Catholic News Headlines July 12, 2010


Jul. 11, 7pm—Jul. 12, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook THREE BLIND MICE: OBAMA, BERWICK AND KEEHAN – Describing Berwick as “a visionary with great insight and knowledge of the health care delivery system,” Sister Keehen is again at the center of a controversy. We are

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook As Cuba frees political prisoners, Fr. Lombardi confirms Vatican support – Rome, Italy, Jul 12, 2010 / 12:27 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Holy See spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi reflected on the recent “good news” from Cuba during this week’s

Share this article on Facebook First 11 freed Cuban prisoners to arrive in Spain on Tuesday – Havana, Cuba, Jul 12, 2010 / 02:42 pm ( CNA ).- Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Angel Moratinos,  who was in Cuba in recent days, said Monday

Share this article on Facebook First Christian radio station to act as ‘bridge’ for Holy Land – Rome, Italy, Jul 12, 2010 / 05:07 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Last week, Vatican Radio announced that the first Christian radio station in the Holy Land would be on air by

Share this article on Facebook Legal fund calls on University of Illinois to reinstate Catholic professor – Champaign, Ill., Jul 12, 2010 / 06:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a letter sent Monday to the University of Illinois, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) called for the

Share this article on Facebook New family-friendly TV movie to air on NBC – Hollywood, Calif., Jul 11, 2010 / 07:08 pm ( CNA ).- A new family movie, “The Jensen Project,” is scheduled to air on NBC TV next Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m. CST as part

Share this article on Facebook Papal delegate invites Legion of Christ to be encouraged and trust in God – Rome, Italy, Jul 12, 2010 / 10:08 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In an emotional homily given Saturday in the chapel of the Center of Studies for the Legion of Christ in Rome,

Share this article on Facebook World Cup built African unity and self-confidence, says Cardinal Napier – Pretoria, South Africa, Jul 12, 2010 / 03:58 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Interviewed by Vatican Radio on the significance of World Cup, Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier of Durban,

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Polanski won’t be extradited on child sex charges – Director Roman Polanski won’t be extradited to the United States to face trial for having sex with a …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Dozens die in Ugandan bombings – While the world cheered on the Spanish soccer team as it swept to World Cup victory, terrorists in Uganda used the …

Share this article on Facebook Haiti still devastated six months after quake – A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti in January. Six long months later, recovery efforts are …

Share this article on Facebook Spain wins World Cup for first time – Spain beat the Netherlands to win its first ever World Cup title. Midfielder Andres Iniesta, from Barcelona was …

Share this article on Facebook Spanish soccer champ kisses girlfriend on air – Talk about public displays of affection. After Spain won the World Cup, Spanish captain Iker Casillas broke down …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Debt threatens to ‘destroy the country from within’ – Erskine Bowles, who was under the White House Chief of Staff under the Clinton administration has issued a very …

Share this article on Facebook Governors express concern over Obama lawsuit – Democratic governors have expressed their concern about U.S. President Obama’s lawsuit against …

Share this article on Facebook Guest Opinion: Democrats For Life Promises Counterfeit ‘Whole-Life’ PAC – One pro-life Democrat courageously stood his ground during the healthcare vote. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) is reason …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Arizona immigration law could face second lawsuit – Arizona’s tough new immigration law is set to go into effect July 29th, but it faces many legal …

Share this article on Facebook NBC’s Today Show Changes Rules: Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Given Equivalent Status – Contrary to false doctrines, human sexuality is not a chance product of material evolution which is to be used for …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook What exactly is meant by “self-gift”? – Q: Dear Father John, I’ve always understood the term “self-gift” in the context of relationships with people, especially a spouse.   Recently I learned it is also

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Infanta clergy underscores commitment to the poor – BALER, Aurora, July 12, 2010—Infanta Bishop Rolando Tria Tirona, OCD, and Emeritus Julio Xavier Labayen, OCD, in a statement, emphasized the prelature’s commitment to

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook Drama as spiritual attack – I was going to write about something else today , but I keep laughing about something I read recently, and I just had to share. I recently finished the fascinating book

