Catholic News Headlines May 17, 2010


May. 16, 7pm—May. 17, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook Strong Faith – “As faith grows strong, error is conquered and melts away.”  (St. Paulinus of Nola, Magnificat, July ’09, p. 292)

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Share this article on Facebook Bolivian president makes proposals on priesthood to Pope – Vatican City, May 17, 2010 / 10:15 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bolivian president Evo Morales was in the Vatican on Monday morning for an audience with Pope Benedict XVI.

Share this article on Facebook Church’s position on gay ‘marriage’ remains unchanged, maintains Argentinean archdiocese – Mendoza, Argentina, May 17, 2010 / 05:49 pm ( CNA ).- Amidst a national debate over making same-sex unions equal to marriage, the Archbishop of Mendoza in Argentina

Share this article on Facebook Legionaries of Christ expect papal delegate to be named before summer’s end – Rome, Italy, May 17, 2010 / 01:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Father Pedro Barrajon, said this week that he expects

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical council to discuss lay presence in politics – Vatican City, May 17, 2010 / 02:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Pontifical Council for Laity will soon celebrate its annual plenary meeting in Rome. The council cited

Share this article on Facebook Pope seemed like one of the family, says Fatima shrine priest – Fatima, Portugal, May 17, 2010 / 11:10 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Yesterday the rector of the Shrine of Fatima shared his personal impressions and those of the people of

Share this article on Facebook Spanish president to meet with Holy Father in June – Madrid, Spain, May 17, 2010 / 12:01 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The Vice President of Spain, Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, announced last week that President Jose

Share this article on Facebook Vatican expert floats names for Legion delegate – Rome, Italy, May 17, 2010 / 04:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Monday, Italian journalist and Vatican expert Sandro Magister commented on the Vatican’s future plans to

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Iron Man 2′ deflects ‘Robin Hood’s’ bows and arrows – “Iron Man 2″ is still at the top spot at the nation’s box offices, in spite of the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Major British airports closed due to volcanic ash – London’s two major airports have closed temporarily after the still erupting Icelandic volcano has sent …

Share this article on Facebook Over 200,000 Pilgrims Gather in St. Peter’s Square in Massive Show of Solidarity with the Pope – Pope Benedict XVI told the faithful, “Dear friends.It is beautiful to see this multitude today in St. …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook BP declares success with pipe insertion – BP, the owners of the collapsed oil rig Deepwater Horizon that sent untold gallons of crude into the Gulf of …

Share this article on Facebook Oil plumes discovered as large as 10 miles long – Scientists gauging the ecological havoc wrought by the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico have discovered …

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin joins in favor of Arizona immigration law – Former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin has joined in the chorus supporting Arizona’s tougher – and …

Share this article on Facebook Sexually dangerous inmates can be held past prison terms – The Supreme Court has ruled that prison inmates who are considered sexually dangerous can be detained past their …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook What does it mean to have a “personal relationship” with Jesus? – Q: Dear Father John, what does it mean to have a “personal relationship with Christ?” I pray regularly (rosary, Liturgy of the Hours, etc) and go to mass regularly,

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Filipino migrants in New Zealand want economic policy overhaul – ANTIPOLO CITY, May 17, 2010—Migrante New Zealand asks president-elect Noynoy Aquino to do an economic overhaul in order to revive the country’s dying economy, to secure

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook He who controls the light – A while back my husband and I were leaving a party at a rural house , and we had to walk in the dark to get to our car. It was a moonless night, and as the glow of the

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Buckle Up. Fascism Ahead. – Everything Obama’s regulatory czar says in this interview scares the heck out of me. Everything. But the lowlight is when he says “The word ‘voluntary’ is a little

Share this article on Facebook I Want Bill Donohue’s Job – There is quite the tiff going on between William Donohue of the Catholic League and the denizens of dissent at the National Catholic Reporter. It seems that other NCR

Share this article on Facebook Nun Excommunicated for Approving Abortion – A nun reportedly approved of an abortion and is now automatically excommunicated. This, of course, is already being portrayed as the Church oppressing pregnant women and

Share this article on Facebook Vote For This Guy!! Awesome Squared! – I don’t know what the Alabama Agriculture Commissioner does. Truth is, I have no idea who Dale Peterson is and what his qualifications for the job are. I don’t know

Share this article on Facebook Why Modern Vampires Suck – I hate vampires. You might say that’s a natural reaction to the undead. You’re supposed to hate them. But you don’t understand I really really hold a strong hate for the

