Catholic News Headlines May 21, 2010


May. 20, 7pm—May. 21, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook WHAT IS A PHARISEE? – “In spite of being religious leaders, they do not have the strong principles that could give meaning to their words and their deeds.  They are practical men who dedicate

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Belgian bishops apologize for treatment of abuse cases, vow changes – Brussels, Belgium, May 20, 2010 / 10:49 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Bishops of Belgium have apologized for aggression against victims of sexual abuse and for the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI says Europe’s Christian roots can inspire real human progress – Vatican City, May 21, 2010 / 01:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Christian roots of Europe can “inspire a new humanism,” said the Holy Father on Thursday evening at the

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Argentina reiterate rejection of homosexual ‘marriage’ – Cordoba, Argentina, May 21, 2010 / 06:10 pm ( CNA ).- The bishops of the province of Cordoba in Argentina have reiterated the Catholic Church’s rejection of changes to

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian congresswoman whose mother was raped voices opposition to abortion – Brasilia, Brazil, May 21, 2010 / 02:07 pm ( CNA ).- Brazilian Congresswoman Fatima Pelaes shared her personal testimony on the floor of the Brazilian House of

Share this article on Facebook Holy Spirit gives Church authority to evangelize, Pope explains – Vatican City, May 21, 2010 / 10:30 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- “The conversion of the world to Christ is not something we produce, but something given to us,” the Holy Father

Share this article on Facebook MTV Italy program on teen pregnancy ‘well done,’ says Catholic doctor – Rome, Italy, May 20, 2010 / 09:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Neonatal doctor Carlo Bellieni writes in Thursday’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano that he is “pleasantly

Share this article on Facebook New study shows family structure influences sexual orientation of women – Washington D.C., May 21, 2010 / 03:21 am ( CNA ).- Family Research Council released a new study on Thursday, detailing how women who grow up without their biological

Share this article on Facebook Outgoing CUA president laments ‘confusion’ about Catholic identity in higher education – Washington D.C., May 21, 2010 / 06:12 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Catholic higher education in the U.S. needs more guidance because of “confusion” about Catholic identity,

Share this article on Facebook Ruling by court will not silence Church, says Costa Rican bishop – San José, Costa Rica, May 21, 2010 / 01:00 am ( CNA ).- Bishop Francisco Ulloa of Cartago in Costa Rica expressed regret this week over the recent ruling by the

Share this article on Facebook USCCB leaves civil rights coalition after Kagan endorsement highlights differences – Washington D.C., May 20, 2010 / 07:37 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Saying the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR) has “moved beyond” traditional civil

Share this article on Facebook World needs real Christians in politics and society, says Pope – Vatican City, May 21, 2010 / 11:51 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI addressed the role of the faithful in politics during an audience with members of the

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Civil rights leaders rally around arrested Malawi homosexuals – An openly homosexual African couple has been sentenced to 14 years of hard labor for what the judge …

Share this article on Facebook Clinton warns North Korea – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a strong warning to North Korea over the alleged torpedo attack that …

Share this article on Facebook Pope: Modern European Culture Must Not Forget Its Christian Heritage and Roots – ‘Modern culture, particularly in Europe, runs the risk of amnesia, of forgetting and thus abandoning the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI: We Need Authentically Christian Politicians – The Pope said that although the “technical formation of politicians” is not part of …

Share this article on Facebook President’s top intelligence adviser resigns – National Intelligence Director Dennis C. Blair announced his resignation as the president’s top …

Share this article on Facebook Tea Party candidate calls BP criticism ‘un-American’ – Kentucky Republican Senate candidate and Tea Party favorite Rand Paul called U.S. President Barack …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook First living cell controlled by synthetic DNA developed – Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Aquino election, EU presence in peace talks, developments ‘made in heaven’—priest – CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 21, 2010—The formal and official entry of the influential but neutral European Union (EU) to the formal peace negotiations in Mindanao and the

Share this article on Facebook Election fraud bared in Aurora town – DINGALAN, Aurora, May 21, 2010—Massive vote buying marked the election period in this poor municipality of Dingalan, a priest said. Expressing dismay on the culture of

Share this article on Facebook EU participation in peace process a ‘landmark development’ – MILF – CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, May 21, 2010—The Moro Islamic Liberation Front welcomed Thursday with open arms the participation of the European Union (EU) to its ongoing peace

Share this article on Facebook Police nab armed man in Bataan Cathedral compound – BALANGA, Bataan, May 21, 2010— A 34-year-old man armed with a handgun was collared by government agents while suspiciously wandering within the Bataan Cathedral compound

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 81) – — 1 — I have this pipe dream of starting a bed and breakfast with no artificial light . I keep thinking about it after all the great comments to my post about light,

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Dem Compares GOP to Al Qaeda – I’d say “Wow” if I didn’t already know that Alan Grayson was a maniac. Jim Geraghty writes: Democratic donors have given $2.6 million to Alan Grayson this cycle, and it

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Barron: Why Did God Create the World? – Fr. Barron’s pretty amazing the way he takes complex subjects and allows even dummies like me to understand.