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook “Help” Always Means Abortion – Brought to you by the pro-abortion nutjobs in Congress, a bill is in play forcing the FDA to prevent crisis pregnancy centers from saying they “help” women. No, I’m

Share this article on Facebook Anglo-Catholics Lose Their Escape Hatch — Good – Over the weekend, the protestants of the Anglican communion acted like protestants. Good. This past weekend the General Synod of the Church of England rejected a

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers and Environmentalists – Michelle Malkin reported that a mysterious package was dropped at the home of an oil executive, injuring his wife. Local and federal investigators were at a northwest

Share this article on Facebook Radio Reversal Drives Abortion Clinic Crazy – This is one of the best and weirdest stories you are likely read today. You may recall some previous stories about an abortion clinic in Rockford, Illinois (See here and

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Aide: Church Plays Key Role in Dialogue in Cuba – Father Lombardi Reflects on Release of 50 Prisoners VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – The announcement of the upcoming release of political dissidents in Cuba, an event in

Share this article on Facebook Angelus: the Logic of Christ is the Logic of Charity – VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – At midday today the Holy Father appeared at the balcony overlooking the inner courtyard of the Apostolic Palace of Castelgandolfo to pray the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Begins Summer Vacation – Plans Include Writing Books, Visiting With Brother CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI began his vacation in the Papal summer residence at Castel

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Warn Against Post World Cup Violence – Urges South African Authorities to Fight Xenophobia JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (Zenit.org) – Days before the final game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the South African

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Urosa on Attacks From Hugo Chávez – “Bishops, Just as All Christians, Are Builders of Peace” ROME, (Zenit.org) – Here is a translation of the statement issued Wednesday by Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino,

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal: World Cup Created Solidarity Among Africans – Archbishop of Durban Reflects on Sporting Event VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – The soccer World Cup in South Africa has brought to the country a greater sense of communion

Share this article on Facebook Catholics Prepare for Feast of Great Franciscan Saint – CNA STAFF, (CNA) – This coming Thursday marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called “The Seraphic Doctor” of the Church. St. Bonaventure is known for his

Share this article on Facebook Chinese Martyrs Continue to Inspire – Hong Kong Catholics Mark Feast of 121 Saints HONG KONG, (Zenit.org) – Martyrdom isn’t merely an event from the past, but an event that continues to inspire, says the

Share this article on Facebook Church in Cuba Names Prisoners to Be Released – 5 Will Be Freed, 6 Others Moved to Home Provinces HAVANA, Cuba, (Zenit.org) – The Church in Cuba published the names of five political prisoners who will be released,

Share this article on Facebook Delegate Named for Legionaries of Christ – Congregation Reaffirms Gratitude to Pontiff VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Velasio De Paolis, president of the Prefecture of the Economic

Share this article on Facebook Holy See Financial Statements for 2009 – VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – The forty-fifth meeting of the Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Holy See was held in the Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Papal Nuncio to Haiti: Six Months Later, ‘We still need help’ – Rome, Italy, (CNA/EWTN News) – As the six-month milestone since a devastating earthquake left the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince in tatters nears, the work of

Share this article on Facebook Philippine Bishops Urge New President Not to Foster Contraceptive Mentality – At the conclusion of its annual meeting on July 11, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines called upon President Benigno Aquino III “to listen to the call

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for July 12, 2010 – VATICAN CITY, 12 JUL 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Fr. Antonios Chouweifaty as adjunct promoter of justice at the Tribunal of the Roman Rota. On Saturday 10

Share this article on Facebook Recalling St. Benedict, Pope urges faithful to remember needy – Reflecting upon the parable of the Good Samaritan during his July 11 Sunday Angelus address, Pope Benedict urged the faithful to act as “‘neighbors’ to whoever has need

Share this article on Facebook The Logic of Christ Is Charity, Says Pope – Recalls “Wondrous Work” of St. Benedict of Norcia VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – The parable of the Good Samaritan invites the faithful to make an attitude change with

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Posts Financial Loss for Third Year – Notes Continuing Effects of Financial Crisis VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – For the third year in a row, the economic crisis has left the Holy See and the Vatican City

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan Cardinal Denounces Marxist Socialism – Responds to Criticisms of President Chávez ROME, (Zenit.org) – The archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela, is denouncing the government’s attempts to install a Marxist

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning – Danielle Bean: an important summertime reminder for parents | All of us watch our children carefully and count heads around pools, lakes, and other bodies of water. But

Share this article on Facebook Game Over – Rachel Balducci: Are you sad? | I’m just curious if anyone out there is sad the World Cup has come and gone? Do you miss the sound of vuvuzelas buzzing through your

Share this article on Facebook Mary, the Gardener – Sarah Reinhard: Reflecting on Our Lady of Mount Carmel | The feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is July 16. I think of Mary as a gardener throughout human history.

