Catholic News Headlines June 24, 2010


Jun. 23, 7pm—Jun. 24, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Abortion policy destroying European societies, Spanish bishop warns – Cordoba, Spain, Jun 23, 2010 / 09:59 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba in Spain said pro-abortion policies are leading to “the destruction of society,”

Share this article on Facebook Aid to the Church in Need to publish Child’s Bible in eight more African languages – London, England, Jun 24, 2010 / 06:29 am ( CNA ).- A new grant from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will help publish its Child’s Bible in eight more languages for the

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Chaput: Liturgical renewal should create martyrs’ love for the Mass – Chicago, Ill., Jun 24, 2010 / 06:58 pm ( CNA ).- Christian witness is intended to prepare for and to live the “cosmic liturgy” in which all mankind adores God,

Share this article on Facebook Bishops urge Mexicans to cast votes responsibly – Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 24, 2010 / 12:05 pm ( CNA ).- The bishops of Chihuahua urged the faithful this week to actively participate in the July 4 elections by casting

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George promoting stronger relations between US, Cuba – Havana, Cuba, Jun 24, 2010 / 04:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George, began a two-day visit to Cuba this week at the invitation of

Share this article on Facebook Charity best apologist for Catholic faith, says Pope as he blesses statue of Mary – Rome, Italy, Jun 24, 2010 / 11:17 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father left the Apostolic Palace on Thursday morning to bless a statue of Mary perched on a hill just a

Share this article on Facebook Cloistered religious serve as Church’s heart, Pope says – Rome, Italy, Jun 24, 2010 / 10:34 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Speaking to a group of cloistered Dominican nuns after having blessed the restored statue of Mary in Rome’s

Share this article on Facebook Defenders respond to criticisms of CNA report – Denver, Colo., Jun 23, 2010 / 08:04 pm ( CNA ).- Controversy continues about the Catholic News Agency story on Cardinal Francis George’s criticism of the Catholic Health

Share this article on Facebook Judge Bork warns against Elena Kagan’s activist comments – Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010 / 12:29 am ( CNA ).- Judge Robert Bork spoke out today to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan. Bork, the former Supreme

Share this article on Facebook Mass, procession planned at Vatican for First Martyrs of Rome – Vatican City, Jun 24, 2010 / 05:22 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The annual celebration of the feast of the First Martyrs, or “Promartyrs,” of the Church of Rome will be

Share this article on Facebook Obama administration makes blitz of statements to advance LGBT ‘agenda’ – Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010 / 03:07 am ( CNA ).- President Obama and leaders in his administration have made many statements to mark “LGBT Pride Month,” calling for

Share this article on Facebook Police search Belgian archbishop’s home in sex abuse investigation – Brussels, Belgium, Jun 24, 2010 / 12:26 pm ( CNA ).- On Thursday, Belgian police searched the homes of Archbishop André-Mutien Léonard of Mechelen-Brussels and retired

Share this article on Facebook Pro-family group criticizes new abortion law in Spain – Logrono, Spain, Jun 24, 2010 / 02:10 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- The Forum on the Family in Spain said this week that the country’s new law on abortion, which is set to

Share this article on Facebook ‘Secularism does not mean banning religious symbols,’ asserts Italian cardinal – Rome, Italy, Jun 24, 2010 / 06:00 pm ( CNA ).- Amidst the expectation of a new ruling from the EU Court in Strasbourg, the Archbishop of Genoa and president of the

Share this article on Facebook US bishops back Olmsted in Arizona abortion drama – Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010 / 01:25 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After Bishop Thomas Olmsted publicly condemned an abortion authorized by Sr. Margaret McBride in a Catholic

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook All-female ship to set sail for Gaza – An all-female ship called the “Mariam,” named after the Virgin Mary, plans to set sail for Gaza …

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal: Christianophobia at Work in ‘Crucifix Trial’ in European Court – The decision of the European Court of Human Rights to ban the crucifix from Italian classrooms is a result of the …

Share this article on Facebook Five Americans convicted in Pakistan on terror charges – Five young American Muslims, originally from suburban Virginia have been convicted of terrorist charges in …

Share this article on Facebook G8 leaders reminded of world hunger crisis – Leaders at the G8 summit, to take place in Muskoka, Canada will be reminded of the world hunger crisis. The …

Share this article on Facebook Hillary Clinton in Lima Pushes Abortion, Gay Agenda – ‘In a region plagued by extreme poverty, economic crisis and unemployment, industries threatened by …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI Extols St. Thomas Aquinas, Calls the Summa Theologica a Masterpiece – ‘In his ‘Summa St. Thomas starts from the fact that God exists in three different ways: God …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook ‘Ella’: New Pill, Same Misinformation, Same Danger – On June 17th, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel unanimously approved a new abortifacient drug, cutely …

