Catholic News Headlines June 4, 2010


Jun. 3, 7pm—Jun. 4, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop denounces accusations against late Colombian prelate – Bogotá, Colombia, Jun 4, 2010 / 05:53 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro of Tunja has strongly criticized the accusations of a retired military leader against

Share this article on Facebook Christ is ‘the true and effective priest,’ declares Pope at Corpus Christi Mass – Vatican City, Jun 4, 2010 / 03:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Christ “transformed extreme violence and extreme injustice into a supreme deed of love and justice,” said the

Share this article on Facebook CUA president appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton – Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2010 / 11:45 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Msgr. David M. O’Connell, the outgoing president of Catholic University of

Share this article on Facebook Georgia pro-life groups launch ‘Black and Unwanted’ billboard campaign – Atlanta, Ga., Jun 4, 2010 / 03:17 am ( CNA ).- A pro-life billboard campaign called “Black and Unwanted” has been launched in Georgia to increase awareness of the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father urges Catholics and Orthodox to bear witness to the Gospel – Paphos, Cyrpus, Jun 4, 2010 / 11:15 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Speaking at an ecumenical celebration in Cyprus, the Holy Father explained that like the original evangelizers

Share this article on Facebook Killing of bishop in Turkey won’t affect dialogue with Muslims, Pope states – Aboard the papal plane, Jun 4, 2010 / 10:57 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In his remarks to journalists during his flight to Cyprus today, the Holy Father clarified that the

Share this article on Facebook Mass becomes ‘perverted’ when ‘community celebrates itself,’ laments Spanish cardinal – Lima, Peru, Jun 3, 2010 / 10:05 pm ( CNA ).- During a conference in Peru this week, a Spanish cardinal expressed sadness over the fact that often, the Mass is “reduced

Share this article on Facebook Military archbishop urges Congress not to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ – Washington D.C., Jun 3, 2010 / 08:04 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring open homosexuals from serving in the military should not be

Share this article on Facebook New York student suspended for wearing rosary may return to class, judge rules – Schenectady, N.Y., Jun 4, 2010 / 06:10 am ( CNA ).- A federal judge has issued an order allowing a New York 13-year-old boy suspended for wearing a rosary to return to

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical council kicks off convention for deaf ministry – Vatican City, Jun 4, 2010 / 04:29 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In response to Pope Benedict’s call to promote the dignity of the deaf and work for their “full social

Share this article on Facebook Pope encourages Cyprus Christians to remain strong in difficult circumstances – Paphos, Cyrpus, Jun 4, 2010 / 10:39 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Upon arrival to the Paphos airport in Cyprus, the Holy Father greeted the people of the nation and explained

Share this article on Facebook Solving illegal immigration requires fixing economic causes, stresses Bishop Wester – Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2010 / 01:29 am ( CNA ).- Meeting with other bishops in a conference on immigration reform on Thursday, Bishop John C. Wester underlined the need

Share this article on Facebook Vatican paper publishes article on Pope’s view of Vatican II – Vatican City, Jun 3, 2010 / 09:31 pm ( CNA ).- The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Roman (LOR) published an article this week on a meeting of the international theological

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan bishop denounces media coverage of sex-abuse in Catholic Church – Caracas, Venezuela, Jun 4, 2010 / 02:09 pm ( CNA ).- Auxiliary Bishop Luis Armando Tineo of Caracas recently praised Pope Benedict XVI for his decision to confront the

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Avatar’ director says BP declined offer of help – The director of “Avatar” and “Titanic,” James Cameron says he offered his …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Golden Girl’ actor Rue McClanahan dies – Rue McClanahan, who played the man-hungry Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV series “Golden Girls” …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Bolivia woman sells baby for $140 – A Bolivian woman has been arrested after she admitted to selling her newborn infant to a woman who could not have …

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishop Luigi Padovese Assassinated in Southern Turkey – An aide stabbed the prelate to death. A pastor closely involved in ecumenical work and in the dialogue with Islam, …

