Catholic News Headlines August 4, 2010


Aug. 3, 7pm—Aug. 4, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook CATHOLIC HEROES AND VILLAINS – We are heartened to read of the most recent statements by Father Michael Rodriguez, parish priest at El Paso, Texas, San Juan Bautista Catholic Church. Reminding

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook All political prisoners to be released ‘soon,’ Cuban cardinal announces – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 10:19 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, Cuba, announced at the Knights of Columbus’ annual

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI statue planned for famous Spanish pilgrimage route – Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Aug 4, 2010 / 05:39 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A sculpture of Pope Benedict XVI will be erected in Santiago de Compostela, Spain by the time

Share this article on Facebook Bishop defends marriage, says laws must stem from reason, not feelings or emotions – Santiago, Chile, Aug 4, 2010 / 01:51 pm ( CNA ).- This week, Auxiliary Bishop Fernando Chomali of Santiago spoke up in defense of marriage and remarked that all laws

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Loverde expresses great sadness at death of Benedictine sister in car accident – Arlington, Va., Aug 3, 2010 / 07:46 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop of Arlington Paul Loverde has expressed his “unimaginable sadness” at a car accident which killed one Benedictine

Share this article on Facebook California judge strikes down Prop. 8 citing ‘fundamental right to marry’ – San Francisco, Calif., Aug 4, 2010 / 04:21 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A California federal judge issued a ruling this afternoon striking down Proposition 8, which defined

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Rigali to Knights of Columbus: ‘The Church needs you’ – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 11:16 am ( CNA ).- During Mass on Tuesday morning for the 128th Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Justin Rigali,

Share this article on Facebook Caritas facing ‘massive’ difficulty in helping Pakistani flood victims – Vatican City, Aug 4, 2010 / 01:18 am ( CNA ).- The international Catholic charity Caritas is reporting that relief efforts for flood victims in Pakistan are being

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Church remembers St. John Vianney, the ‘revolutionary of love’ – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2010 / 05:56 pm ( CNA ).- The secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, wrote an article for today’s feast of St. John

Share this article on Facebook Eucharist is Jesus’ greatest gift to us, teaches Pope Benedict XVI – Rome, Italy, Aug 4, 2010 / 05:29 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Benedict XVI underscored the importance of the Eucharist on Wednesday as a “treasure whose value cannot be

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father prays for victims of fires and floods, asks for solidarity – Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 4, 2010 / 02:23 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After Wednesday’s general audience, the Holy Father prayed for the victims of the recent natural

Share this article on Facebook Institute warns Mexicans of gay adoption’s negative impact – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 4, 2010 / 12:07 pm ( CNA ).- The Mexican Institute of Sexual Orientation (MISO) recently launched a campaign to inform the public of the

Share this article on Facebook K of C program helps Haitian children who lost limbs in earthquake – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 03:01 pm ( CNA ).- Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson announced today that the Knights of Columbus will “come to the aid of every Haitian

Share this article on Facebook Mexican archdiocese expresses disappointment in country’s electoral laws – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 3, 2010 / 10:09 pm ( CNA ).- An editorial published by the Archdiocese of Mexico City’s news service (SIAME) expressed disappointment over the

Share this article on Facebook Peace Bridge on Niagara River to honor Mother Teresa’s birthday in lights – Buffalo, N.Y., Aug 4, 2010 / 02:52 am ( CNA ).- In honor of the 100th birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa, on Aug. 26 the Peace Bridge spanning the Niagara River will be

Share this article on Facebook Pro-marriage groups decry Prop. 8 ruling allowing same-sex ‘marriage’ – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 06:59 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Critics are denouncing Wednesday’s ruling by a U.S. district judge who struck down the voter-approved

Share this article on Facebook Proposed federal rules for private colleges could endanger academic freedom – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 06:12 am ( CNA ).- New substantive regulations on higher education could restrict the freedom of private colleges and universities and

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Knight renews consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 09:54 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl E. Anderson opened the first session of the 128th Supreme

Share this article on Facebook US Catholic bishops say Prop. 8 ruling misuses the law – Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 06:27 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- After U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California’s Proposition 8 on Wednesday afternoon,

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Iranian President survives assassination attempt – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad survived an apparent assassination attempt after a homemade …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook California Judge Manufactures Right to Homosexual ‘Marriage’, Sets Aside Proposition 8 – What the proponents of the Homosexual Equivalency Movement demand is that the Police Power of the State be used to …

