Catholic News Headlines August 12, 2010


Aug. 11, 7pm—Aug. 12, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Apostolic nuncio to Haiti reports relief work continues in ‘chaotic’ times – Konigstein, Germany, Aug 12, 2010 / 06:18 am ( CNA ).- The apostolic nuncio for Haiti has announced that the reconstruction of churches destroyed by the January

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s monastic characteristics may be helping ties with Orthodox Church – Rome, Italy, Aug 12, 2010 / 05:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Speaking to the Italian magazine 30 Giorni (30 Days), Dominican Fr. Charles Morerod said that Pope Benedict’s

Share this article on Facebook California judge renders Prop. 8 ineffective after August 18 – San Francisco, Calif., Aug 12, 2010 / 03:19 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A California judge who ruled last week against Proposition 8 – a measure that defined marriage as

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Zen hopeful situation in China will improve for Catholics – Rome, Italy, Aug 12, 2010 / 05:58 pm ( CNA ).- The Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, said this week he hopes the situation for Catholics in China will

Share this article on Facebook Catholic university says it declined Obama appearance over logistics – Austin, Texas, Aug 12, 2010 / 12:57 am ( CNA ).- As President Obama makes a fundraising tour for the Democratic party through Texas, St. Edward’s University has

Share this article on Facebook Climate expert: International weather emergency alert system needed – Rome, Italy, Aug 12, 2010 / 05:48 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The world community must come together and establish a shared alert mechanism for weather-related

Share this article on Facebook Lay Eucharistic ministers not entitled to position, Archbishop Burke clarifies – Vatican City, Aug 12, 2010 / 01:14 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The rights of girls and Catholic lay faithful to carry out certain roles on the altar are not prescribed as

Share this article on Facebook Mothers who killed babies are guilty of homicide, not abortion, judges tell feminists – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 12, 2010 / 01:59 pm ( CNA ).- The Supreme Court of the Mexican state of Guanajuato rejected claims by the feminist organization Centro Las

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood strips affiliation from San Francisco-based clinic network – San Francisco, Calif., Aug 12, 2010 / 03:07 am ( CNA ).- Citing a failure to meet standards, the abortion provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has

Share this article on Facebook Pope reportedly rejects resignations of two Irish bishops – Dublin, Ireland, Aug 11, 2010 / 08:29 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI has reportedly rejected the resignations of two bishops in Ireland who submitted their letters of

Share this article on Facebook Ruling against Prop. 8 makes marriage unconstitutional, Archbishop Kurtz says – Washington D.C., Aug 12, 2010 / 06:57 pm ( CNA ).- In an exclusive interview, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz spoke to CNA about the decision of District Judge Vaughn Walker to

Share this article on Facebook Scottish archbishop hopes Pope will reinvigorate UK Catholics – Vatican City, Aug 11, 2010 / 09:47 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow said the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom, will be “a moment

Share this article on Facebook Spain offers World Cup victory to Our Lady of Guadalupe – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 12, 2010 / 12:11 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Spanish Royal Federation of Soccer (SRFS) offered the World Cup trophy Spain recently won to Our

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Big percentage of U.S. babies born to illegal immigrants – One of about every 12 babies born in the United States in 2008 was the offspring of unauthorized immigrants. Those …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Ancient coin discovered in Israel – A highly rare gold coin, more than 2,200 years old has been discovered by a combined university research team in …

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Arrest Woman for Committing Infanticide without Doctor Approval – “So, what’s the difference between the accused woman and doctors who kill babies? An MD …

Share this article on Facebook We want to control time: Arabs builds largest clock for ‘Mecca Time’ – Construction has begun on the world’s largest clock, to be built on the second largest skyscraper in the …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook California Judge Renders Proposition 8 Ineffective after August 18 – On Aug. 4, Judge Walker ruled that Proposition 8, an initiative which passed in November 2008 with the support of …

Share this article on Facebook FAQ’s on Homeschool Education Practicum – When faced with the success of homeschools and the profound privilege to educate one’s own child, some …

Share this article on Facebook Homeschool Education Levels Well Above National Averages – There is much more involved in an “education” than a teacher’s certificate, curriculum …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook What is God’s Will for You? – Check out this great article on the Integrated Catholic Life by Dr. Peter Kreeft about discernment . In it, he gives practical principles and clues related to finding

