb suspect on tape – The bomb never went off and things are back to normal in New York City’s Times Square – and police think …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama: BP must clean oil spill – As an oil spill near the coast of Louisiana continues to spread after an explosion, U.S. President Barack Obama …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook What virtues can I practice to overcome the root sin of sensuality? – Q: Dear Father John, thank you for the post on root sin.It has definitely helped me. My question is, charity and humility seem to be the virtues to practice if the root

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook “I felt mixed feelings of joy & fear”—Bishop Cabantan – CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 3, 2010—Newly ordained Bishop of Malaybalay Most Rev. Jose Araneta Cabantan said “I felt mixed feelings of joy and fear” prior to his ordination

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook Sparkle with self-forgetfulness – A few weeks ago I found myself heading into the perfect storm of social awkwardness . I was going to a party hosted by a group of people I hadn’t seen in a long time.

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Abortionists Win Restraining Order on Ultrasound Law – And so it begins. An abortion advocacy group filed for a restraining order against the Oklahoma law requiring women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. So

Share this article on Facebook Bacon So Awesome, Even Jews Love It! – Now this is funny. ht to FailBlog.org

Share this article on Facebook Palin Makes Media Donate To Pro-Life Cause – You gotta hand it to Sarah Palin, she has learned an awful lot about handling the media in the past tow years. The media follows her relentlessly attempting to find one

Share this article on Facebook Ultrasounds Are Just Like…Rape? – Pro-aborts have decided on their main talking points against recent states’ requirements for ultrasounds to be shown to women before abortions. And it’s a doozy.

Share this article on Facebook Was Jesus a Hooligan? – Tolerance just ain’t what it used to be. Besides Lord and Savior, We’ve heard Jesus called many things. Some say he was a prophet, some say he was a post-modern hippie

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Mayer: May Nothing Be Put Before Love of Christ – VATICAN CITY, 3 MAY 2010 (VIS) – This morning Benedict XVI delivered the eulogy at the end of the funeral of Cardinal Paul Augustin Mayer O.S.B., prefect emeritus of the

Share this article on Facebook Communique on Visitators of Legionaries of Christ – VATICAN CITY, 1 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office today published the following communique: 1. On 30 April and 1 May, the cardinal secretary of State chaired a

Share this article on Facebook God Helps Us to Face and Overcome Difficulties – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today made a pastoral visit to the Italian city of Turin, for the exposition of the Holy Shroud. Following a brief

Share this article on Facebook God Makes the Offer of Our Suffering Fruitful – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2010 (VIS) – At 6.30 p.m. today the Pope met with sick people in the church of the Little House of Divine Providence, founded in 1832 in the suburbs

Share this article on Facebook Mary Can Teach Us to Look at Jesus, Says Pope – TURIN, Italy, MAY 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Mary is the person who more than anyone else contemplated God in Jesus’ human face, and she can teach us how to gaze upon him,

Share this article on Facebook Nagaland: A Tribal Church – Interview With a Bishop From Most Catholic Spot in India KOHIMA, India, MAY 3, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Nagaland is one of the so-called seven sister states in the

Share this article on Facebook Pope to Youth in Turin: See You in Madrid – Exhorts Them to Give Witness to Christ TURIN, Italy, MAY 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Near the Shroud of Turin, Benedict XVI met today with youth of the city and region,

Share this article on Facebook Religious Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa – Past Century Sees Dramatic Changes By Father John Flynn, LC ROME, MAY 3, 2010 (Zenit.org).- A recently published report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Share this article on Facebook San Francisco Parish Prepares 500 For First Communion – San Francisco, Calif., May 3, 2010 (CNA).- Saturday morning first Communion instruction at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in East Palo Alto, Calif. is too big by far to

Share this article on Facebook Shroud of Turin: an Icon of the Mystery of Easter Saturday – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2010 (VIS) – At the end of his meeting with some 20,000 young people, the Holy Father travelled by car to the cathedral of Turin where he venerated