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishop Murdered in Turkey – A Roman Catholic bishop has been stabbed to death at his home in the Mediterranean port of Iskenderun. The murder …

Share this article on Facebook Evidence of oil prospecting in Sudan reported – Global Witness, an international watchdog group says they have discovered evidence of oil exploration in the far …

Share this article on Facebook Fiery holocaust roars through Bangladesh neighborhood – Dozens of people as fire tore through a Bangladesh neighborhood. At least 117 people were killed when chemicals …

Share this article on Facebook Irish cargo ship defiant of Israeli naval blockade – An Irish cargo ship, the MV Rachel Corrie is sailing to Gaza loaded with humanitarian aid. The Free Gaza movement …

Share this article on Facebook Israel vows cargo ship will not touch land – Israel vows that the Rachel Corrie, an Irish cargo ship loaded with supplies for the needy in Gaza will not touch …

Share this article on Facebook Van der Sloot arrested in second killing of a young woman – The man suspected in the murder of an American teenager on the island of Aruba has been arrested for another …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Israel Disregards Criticism Over Raid on Flotilla – The nation of Israel has rejected calls from the international community to allow an international investigation …

Share this article on Facebook President Obama ‘Furious’ with BP Over Oil Spill – In an interview with CNN’s Larry King, U.S. President Barack Obama says he is furious with BP’s …

Share this article on Facebook Senator Burris’ Memorial Day Surprise: Abortions Return to Military Hospitals? – Right before the Holiday when American paused to honor those who have died in the Defense of our True Freedoms, …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Beautiful Feet: Beloved Priests Attacked By Demons in Broad Daylight – While the demons of hell attempt to knock the feet out from under priests in Rockford IL through attack, they …

Share this article on Facebook Better Than Perfect: Umpires Wrong Call, Forgiveness and Sportsmanship – Sports are useless if they do not point us toward something beyond themselves, and teach us how to become better …

Share this article on Facebook President heads to Louisiana to discuss oil slick – U.S. President Barack Obama has cancelled a trip to Asia in order to focus attention on the growing oil slick in …

Share this article on Facebook Tucson divided by Arizona’s new immigration law – Tucson is an Arizonan city 60 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico. The people there have mixed feelings about …

Share this article on Facebook U.S. jobless find temporary relief as census takers – There were fewer people claiming unemployment benefits in the U.S., but that’s mainly because many took …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook A Hellish Backup Plan – Have you got a backup plan to avoid hell? Some believe they do. They believe that some day they will get around to the all-important task of developing their spiritual

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 83) – — 1 — Last week I asked you guys what you were reading (and, as usual, my Amazon wish list grew by quite a bit). Here’s my current book stack. Some I’m reading right

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook And You Thought They Were About Choice – A British abortion organization is opening up a chain of abortion clinics in China, you know the land of forced abortions. And you thought all those pro-aborts were

Share this article on Facebook Deaf Baby Hears Mom for First Time – This is an amazing video from the Daily Mail : Gurgling in a mix of wonder and joy, this is the incredible moment a child hears his mother’s voice for the first time.

Share this article on Facebook Idiots Raise a Generation of Wimps – A soccer league in Canada is making a really really really silly move by introducing a rule that declares any team that wins a game by more than five points will

Share this article on Facebook Topless Transgendered Men Confuse Cops – Men going topless on the beach is pretty regular. Women not so much. So it’s no surprise that police had no idea what to do with a group of transgender men who went

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Visits Paphos, Where St. Paul Started – Cyprus Holds Significant Place in Christian History By Michaela Koller PAPHOS, Cyprus, JUNE 4, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI’s first day in Cyprus will be marked by

Share this article on Facebook Catholic University Of America President Named Bishop – JUNE 4 (Catholic World News) — The Holy See Press Office announced on June 4 that Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father David O’Connell as coadjutor bishop of Trenton

