Catholic News Headlines May 26, 2010


May. 25, 7pm—May. 26, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook HOW TO LIVE LIFE – To me Jesus is the Life I want to live, the Light I want to reflect, the Way to the Father, the Love I want to express, the joy I want to share, the peace I want to sow

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput: Pope is not CEO and bishops are not his employees – Denver, Colo., May 26, 2010 / 03:00 pm ( CNA ).- In the midst of lawsuits attempting the implicate the Vatican for the failure of individual bishops to properly handle

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Gomez warmly welcomed in Los Angeles – Los Angeles, Calif., May 26, 2010 / 06:24 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Jose Gomez was officially welcomed at a Rite of Reception Mass in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal shares previously unpublished details about beatification of Fatima chlidren – Lisbon, Portugal, May 26, 2010 / 05:56 pm ( CNA ).- In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints,

Share this article on Facebook Catholic bishops in Sudan fear recent election could lead to war, says media group – Konigstein, Germany, May 26, 2010 / 03:03 am ( CNA ).- A media initiative dedicated to promoting the causes of persecuted Christians around the globe reported on Tuesday

Share this article on Facebook Family group asks lawmakers not to approve gay ‘marriage’ in Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 25, 2010 / 09:52 pm ( CNA ).- The Parents’ Network in Argentina recently called on Senators Jose Cano, Sergio Mansilla and Beatriz Rojkes de

Share this article on Facebook Law professors from 11 countries urge repeal of ban on crucifixes – Rome, Italy, May 26, 2010 / 01:01 am ( CNA ).- Thirty-seven law professors from countries around the globe have written to the European Court of Human Rights, urging

Share this article on Facebook Mexican cardinal urges priests to be ‘divine anchors’ for humanity – Mexico City, Mexico, May 26, 2010 / 11:48 am ( CNA ).- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on priests this week to be transformed by

Share this article on Facebook Pope receives Muslim, Orthodox delegations hoping for improved relations – Vatican City, May 26, 2010 / 01:35 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- L’Osservatore Romano reported several hopeful encounters the Holy Father had after Wednesday’s general audience

Share this article on Facebook Portuguese bishops to follow Pope’s suggestions for evangelization – Lisbon, Portugal, May 25, 2010 / 08:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The bishops of Portugal released a message last week emphasizing the value of the Holy Father’s words to

Share this article on Facebook Priestly authority comes only from Jesus, Pope Benedict teaches – Vatican City, May 26, 2010 / 10:33 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In his last catechesis on the priesthood, Pope Benedict dedicated his Wednesday audience address to the

Share this article on Facebook U.S. government brief criticizes abuse lawsuit against Vatican – Washington D.C., May 26, 2010 / 06:07 am ( CNA ).- In a lawsuit attempting to sue the Vatican for sexual abuse by a priest, the U.S. government has for the most part

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Young Priest On the Beauty of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass – An exclusive interview of Father Jeffery Fasching, a young priest who has discovered the beauty of the …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Dozens of civilians killed in Kingston gun battles – Forty-four civilians have been killed in gun battles in a Kingston slum as security forces have tried to route out …

Share this article on Facebook North Korean agency says all ties to south severed – North Korea hotly denies that one of its submarines sunk the South Korean warship Cheonan in March. A North Korean …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Feds Demand Court Toss Virginia Lawsuit Against Health Care Law – HHS Secretary Sebelius argued that Congress was well within its rights to impose a national health insurance …

Share this article on Facebook National Guard troops ordered to U.S. – Mexico border – President Barack Obama has ordered 1,200 National Guard troops along the U.S. – Mexico border. The move is seen as …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Ready For A New Health Care Fight: Set the Record Straight on Teaching – Our clear and consistent position has been misrepresented, misunderstood and misused for political and other …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arizona School Choice Suit – ADF attorneys argue that the program–which allows state residents to claim a tax credit for donations to private …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook A Ground Zero ‘Mega Mosque’ – Healing or Opening New Wounds? – A meeting of a Manhattan Community Board turned angry when a proposal for a new Mosque and Community Center were …