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Ascension: Christ Remains Present in Human History – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2010 (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Regina Coeli with faithful gathered in St. Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Asks: Is the Church a Place of Hope? – Highlights Goodness Amid Darkness MUNICH, Germany, MAY 16, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is affirming that despite the “weeds” in the Church, there is still hope,

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Receives President of Bolivia – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning Evo Morales Ayma, president of the

Share this article on Facebook Church To Celebrate Feast Of St. Rita, ‘Expert In Suffering’ – CNA STAFF, May 16, 2010 / 05:06 am (CNA).- On Saturday, May 22, the Church will celebrate the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a

Share this article on Facebook Legionaries Of Christ Expect Papal Delegate To Be Named Before Summer’s End – Rome, Italy, May 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Father Pedro Barrajon, said this week that he expects the Holy See

Share this article on Facebook Phoenix Catholic Hospital Defends Abortion That Took Place There; Bishop Warns Of Excommunication – APRIL 17 (Catholic World News) —- In late 2009, an abortion took place at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix after a hospital ethics committee deemed

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For May 17 – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, as his special envoy to celebrations

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Council To Discuss Lay Presence In Politics – Vatican City, May 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pontifical Council for Laity will soon celebrate its annual plenary meeting in Rome. The council cited repeated calls by

Share this article on Facebook Pope Seemed Like One Of The Family, Says Fatima Shrine Priest – Fatima, Portugal, May 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Yesterday the rector of the Shrine of Fatima shared his personal impressions and those of the people of Portugal with

Share this article on Facebook Pope Thanks Church and Italian People for Their Support – VATICAN CITY, 16 MAY 2010 (VIS) – After praying the Regina Coeli today, the Pope thanked the 200,000 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square and Via della Conciliazione

Share this article on Facebook Survey Again Shows Self-Identified Pro-Lifers Slightly Outnumber Pro-Choice In U.S. – Princeton, N.J., May 17, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- A Gallup poll of Americans’ views on abortion again reports that slightly more Americans self-identify as pro-life

Share this article on Facebook The Church Is a Place of Hope – VATICAN CITY, 15 MAY 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was a Message from the Pope to participants in the “Kirchentag”, an ecumenical event being celebrated in Munich,

Share this article on Facebook US Court Urged To Dismiss Abuse Lawsuit Against Vatican – APRIL 17 (Catholic World News) — The Vatican is asking an American court to dismiss an effort by sex-abuse victims to bring suit against the Pope and the Holy See,

Share this article on Facebook Vesakh: Christians, Buddhists and Respect for Environment – VATICAN CITY, 17 MAY 2010 (VIS) – Made public today was the annual Message to Buddhists for the Feast of Vesakh, issued by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious

Share this article on Facebook Why The Media Matters – Archbishop Vincent Nichols’ Address to Communications Professionals LONDON, MAY 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is the text from a lecture given by Archbishop Vincent

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Getting Our Hands Dirty – Danielle Bean: How my garden grows | Juliette and I picked up some plants yesterday and now my hard-working 10-year-old is putting my abandoned poor, pathetic herb

Share this article on Facebook Gift of Fortitude – Danielle Bean: Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 4 | Day 4 Fortitude:

Share this article on Facebook Moms and Dads Dish – 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 Staying Sane – Rachel Balducci: Newborns are not for wimps! | Things are a little challenging around my home right now. I mean, in general things are wonderful. But with a six-week-old

Share this article on Facebook The Heresy of Prayer Economy – Heidi Bratton: How makeup improved my prayer life | For the past three years I have had the same pink-capped, 1-ounce tube of Mary Kay foundation gathering dust on a

Share this article on Facebook What to Do When You’re Stressed – Danielle Bean: | Listen up, girls. You’re mother is right. If you are feeling stressed, just calling home can make it all better. Or at least help calm you down, anyway.

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook A Pro-life iPad App from Pampers? – Isn’t it sad that we are surprised when a big corporation does something overtly pro-life? Most are so focused on not offending anybody that they wouldn’t dream of doing

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook God The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is God, and all He does and speaks to us is consistent with what God the Father and God the Son have done and spoken. In the sixteenth chapter of John’s

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Grant Official Threatens Catholic Schools over Lesbian Case – Since Lord Alfred Douglas’s 1894 poem “Two Loves,” which was used at Oscar Wilde’s trial, homosexuality has been referred to as “the love that dare not speak its name.”