Share this article on Facebook New York Mayor defends Islamic center at ground zero – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered an emotional speech on Governor’s Island defending a decision …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Feds admit to storing checkpoint body scan images – The Transportation Security Administration declared last year that “scanned images cannot be stored or …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook 60. Giving Up and Getting More (Mt 19:16-30) – “Penance then is, as it were, a salutary weapon placed in the hands of the valiant soldiers of Christ, who wish to fight for the defense and restoration of the moral

Share this article on Facebook Aquinas and More… – Dear friends, Many of you know that we are an affiliate of Aquinas and More. This means that they provide the book store in the far right column of the blog. The way

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook RH bill is a serious form of corruption – bishop – MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon, August 4, 2010— The country and its people should brace for a more serious form of corruption should President Benigno Aquino III support the sex

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook The God who becomes dust – I made an early-morning holy hour a couple weeks ago. The stars were still out when I pulled into the Adoration chapel’s parking lot, but the first row was almost full;

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Basil for TN Governor OFFICIAL CAMPAIN AD – Its hard to believe, but it just got worse! If you saw the first video that is hard to believe. And this is the official ad, complete with misspellings!

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Prop 8 Struck Down! – As expected, Judge Walker in California has struck down Prop 8 which prohibited gay marriage. Everyone knew this was coming and it will assuredly be appealed. His

Share this article on Facebook Church Fair’s “Kill Obama Game” Pulled – OK. I don’t even know where to start with this one. There’s so many things wrong with this that it’s almost comical. Almost. A church fair in Pennsylvania had a game

Share this article on Facebook Yes!! But Who? – Jonah Goldberg laments all the conservatives lamenting the passing of the so-called giants of conservatism. Jonah quotes David Klinghoffer who said: “Once, the iconic

Share this article on Facebook Your Dog Ate Your Toe But It’s Good News – This story is a little off the beaten path for us but I couldn’t help it. Here’s the deal -some guy passed out. Now, the news story says he just laid down for a nap but

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Anglo-Catholic Bishops Try To Rally Supporters But Foresee Conversions To Rome – London, England (CNA/EWTN News) – Fifteen Anglican bishops have acknowledged that many Anglicans will convert to Roman Catholicism because of current proposals to ordain

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Calls For Reconciliation Following Murder Of Elderly Mexican Priest – Mexico City, Mexico (CNA) – Archbishop Jose Luis Chavez Botello of Antequera-Oaxaca issued a statement this week condemning the murder of Father Salvador Carlos and

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Wuerl Urges Knights Of Columbus: ‘Be Not Afraid’ To Promote New Evangelization – Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C., encouraged the Knights of Columbus to promote the New Evangelization “in

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Loverde Expresses Great Sadness At Death Of Benedictine Sister In Car Accident – Arlington, Va. (CNA) – Bishop of Arlington Paul Loverde has expressed his “unimaginable sadness” at a car accident which killed one Benedictine sister and severely

Share this article on Facebook Caritas Facing ‘Massive’ Difficulty In Helping Pakistani Flood Victims – Vatican City (CNA) – The international Catholic charity Caritas is reporting that relief efforts for flood victims in Pakistan are being hampered by high waters, which

Share this article on Facebook Chilean Cardinal Laments Legalization Of Same-Sex “Marriage” In Argentina – Santiago, Chile (CNA) – After celebrating Mass on the campus of San Joaquin Catholic University last week, the Archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Francisco Javier

Share this article on Facebook Congo Bishops Welcome New US Law On ‘Conflict Minerals’ – Two years after the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo urged the international community to take action to address the “silent genocide” taking place in

Share this article on Facebook Eucharist Is Jesus’ Greatest Gift To Us, Teaches Pope Benedict XVI – Rome, Italy (CNA/EWTN News) – Benedict XVI underscored the importance of the Eucharist on Wednesday as a “treasure whose value cannot be measured.” Illustrating a young

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Sends Special Message To Haitian People – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – The beleaguered Haitian people received some good news on July 23 when a $250,000 donation to rebuild a school was scheduled and a special

Share this article on Facebook Mexican Archdiocese Expresses Disappointment In Country’s Electoral Laws – Mexico City, Mexico (CNA) – An editorial published by the Archdiocese of Mexico City’s news service (SIAME) expressed disappointment over the sanctions imposed against

Share this article on Facebook Peace Bridge on Niagara River to honor Mother Teresa’s birthday in lights – Buffalo, N.Y. (CNA) – In honor of the 100th birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa, on Aug. 26 the Peace Bridge spanning the Niagara River will be illuminated with blue and