Share this article on Facebook Suffering Doesn’t Have Final Word, Says Pope – Reminds Ill of Their Important Mission TURIN, Italy, MAY 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI did not end his one-day trip to Turin today without a moment to encourage

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Welcome Senate Democrats’ Immigration Framework, Oppose Same-Sex Benefits – APRIL 3 (Catholic World News) — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is welcoming the Senate Democrats’ framework for immigration reform but has

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Approves New English Translation Of The Mass – Washington D.C., May 3, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- After eight years of work, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has approved a new

Share this article on Facebook Young People: Be Part of the Great Mosaic of the Church – VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2010 (VIS) – At 4.30 p.m. today, the Pope returned to Piazza San Carlo where he met with young people from the archdiocese of Turin and surrounding

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Raising Saints – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook The Mary Month of May – Sarah Reinhard: Celebrating May’s Wealth of Mary | Here are a few of my favorite May Marian feasts, perfect if you’re looking for a special way to honor Mary this month:

Share this article on Facebook What Do You Want for Mother’s Day? – Danielle Bean: | In anticipation of Mother’s Day (next Sunday, May 9), here’s the thread where I get to link to one of my favorite Mother’s Day cartoons. But it’s also

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Astonished at how much the old man had learned – What a difference a little perspective makes… “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Abortion: Nothing Less Than Government Approved Violence – Tea Party activists around the United States are gathering and expressing their conviction that government has to be limited, that the power resides in the people, and

Share this article on Facebook National Priest Leader Urges Gov. Crist to Sign Ultrasound Bill – Staten Island, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today called on Governor Charlie Crist to sign the newly passed bill that allow women to

Share this article on Facebook Priests for Life part of Cardinal O’Connor’s legacy – New York, NY — Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, issued the following statement today: “The world lost a great man 10 years ago today. The

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook “America: The Story of Us” Review it for me! – I’d like your opinion.  I already have mine. When I learned of this miniseries I hoped for the best.  “America” is a great, complex nation with a riveting, dramatic

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Dems Immigration

Share this article on Facebook Food: There’s Lots Of It – Tip of the hat to our friend Steve Mosher and the folks at the Population Research Institute. Below is the third episode of PRI’s POP 101 series. This series takes a

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews claimed that Charlie Crist running as an independent symbolized a Republican “Stalinesque purge” of moderates. So when Floridians

Share this article on Facebook The Pope in Turin – Thanks to CNA / EWTN for the article below : The Holy Father prayed the Regina Caeli after Mass in Turin’s St. Charles Square on Sunday. Saying Mary teaches us to

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 3, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 3 4:00 – Fr. Jenkins releases statement on the status of protesters arrested at Notre Dame in 2009 Rev. John I.

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Florida Becomes the Latest State to Opt Out of Abortion Funding in Health Care – Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) — Florida just became the fourth state to pass legislation opting-out of taxpayer-funded abortion provisions established by the new

Share this article on Facebook Georgia House Leader Kills Pro-Life Bill to Stop Race-Based, Sex-Based Abortions – Atlanta, GA (LifeNews.com) — The statewide pro-life group Georgia Right to Life is disappointed in Georgia legislative leaders who, it says, ultimately destroyed a

Share this article on Facebook Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Want Supreme Court Job, Potential Picks Back Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the weekend said she has no interest in the Supreme Court opening coming about as a result of

Share this article on Facebook Komen Giving to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Down as Donations Drop – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The amount of money Komen for the Cure gives to the Planned Parenthood abortion business in grants declined from 2008-2009.