Share this article on Facebook Hey GOP! Stop Going on MSNBC!!! – Hey GOP! Here’s a brilliant idea. Stop ambling into enemy territory expecting to be treated like a friend. In short, stop trusting MSNBC. They’re not interested in

Share this article on Facebook Is The Pope Rewriting History – Here is the take-away folks. You can be a history professor at Oxford and still be a complete moron. The really sad this is that Diarmaid MacCulloch is actually writing

Share this article on Facebook Priest Questions Bishop Olmsted – The Church’s sexual abuse scandal is the “blame Bush” of Catholicism. Anything that goes wrong anywhere that has even the remotest connection to Catholicism can be

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Says Europe’s Christian Roots Can Inspire Real Human Progress – Vatican City, May 21, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Christian roots of Europe can “inspire a new humanism,” said the Holy Father on Thursday evening at the concert given as

Share this article on Facebook Holy Spirit Gives Church Authority To Evangelize, Pope Explains – Vatican City, May 21, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- “The conversion of the world to Christ is not something we produce, but something given to us,” the Holy Father told

Share this article on Facebook Illiterate But Wise, a Healer of Body and Soul: Teresa Manganiello – By Carmen Elena Villa BENEVENTO, Italy, MAY 20, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Despite her little formation, she was known for her great spiritual wisdom and, despite her short

Share this article on Facebook Modern Culture Risks Forgetting Christian Heritage – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2010 (VIS) – Yesterday evening in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, Benedict XVI attended a concert in honour of his birthday and the anniversary of his

Share this article on Facebook Moscow Recovering 2 Icons Hidden in Soviet Era – MOSCOW, MAY 21, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Two icons covered in plaster on towers of the Moscow Kremlin are being restored. It is believed the icons of Christ the Savior and St.

Share this article on Facebook Outgoing CUA President Laments ‘Confusion’ About Catholic Identity In Higher Education – Washington D.C., May 21, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic higher education in the U.S. needs more guidance because of “confusion” about Catholic identity, the outgoing

Share this article on Facebook Pope Meets with Members of Pontifical Missionary Works – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2010 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican the Holy Father received participants in the ordinary assembly of the superior council of the Pontifical

Share this article on Facebook President of Dominican Republic Received by Benedict XVI – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today: “This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in

Share this article on Facebook The Shroud’s Stillness; Housing a Relic – Joining the Orderly Lines in Turin By Elizabeth Lev ROME, MAY 20, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Last week I became one of the 1.5 million pilgrims (and counting!) who’ve visited

Share this article on Facebook We Need Authentically Christian Politicians – VATICAN CITY, 21 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received participants in the twenty-fourth plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Laity who are

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Choice Words – Dr. Ray Guarendi: Nipping Bad Language in the Bud | Q. Any good words of advice for stopping bad words from a 3-year-old? The problem is just starting, and I don’t want

Share this article on Facebook Gift of Wisdom – Danielle Bean: Novena to the Holy Spirit Day 8 | Day 8 Wisdom:

Share this article on Facebook Giving Too Much? – Arwen Mosher: Finding the balance in generosity | The responses to my “Helping Hands” post from Monday made me realize: wow, I was taking a simplistic view of this one!

Share this article on Facebook Just One Small Thing – Hallie Lord: What lifts your spirits and gets you through the day? | I never cease to be amazed how much it invigorates me when I have the time and energy to start my

Share this article on Facebook Mass Changes – Rebecca Teti: getting ready for the new translations | Are you aware that a new translation of the Mass is soon to be implemented? The Holy See has approved a new

Share this article on Facebook Panera – Pay What You Can – Lisa Hendey: Will this experiment work? | I LOVE my local Panera Bread.  Along with its strong coffee and free Internet connection, our cafe offers a great spot for me

Share this article on Facebook Priestly Statistics – Rachel Balducci: Interesting survey on latest ordinands | A recent study put out by the USCCB finds that 92 percent of men who will be ordained to the priesthood this

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

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Strangely…I couldn’t stop laughing at this – Every once in awhile one of those performances comes along that changes you forever. It just really touches you. Well this guy is something else. And by something else I

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook In the Holy Spirit we have the power to love – The letter to the Hebrews tells us that Jesus Christ made the sacrifice of Himself upon the cross “through the eternal spirit”. This makes sense, because the Holy Spirit

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Okay, Let’s Talk Galactica Finale (Part 2) – Yesterday I said I’d continue this series by talking first about the things I liked and then the things I didn’t, but after further thought I decided to go hour-by-hour

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Barack Obama Sees Approval Ratings Decline After Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama has seen has approval ratings decline in the aftermath of his selecting pro-abortion Solicitor general Elena

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Condemn UK Television Ads for Abortion, Banned in Northern Ireland – London, England (LifeNews.com) — The Catholic bishops in England have joined with pro-life groups to condemn the showing of television advertisements for abortion.