Share this article on Facebook Apple CEO: ‘You won’t be disappointed’ – One industry source has spilled the beans and says that Apple is planning to announce its …

Share this article on Facebook Crucial decision on Gulf of Mexico spill pending – With all other methods failing, BP is considering using a “top kill” procedure to stem the flow …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Man, you (Obama) got to get down here and take control of this!’ – Democratic strategist James Carville is calling directly on U.S. President Barack Obama to take a hands-on …

Share this article on Facebook Rash of Religious Vandalism – Acts of religious violence serve as grim reminders that what is sacred to some is simply seen by others as an …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Mary, Mother of the Church – Did you hear about Our Holy Father’s beautiful words on Pentecost about the role of the Blessed Mother in our celebration of this holy day? Pope Benedict XVI said that

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Most gov’t buildings in Region 10 unfriendly to PWDs – OPOL, Misamis Oriental, May 26, 2010—Only half the number of government-owned buildings and structures in Northern Mindanao and only 25 percent of private buildings and

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook The Gospel in 140 characters or less – Last week Rachel Held Evans emailed me with a surprising question : What is the Gospel? I kind of laughed. Well, that’s an easy question , I thought. But then I went to

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Brawling With The Ushers – Tell the truth. Haven’t you at least momentarily though about popping an overly officious and pushy church usher in the chops? Or maybe pulling his polyester jacket over

Share this article on Facebook I’m Batman – You ever wonder how Batman felt week after week capturing the Joker or Two Face and putting them in Gotham’s insane asylum known as Arkham only to see them break out in

Share this article on Facebook Obama’s a Wanna Be Dictator, Not a Leader – Barack Obama is not a leader. He’s a wanna-be dictator. A petulant one at that. The Hill describes the situation in the White House concerning the BP oil spill: As

Share this article on Facebook Video: Catholic School Vandalized – This is disgusting. “666” was written in different parts of the kitchen, a cross was displayed sacrilegiously and a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe was stabbed with a

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput:: Pope Is Not CEO And Bishops Are Not His Employees – Denver, Colo., May 26, 2010 (CNA).- In the midst of lawsuits attempting the implicate the Vatican for the failure of individual bishops to properly handle clerical sex

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Theology Center to Open in Hamburg – VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The University of Hamburg is preparing to launch a new center of Catholic theology and the pedagogy of religion, reports the

Share this article on Facebook Cuban Bishops Meet With President Castro – Discuss Release of Political Prisoners HAVANA, Cuba, MAY 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- In a historic meeting, representatives of the Catholic Church in Cuba spoke with

Share this article on Facebook Cyprus: Orthodox Leader Rebukes Prelates Who Oppose Papal Visit – APRIL 26 (Catholic World News) — The head of the Orthodox Church of Cyprus has rebuked Orthodox prelates, including Bishop Athanasios of Limassol, who view Pope

Share this article on Facebook How a Strategy of “Silence” Saved Thousands of Jews – Documents and Testimonies Point to Pius XII’s Efforts NEW YORK, May 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Pave the Way Foundation has initiated a document retrieval project to

Share this article on Facebook Law Professors From 11 Countries Urge Repeal Of Ban On Crucifixes – Rome, Italy, May 26, 2010 (CNA).- Thirty-seven law professors from countries around the globe have written to the European Court of Human Rights, urging them to overturn

Share this article on Facebook Los Angeles Catholic School Vandalized, Religious Items Desecrated – Los Angeles, Calif., May 25, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- On May 24, the school of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, which is located in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was

Share this article on Facebook Mexican Cardinal Urges Priests To Be ‘Divine Anchors’ For Humanity – Mexico City, Mexico, May 26, 2010 (CNA).- The Archbishop of Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, called on priests this week to be transformed by the Holy

Share this article on Facebook Papal Gift to Victims of Flooding in Poland – VATICAN CITY, 26 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” released the following English-language communique: “In the wake of the floods provoked by torrential

