Catholic News Headlines May 6, 2010


May. 5, 7pm—May. 6, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Consolation – If we try to escape sadness by seeking our consolation in sleep, we will fail to find what we are seeking, for we will lose in sleep the consolation we might have

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook CBS / N.Y. Times poll shows increase in Catholics’ approval of Pope Benedict – New York City, N.Y., May 6, 2010 / 08:43 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Most churchgoing Catholics say their feelings about the Church are unaffected by the Vatican’s handling

Share this article on Facebook Christians in Nepal pray Rosary for peaceful end to national strike – Kathmandu, Nepal, May 6, 2010 / 04:08 am ( CNA ).- After three days of general strikes in Nepal, local Christians have begun praying the Rosary for national peace.

Share this article on Facebook Iraqi Christians lament lack of government protection – Mosul, Iraq, May 6, 2010 / 02:48 am ( CNA ).- After a recent bomb blast and gun attack in Iraq that targeted Christian students, a local bishop has criticized the

Share this article on Facebook Madison surgical center abandons late-term abortion plans after pro-life protests – Madison, Wis., May 6, 2010 / 06:16 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Reporting a “pro-life victory,” pro-life leaders in Wisconsin have praised the Madison Surgery Center’s (MSC)

Share this article on Facebook Mexican cardinal says Legionary founder suffered from mental problems – Mexico City, Mexico, May 6, 2010 / 02:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a recent interview on Mexican radio, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara – a possible

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia Catholics donate $1.8 million to Haitian quake relief efforts – Philadelphia, Pa., May 5, 2010 / 07:55 pm ( CNA ).- Cardinal Justin Rigali presented a check for over $1.8 million to the president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on

Share this article on Facebook Pope accepts resignations of two Irish bishops for age reasons – Vatican City, May 6, 2010 / 10:17 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy See has accepted the resignations of the Irish bishops Francis Lagan, auxiliary of Derry, and Joseph

Share this article on Facebook Pope recognizes Rabbi Toaff’s birthday, friendship with John Paul II – Vatican City, May 6, 2010 / 12:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father joined in the celebration of the birthday of the former rabbi of Rome, Elio Toaff, with a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-marriage initiative under attack in Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico, May 6, 2010 / 11:58 am ( CNA ).- A Mexico City human rights group has asked the National Council for the Prevention and Eradication of

Share this article on Facebook Relics of St. Therese to be in South Africa during World Cup – Johannesburg, South Africa, May 6, 2010 / 01:03 am ( CNA ).- The South African Bishops Conference announced today that the relics of St. Thèrése of Lisieux will be in

Share this article on Facebook Swiss Guard welcomes 30 new members to elite force – Vatican City, May 6, 2010 / 01:43 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Pontifical Swiss Guard swore in 30 new recruits during a ceremony on an overcast Thursday evening at the

Share this article on Facebook Young people march against abortion in Madrid, carry photos of Martin Luther King – Madrid, Spain, May 6, 2010 / 06:12 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Some 60 young people from pro-life organizations in Madrid took part in a march against abortion in the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Ready Freddy? Horror icon springs back to life – He was known for his pizza complexion, battered hat, moldy sweater and manicure by way of Black & …

Share this article on Facebook The Apostle Paul as interpreted as Manga – The Japanese cartoon art form known as Manga is characterized by sweeping, dynamic black-and white illustration …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Nigerian president dies after lengthy illness – Described as a mild mannered former chemistry professor, Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua has died at …

Share this article on Facebook Orthodox Metropolitan Filaret: It’s Time to Take a Step Toward Unity – The time is now for the Orthodox and Catholic Churches to take a step toward unity, and for Benedict XVI and the …

Share this article on Facebook Syphilis epidemic growing in China – For every hour, a child born in China arrives to the world wracked with syphilis. This frightening sexually …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Federal official takes vacation while oil leaks – Department of Interior Chief of Staff Tom Strickland is responsible for coordinating a federal response to any …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League: Comedy Central Unveils ‘J.C.’ – A ‘Mock Jesus’ Television Show – All we know about “JC” is that it will be a half-hour show about Christ seeking to live a normal …

Share this article on Facebook Catholic League: New York Times Continues Its Agenda – There is no media outlet more obsessed with old stories about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church than the New …

