Catholic News Headlines May 15, 2010


Jun. 14, 7pm—Jun. 15, 7pm

American Life League (Encouraging Words)

Share this article on Facebook An explanation of UNDERSTANDING: a GIFT from the Holy Spirit – Through the gift of understanding, the Holy Spirit makes us plumb the depths of the mysteries of revelation.  In a supernatural and therefore in a gratuitous way he

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Billboards promoting abortion by ‘Catholic’ group in Mexico taken down – Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 15, 2010 / 02:17 pm ( CNA ).- Officials in the Mexican city of Queretaro decided this week to take down five ads that were placed on billboards

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Padovese laid to rest in Italy – Rome, Italy, Jun 15, 2010 / 03:56 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The funeral Mass for Bishop Luigi Padovese, Apostolic Vicar of the Anatolia and President of the Bishops’

Share this article on Facebook Catholic doctors suffer ‘intense rejection and misunderstanding,’ laments Spanish bishop – Madrid, Spain, Jun 14, 2010 / 10:08 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A Spanish bishop recently lamented that Catholic doctors who stand up for their moral beliefs often

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association summit in Denver attracts praise from Obama – Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2010 / 09:27 am ( CNA ).- On Monday, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and its president, Sister Carol Keehan, opened the second day of its

Share this article on Facebook Catholic University of America chooses new president – Boston, Mass., Jun 15, 2010 / 09:50 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Tuesday, Catholic University of America announced that Boston College law school dean, John H. Garvey, will

Share this article on Facebook God heard prayers for Colombian hostages, says wife of rescued general – Bogotá, Colombia, Jun 15, 2010 / 12:07 pm ( CNA ).- Commenting on the news that General Luis Mendieta was freed last weekend by the Colombian army after 12 years of

Share this article on Facebook Married father of eight ordained a Catholic priest for Pennsylvania diocese – Harrisburg, Pa., Jun 15, 2010 / 02:49 am ( CNA ).- A former Protestant pastor who is a married father of eight was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday for the Diocese

Share this article on Facebook Opposing same-sex ‘marriage’ is not a rejection of homosexual people, stresses Argentinean bishop – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 15, 2010 / 06:17 pm ( CNA ).- Bishop Juan Martinez of Posadas in Argentina, reiterated this week that the Church’s opposition to proposals

Share this article on Facebook West’s ‘Puritanism’ of perfect chastity can discourage Catholics from dating, writer warns – Washington D.C., Jun 15, 2010 / 04:52 am ( CNA ).- Critically examining Christopher West’s presentation of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, chastity speaker Dawn

Share this article on Facebook Woman describes how porn addiction destroyed marriage, calls for more scientific study – New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2010 / 01:23 am ( CNA ).- In a previously published National Review Online article, a woman who chose to remain anonymous shared the painful

Share this article on Facebook Young Florida woman chooses baby’s life over her own – Miami, Fla., Jun 15, 2010 / 07:17 am ( CNA ).- The story of Benny Abreu, a young woman from the Dominican Republic, has moved Floridians because of her testimony to

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Social Media and the Catholic Church – The digital world of social media offers great potential for those hoping to spread the Gospel message, but comes …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Afghanistan rich in mineral wealth, study finds – The U.S. military and geologists say that the troubled nation of Afghanistan has untold mineral wealth. Scattered …

Share this article on Facebook Hindu extremist who Raped Catholic Sister Meena Arrested in India – Pandit Bishimajhi is blamed for serious anti-Christian violence in Orissa in August 2008, which included beating …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook The Unanswered Question: Did Scientology Force Abortions? – One year after their multi-part series exposing the dangers found within the cult of Scientology, the St. …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook How much should I reveal to my spiritual director on my first visit? – Q: Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction, how much are you supposed to reveal to your spiritual director on your first visit? Are you supposed to go back to your first sin,

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Bishop lauds Arroyo projects in Catanduanes – VIRAC, Catanduanes, June 15, 2010— A Catholic bishop hailed outgoing President Arroyo for the various infrastructure projects deemed to improve the social and economic

Share this article on Facebook San Pablo clergy gets P.5 million gift on closing rites of Year for Priests – SAN PABLO CITY, June 15, 2010—Showing their love and concern for their priests, the Council of the Laity of San Pablo Diocese gifted their clergy with P.5 million during

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Apocalyptic Sign: Diaper Jorts – I don’t think diaper jorts are mentioned in Revelations but they should’ve been. This is probably what the Four Horsemen will be wearing…or something. And being this