Share this article on Facebook Poll Finds Majority Want Military Leaders To Decide On ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Washington D.C., May 25, 2010 (CNA).- A recent Zogby poll commissioned by the Family Research Council shows that by a margin of nearly three to one Americans think that

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For May 26 – VATICAN CITY, 26 MAY 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Celio de Oliveira Goulart O.F.M. of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil, as bishop of Sao Joao del Rei

Share this article on Facebook Portuguese Bishops To Follow Pope’s Suggestions For Evangelization – Lisbon, Portugal, May 25, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Portugal released a message last week emphasizing the value of the Holy Father’s words to the Portuguese

Share this article on Facebook Priestly Authority Comes Only From Jesus, Pope Benedict Teaches – Vatican City, May 26, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- In his last catechesis on the priesthood, Pope Benedict dedicated his Wednesday audience address to the authority that

Share this article on Facebook Salesians Offer Support to Benedict XVI – Renew Desire to Be Apostles to the Youth TURIN, Italy, MAY 26, 2010 (Zenit.org).- A group of Salesian prelates are affirming their support for Benedict XVI, while

Share this article on Facebook Sudan Fears a Return to Guns, Says Bishop – Tensions Building After Presidential Election EL OBEID, Sudan, MAY 26, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The bishop of El Obeid is expressing concern that political tension in Sudan

Share this article on Facebook The Priest Must Govern with the Authority of Christ – VATICAN CITY, 26 MAY 2010 (VIS) – In today’s general audience, celebrated in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope focused his remarks on the duty of the priest to “govern and

Share this article on Facebook Ukrainians Hoping for ’12 Papal Visit – KIEV, Ukraine, MAY 25, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The archbishop of Lviv says Benedict XVI has been invited to visit Ukraine in 2012, to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the

Share this article on Facebook US Government Brief Criticizes Abuse Lawsuit Against Vatican – Washington D.C., May 26, 2010 / 06:07 am (CNA).- In a lawsuit attempting to sue the Vatican for sexual abuse by a priest, the U.S. government has for the most part sided

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Considering Ethics of “Synthetic Life” – Cardinal Hails Another Sign of Man’s Intelligence By Jesús Colina VATICAN CITY, MAY 26, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As scientists are abuzz about the discovery of how to fashion

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook 166 Kids Make 1 Miraculous Movie – Joseph Pronechen: Bernadette of Lourdes fosters faith | Rarely does a movie affect audiences like the new St. Bernadette of Lourdes. “It was such an incredible

Share this article on Facebook Coming Up for Air – Danielle Bean: and waiting for grace | Ever feel like you’re just treading water? Or (worse) that you’re sinking below the surface? I woke up yesterday morning gasping

Share this article on Facebook Help Support Envoy Institute – Lisa Hendey: Consider becoming a member today | Our friend and amazing author and speaker Patrick Madrid reached out to me this week to share the good news about his

Share this article on Facebook Let God In – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 More on Moms and Mini-Men – Fr. John Bartunek, LC: Ask a Priest vol. 16 | Further Thoughts on Last Week’s Question: Q: I am a mom of a 14 year old son. He talks quite a bit with his dad about

Share this article on Facebook Strawberry Delight – Rachel Balducci: What shall we make? | There are strawberries-a-plenty around our home right now. While we haven’t managed to get to the U-Pick fields, I drove out to

Share this article on Facebook The Laughing Saint – Rebecca Teti: “A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one” | Today’s the feast of a favorite saint, Philip Neri. I figured one of my favorite

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook On Kneeling, Kneelers and Altar Rails, by Cardinal Arinze – I love Cardinal Arinze. He’s honest and a straight shooter. Listen (below) to what he has to say on kneeling and altar rails. I’ve been to some parishes when I’ve been

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook They Already Despise The Church No Matter What it Does – The attacks against the Catholic Church and the Holy Father, against bishops and priests regarding the sexual abuse scandals hold an important lesson, beyond the obvious