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Leave Coalition Group Backing Pro-Abortion Pick Elena Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The nation’s Catholic bishops have left a coalition of organizations that recently endorsed the Supreme Court nomination of pro-abortion

Share this article on Facebook Elena Kagan’s Political Contributions Go to Pro-Abortion Democrats, Radicals – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As the analysis continues on Elena Kagan, more evidence is coming out about the company she keeps and how it would influence her role as

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Democrat: Elena Kagan Not Pro-Abortion Enough, FRC Disagrees – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — One of the leading pro-abortion Democrats in the House is complaining that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not pro-abortion enough.

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin Pro-Life Speech Prompts Debate Over Susan B. Anthony, Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Following the speech former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave to a packed house for the Susan B. Anthony List, two critics

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook “Frankenstein” or Scientific Breakthrough?: U.S. … – By Hilary WhiteMay 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An American pioneer biologist and entrepreneur, Craig Venter of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in Maryland and

Share this article on Facebook After Canadian Success, EPC to Host Assisted Suicide “Push Back” Seminar in Seattle – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiMay 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the successful defeat of a bill to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada by a vote of

Share this article on Facebook Canadian PM Harper Opposes Law Protecting Women from Coercive Abortions – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper today openly opposed a bill seeking to protect women from

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal O’Malley: Catholic Schools do not Exclude ‘Categories of People’ – By Kathleen GilbertBOSTON, Massachusetts, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston is standing behind the archdiocese’s distancing of itself

Share this article on Facebook Half of Catholic Religion Students in Spain Support Abortion: Study – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanMADRID, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Almost half of the students who take Catholic religion classes in Spain say that abortion is

Share this article on Facebook Human Life International Launches New United States Pro-life Initiative – By Peter J. Smith FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human Life International, the world’s largest international pro-life organization, has

Share this article on Facebook Hundreds of Late-Term Abortions Committed in Victoria, Australia – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiMELBOURNE, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – According to the most recent figures released in the annual report of the Australian Consultative

Share this article on Facebook Knights of Columbus Rejection of Request to Expel Pro-Abort Knights Receives Criticism – By Kathleen Gilbert and Steve JalsevacBOSTON, Massachusetts, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Knights of Columbus have confirmed that local councils do not have the

Share this article on Facebook Lesbian ‘Catholic’ Priestess Denied Catholic Funeral Rites – By Peter J. Smith CHICAGO, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Archdiocese of Chicago has denied a Catholic funeral to a practicing lesbian because she incurred

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re: Human Services Dept. Allegedly Pressured Teen to Get AbortionDear Editor, We see many late term abortions taking place at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center and forced

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Ultrasound Mandate for Abortion – By Peter J. SmithBATON ROUGE, Louisiana, May 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senators in Louisiana overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday that seeks to expand the

Share this article on Facebook More Abortion Workers Quit with Pro-Lifers’ Help – Commentary by David Bereit, National Director, 40 Days for LifeMay 20, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A few nights ago, I shared the stage at a pregnancy center banquet in

Share this article on Facebook Portuguese Bishops Denounce Newly-Instituted Same-Sex “Marriage” – By Patrick B. CraineLISBON, Portugal, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishops of Portugal have denounced Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva’s

Share this article on Facebook Protests Mount against UK Abortion Ads as Bishops Condemn – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have condemned television commercials for one of the world’s largest

Share this article on Facebook Replica Replacing Stolen Mojave Cross Removed by Officials – By James Tillman MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE, California, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — On Thursday a replica of the much-disputed cross stolen from a federal park on

Share this article on Facebook Star of ‘Bella’ To Host First Latino Pro-Life Congress – LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Eduardo Verástegui, Latin American superstar and the lead of the pro-life film “Bella,” is hosting the first ever Latino

Share this article on Facebook Suit Challenges Regulations Hitting Crisis Pregnancy Centers – By James TillmanGREENBELT, Maryland, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund, filed suit this Wednesday against Maryland’s Montgomery

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Hearings Set for June 28 – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Senate hearings to vet Solicitor General Elena Kagan, known for her pro-abortion and homosexualist

Share this article on Facebook USCCB to Congress: Time to Reform the Health Reform – By James TillmanWASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States

Share this article on Facebook Woman Who Suffered Rape and Abortion as Teen: Thank You Cardinal Ouellet – By Thaddeus M. Baklinski and John JalsevacTo sign a petition in support of Cardinal Ouellet, click here.OTTAWA, May 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Angelina Steenstra may