Share this article on Facebook CBS / N.Y. Times poll shows increase in Catholics’ approval of Pope Benedict – Most churchgoing Catholics say their feelings about the Church are unaffected by the Vatican’s handling …

Share this article on Facebook Newsweek up for sale – Newsweek magazine is up for sale. Its parent company, The Washington Post, sees no future in the magazine which …

Share this article on Facebook One of three leaks in oil spill capped – One of three leaks at a broken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has been capped by emergency crews. A submarine robot …

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, Backhanded Compliments of the Catholic Church – Nicholas Kristoff in an editorial entitled “Who Can Mock This Church” does just …

Share this article on Facebook Pakistani Taliban may be linked to car bomb attempt – Investigators say that there is growing evidence that the Pakistani Taliban may have funded the failed car bomb …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook What about your experience with spiritual direction? – Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, More than 500 of you have told us that you are in an active spiritual direction relationship right now. Would you mind

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Comedy Central to Air Jesus Christ Sitcom – Comedy Central which messed its own shorts when some Muslim kid in his mom’s basement sent a threatening email about South Park is now announcing a new sitcom about

Share this article on Facebook Marriage as a Life Issue – The Guttmacher Institute released a study this week concerning the characteristics of women seeking abortion which has highlighted once again the importance of marriage.

Share this article on Facebook Students Punished for Wearing USA Flag – Normally, I’d just put this one up on The Reader but this one is just too crazy. This is where we’re at now huh? Can’t say I’m surprised. Zombie writes: Five students at

Share this article on Facebook The Third Secret – Did The Pope Lie? – Get ready for conspiracy season, opening day is almost here. Prepare thyself for an onslaught of information, speculation, and defamation over the next few weeks as the

Share this article on Facebook Whats Rocco Got That We Don’t Got? – Seriously, we are doing something wrong. Matt and I are like the Rodney Dangerfield’s of Catholic blogging. Nobody is offering us honorary degrees. This all just goes to

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Praises Sacrament of Marriage – Notes How Human Love Is Foretaste of Heaven VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI today praised the sacrament of marriage, saying it is “truly an

Share this article on Facebook CBS / N.Y. Times Poll Shows Increase In Catholics’ Approval Of Pope Benedict – New York City, N.Y., May 6, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Most churchgoing Catholics say their feelings about the Church are unaffected by the Vatican’s handling of recent

Share this article on Facebook Emir of Kuwait Received in Audience by the Holy Father – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2010 (VIS) – This morning the Holy Father received in audience His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, emir of Kuwait. Sheikh Sabah

Share this article on Facebook Making Papal Recommendations Concrete – Social Science Academy Concludes Plenary Session VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is calling for “public intervention” and “moral standards” to

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For May 6 – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Msgr. Liam MacDaid of the clergy of the diocese of Clogher, Ireland, chancellor of the diocesan curia, as

Share this article on Facebook Pope Points to Ecclesial Mission for Laity – VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI today encouraged youth, sick and newlyweds to do their part in building up the Church. In his traditional greetings

Share this article on Facebook Pope Receives the President of the Swiss Confederation – VATICAN CITY, 6 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique today: “This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Doris

Share this article on Facebook Relics Of St. Therese To Be In South Africa During World Cup – Johannesburg, South Africa, May 6, 2010 (CNA).- The South African Bishops Conference announced today that the relics of St. Thèrése of Lisieux will be in South Africa

Share this article on Facebook The Error of Training Professionals – Social Scientist Calls for Open-Minded Teamworkers VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Education is focused on “employability,” such that society does not seem to

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Benedict To Fatima – Rebecca Teti: what will the “intense message” be? | The Pope will visit Portugal next week. The “heart” of the trip will be a May 13th visit to Fatima. Vatican press

Share this article on Facebook Flashback to One – Arwen Mosher: Appreciating life now | When Blaise was born and we suddenly had two kids, Bryan and I realized that having only one kid is easy. You need one adult to

Share this article on Facebook It All Adds Up – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 65 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook Mother’s Day and Mom’s Night Out – Lisa Hendey: Take your pick – we’re talking about both on this week’s podcast! | This week, Sarah Reinhard joins Arwen and me for a true mom podcast (click here to

Share this article on Facebook Time to Talk Couples – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Marriage | (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 What’s in a Name? – Pat Gohn: an ongoing study of the Catechism | What does the name of your beloved mean to you?  Or the name of your child? Your best friend?  The name of a dear Mama or