Share this article on Facebook Ecclesial Communion Is a Gift and a Summons to Mission – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2010 (VIS) – At 3.15 p.m. today the Holy Father arrived at the church of Agia Kiriaki Chrysopolitissa (St. Ciriaca Chrysopolitissa), an Orthodox

Share this article on Facebook Film About Polish Martyr Priest Shown in Rome – Father Jerzy Popieluszko Will Be Beatified Sunday By Antonio Gaspari VATICAN CITY, JUNE 3, 2010 (Zenit.org).- A film about the story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a

Share this article on Facebook Georgia Pro-Life Groups Launch ‘Black And Unwanted’ Billboard Campaign – Atlanta, Ga., Jun 4, 2010 (CNA).- A pro-life billboard campaign called “Black and Unwanted” has been launched in Georgia to increase awareness of the “devastating”

Share this article on Facebook New York Student Suspended For Wearing Rosary May Return To Class, Judge Rules – Schenectady, N.Y., Jun 4, 2010 (CNA).- A federal judge has issued an order allowing a New York 13-year-old boy suspended for wearing a rosary to return to school

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts For June 4 – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Bishop Bernard Bober, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Kosice, Slovakia, as metropolitan archbishop of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Visits Cyprus, Crossroads of Cultures and Religions – VATICAN CITY, 4 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Benedict XVI, the first Pope ever to visit Cyprus, landed at the island’s Paphos airport at 2 p.m. local time today, thus beginning his

Share this article on Facebook Prophetic Priesthood of Christ and the Eucharist – VATICAN CITY, 3 JUN 2010 (VIS) – At 7 p.m. today, Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in the Roman basilica of St. John Lateran. The celebration

Share this article on Facebook White Fathers Elect 1st African Superior – Father Richard Baawobr of Ghana to Lead Society ROME, JUNE 4, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Missionaries of Africa, better known as the “White Fathers,” elected their first

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook “Making” Time – Arwen Mosher: Does it work? | Here’s something I’ve noticed: the less I pray, the more impatient I am when I do. We try to say evening prayers every day, and sometimes

Share this article on Facebook An Act of Optimism – Arwen Mosher: Planting our vegetable garden | Yesterday evening we went to buy plants and seeds for this year’s vegetable garden. We also bought manure, five bags of it.

Share this article on Facebook Broken Church, Broken Heart – Lisa Hendey: How would you advise this mom if she were your friend? | I received a very troubling email recently from a mom who is obviously experiencing great despair

Share this article on Facebook Broken Church, Broken Hearth – Lisa Hendey: How would you advise this mom if she were your friend? | I received a very troubling email recently from a mom who is obviously experiencing great despair

Share this article on Facebook Novena Reminder – Rebecca Teti: | I promised some readers to keep reminders of the Sacred Heart novena on the page this week. So I am

Share this article on Facebook Raising Kids, Cleaning House – Mary Alice Teti: How it works in our home | When I was a young mother, I had a neighbor who was a Montessori school director. I had a toddler who was beginning the

Share this article on Facebook Sleepwear Options for Nursing Moms – Hallie Lord: Fashion Friday! | Hey ladies, I’m hoping you can help me out today. I need to buy new nursing pajamas before the wee one arrives in September. There are so

Share this article on Facebook Teach Your Children Well – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Education | (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 Visit The Sistine Chapel – Rebecca Teti: | “Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” That was the poet Goethe’s response

Kresta In The Afternoon

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Share this article on Facebook Chinese hiding three million babies a year – “I am the biggest offender against the one-child policy in China!” laughed Fu Yang, a wiry and energetic 47-year-old man, as he fidgeted and poured tea. “I had seven

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 4, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 4 LIVE FROM THE RELIGIOUS BOOKSELLERS TRADE EXHIBIT 4:00 – Coached for Life We hear a true account of how two high