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook The Changing Economics of Animation – Longtime readers of the blog know that I have interests in technology and economics and in how the former is impacting the latter. One of the ways it is doing so is

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Elena Kagan’s Pro-Abortion Position is Clear, Just as Obama Promised – The “wait and see” attitude in some corners over Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s true position on the expansion of abortion – which is what’s at stake here – is a false

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Senate Candidate Dan Coats Gets Support From Pro-Life Organization – Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — The National Right to Life political action committee, today,announced its endorsement of Dan Coats in his campaign for U.S. Senate

Share this article on Facebook NARAL President Trashes Pro-Lifers Year After Abortionist George Tiller Death – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Nearly one year following the death of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, NARAL president Nancy Keenan used the occasion to

Share this article on Facebook North Carolina Pro-Life Advocates Rally for Choose Life License Plates – Raleigh, NC (LifeNews.com) — More than 100 pro-life advocates turned up for a rally in front of the state legislature in North Carolina to promote Choose Life license

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Legislature Overrides Another Henry Veto, on Abortion Reporting Bill – Oklahoma City, OK (LifeNews.com) — The Oklahoma state legislature has voted to override a third veto from Governor Brad Henry of a pro-life bill to limit abortions.

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Response to Botched Abortion Shows Little Care for Women – Naples, FL (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life group that monitors problems at abortion centers says the response by Planned Parenthood to what appears to be a botched abortion

Share this article on Facebook Practitioner in Michigan Forced Abortion Case Admits Again He Lies to Women – Flint, MI (LifeNews.com) — The Michigan-based abortion practitioner who is the subject of a civil lawsuit from a woman who says he forced her to have an abortion even

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Women’s Group Puts 215K Behind Carly Fiorina in California Senate Race – Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) — The Susan B. Anthony List is investing $215,000 in an independent expenditure campaign highlighting what it considers “the strong

Share this article on Facebook Rock for Life Takes Pro-Life Ministry in New Direction With Move to California – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life youth ministry Rock for Life has spent decades using the platform of Christian rock music to provide the pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Voters Oppose Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan Nomination, Say Confirmation Likely – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — More American voters say they have an unfavorable view of pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan than a favorable one. But a new

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Petition Campaign Started to Drop Abortion Funding in Health Care – Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — A Wisconsin pro-life organization has launched a new campaign designed to make the state the next to opt out of at least some of the

Share this article on Facebook Women Seeking Abortions Should be Able to See Ultrasound of Baby Beforehand – Last year, in the dead heat of the summer, I developed pneumonia. When my doctor suspected the cause of my fatigue and shortness of breath, he ordered an X-ray and in a

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook ENDA the Road: Homosexual Discrimination Bill Must be Stopped Say Catholic Bishops – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Catholic bishops have come out in full force against the federal Employment

Share this article on Facebook G8 Abortion Push Weakened as Study Finds Newborn Mortality at All-Time Low – May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report released yesterday demonstrates that worldwide mortality for children under age 5 has dropped at a rate faster than

Share this article on Facebook Homosexualist Activist Priest Arrested for Sex Abuse of Teen in Milan – By Hilary WhiteMILAN, May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Italy’s most outspokenly dissenting Catholic priests, Domenico Pezzini, has been arrested for abuse of a

Share this article on Facebook Marquette Profs Blast President for Rescinded Job Offer to Lesbian – By Kathleen GilbertMILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of faculty members at Marquette University have signed on to a public statement

Share this article on Facebook More U.S. Taxpayer Funds for Pro-Abortion Kenyan Constitution: Rep. Smith – WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Potentially illegal U.S. taxpayer funding in support of Kenya’s proposed pro-abortion constitution may now exceed

Share this article on Facebook Oklahoma Voters May Nullify Fed Health Care Law in November – By Peter J. Smith OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Voters in Oklahoma will be given a chance in November to decide whether they want to reject

Share this article on Facebook Woman Dies in Marie Stopes Abortion in Nepal as Controversial Ads Air in UK – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, May 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The day before Marie Stopes International abortion advertisements began airing in the UK, a woman died in one of