Share this article on Facebook Whole Foods vs Walmart – Danielle Bean: Retail Giant is Changing the Organic and Local Food Market | Walmart does everything in a big way. Whatever the retail giant does seems to have vast

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook A Little Bit O’ Sense: Mojave Cross Can Stay – Here’s the latest from the front lines of the battle between Religious Freedom and Government Kingdom.  Last year I posted on the effort to remove the Mojave Cross

Share this article on Facebook Looks Powerful: To Be Born – Here’s a trailer to the upcoming movie, To Be Born (video below). Very emotional clip. Synopsis – To Be Born is about a young woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Communicate with Congress – Members of the House of Representatives have introduced legislation to fix the abortion funding provisions of the recently passed health care law. It would also protect

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook “Grave Sin” = Mortal Sin – The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: 1857 For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: “Mortal sin is sin whose object is grave matter and

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Homeland Security

Share this article on Facebook It is dangerous to think that religions are different paths to the same wisdom – To the most casual observer, it should be obvious that all religions are not one! Why the new atheists want a war against “religion” is self-serving. The broader the

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – In an MSNBC promo for his show, Keith Olbermann defends his practice of prohibiting any guests on his show who disagree with him. Olbermann claims he asks questions “to

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 6, 2010 – Talking about the Things That Matter Most on May 6 4:00 – Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sports In recent years the United States has seen an influx of

Share this article on Facebook U.S Catholics Show Mixed Views on Pope – Two-Thirds believe Benedict XVI should remain Pontiff, yet majority negative about addressing of sexual abuse issues UTICA, New York – Results of a new Zogby Interactive

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Diane Wood Would Give Obama a Reliable Abortion Advocate on Supreme Court – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama will likely name a Supreme Court nominee in the coming days or weeks and should he pick federal appeals court

Share this article on Facebook Florida Pro-Life Groups Urge Governor Crist to Sign Abortion-Ultrasound Bill – Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) — Florida Governor Charlie Crist is embroiled in a contentious Senate battle where pro-life candidate Marco Rubio has the backing of

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Personhood Amendment on Abortion Fails to Qualify for November Ballot – Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — The personhood amendment has failed to qualify for the November ballot in another state. One week after California organizers

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia Official, Pro-Life Advocates Respond to Teen Forced Abortion Case – Philadelphia, PA (LifeNews.com) — News of a teenager who was taken to New Jersey from her foster mother and allegedly pressured by city health department officials to

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Thinks Moms Want More Abortions for Mother’s Day – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — It’s a little difficult for people who were victims of abortion to purchase their mother a gift for Mother’s Day this weekend. But

Share this article on Facebook Whoopi Goldberg: Without Abortions, Mom’s More Likely to Hurt Kids Later – On ABC’s The View on Tuesday, as the group discussed a new law in Oklahoma that requires an ultrasound of an unborn baby be performed and the image offered to a pregnant

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Amnesty International Demands Lithuanian President Support ‘Gay Pride’ March – By Hilary White VILNIUS, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amnesty International has issued a media statement demanding that the president of Lithuania allow Gay Pride

Share this article on Facebook Appointment of Fisichella to New Pontifical Council a sign of ‘Cancer’ in the Church: John Smeaton – By Hilary WhiteROME, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One prominent pro-life leader has reacted angrily to the rumor, circulated last month by Italian and U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Commentary: It’s Getting Dangerous Out There — A Preacher Is Arrested in Britain – We are witnessing the constriction of Christian speech and the criminalizing of Christian ministry. The Bible clearly condemns homosexual behaviors, and the Christian

Share this article on Facebook Denmark Allows Gay Partners to Jointly Adopt Children – By Hilary WhiteCOPENHAGEN, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Danish parliament voted this week to allow homosexuals in legal civil partnerships to adopt children

Share this article on Facebook Even Pro-Abort UNICEF Says Stop Pushing Abortion in Canada’s G8 Plan – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At the same time as a pro-abortion Conservative senator’s advice to women’s groups to “shut the

Share this article on Facebook Ontario Court Protects Anonymity of Commentators on Conservative Message Board – By Patrick B. CraineMay 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Free-speech advocates are celebrating the Monday decision of the Ontario Divisional Court to protect the right to