Share this article on Facebook Parenting Pointers – 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 Should We Tax Divorce? – Rebecca Teti: Says You: is this a good idea? | They finally got the murderous Al Capone on a charge of tax evasion. Members of Parliament ended the British slave trade

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Support our Priests – go vote! – A year ago I was asked to be one of the guest judges for “Incredible Priests, Incredible Stories” video and essay contest. This contest was to help celebrate this “Year

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook A Twisted Perception of Freedom – We sometimes hear from those on the other side of the pro-life battle that they want to work together with us to (quote) reduce the need for abortion. It is part of our

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook British Imam Says Islam Not a Religion of Peace / Praises 9-11 / Calls for Papal Assassination – -

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Arizona Lawsuit

Share this article on Facebook Haiti: 2 million still living on the streets – Six months after a devastating earthquake killed over 220,000 of the nation’s 8.8 million people, some 2 million Haitians are still living on the streets, according to

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – CBS’ Early Show promotes the “One Child Myth.” Guest makes the case that mothers of only one child are happier that mothers of multiples, that multiple children cause

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – July 12, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 12 4:00 – The Miracle of a Summer Fog – July 12, 1776 In July 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration

Share this article on Facebook White House counters NASA Muslim outreach remarks – The White House is contradicting the NASA administrator’s claim that President Obama assigned him to reach out to Muslims on science matters. NASA Administrator Charles

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Poll Has Pro-Life Senate Candidate Dan Coats Leading Brad Ellsworth – Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — Fresh from his endorsement by two pro-life organizations, pro-life Senate candidate Dan Coats has a solid lead over his opponent Brad

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates Protest National NAACP Convention Over Abortion Backing – Kansas City, MO (LifeNews.com) — As black civil rights activists from across the country meet today in Kansas City for the NAACP convention, pro-life advocates are

Share this article on Facebook Sarah Palin’s PAC Brings in Nearly $900K, May Point to 2012 Presidential Bid – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The political action committee former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin set up to allow her to support candidates for other

Share this article on Facebook U.S Embassy in Kenya Denies Obama Admin Funding Pro-Abortion Constitution – Nairobi, Kenya (LifeNews.com) — The United States embassy in Kenya issued a statement today saying the administration of President Barack Obama is not spending taxpayer

Share this article on Facebook White House Pregnancy Assistance Fund Could Fund Pro-Abortion Groups – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The new pregnancy assistance fund the White House quietly announced earlier this month has already drawn skepticism from pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Woman in Infanticide Case Gives Birth and Dumps Baby in Airplane Toilet – New Delhi, India (LifeNews.com) — A 22-yea-old woman from Turkmenistan has made international headlines when she boarded a plan, gave birth to a baby boy, and then

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Clinic Owner Responds with Chainsaw as Radio Blares: ‘God Bless Pro-Lifers!’ – By Kathleen GilbertROCKFORD, Illinois, July 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The staff at the Rockford abortion mill, which has been blaring the radio through its speakers

Share this article on Facebook Leader of Atheist Group Wants God Out of Canada’s Charter – By Patrick B. CraineJuly 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of a Canadian atheist organization is arguing that “the supremacy of God” clause in the Canadian Charter

Share this article on Facebook Presbyterian Assembly Rejects Gay ‘Marriage,’ Accepts Homosexual Clergy – By James TillmanMINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Late Thursday, the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to postpone a

Share this article on Facebook Texas Attorney General Defends Constitutionality of National Day of Prayer – AUSTIN, Texas, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, leading a multi-state coalition of 29 attorneys general, took legal action on