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Breen Saga — Continued – As you may know, CMR’s coverage last week of the comments of Fr. Joseph Patrick Breen of St. Edwards Church in Nashville has become a national story having been picked

Share this article on Facebook Hissy Fit Folk Hero? – I, like many others, giggled when I first heard about the antics of a Jetblue flight attendant. As the story goes, Steven Slater was treated rudely by some passengers

Share this article on Facebook If Harry Smith Lectures You on Masculinity… – I found this hilarious. CBS’s Harry Smith just tees off on this kid who ducked out of the way of a baseball to let his girlfriend get whallopped. And all I can think is

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Asks Pope to Stop Hospital Sale – A pro-life group in Massachusetts is writing Pope Benedict XVI to step in and block the sale of a Catholic hospital to a secular healthcare firm. The letter says the

Share this article on Facebook We Don’t Need Men But It Takes a Village – I’m always amazed at the liberal mind’s ability to hold mutually exclusive thoughts. I’ve long ago discovered that consistency isn’t the hallmark of the liberal mind;

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Classics Go Digital – Lisa Hendey: Which books would you like to have always at the ready? | Danielle recently shared with us the good news that her wonderful book, Small Steps for Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Do the Right Thing – Kelly Dolin: Setting Standards, Respecting Boundaries | Six-month-old Ainsley had a rash spreading from stem to stern. Three kids, one frazzled mom, a nurse, and a

Share this article on Facebook Making Forward Progress – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 78 | 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 Quoted – Rebecca Teti: on how you know your soul mate | “Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even

Share this article on Facebook Using the Peas – Arwen Mosher: A fast, easy noodle recipe | We had a snow pea plant in our garden, and it was producing enthusiastically. I needed a way to use all those sweet crunchy

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook I Wish God Didn’t Trust Me So Much – “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa One of the most attractive things about Mother

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook No Closer Bond – In a few days we will celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Like every Feast, it is a celebration of Jesus Christ. This feast shows us that because of her

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Flight Attendant

Share this article on Facebook Catholic parish to host Episcopal Church ordination of gay rights proponent – Katharine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will ordain an Episcopal cleric from New York State as the Episcopal bishop of Alaska on

Share this article on Facebook For over 50 years, nuns at a convent in Rome pray for Russia

Share this article on Facebook Oregon, Wisconsin suits against Vatican will continue – One of the most promising lawsuits from sexual abuse victims seeking to link the Vatican to the American priest abuse scandal has imploded in Kentucky, but a prominent

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 12, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 12 4:00 – The Catholic Hitchcock – Born Aug. 13, 1899 In a career that spanned six decades and more than sixty films,

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholics United Protests Pro-Life Group’s Bus Tour on Abortion-Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Following through on its commitment to confused pro-life voters and support congressional candidates who voted for the pro-abortion

Share this article on Facebook Children Are the World’s Greatest Resource, Not the End of Its Productivity – Cyril Connolly once said that there is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hallway. Connelly is here suggesting that the distractions implicit in

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Euthanasia Advocates Proposing Swiss-Style Suicide Clinics for Everyone – Amsterdam, Netherlands (LifeNews.com) — Euthanasia advocates in the Netherlands are proposing establishing new suicide clinics similar to the ones the pro-euthanasia

Share this article on Facebook Gubernatorial Races See Potential Pickups for Republicans, Pro-Life Candidates – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pollster Scott Rasmussen released an analysis today of the gubernatorial races taking place in 37 states. His tally shows Republicans

Share this article on Facebook Indiana Pro-Life Senate Candidate Dan Coats Keeps Large Lead Over Ellsworth – Indianapolis, IN (LifeNews.com) — Indiana pro-life Senate candidate Dan Coats has retained his large lead over Brad Ellsworth, who upset pro-life groups with his

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana Pro-Life Groups React to Lawsuit Filed Against Ultrasound-Abortion Bill – Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) — Two pro-life groups are responding to the lawsuit a pro-abortion legal group filed against a new pro-life Louisiana law that would

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortionist Pendergraft Suspended For Fourth Time – ORLANDO, Florida, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortionist James Pendergraft has had his medical license suspended for a fourth time by the Florida Board of