Share this article on Facebook Radical Pro-Abort Diane Wood Headed to Supreme Court? – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Diane Wood, a Chicago federal judge known for her extreme hostility to even minimal legal

Share this article on Facebook Toronto Star: PM Harper Mulled Forcing Support for Pro-Abort Motion – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 5, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Prime Minister Stephen Harper planned to force members of the Conservative party to back a

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Facility Denies Abandoning Late-Term Abortion Plan – By Kathleen GilbertMADISON, Wisconsin, May 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Madison Surgery Center (MSC) is denying reports, spurred by a communication from the

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Catholic NJ Governor Supports “School Choice” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The newly elected Catholic Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has come out in favor of school choice, saying parents and

Share this article on Facebook Hawaii Governor Announces Obama Birthplace – but Questions Remain – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist During a radio interview, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle became the first government official to publicly announce the alleged

Share this article on Facebook Two-Thirds of American Catholics Support Pope – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In spite of the ongoing sex abuse crisis in the Church, a new poll by Zogby International has found that American Catholics

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Tour of the Sacristy of St. Stephen’s, Cleveland, Ohio – Since last August, when the following photos were sent to me, I have been meaning to share these with our readers. They came our way after I had noticed some images of a

Share this article on Facebook Mass Offered for the Holy Father in Santa Maria Maggiore – Yesterday, May 5th, on the feast of St. Pius V in the calendar of the usus antiquior , a solemn Mass in the same was offered in the chapel of SS. Madre di Dio “Salus

Share this article on Facebook Who is Diego Ortiz? – Earlier today, I had no idea who this man named Diego Ortiz was – I should have, and I’ve probably heard his music before but I had no direct consciousness. Then I

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Top Legion priest welcomes order’s overhaul – Here’s a first response of a top Legion of Christ priest to Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to name a delegate to steer the religious order through a major overhaul,

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Radio (finally) arrives in Washington, D.C. in a very big way – The EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network announced some big news this morning: W-M-E-T 1160 AM is now on the air… serving our nation’s capital — Washington DC!

Share this article on Facebook Love Will Keep Us Alive – I’m sure the Eagles didn’t have any theological or eschatological thoughts in mind when they wrote this beaut of a song, but even so, it seems to me that it

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook I am one of them – Practicing Catholics unfazed by abuse scandals; Pope’s popularity increasing http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6229 A new poll conducted by

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “No, we’re fearless and edgy. Really.” – This is both funny and a bit pathetic : Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on “South Park,” yet the network is developing a whole animated

Share this article on Facebook Shahzad’s grudge is recent? – The mainstream media has presented us with a plethora of possible motives behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing in Times Square. We have read that he was a victim of

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee’s Uncovered Disaster – A few days ago a reader asked me if I was going to be writing about the dramatic flooding in Nashville, and I said that I did mean to, and that it seemed to me the

Share this article on Facebook The Fundamental(ist) Imbalance – Nowadays, the truth of peace continues to be dramatically compromised and rejected by terrorism, whose criminal threats and attacks leave the world in a state of fear

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook SOMASCAN VICE PROVINCE FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA: ANNUAL RETREAT 2010 – Bro. Reynier, Fr. Abe, Bro. Manuel and Bro. Eugene Every year we Somascans are gathering together for a week of prayer and spiritual reflections. All religious are

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Card. Kasper on the talks between the SSPX and the Holy See – Apparently our Catholic identity is involved. This is from Reuters with my emphases and comments: Vatican talks with splinter group difficult  By Tom Heneghan, Religion

Share this article on Facebook CBS/NYT poll about the reaction of Americans to the recent clerical sexual abuse controversy – I was alerted to the following by a long-time reader. A poll conducted by CBS and Hell’s Bible (aka the New York Times) finds that, in spite of the efforts of the MSM,

Share this article on Facebook Color differentiation – A tip of the biretta to Mark Shea and Mike Flynn for this chuckle.  o{]:¬)

Share this article on Facebook Did you know… ? – … that if you are hard-boiling eggs, and you forget them, they eventually explode?

Share this article on Facebook Good News – I really need some of your good new.  It helps.

Share this article on Facebook Matthew Fox is still alive, and is still an idiot. – Yet another reason why Pope Benedict was right to issue Anglicanorum coetibus. A priest friend, Fr. GR, alerted me to this, on Virtue Online, a site for “orthodox

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