Share this article on Facebook Pope To Knights: Best Response To Attacks Against The Church Is Greater Fidelity – Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) – In an emotional letter sent by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI to the Knights of

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s 2nd Book On Jesus To Be Published In Spring – Ignatius Press has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Vatican’s publishing house to publish the English translation of Pope Benedict’s second book on

Share this article on Facebook Proposed Federal Rules For Private Colleges Could Endanger Academic Freedom – Washington D.C., (CNA) – New substantive regulations on higher education could restrict the freedom of private colleges and universities and result in further

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Can a Busy Life Be Prayerful? – Fr. John Bartunek, LC: Ask a Priest vol. 23 | Q: Between caring for my four young kids and husband, running my household, and working a part time job, I sometimes find

Share this article on Facebook Hear Us, St. Isidore – Danielle Bean: Faith & Family Community Novena Day 2 | Please join us in praying for all members of our Faith & Family Live community. Together, we are invoking the help

Share this article on Facebook ‘I’m a Man’ – Simcha Fisher: 5 Questions and Answers With a Homosexual Catholic | (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of new monthly columns by Simcha Fisher where she will

Share this article on Facebook Lost without LOST? – Lisa Hendey: Missing it, or happy it’s finally over? | This article at CNN caught my headline – an update on the current activities of my favorite LOST characters.  I

Share this article on Facebook Your Marriage, Your Fertility – 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:

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook The Response of the Church – In response to Planned Parenthood’s intention to open a new killing center in Omaha, the local Archbishop, George Lucas, issued a statement in which he said, “Women and

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Homosexual Marriage: California Here We Come? – Proposition 8, the California Marriage Protection Act which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, has been ruled unconstitutional by a judge in California. And

Share this article on Facebook I’m Baaaaaa-aaaack! – I want to apologize to everybody for going silent on the blog for so long. If you’ve been keeping up with me on Facebook (you can do that, if you want) you know that of

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook “There Be Dragons” Trailer Released – The movie “There be Dragons” is about to debut in movie theaters around the world. With the release of the trailer, everything is ready for its debut in the spring of

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Brett Favre Retires

Share this article on Facebook Charges Dropped Against Man Arrested While Praying Outside Chicago Abortion Clinic – The city of Chicago has dropped its case against a man who was charged with disorderly conduct for praying outside an abortion clinic. A clerk at the Cook County Court

Share this article on Facebook Flashback: Maxine Waters on U.S. House Ethics and Newt Gingrich – Maxine Waters is now facing an ethics charge. Here she is on U.S. House Ethics and Newt Gingrich – Dec. 7, 1995. “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” -

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 4, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 4 Live from the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show 4:00 – A Handbook for Catholic Moms Drawing from the deep

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook California Pregnancy Centers Fight NARAL Attack on Their Free Speech – Sacramento, CA (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life groups are expressing concern about calls by NARAL Pro-Choice California for state legislation requiring pro-life crisis

Share this article on Facebook Kenya Constitution Would Allow Abortions International Pro-Life Leader Confirms – Nairobi, Kenya (LifeNews.com) — A pro-life international leader who regularly lobbies at the United Nations says media reports on the proposed new constitution in Kenya

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Democrats Want to Override Christie Veto of Planned Parenthood $ – Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — Democrats in the state legislature kicked off a campaign to override a veto Governor Christ Christie issued to prevent $7.5 million in

Share this article on Facebook Pregnancy Center Group: HBO Abortion Film 12th and Delaware Inaccurate – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Care Net, a national network of 1,100 pregnancy centers, is taking issue with the content of the new HBO documentary “12th and

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocate Arrested in Bubble Zone Abortion Case Sees Charges Lifted – Chicago, IL (LifeNews.com) — The pro-life graduate student arrested in a case that drew national attention to the plight of pro-life advocates losing their free speech

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates Challenge Prayer Ban in Front of DC Planned Parenthood – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A pastor who was arrested in June praying front of a Planned Parenthood abortion business in the nation’s capital is challenging what he

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules Proposition 8 Unconstitutional – By Peter J. SmithSAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug. 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – U.S. District Chief Justice Vaughn Walker has dealt a blow to defenders of California’s

Share this article on Facebook New Poll Confirms Most Canadians Do Not Know Canada Has No Abortion Law – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiTORONTO, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Angus Reid public opinion poll published on August 3 confirms the findings of a poll conducted

Share this article on Facebook No Quebec “Consensus” on Abortion, Poll Shows – By Patrick B. CraineQUEBEC, August 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new abortion poll seems to belie the supposed “consensus” of Quebeckers in favor of state-funded

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: The APA’s Biased Paper on Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy – Dale O’LearyAugust 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The debate over therapy for same-sex attraction (SSA) and gender identity disorder (GID) has been going on for years.