Share this article on Facebook General Stanley McChrystal canned – After making less-than-flattering remarks about certain civilian officials, General Stanley McChrystal, the chief …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Aerial drone to patrol Texas-Mexico border – A military aircraft more commonly used by the U.S. for hotspots such as Afghanistan and Iraq will be patrolling …

Share this article on Facebook American soccer player confident at World Cup – American soccer player, Landon Donovan is confident that the United States will be victorious at the World Cup in …

Share this article on Facebook McChrystal’s replacement wins wide support – General Stanley McChrystal, the chief military officer overseeing U.S. operations in Afghanistan resigned his …

Share this article on Facebook My Daddy’s Name is Donor: New Study on Children of ‘Reproductive Technologies’ – The desire for a child cannot justify the ‘production’ of offspring, just as the desire not to …

Share this article on Facebook Undersea robot sends even more oil into the ocean – An undersea robot working to stem the tide of oil spurting in to the Gulf of Mexico inadvertently sent tens of …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook How can I effectively prepare for a retreat? – Q: Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction, I am going to a silent retreat soon. I know that I really need this and I really want to deepen my relationship with Christ. Is

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Multi-sectoral groups rally for passage of environment code – KORONADAL CITY, June 24, 2010—Thousands of parishioners have gathered at the provincial capitol here, calling on the governor to sign the environment code that would

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Arrested for Being Christian? In Michigan? – This story should alarm Christians all over America. It all started a few years ago with pro-life free bubble zones where pro-lifers weren’t allowed to discuss abortion

Share this article on Facebook Compare Treatment of Al Gore to Nikki Haley – The Politico reports that the Oregonian today printed a police report about a masseuse who accused Al Gore of sexual harassment in 2006. I don’t really care about the

Share this article on Facebook Dem Helps Good Americans, Not Minorities or Defectives – Rep. Paul Kanjorski: “We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are

Share this article on Facebook Gang Attacks Jews in Germany. Not What You Think – The headline warns.: “Berlin – Group of youths attack Jewish dance group.” What image does that headline conjure? Nazis? Skinheads? A little Third Reich retro

Share this article on Facebook The Gay Gestapo Strikes Again – This is a troubling story. There are support groups of all kinds. Groups that help you stay sober or drug free. There are groups that support you if you battle gambling

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Greets Home of the Mother – Received Approval as Association of Faithful VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- After today’s general audience, Benedict XVI sent a particular greeting to the

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Newman’s Beatification To Take Place At Birmingham? – JUNE 24 (Catholic World News ) — Plans for the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman have been scaled back, to take place at location that will accommodate a

Share this article on Facebook Charity Best Apologist For Catholic Faith, Says Pope As He Blesses Statue Of Mary – Rome, Italy, Jun 24, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Father left the Apostolic Palace on Thursday morning to bless a statue of Mary perched on a hill just a short

Share this article on Facebook Christianophobia at Work in “Crucifix Trial,” Says Cardinal – Roundtable Event Held in Rome Ahead of Public Hearing VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The decision of the European Court of Human Rights to ban the crucifix

Share this article on Facebook EWTN Español Exclusive: Santiago, Cuba Archbishop Ibáñez To Appear Live on ‘Nuestra Fe En Vivo’ – Irondale, AL (EWTN) – In a first for an American television network, Cuban Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibáñez from the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba will

Share this article on Facebook Keeping Politics From Being a Parasite of Religion – Cardinal Emphasizes Importance of Education ROME, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Genuine education is the antidote to the exploitation of religion for political ends,

Share this article on Facebook On the Summa Theologiae – “In the School of the Saints, Let Us Be Enamored” of the Eucharist VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff Urges Sick to Pray for “Prisoners of Evil” – VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Calling on the testimony of a 19th century Italian saint, Benedict XVI today encouraged sick people to offer their sufferings

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father yesterday appointed Msgr. Antonio Braz Benevente, vicar general of the archdiocese of Uberaba, Brazil, as bishop of

Share this article on Facebook Pope Blesses a Statue of the Virgin “Salus Populi Romani” – VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI today visited the Don Orione Centre located in Rome’s Monte Mario district to bless a statue of the Virgin “Salus populi

Share this article on Facebook Pope Urges Faithful to Fall in Love With Eucharist – Recalls St. Thomas’ Devotion to Sacrament VATICAN CITY, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Echoing one of his predecessors, Benedict XVI says all faithful children of the

Share this article on Facebook Prayer Brings Graces of Sanctification to the Church – VATICAN CITY, 24 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Following his visit to the Don Orione Centre in Rome’s Monte Mario district, the Holy Father moved on to the nearby Dominican convent

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Counseling Centers Push Euthanasia – Ethics Organization Warns Against Slanted Living Wills MADRID, Spain, JUNE 23, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Doctors in Spain are warning against “dignified death” counseling