Share this article on Facebook American Bar Association Adopts Resolution Affirming Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ – By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Bar Association adopted a resolution supporting the legalization of

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Olmsted: ‘Love Authentically’ by Acknowledging Disorder of Homosexuality – By Kathleen GilbertPHOENIX, Arizona, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The federal appeals court decision to overturn California’s constitutional ban on recognizing

Share this article on Facebook Breaking: Federal Judge Lifts Stay on Prop. 8 Decision, Green Light to Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ – By Peter J. Smith SAN FRANCISCO, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A federal judge says he will lift the stay he imposed on his ruling striking down Proposition 8,

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal DiNardo Presents ‘People of Life’ Awards to Three Honorees – WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and as chair of the United States Conference of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Newman Society Commemorates 20th Anniversary of Ex Corde Ecclesiae – MANASSAS, Virginia, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the Solemnity of the Assumption, August 15, 2010, The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) will commemorate the 20th

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Pell Says Green Party Like Watermelons: Green Outside, Red Inside – By Kathleen GilbertSYDNEY, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A row has erupted after Cardinal George Pell of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia criticized the Green

Share this article on Facebook Catholic University Turns Down Obama Appearance Over Timing Issues – By Kathleen GilbertAUSTIN, Texas, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – St. Edward’s University, a Catholic institution of higher education that shares its founder with

Share this article on Facebook Child Conceived ‘Gave Purpose to the Pain’ of Rape – Commentary by Lizzy Brew, pro-personhood advocate and mother of sixAUSTRALIA, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As a virgin of not quite fifteen years of age in 1975,

Share this article on Facebook Costa Rica’s Top Court Prohibits Referendum on Homosexual Unions – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentSAN JOSÉ, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court, the nation’s highest tribunal,

Share this article on Facebook Coulter to Keynote for Homosexualist GOPride – By James TillmanWASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — GOProud, which bills itself as the “only national organization representing gay conservatives,”

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Arrest Woman for Committing Infanticide without Doctor Approval – By Peter J. Smith NIJ BEETS, Netherlands, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman has been arrested for killing her four newborn children and packing their remains

Share this article on Facebook Dutch Euthanasia Group Seeking Pay Day with New Death Clinic, Says Critic – By Patrick B. CraineAugust 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A leader in the anti-euthanasia movement says that a newly-proposed euthanasia facility from a major Dutch lobby

Share this article on Facebook Irish Planned Parenthood Affiliate Receives as Much as 55 Per Cent of Funding From Taxpayer – By Hilary White Edited 6:58pm EST   DUBLIN, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Documents published by the Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA), an abortionist

Share this article on Facebook Jennifer Aniston: Who Needs Men when We Have IVF? – By Peter J. Smith HOLLYWOOD, California, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It’s a feminist adage that “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”, but Hollywood

Share this article on Facebook Major Rome Pro-Life Conference Brings out Vatican Heavy Hitters – By Hilary White   ROME, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human Life International has lined up a list of major Vatican figures for its pro-life conference in Rome

Share this article on Facebook Newly Identified Corporate Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named – FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Life Decisions International (LDI) has released a revised edition of The Boycott List identifying

Share this article on Facebook Ontario’s Crown Accused of Abusing Legal System in Linda Gibbons Case – By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Before a courtroom packed with pro-life supporters Tuesday, lawyers for pro-life heroine

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Group Urges Boycott of Urban Outfitters Condom Sales – WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – American Life League’s Stop Planned Parenthood project (STOPP) is mobilizing parents to counter Urban Outfitters

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Pro-Life Group Launches New English Language Website – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiQUEBEC, August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Vivre dans la Dignité (Living with Dignity), a new grassroots group network formed to urge Quebecers

Share this article on Facebook US Cardinal on JPII’s Theology of the Body: ‘The Curriculum of the Culture of Life’ – By Patrick B. Craine PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Venerable Pope John Paul II’s catecheses on the theology of the body form “the

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Diocese Forced to Provide Birth Control Coverage – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist State law is forcing the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin to begin offering its employees insurance coverage for birth control.