Share this article on Facebook Nancy Pelosi Helps Pro-Abortion Group Emily’s List Mark 25 Years of Activism – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco was the star of the show this past week at the 25th anniversary luncheon of

Share this article on Facebook Women Who Have Abortions Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol – Winnipeg, Canada (LifeNews.com) — A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “Hypocritical” Green Party Calls for Abortion in Canada’s Maternal Health Plan – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to Canada’s Green Party, the country has been “embarrassed on the world stage” due to the

Share this article on Facebook Another UK Street Preacher Arrested, Charged, for Views on Homosexuality – By Hilary WhiteWORKINGTON, UK, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Another street preacher in the U.K. has been arrested simply for proclaiming Christian teachings about

Share this article on Facebook California Therapist Association Pressured to Disbar Members Who Treat Unwanted Homosexuality – By Kathleen GilbertSAN DIEGO, California, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – California’s pro-family therapists are striving to persuade the state’s largest therapist

Share this article on Facebook Canadian Sociologist Slams ‘Flawed’ Poll on Sex Abuse Crisis – By Patrick B. CraineMay 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sociologist Reginald Bibby, revered as one of Canada’s lead observers on religious trends, has slammed an Ipsos-Reid

Share this article on Facebook Fallout from Gay ‘Marriage’ Demands Marriage Amendment: Minnesota Archbishop – By Peter J. SmithST. PAUL, Minnesota, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leader of Minnesota’s Catholics, Rev. John Nienstedt, has called for an amendment to the

Share this article on Facebook Gay Anglican Bishop Lectures Pope on Abuse Scandal – By James TillmanMay 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Bishop Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop whose 2003 ordination threatened to tear apart the Global

Share this article on Facebook Human Services Dept. Allegedly Pressured Teen to Get Abortion – By James Tillman PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A caseworker with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) allegedly pressured

Share this article on Facebook Kansas House Overrides Veto of Late-Term Abortion Restriction Law – By Kathleen GilbertTOPEKA, Kansas, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Kansas House of Representatives this morning overturned Governor Mark Parkinson’s veto of legislation

Share this article on Facebook Michael Schiavo Threatens to Sue Terri’s Foundation for Using Wife’s Name – By James Tillman TAMPA BAY, Florida, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Michael Schiavo has threatened to sue the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation for using his wife’s

Share this article on Facebook Negotiations on Pro-Abort Kenyan Constitution Break Down – By Peter J. SmithNAIROBI, Kenya, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Negotiations have finally broken down between Kenya’s Christian leaders and the government over a

Share this article on Facebook New PRI Video Debunks Food Supply Fears: There’s Lots of It – FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Population Research Institute (PRI) has just released the third video in its YouTube cartoon series, designed

Share this article on Facebook Swedish Respirator Decision Not “Euthanasia” Despite Confusing Media Reportage – By Hilary WhiteSTOCKHOLM, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has announced that there is no legal bar to

Share this article on Facebook Three Anglican Bishops Discuss Reunion with Rome – By James TillmanLONDON, April 3, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Three traditionally-inclined Church of England bishops recently travelled to Rome for exploratory talks

Share this article on Facebook Too Much TV for Toddlers Dangerous Says New Study – MONTREAL, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Children who are exposed to higher television at 29 months of age appear to have more problems in school and poorer health

Share this article on Facebook Vancouver Hospital Opens ‘Angel’s Cradle’ Anonymous Baby Drop-Off – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiVANCOUVER, May 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver today launched a newborn drop-off facility called Angel’s Cradle

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Nurse Forced to Participate in Abortion Sues Hospital – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Catholic nurse who was forced to assist in a late-term abortion in a New York hospital is now suing the hospital in state

Share this article on Facebook Study Finds Link Between Abortion and Depression – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study of more than 3,000 women conducted by Canadian researchers found an association between mental disorders and

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Takes Over Legionaries of Christ – By  Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican announced on Saturday that Pope Benedict XVI will appoint a special delegate to govern the Legionaries of Christ

Share this article on Facebook Young Adults Most at Risk for STD’s and Unplanned Pregnancy – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Teens are usually the target of programs aimed at teaching youth how to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Card. Caffarra Celebrates EF Low Mass – Yesterday, 2 May 2010, H.Em. Carlo Cardinal Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna, celebrated Low Mass of a Bishop according to the usus antiquior in the church of S.Maria

Share this article on Facebook Chant at Christendom – There are 20 spots remaining for a chant seminar at Christendom College , June 16–June 20.