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Back Olmsted In Arizona Abortion Drama – Washington D.C., Jun 24, 2010(CNA/EWTN News).- After Bishop Thomas Olmsted publicly condemned an abortion authorized by Sr. Margaret McBride in a Catholic hospital in

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Can You Miss Someone You Never Knew? – Rebecca Teti: | That’s the feeling Joe Carter has after watching this tribute to legendary basketball coach John Wooden, and I’m with him. Coach Wooden passed away

Share this article on Facebook Faith Field Trips – Lisa Hendey: Heidi Bratton joins Danielle for this week’s podcast | This week on the podcast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Danielle is joined by

Share this article on Facebook Fighting Bath Fear? – Arwen Mosher: Help! | My formerly bath-loving toddler now hates the bath. Back in March, he took a tumble in the bath. We were on vacation, it was a bigger tub than

Share this article on Facebook Go You! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 71 | 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 Never to Part – 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 New Media Tool for Catholic Parents – Danielle Bean: Culture Gauge helps parents navigate popular culture | As a parent of growing kids, I find that navigating popular culture is a never-ending and

Share this article on Facebook Plow, Pluck, Pull, Repeat – Heidi Bratton: Field Trips of Faith | Like most school children, I learned to label the parts of a frog and then to dissect one in science class. It was a solid

Share this article on Facebook Sweet Surprises – Arwen Mosher: The kindness of strangers | I lost my iPod Touch while we were on vacation. I thought it was in the rental car, but we couldn’t find it. (The Bean children

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. John the Baptizer – Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptizer, who leaped for joy in the womb of Elizabeth because of the coming of Christ. John told the

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook ISRAEL: Whose Land Is it? (Pt. 2) – In our previous post on this subject, we looked at the claim that the Jewish people have a claim to the territory currently occupied by the modern state of Israel

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – World Cup

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous News Package of the Day – Is this news package by CNN an objective presentation of a controversial issue facing American society? You be the judge.

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 24, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 24 GUEST HOSTS: BRUCE AND KRIS MCGREGOR 4:00 – Seminary Theology: Teaching in a Contemplative Way Addressing the

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 850 Orthodox Rabbis: Kagan ‘Not Kosher’ for Supreme Court – NEW YORK, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The leader of a group of orthodox rabbis in the United States has spoken out against the appointment of U.S. Solicitor

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Prominent in UN Office Push for Right to Maternal Health – By Samantha SingsonGENEVA, June 24, 2010 (C-FAM) – The Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) has presented a new report to the United Nations (UN)

Share this article on Facebook Christian Students Sue High School over Discrimination against Pro-Life Messages – Roswell, NM, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Late yesterday, Liberty Counsel (LC) filed a complaint in federal court in New Mexico to stop what they called the

Share this article on Facebook House Passes DISCLOSE Act: Pro-Life/Grassroots Muzzle Bill Goes to Senate – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With a political audacity that has become characteristic since the caustic health care debates, the

Share this article on Facebook ND 88 Pro-Lifer Suffers Heart Attack, Diagnosed with Stress Disorder thanks to Prosecution – By Kathleen GilbertSOUTH BEND, Indiana, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thanks to the strain of being subjected to criminal prosecution on charges of trespassing, one

Share this article on Facebook New Bill Introduced to Combat Child Sex-Trafficking within U.S. – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New legislation designed to address aggressively the sexual exploitation of children by

Share this article on Facebook New Look, New Style, New Feel: CLC Youth Re-launches in Canada – By Patrick B. CraineTORONTO, Ontario, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The political arm of Canada’s pro-life movement is rallying the country’s young people to demand

Share this article on Facebook NewsBytes – * Disclaimer: The linked items below or the websites at which they are located do not necessarily represent the views of LifeSiteNews.com. They are presented only for

Share this article on Facebook Parents Outraged at Planned Parenthood Class Teaching Sexual Positions – By Kathleen GilbertSHENANDOAH, Iowa, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents in Southwest Iowa have reacted in horror after learning that Planned Parenthood’s co-ed

Share this article on Facebook Philadelphia Scouts Can Keep Building Despite Homosexual Ban: Federal Jury – By James TillmanPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In another victory for the Boy Scouts of America’s continued defiance of the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Leaders Challenge CHA to Prove Pro-Life Dedication – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Several major pro-life leaders are urging the Catholic Health Association (CHA) to back a

Share this article on Facebook Retired British GP Admits Killing Patients without Consent: Could Face Charges – By Hilary WhiteDURHAM, UK, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A retired UK doctor believes he has been treated “harshly” by medical and legal authorities after he

Share this article on Facebook Ten Percent of Adult Homosexuals in Brazil Have HIV: Study – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentBRASILIA, June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study by Brazil’s Ministry of Health has revealed that in the