Share this article on Facebook FOCUS Expands to 50 Campuses Nationwide – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An increasing number of students returning to campus this fall stand a good chance of encountering a missionary of the

Share this article on Facebook New List of Corporate Donors to Planned Parenthood Released – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Life Decisions International (LDI) has released an updated version of the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) that identifies

Share this article on Facebook Study Links Shared Religious Activity to Marital Satisfaction – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The first major study to compare religion and relationship quality across America’s major racial and ethnic groups finds that

Share this article on Facebook Urban Outfitters Hawks Condoms – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Youth-oriented Urban Outfitters is calling on teens to “help support Planned Parenthood” by buying a three-pack of their

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Cecil Greenwood Hare Chasuble, St. John’s, Epping – By way of Dr. Allan Barton’s medieval ecclesiastical art site, I discovered this rather stunning bit of vestment work which was apparently designed by Cecil Greenwood

Share this article on Facebook Continuum Issuing Updated Edition of Dr. Geoffrey Hull’s, The Banished Heart – I was quite interested to learn that a book by philologist and linguist, Dr. Geoffrey Hull, The Banished Heart: Origins of Heteropraxis in the Catholic Church , is being

Share this article on Facebook Durer Altarpiece Unveiled 21 Years After Acid Attack – Virgin unveiled after acid attack Exhibition in Dresden reunites Dürer painting with altarpiece following a 21-year restoration By Martin Bailey The Virgin of Sorrows in

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Vatican plans to update website – If you visit the Vatican website with any frequency, you probably already know that it’s not always the easiest thing to navigate. Good news. The Vatican announced that

Steve Ray

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The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “Prosper the work of our hands…” – Via Instapundit Related: St. Joseph’s Abbey and a lovely gallery of abbey photos

Share this article on Facebook A Joblessness Roundup of Sorts – With the new jobless numbers plunging the nation into further uncertainty, my piece in this weeks OSV seems pretty timely: Honorable, honest employment has a spiritual

Share this article on Facebook Dubya & Laura Surprise Troops – Cool. Classy. Kim Priestap has quotes, and links to more pictures of a surprised visit Mr. & Mrs. made to the Dallas USO, where they greeted returning troops. The

Share this article on Facebook Grace & Fathers – A moving video for anyone who has ever had a good father. Perhaps an even more moving video for those whose fathers were broken, or deeply flawed, or not there at all.

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook Philippines pro-life group argues that legalizing abortion does not save lives – INA NG LAGING SAKLOLO: “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”… The most beloved Marian Icon in the Philippines. Manila, Philippines, August 11 (CNA) .- A push to legalize

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A parish priest on Sunday Mass obligation and attendance – Fr. Bill Baer, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, former rector of St. John Vianney Minor Seminary (which he turned around in a Herculean labor)

Share this article on Facebook CA Judge denies stay of his own ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional – From the excellent Catholic Key blog, blog of the newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Prop 8 Judge’s Denial of Stay Order is Too Cute by Half Federal

Share this article on Facebook Notes on Sr. Chittister’s talk to LCWR, and then there is a Presbyterian – As you know, the National Catholic Reporter has chosen to flood their paper and website with all manner of articles which dissent from the clear teaching of the Church,

Share this article on Facebook RECENT POST OF INTEREST and NEWS – Some recent posts of interest: A parish priest on Sunday Mass obligation and attendance Notes on Sr. Chittister’s talk to LCWR, and then there is a Presbyterian WARNING!

Share this article on Facebook The Tears of St. Lawrence are still flowing – Did you know that the annual Perseid Meteor Shower is nicknamed “The Tears of St. Lawrence”?  The shower occurs every year around the feast of the grate … great Saint

Share this article on Facebook vatican.va redesign – From CNA: Vatican City, Aug 11, 2010 / 01:53 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The director of the Vatican’s website, Msgr. Lucio Adrian Ruiz explained this week in an interview that

Share this article on Facebook WARNING! ROVING VERDI FLASH MOB! – I got this from His Hermeneuticalness. I don’t know about you, but I think this would be really fun. Here is a flash mob with a difference. Over 30 members of the The

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL: Your internet connection – I was having a conversation with a friend who is creating a blog, discussing image/photo sizes and how fast they download, etc. I am curious… How do you usually connect

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