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Bad Day for Incumbents

Share this article on Facebook Christian schools have ‘right’ to exclude those who undermine religious values – Washington D.C., May 14, 2010 / 01:05 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After a Catholic elementary school was recently corrected by the Boston archdiocese for canceling the

Share this article on Facebook Europe’s abortion rules – Below is a very helpful guide to the current abortion laws in Europe. You can get a fuller description of each country’s laws here . I love charts and graphs. :)

Share this article on Facebook Michigan’s Rima Fakih Wins Miss USA Pageant – She’s an Arab American whose family celebrates both Christian and Muslim holidays. She went to a Catholic school and believes that birth control should be covered by

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – The Attorney General of the United States objects to a state law he hasn’t read. The law is 10 pages long. Even I read it.

Share this article on Facebook Profile of Courage: Team Hoyt – If this doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will.

Share this article on Facebook Questionable Practices – The Shady Side of In Vitro Fertilization By Father John Flynn, L.C. ROME, MAY 16, 2010 ( Zenit.org ).- The Catholic Church’s opposition to in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – May 17, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on May 17 4:00 – Pastoral Theology: What is it and why does it matter? Pastoral Theology is the branch of theology concerned

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Answering Christians Who Say: I’m Not Called to the Pro-Life Movement – After 20 years of involvement in the pro-life movement I have heard all the excuses under the sun for why people won’t get involved and take a stand. No matter what the

Share this article on Facebook Arizona Pro-Life Advocates Say Legislative Session Most Pro-Life in History – Phoenix, AZ (LifeNews.com) — Arizona is becoming a case study in what can happen when a pro-abortion governor is replaced by someone who appreciates the pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Emily’s List Fundraises for Barbara Boxer After Pro-Life Groups Back Fiorina – Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) — Sensing that Barbara Boxer, the California Democrat who is the leader of the pro-abortion forces in the Senate, is in for the election

Share this article on Facebook Media Gives 10 Times More Conservative Labels for Alito Than Liberal for Kagan – In contrast, all three networks made a major deal out of the last person nominated by a Republican President for a slot on the Court, Justice Samuel Alito.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Opens Houston Abortion Business, Largest in Nation – Houston, TX (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood, yesterday, officially opened its massive new Houston regional headquarters in what is considered the largest abortion

Share this article on Facebook Students for Life Sponsors Pro-Life Petition Against Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Students for Life of America, the national pro-life organization for college and university students, is sponsoring a web site and

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 150,000 Rally at St. Peter’s Basilica to Show Support for Pope – By Hilary WhiteROME, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican police estimate that over 150,000 people packed into St. Peter’s Piazza this Sunday for the pope’s

Share this article on Facebook Canada’s March for Life Draws Unprecedented Media Coverage – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa drew unprecedented media coverage from

Share this article on Facebook CBC Commissions Study of its own Bias amidst “Culture War” Controversy – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of Canada’s public broadcaster told the Senate finance committee that the Canadian

Share this article on Facebook Charges Dropped against UK Preacher who Called Homosexual Acts a Sin – By Hilary White  WORKINGTON, UK, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Charges have been dropped against Dale Mcalpine, an evangelical street preacher from Workington in

Share this article on Facebook Famed Pro-Life Canadian Priest Receives Death Threat – Man Arrested – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A famed Canadian pro-life priest who has witnessed to the sanctity of life on Parliament Hill

Share this article on Facebook Hasselbeck: Conservatives Should Stop ‘Hating on’ Gay ‘Marriage’ – By James Tillman NEW YORK, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Elisabeth Hasselbeck, usually judged the right-leaning co-host of ABC’s The View, has recommended that

Share this article on Facebook Lila Rose Seeking to Bring Abortion Sting Operations to Canada – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, the student-led pro-life group that has rocked the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Marquette Prof: Why was Lesbian Sociologist Offered Job in the First Place? – By James Tillman MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Marquette University has seen much controversy erupt over its retraction of a job offer last

Share this article on Facebook Republicans Not Planning to Filibuster Kagan: Sen. Kyl – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A judiciary committee Republican has said he does not expect that the GOP will attempt to mount a

Share this article on Facebook Retiring Austrian Wants Softer Church Stand on Gays, Divorce – By Peter J. SmithEISENSTADT, Austria, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With his resignation already submitted to Pope Benedict XVI, an Austrian bishop is firing his

Share this article on Facebook Sunday’s Papal Rally: Whatever the Mainstream Media Says, the Reality is Love – A Reflection by Hilary WhiteROME, May 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – There is one thing that still surprises me about Italy: the Italians love the pope. Even when they