Share this article on Facebook This Afternoon: Congress Votes on Grassroots Muzzle, ‘DISCLOSE Act’ – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Armed with the inspiration that comes from political desperation, the Democrat-controlled House of

Share this article on Facebook University of Calgary Students’ Union Withdraws Complaint against Campus Pro-Life – CALGARY, June 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The University of Calgary Students’ Union Review Board has formally withdrawn its complaint against the Campus Pro-Life (CPL)

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook NYC Catholic Church to Participate in Gay Pride March – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A Catholic church in New York City is listed as a participant in this weekend’s Gay Pride March even though Archbishop Timothy

Share this article on Facebook Poll: Americans Bracing for Armaggedon – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist According to a recent poll, 41 percent of Americans believe Jesus will return by the year 2050, 68 percent of younger Americans

Share this article on Facebook President Grants Family Leave to Same-Sex Couples – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist During a White House reception for gay activists in honor of gay pride month, President Barack Obama announced that he intends

Share this article on Facebook Psychiatrist to Open “Death with Dignity” House in Oregon – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A  psychiatrist in Portland, Oregon is planning to open a “Death with Dignity” house in a suburban neighborhood where the

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Architectural Details: Franciscan Basilica of St. Margaret’s of Cortona, Tuscany – [Awhile ago, one of our readers in Italy took these to share with NLM readers. Enjoy. I particularly would make note of the details of the facade as well as the

Share this article on Facebook Highlights from Issue 17 of “Sacred Architecture” – The latest edition of the excellent architectural journal, Sacred Architecture , has recently come out and aside from the article we recently pointed out on the history

Share this article on Facebook Rubens Ignatius Paintings – The artist Peter Paul Rubens has a few paintings which pertain to the life and person of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and of those of which I am familiar, these scenes and

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook A little dose of St. Thomas for those who think faith is nonsense – During yesterday’s general audience at St. Peter’s, Pope Benedict delivered the third of three installments of his catechesis on the perennial importance of St. Thomas

Share this article on Facebook Coming soon to a doorbell near you: Mormon missionaries – Here’s yesterday’s “Catholic Answers Live” radio show in which I discuss some general principles for Catholics who want to evangelize Mormons, especially their

Share this article on Facebook Contempervent Sunday: Come as you are – Whoo boy, do these guys really capture the empty essence of the Evangelical megachurch phenom. Humorous but dead-on accurate. That’s my take. What do you think?

Share this article on Facebook N.C. Abortuary Hammered by Pro-Life Prayers Ceases Abortions – Check out this very encouraging story out of North Carolina. It recalls to my mind St. James’ teaching on prayer and its effects: “The prayer of a righteous man has

Steve Ray

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The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells Restoring Sight – Before and After Stem Cell Treatment/ Photo AP ( Via ) This is fantastic news : Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were

Share this article on Facebook Airbrushing/Rewriting History – As the Obama Replaces McChrystal with Petraeus story broke, Instapundit Glenn Reynolds noted that MoveOn.org had quickly removed its long-standing “General Betray-Us” ad

Share this article on Facebook Mary Anne Marks, Harvard ’10 – This is really charming , and comes our way thanks to reader Jenny, whose son graduated from Harvard University (motto: Veritas ) last month, with this young woman, Mary

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook – The Good Shepherd and His One and Only Flock. Insert below, St. Peter preaching in Rome. Anonymous said… aMEN Father Abe, Napakagandang pagtuligsa sa isang taong puro

Share this article on Facebook IS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AFRAID OF THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE? – Title page from the 1582 Douai-Rheims New Testament, “specially for the discouerie of the CORRVPTIONS of diuers late translations, and for cleering the CONTROVERSIES in

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Newman Society Pilgrimage to England for Beatification – From the communication director of the Cardinal Newman Society: Father, I was wondering if you could assist us with a post on WDTPRS regarding the pilgrimage we are

Share this article on Facebook NY – Long Island – Gregorian Chant Workshop 28-29 June – From a reader: Gregorian Chant Workshop for beginners and advanced musicians June 28 (Mon.) & 29 (Tues.) Morning Workshop When: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Mon. & Tues. (9:30am

Share this article on Facebook Photos with legs – I remember well a conversation with a friend who is a photojournalist.  He said, “It doesn’t make any difference if it is clear.  I you have the photo, it’s gold.  But

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 105: Augustine on the Baptist; don Camillo (Part VIII) – Today we welcome St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) who speaks to us from a sermon about St. John the Baptist on his feast day, the Feast of the Nativity of St. John.  Along

Share this article on Facebook POTUS and fathers – What POTUS stands for: In an official presidential proclamation on the White House web site, he proclaimed: Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be

Share this article on Facebook St. John the Baptist: notes and oldie PODCAzT – Today is the Feast of the one whom the Lord called the greatest man ever born of woman. Here is his entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum: Sollemnitas Nativitatis

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