Share this article on Facebook Today Show Lets Same-Sex “Couples” Apply to Wedding Contest – By James TillmanNEW YORK, New York, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – NBC’s The Today Show has decided to allow same-sex “couples” to apply to its “Modern Wedding

Share this article on Facebook U. of Illinois Fires Catholic Prof for Explaining Church Teaching on Homosexuality – By Kathleen GilbertURBANA, Illinois, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic professor has been fired from the University of Illinois for sending an email to

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Embassy Denies Funding Campaign for Pro-Abort Kenya Constitution – By Kathleen GilbertNAIROBI, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the launch of a probe into whether the federal government is illegally supporting a new

Share this article on Facebook Washington State Reverses: Will Now Protect Conscience Rights of Pharmacists – By James TillmanOLYMPIA, Washington, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Attorneys for the State of Washington have told a federal judge that the state Pharmacy Board

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook CDC Reports Most Teens are Virgins – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study showing that most teens are virgins – contrary to propaganda

Share this article on Facebook Experts Concerned About New Biting Craze Among Teens – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The latest vampire thriller, Eclipse, has sparked a bizarre trend among teen couples who are now biting each other as a sign of

Share this article on Facebook Professor Fired for Teaching Catholic Position on Homosexuality – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An adjunct professor of Catholicism at the University of Illinois has been fired after a student accused the instructor of hate

Share this article on Facebook Washington State Allows Pharmacists to Opt-Out of Carrying Plan B – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After years of contentious court battles and the bullying tactics of the state’s pro-abortion governor, attorneys for the state

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Fota III: Reports from the Third Liturgical Conference in Cork, Ireland on Benedict XVI and Sacred Music – July is often a time of conferences, and as we speak, the Fota III Liturgical Conference in Ireland is taking place, with today being the final day. The conference this

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical Institute of Mundelein Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Presents “Spiritus Liturgiae Award” to Msgr. James Moroney – The Liturgical Institute — founded by Francis Cardinal George — held its tenth anniversary celebrations this past July 7th, 2010. As part of these celebrations, the

Share this article on Facebook The Debate About Continuity or Rupture in the Documents of the Second Vatican Council – Today, Sandro Magister features a piece which discusses the debate within the Church on the question of continuity or rupture with regard to the documents of the Second

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook The vanquishing of America’s can-do spirit – By Russell Shaw From earliest days to modern times, Americans have been pleased to think of themselves as can-do people. Pioneers taming the wilderness, stupendous feats

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook You Have Video Recommendations? – Over at Patheos , I am still getting my feet wet and doing what little I can to contribute to next week’s focus on Catholicism, as The Future of Religion Series

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook SPAIN DEFEATED NETHERLANDS IN EPIC BATTLE OF LA NAVAL REPEAT IN WORLD CUP FINAL – Viva el Cristo Rey y Nsta. Snra. del Santo Rosario. Catholic Spain defeated Protestand Dutch. Viva ESPANIA nuestra madre. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Spain stunned the

Share this article on Facebook Will the Bible and the Church Loose their Authenticity If Life will be Discovered in the Outer Space? – The magnificent and historic Tower of Pisa and the Catholic Cathedral of Pisa where the great Galileo conducted his Astronomical research. Anonymous said… fr, aware po

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Concerned Over Federal Court Rulings Rejecting Marriage as Between One Man, One Woman – WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Expert consultation needed: what is this thing? – One of the great things about having so many readers for this blog, is the vast range of expertise you can bring in when interesting topics arise. And so, people with

Share this article on Facebook Keep repeating: “Anglicanorum coetibus… Anglicanorum coetibus…” – We should all be ready on the bank with good towels and disinfectants as Anglicans begin swimming the Tiber. Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity From CNN we

Share this article on Facebook NCR and Sipe on “Scandal vs. crisis” – Ex-priest Richard Sipe has a piece in the National Catholic Fishwrap: My emphases and comments: Scandal vs. crisis; PR vs. raw data by A.W. Richard Sipe on Jul. 09, 2010

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: pamphlets about TLM for parishes – From a reader: I am trying to raise awareness of the TLM and Summorum Pontificum in my diocese.  I am considering developing a pamphlet to pass out at different parishes

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