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Backroom Deal May Lead to Repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have reached an agreement to vote on repealing a law banning homosexuals from serving

Share this article on Facebook Catholics Rally in Support of Embattled Phoenix Bishop – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new national movement is underway to support Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted who is under fire for confirming the

Share this article on Facebook Feds Ask Virginia Judge to Dismiss Health Care Reform Suit – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In response to the first of many lawsuits challenging ObamaCare, the government has filed a motion asking a federal judge in

Share this article on Facebook Redistribution of Wealth Has Arrived in U.S. – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The latest analysis of government data reveals that during the first quarter of 2010, paychecks from private businesses shrank

Share this article on Facebook Study: U.S. Experiencing Epidemic of Forced Abortions – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study by a leading researcher on the after-affects of abortion found that the U.S. is experiencing an epidemic of forced

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook A Cistercian Visits the Toronto Oratory on the Feast of St. Philip – For the Oratorians, today is a very special day for it is the feast day of their founder and spiritual father, St. Philip Neri. The NLM is hoping to be able to provide

Share this article on Facebook A Duty of the Diaconate – From Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem , promulgated by Paul VI, June 18, 1967. 10. To this moreover should be added practice and training in teaching the elements of the

Share this article on Facebook Music for Liturgy for 5 voices – This nice book is from 1927 and includes a large quantity of liturgical music for 4 and 5 parts. Before you say that this music is dated and dusty, consider whether or

Share this article on Facebook Sung Ordo for the New Texts – Fr. Samuel F. Weber has emailed me a complete sung ordo for the newly translated Mass texts. It’s my understanding from ICEL that we are not to be posting this music

Share this article on Facebook The Byrd Festival and the Greatness of Byrd – The Byrd Festival assembles again this year. One of the leading art events of the entire year, this one is very special for anyone interested liturgy because the focus

Share this article on Facebook What is Beautiful? Stile Antico’s new CD – They say that there is no accounting for taste, but surely one can take that slogan too far to the point that you no longer expect any interpersonal sharing of standards

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Which is “superior,” marriage or the consecrated life? – The Catholic Church’s answer to this question might surprise you. I’ve never forgotten a strange conversation I was in about 15 years ago with a Catholic seminarian in

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Amazing Visual Tour of the Sistine Chapel – Since we are here today leading the Dr. Scott Hahn and the St. Paul Center’s Rome/Assisi pilgrimage, I thought you would like to see what we are all seeing! Through the

Share this article on Facebook Dr. Hahn Meets the Pope! – Today our group went to the General Audience with Pope Benedict. Dr. Scott Hahn was able to get a special ticket (he’d been working on it for a year, I think). After the

Share this article on Facebook Two News Items – Jesuit head of Asian Catholic news agency criticizes transubstantiation http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6434 Stating that “Catholics can

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook A Most small-c Catholic Drama – Over at Pajamas Media , I have a piece that you might call an addendum to my weekend article at First Things . In 2009 an Arizona woman, pregnant with her fifth child

Share this article on Facebook In theory, it should be this easy… – …but we’ve been told for too long that without “nuance” (which too often becomes doublespeak) a politician can’t exhibit sophistication of mind. And somehow,

Share this article on Facebook St. Philip Neri – From the Breviary: Saint Philip Neri was born at Florence in 1515. He went to Rome and began to work with young men among whom he fostered Christian life and formed an

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 26 May 1991 – Ordination – A video excerpt from my ordination in Rome in 1991. Imposition of hands.

Share this article on Facebook UK: Bishop with priests using new translation – wordy but a huge improvement – Fr Michael Brown of Forest Murmurs: I`m on the diocesan clergy retreat at Ushaw this week so this is just a quick post. Some priest bloggers have discussed recently

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself (Part 2 – 2002MR) – Since this is a time of year when new priests are being ordained, and many priests are observing their own anniversaries, and since the Year of the Priest is drawing to

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