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Alaska Voters Will Get to Vote on Parental Notification Before Abortion Measure – Juneau, AK (LifeNews.com) — Alaska voters this August will have the opportunity to vote on a pro-life ballot measure that would allow parents to know when their minor

Share this article on Facebook Barack Obama Praises Kenya’s Draft Constitution Allowing Unlimited Abortions – Nairobi, Kenya (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama has come under fire from pro-life members of Congress for his administration potentially illegally spending as

Share this article on Facebook Daily Kos Says Late-term Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Like Crucified Jesus – It’s clear that abortionists think of themselves as saviors of women, but would anyone really dare to suggest that infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller was

Share this article on Facebook Elena Kagan Calls Judicial Activist Judge Her Judicial Hero, Proudest Association – At an award ceremony held at Harvard Law School in September 2006, Dean Elena Kagan introduced the winner of the annual Peter Gruber Foundation Justice Prize,

Share this article on Facebook Hearing: Chinese Women Victimized by Forced Abortions Every 2.4 Seconds – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A congressional hearing on Tuesday saw a panel of experts unveil information showing Chinese women are victimized by forced abortions

Share this article on Facebook Italian Governor Suggests Paying Women to Not Have Abortions, Keep Baby – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Senate Republicans may roll out a campaign against the nomination of a rationing advocate to an influential government position.

Share this article on Facebook Ohio Senate OKs Ban on Human-Animal Hybrid Cloning Pro-Life Groups Back – Columbus, OH (LifeNews.com) — The Ohio state Senate has approved a bill supported by pro-life groups that would ban human cloning and human-animal hybrids. The

Share this article on Facebook Pregnancy Centers Fighting Back Against National Pro-Abortion Attacks – Attacks against pregnancy help centers have been occurring since the 1980�s, led by NARAL, the leading pro-abortion political force and ally of Planned Parenthood. In

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Doctors tell FDA Not to Approve New Abortion Drug EllaOne for Sale – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A national organization for pro-life physicians has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration urging officials to not approve

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Student Group’s New Program Trains Future Leaders Against Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Polling data shows the next two generations of Americans are already more receptive to the pro-life perspective than their parents and

Share this article on Facebook Texas Man Allegedly Used Abortion to Cover Up Pregnancy From Incest – Angleton, TX (LifeNews.com) — A Texas man living in Boerne is facing sexual assault charges after police used DNA testing to determine he sexually assaulted a female

Share this article on Facebook Waterbury, Vermont Planned Parenthood Abortion Referral Business Closes – Waterbury, CT (LifeNews.com) — The Planned Parenthood abortion referral center in Waterbury, Vermont is closing up shop after having a location there since 1985. The

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook 35,000 Forced Abortions Committed Daily in China: Rep Smith – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – About 35,000 abortions are committed daily on women who are victimized by the country’s

Share this article on Facebook Former Planned Parenthood Director: Stop Dangerous Telemed Abortions – Commentary by Abby Johnson June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion is a risky business. It’s risky for the unborn child, of course. But there’s also risk for the

Share this article on Facebook Fox Commentator: Family of Girl Berated by Bus Driver Should be Sued for Instilling Pro-Family Views – By Kathleen Gilbert June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An attorney commentating for the Fox News show “Kelly’s Court” not only dismissed as irrelevant a lawsuit against

Share this article on Facebook German Criminal Court Considers Watershed Assisted Suicide Case – By Hilary White KARLSRUHE, Germany, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof) is expected to rule this month on whether

Share this article on Facebook IPPF Report Calls for Youth Sex Rights and Reveals New UN Funding – By Samantha Singson and Terrence McKeegan, J.D. NEW YORK, June 3, 2010 (C-FAM) – The abortion giant, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), has just

Share this article on Facebook LifeSiteNews in Portuguese Reaches First Birthday – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Noticias Pro-Familia (Pro-Family News), LifeSiteNews.com’s service

Share this article on Facebook Notre Dame Pres Jenkins: Visit to Notre Dame was Good for Obama – By Kathleen GilbertSOUTH BEND, Indiana, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, University of Notre Dame president Fr.