Share this article on Facebook Proceedings of First Fota Liturgical Conference Presented to Benedict XVI – The Proceedings of the first Fota International Liturgy Conference, Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy , were presented today to the Holy Father at the Casina di Pio IV

Share this article on Facebook The Sculptural Work of Fr. Felix Granda – The newsletter of Granda Liturgical Arts for May 2010 , details some interesting information and images related to the liturgical art work of the founder of that

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Affirming Catholic mothers – By Mary DeTurris Poust This week, in anticipation of Mother’s Day, I will be featuring interviews with and books by Catholic moms. Today I’m talking with Donna-Marie

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict’s beef with “Gaudium et Spes” – By Russell Shaw On Dec. 6, 1965, as the Second Vatican Council drew to a close, the bishops who’d assembled in Rome from around the world capped four historic years of

Share this article on Facebook Top 10 OSV Newsweekly stories in April – Here are the 10 OSV Newsweekly stories that drew the most web traffic last month: 1. In Focus: Uncovering a string of lies about contraception (by Janet Smith) 2.

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Reinforcements have arrived in the battle against relativism – Just imagine having Dr. Peter Kreeft (renowned Catholic author and professor of philosophy at Boston College) and a whole group of dedicated Catholic leaders personally

Share this article on Facebook Wake Up, Sleepy Gene – Ol’ Gene Robinson hisself is at it again. This time, he’s hectoring Pope Benedict XVI about sex, or more specifically, homosexuality, something Gene knows a thing or two

Share this article on Facebook Would you like to reach out to those who have left the Catholic Church? – If you’re looking for a speaker for your parish or group who specializes in helping former Catholics come home, someone with many years of experience who can effectively

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Answers Live Tonight – I will be answering questions on Catholic Answers Live this evening at 6 PM Eastern. Topic is “The First Easter.”

Share this article on Facebook How Long Was Jesus in the Tomb? – Because we will discuss this on Catholic Answers Live, I’ve posted my article for easy access. “For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea

Share this article on Facebook Rapping to Warn! Some Day you Die.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “I forgive the man who raped me…” – Recently, writing about the terrible scandals of the church and the need for the hierarchy (and others) to do penance, I added : The fullness of healing, of course, can

Share this article on Facebook Comic Book Geekery & Dresses – Okay, I admit it; I am a fan of the X-men comic books, circa 1990’s. Here is some dish and talk about costumes. It’s only for the seriously engaged or for Tim Gunn fans.

Share this article on Facebook Mighty, Mighty John O’ Connor – Cardinal John Joseph O’ Connor , Priest and Patriot (Rear Admiral, USN) Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of Cardinal O’ Connor, who was one of my heroes . A

Share this article on Facebook Rounding Up the News; Yeehah! – It’s that time of the day – where I look at my tabbar and realize the best way to share it all with you is just to throw it all your way. Let’s start with this creepy ad

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Facebook Unity in Diversity, Catholic Identity Key to U.S. Church Future – WASHINGTON—Building unity in diversity and linking it to a robust sense of Catholic identity for the sake of the Church’s future is the topic of the Catholic Cultural

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A priest’s first public Traditional Mass: his reflections – A kind reader alerted me to an entry on the blog Specious Pedestrian by Fr. Dominic Holtz, OP, who wrote about his experience of saying Holy Mass with the Extraordinary

Share this article on Facebook Pro-aborts attack ultra-sound – The improvement of ultrasound technology has probably contributed in many cases to the choice for life rather than death for unborn children. Juxtapose that to the

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: academic attire for priests – From a priest reader:      I would like to know what the appropriate academic dress is for priests at a graduation ceremony. I understand that the current “secular”

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: Am I blue? – I took a walk back to where the blue birds hang out. They are pretty wary.  I wasn’t able to get very close. A couple sparrows were having a mid-air tiff. Back to the

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