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Another Catholic School Refuses Admission to Child of Same-Sex Couple – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston is standing behind the pastor of a Catholic elementary school in his

Share this article on Facebook Beware of Public Swimming Pools! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A rise in the number of pool-related illnesses has prompted the largest report ever done by the Centers for Disease Control and

Share this article on Facebook Ranks of Permanent Deaconate Swell Worldwide – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Even though the ranks of the priesthood have been declining in many parts of the world, the number of permanent deacons has

Share this article on Facebook Scientists Create New Life Form in Lab – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Scientists around the globe are expressing alarm after news broke that a U.S. biologist has created a new life form, nicknamed

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Music: Behind the Curve – I never laughed so hard at a museum as when I once saw an exhibition of select holy cards from the 1960s and 1970s. They didn’t feature clear and inspiring images of

Share this article on Facebook Parish Book of Chant, Accompaniments – A nice beginning to accompaniments for the Parish Book of Chant .

Share this article on Facebook Sequence for Pentecost – Scholas need to get ready for this piece for Pentecost. This version is very beautiful and displays the flexibility of Gregorian rhythm. Compare with this more

Share this article on Facebook Thinking about Inculturation – Perhaps there is a tendency to think that inculturation is a novelty, or just something restricted to the Church’s recent missionary activity. Yet, although the

Share this article on Facebook Tiepolo’s Immaculate Conception – It might be said of Venetian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) that he is one of the last great painters of sacred art who painted in the baroque tradition

Share this article on Facebook Veni Sancte Spiritus – Here is a commentary on the Gospel alleluia for Pentecost, Veni Sancte Spiritus. It is by Ted Krasnicki In the musical treasure of Gregorian chant there are some

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict: ‘We are all pilgrims.’ – By Mary DeTurris Poust Yesterday, when I was doing a live interview on Twitter about the catechism (related to my book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook My advice to a discouraged young man struggling with a habitual sin – On my “Open Line” radio show last week, a 25 year-old man called to discuss his plight of not being able to overcome a serious sinful habit. In his dejection over his

Share this article on Facebook Priest sells convent to Muslims for a mosque on a street named for 9-11 hero – Okay, this is galling on a couple different levels. Plot summary: The pastor of a Catholic parish sold the parish convent to an “Islamic Organization,” which is going to

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Bishops do the Right Thing (finally) – US bishops withdraw from coalition that backs Kagan for Supreme Court http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6381 The United States Conference

Share this article on Facebook Gorgeous St. John Laterans in Rome – Since we are here today, I thought I would allow you to join us with this fantastic, interactive, surround photo/video. This is St. John Lateran Church in Rome. It

Share this article on Facebook Touring Ancient Rome on Foot – Great day, sore feet, much learned, very spiritual, Colosseum, ancient churches, historty and love for our Catholic truth and faith, delicious food, delicious words,

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Dwelling in Possibilities of Life & Death – We have recently seen pro-life conservatives like Sarah Palin and Ed Morrissey admit that fear of the unknown, and the possibility of complicated outcomes, were brief

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook Chicago ‘womanpriest’ will not be buried in Catholic cemetery – The Lord Jesus with His all-males Apostles. Only in the malicious mind of Dan Brown exists the so-called woman-apostle and only among the pagan religions of ancient

Share this article on Facebook MARRIED, FORMER PROTESTANT MINISTER PREPARING FOR PRIESTHOOD – Ordination to the Order of Presbyter Rochester, N.Y., May 20 (CNA) .- As former Protestant minister Scott Caton prepares for his ordination as a Catholic priest in 2011,

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Note Way Forward With Health Care, Clarify Misconceptions – WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops called for steps to protect the lives of the most vulnerable, provide fairness for immigrants and guarantee conscience protections for

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Bp. Tobin (D. Providence) on the new translation of the Roman Missal – We are readying ourselves in the Church in the English speaking world for the reception and implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal. This new

Share this article on Facebook Is it just me, or is this a little creepy? – Did you see this? The new mascots for the London Olympics. Wenlock, left, the London 2012 Olympic mascot, and Mandeville, the Paraolympic mascot.

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 102: Exploring the new English translation of the Roman Canon; voicemail – Today we will make a audio comparison of the lame-duck ICEL version of the 1st Eucharistic Prayer now still in use with the new, approved and improved translation which

Share this article on Facebook Prayer request: seminarian with cancer – WDTPRSers… perhaps in your goodness, you would again think to ask God for a miracle in this concrete case of urgent need. In your charity will you please pray for a

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: does the Seal of confession apply also to the penitent? – From a reader: Except when he translates for or overhears another person’s confession, is a layman ever bound—like the priest—by the seal of Confession, such that he

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