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Speaker Melanie Pritchard’s “Miraculous” Recovery – By Mark HenryPHOENIX, AZ, August 4, 2010 (Catholic Online) – It all started out 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when Melanie Pritchard texted my wife Tina telling her that

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Beware of Supplements! – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new report published today found that many popular dietary supplements contain ingredients that may cause cancer, heart

Share this article on Facebook British Soldier Says Rosary Saved His Life – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist  A 19 year-old British soldier on patrol in Afghanistan’s notorious Helmand Province was spared from almost certain death when

Share this article on Facebook NYC Commission Clears Way for Ground Zero Mosque – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist After months of debate and ever-growing controversy, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0 yesterday that

Share this article on Facebook Pro Life Show Wins Emmy – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A rare moment in the history of the mainstream media occurred recently when a popular pro-life television show based in

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook 15th Antiphon from Great & Holy Friday Matins – Do take a few moments to listen to this beautiful and haunting Byzantine chant.

Share this article on Facebook Solemn Pontifical Mass of Nigerian Bishop on His Golden Jubilee – We do not often get to share liturgical images from Africa, and so I was delighted that the NLM was recently contacted about a Solemn Pontifical Mass in the usus

Share this article on Facebook The Delights of the Divine Office and Lay Life: Further Meditations – My mind has turned yet again to the topic of the Divine Office — though it never strays far from it admittedly. In part this is for reason that some have written me

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook U.S. bishop says feds gave ‘tacit permission’ to illegal immigrants to enter country – It’s no secret the U.S. bishops have been at the forefront of calls for immigration reform and have made efforts to pull lay Catholics on board , despite polls showing

Patrick Madrid

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Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Convert Stories – You can read hundreds on my site here There are many others here – click on the image below.

Share this article on Facebook Day in London – What a day in London! 2.5 hour bus tour of London, fish and chips and bitter in an English pub, then a tour of the Tower of London where we were specially allowed into

Share this article on Facebook Marsh Weed for Dinner in Norwich – Salmon, marsh weed, mashed with crawfish for dinner. Gave conversion story in a tent during a rain at the Marian Shrine in Walsingham near Norwich England. Made 100

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “Gender no longer…essential (to) marriage” – In an utterly unsurprising ruling , and one that is inarguable if one is peering through the narrowed prism of stringently secular law, and reducing marriage to a sort

Share this article on Facebook Ah, memories – Via Danielle Bean

Share this article on Facebook Good-natured Resistance – Really, since Patheos is in the midst of an absolutely huge Future of Evangelicalism week, I must put up a little good-natured resistance .

Share this article on Facebook Hitchens; Hairless, Hale & Hearty – Hitchens, July 2010 / Photo by John Huba Chirstopher Hitchens , in the midsts of a poison cure which would befuddle reason and leave most of us whimpering in our safe

Share this article on Facebook Was never much for tag… – But since Julie tagged Greg , I might as well play along… In no particular order: my five favorite Catholic devotions: 1) Adoration 2) The Rosary and/or Chaplet of

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook Evangelicals ‘Crossing the Tiber’ to Catholicism – The Tiber River and Vatican City… Shining in Splendor at Night (A)theologies Report July 28, 2010 Evangelicals ‘Crossing the Tiber’ to Catholicism Under the radar of

Share this article on Facebook Feast of St. John Mary Vianney, Patron Saint of Priests – St. John Mary Vianney (Saint Jean Baptiste Vianney in French) is such a special saint and a dear friend to me that one post hardly seems enough to write about how holy

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal George Decries Court Decision Striking Down California Marriage Law – WASHINGTON—Cardinal Francis George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, decried the August 4 decision of a federal judge to overturn

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook 4 August: St. John Vianney – From the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum: Memoria sancti Ioannis Mariae Vianney, presbyteri, qui, quadraginta amplius annos paroeciae ipsi commissae in vico Ars prope

Share this article on Facebook Conference news – I will have some great photos coming from the conference, but I don’t think I brought the doohickey I need to transfer them to my computer. This was an amazing canon law

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: confessing sins in both number and kind – From an older response. A reader asked: I’ve often heard priests say that when going to confession it’s important to confess sin both in kind and number. I recently went

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