Share this article on Facebook Nova Scotia Priest Spreads New York Times Attack on Vatican – By Patrick B. Craine ANTIGONISH, Nova Scotia, June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia has defended submitting an

Share this article on Facebook Obama Extends Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Partners – By James Tillman Updated 5:50 pm ESTWASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — In a memorandum issued Wednesday, President Obama ordered executive departments

Share this article on Facebook Over 800 Iowa Church Leaders Support the Traditional Family – By James TillmanDES MOINES, Iowa, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A letter and a petition in support of traditional marriage, signed by a total of 834 Iowa pastors

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Ad Campaign Urges Black Women to Choose Adoption Over Abortion – By Peter J. Smith ATLANTA, Georgia, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fresh from their first success, a Georgia billboard campaign exposing the abortion industry’s

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Priest Once Again Rebukes Canada’s Catholic Primate – By Patrick B. CraineQUEBEC, June 1, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Notoriously dissident Catholic priest Fr. Raymond Gravel has again publicly criticized Cardinal Marc

Share this article on Facebook Researchers Asked to Hide Scientific Debate over Maternal Deaths – By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D., co-authored by Catherine FosterNEW YORK, June 3, 2010 (C-FAM) – At a meeting on maternal and child health research in Washington last week,

Share this article on Facebook Spain’s People’s Party Sues Government to Stop New Pro-Abortion Law – By Matthew Cullinan HoffmanMADRID, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Spanish People’s Party (PP), one of the country’s two principle political parties, is suing the

Share this article on Facebook Study: Rise in Autism and introduction of Aborted Fetal DNA in Vaccines Correlate – By James Tillman PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Dr. Theresa Deisher, founder of the pro-life Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute, presented a

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Corpus Christ in Washington DC – As noted, while some places will observe Corpus Christi this Sunday, others celebrated it on the traditional Thursday. Accordingly, yesterday, Mass in the usus antiquior

Share this article on Facebook Little Sisters of the Good Shepherd – The blog of the Saint Conleth’s Catholic Heritage Association in Ireland report on the new order of sisters associated with the Institute of the Good Shepherd, the

Share this article on Facebook The Characteristics of Fresco – When I was in my early thirties (quite late to be making these decisions) I made an earnest decision to try to learn icon painting. I telephoned the only icon painter I

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Talking catechism on ‘The God Show’ – By Mary DeTurris Poust OK, this falls under the heading of shameless self-promotion, but it also has to do with promoting the catechism, so I thought it was worth

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Abortion Case in Phoenix – From my friend and canon lawyer, Ed Peters: “Necessity” does not canonically excuse intrinsically evils acts like abortion I have offered a couple of responses to Fr.

Share this article on Facebook All Pilgrims to Israel have arrived safely! – But we never doubted it. Follow our Twitter reports from my home page multiple times each day. All is well, safe and beautiful in Israel. Have no fear! All is going as

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Chris Christie on Teacher’s Unions – John McCain only wishes he could have talked this straight: H/T Allahpundit My best friend is a high school Social Studies teacher, and she is a great one. She is

Share this article on Facebook Make Parody, not Pain! – Or something… Mockery is more powerful than indignation , and those who do not want to read the voluminous details will still watch a video. Little Miss Attila, who is

Share this article on Facebook Paul McCartney, intellecutal… – …still trying to prove he’s as smart and as cynical as John. Still trying to get John to love him . How pathetic, infantile and classless. And the reaction of the

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names President of Catholic University Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Vincentian Father David O’Connell, up until now President of The Catholic University of America, coadjutor bishop of Trenton, New

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Don’t be a litter bug! – In Roma..

Share this article on Facebook Request for prayers – Again I ask the kindness of prayers. Many thanks for those already offered!

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