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Controversial Speakers at Catholic Colleges Declines in 2010 – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Since the months-long scandal that surrounded the commencement address by President Barack Obama at the University of Notre

Share this article on Facebook Nun Excommunicated for Allowing Abortion – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A nun serving as the administrator of a Catholic hospital in Phoenix has been excommunicated after allowing an abortion to be

Share this article on Facebook Police Foil Plot to Kill Pope – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Italian authorities have deported two Moroccan students who were plotting to kill Pope Benedict XVI during his recent visit to

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Obama Supporters Mostly Non-Churchgoers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new Gallup poll has found that President Obama is drawing most of his support from among those people who seldom or never

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Hands Down Two Important Decisions Today – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Supreme Court has handed down two long-awaited decisions today; one ruling will not allow teens to serve life sentences

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook ICRSS in Ireland – The following photos were sent in of a Mass organized by the Latin Mass Society of Ireland , offered at St. Mary’s Church, Navan in the Diocese of Meath. The celebrant

Share this article on Facebook The Future Liturgy of an Anglican Ordinariate: Four Forms – The Roman Liturgical Books and the English Missal – Continuing our consideration of the possibilities presented for the liturgy of an Anglican Ordinariate, we turn now to a consideration offered by Fr. John Hunwicke, SSC,

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Political correctness on the beauty pageant runway – By Mary DeTurris Poust Remember back in the days when just about every question asked of beauty queens during those dreadful pageants warranted a response of “world

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Do not learn from this man – Hands down, this guy is the least motivating motivational speaker I have ever run across. And the funniest, too. My favorite line is, “You can do anything that you think

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Padre Pio and Mass at his Tomb, then St. Michael the Archangel – What a day!

Share this article on Facebook St. Paul did NOT Write for Us! – When arguments about salvation arise between Catholics and Protestants, the Bibles are usually opened to Galatians and Romans. Are we saved by faith alone or are works

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook A Plethora of Nun Pictures – Suspecting that only Carolina Cannonball is more fixated than I on all things nun-ish, I bring you something pretty extraordinary, via Kansas Catholic , four pages

Share this article on Facebook Rima Fakih is Gorgeous; That is All – The Miss America Pageant , and a few others, like to say that they are all about showcasing talent and poise for the purpose of awarding scholarships. Fine. Preserving

Share this article on Facebook Sometimes Things Don’t Work Out – So, I spent a good portion of the morning writing something that I thought you’d enjoy. It concerned a pal, but it was funny and sort of sweet, and I had written a

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook ANG PAGPUPUMILIT NG MGA BORN AGAIN NA SUMASAMBA TAYO SA MGA DIOS-DIOSAN – Pastor Eddie Villanueva of Jesus Is Lord Movement [JIL] campaigning for the Presidency during the 2010 election before his giant image on the stage. Following the logic

Share this article on Facebook ON HOW TO PRAY THE ROSAY by Venerable Pope John Paul The Great – Madonna and Child by Raphael, c. 1503 THE ROSARY BEADS The traditional aid used for the recitation of the Rosary is the set of beads. At the most superficial level, the

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook An anti-Catholic editorial in Hell’s Bible… again – From Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) comes this anti-Catholic blast. Editorial Justice for Child Abuse Victims Published: May 14, 2010 The Catholic Church is

Share this article on Facebook Catholic sister, hospital administrator, excommunicated for approving abortion – In a NewsCore story we read that that whole “magisterium of nuns” thing does work so well when bishops have backbones. Arizona Hospital Nun Excommunicated For Allowing

Share this article on Facebook Hell’s Bible on Archbp. Dolan of NY – Hell’s Bible is again going after Archbishop Timothy Dolan, of New York. In a front page article – not for a change written by Laurie Goodstein or Rachel Donadio,

Share this article on Facebook Horror story in China – With a tip of the biretta to Mulier Fortis comes this piece of horror in Shanghai Times. Aborted baby cries before cremation  RSS |  Mobile Newspaper |  Newsletter

Share this article on Facebook National Catholic Fishwrap receives a response – Just for a moment I thought that perhaps that the temperature in Hell was dropping, that the Lord was about to return, the Cubs might have a shot at the Series.   I saw

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: Latin forms of confirmation names, genders – A question came in from a priest friend preparing confirmands for confirmation in the older traditional, form. The question posed was about the Latin form of the name

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