Share this article on Facebook Soccer: Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That – It has been a long time coming…….out. Soccer, no that there is anything wrong with that! Soccer Officially Announces It Is Gay

Share this article on Facebook World’s Oldest IVF Mother is Dying – This is heartbreaking in just about every way possible. Rajo Devi Lohan of India and her husband wanted children for years but were unable to conceive. But so intense

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Health Association Summit In Denver Attracts Praise From Obama – Denver, Colo., Jun 15, 2010 (CNA).- On Monday, the Catholic Health Association (CHA) and its president, Sister Carol Keehan, opened the second day of its annual summit

Share this article on Facebook Church Cautious About “Bleeding” Last Supper Image – YERBA BUENA, Argentina, JUNE 15, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Archdiocesan officials are calling for prudence regarding an image of the Last Supper that some claim shows Christ’s

Share this article on Facebook Church Leaders Secure Cuban Political Prisoner’s Release – JUNE 15 (Catholic World News) — A prominent Cuban political prisoner has been released after talks between government officials and Church leaders. Ariel Sigler Amaya,

Share this article on Facebook Future Papal Representatives Hear of Mission to Serve – Benedict XVI Urges Diplomacy Students to Foster Unity VATICAN CITY, JUNE 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Being a spokesman for the Vicar of Christ might be an exacting task, but

Share this article on Facebook Hyundai Pulls Television Ad After Catholic Uproar – New York City, N.Y., Jun 15, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to “enough of an outcry” from Catholic individuals and blogs, Korean car maker Hyundai announced on Monday

Share this article on Facebook Married Father Of Eight Ordained A Catholic Priest For Pennsylvania Diocese – Harrisburg, Pa., Jun 15, 2010 (CNA).- A former Protestant pastor who is a married father of eight was ordained a Catholic priest on Saturday for the Diocese of

Share this article on Facebook Ordination of Fourteen Deacons of The Diocese of Rome – VATICAN CITY, 15 JUN 2010 (VIS) – In the Vatican Basilica at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday 20 June Benedict XVI will preside at a Mass during which he will confer priestly

Share this article on Facebook Petition Launched Against Pakistani Blasphemy Law – 4,600 Signatures Gathered in First Week PARIS, JUNE 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The French section of Aid to the Church in Need is urging people worldwide to sign a petition

Share this article on Facebook Young Florida Woman Chooses Baby’s Life Over Her Own – Miami, Fla., Jun 15, 2010 (CNA).- The story of Benny Abreu, a young woman from the Dominican Republic, has moved Floridians because of her testimony to motherly love.

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Be Heard – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Open Forum | (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 Moms Supporting One Another – Lisa Hendey: How do you lift up your friends? | For the past two nights, I had the privilege of visiting two parishes in New Jersey to speak with families about faith,

Share this article on Facebook Nurturing Love Across the Miles – Kate Lloyd: Long distance relationships present unique challenges | Dating will never be the same again. Twentieth century dating brings with it novelties, and

Share this article on Facebook Poker Face – Sherry Antonetti: Sometime I Just Say Yes | Back when my second son was in Kindergarten, he felt determined to distinguish himself from his older brother. So it was that

Share this article on Facebook The Queen & I – Rebecca Teti: apparently we share a pet peeve | The Queen of England has a small request. Sensible woman! What idiomatic expressions—or corruptions thereof—could you do

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Friday was the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Friday was the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This Heart is the core of the pro-life movement, which is a movement of self-sacrificing love. This love is met by

Share this article on Facebook Regardless of Convenience – Some pastors hesitate to address the abortion issue because they are afraid of controversy and opposition from their congregations. Yet as Paul declared, the word must

Share this article on Facebook The Foundation of All Other Rights – Some pastors do not speak about abortion because they don’t want to be single-issue people. But the reason every other issue is an issue is that human beings have a

Share this article on Facebook We are All Vulnerable – This year is an election year, and too many people still think that religion and politics don’t mix. But with so many public servants failing to tell the difference

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook New *Bible* Evidence that Obama Is the Antichrist! – IT’S TRUE!!! KEEP READING

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Arlington Shame

Share this article on Facebook Kresta Poll Question of the Day – Are you aware of the work of the Acton Institute? 1) Yes – 2) No – Click Here to Answer the Poll Question

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 15, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 15 LIVE FROM ACTON UNIVERSITY IN GRAND RAPIDS, MI 4:00 – Acton University 2010 Acton University is a unique, four-day

Share this article on Facebook Vatican, Israel close to agreement? Reports are mixed – Thanks to Phil Lawler and CWNews Vatican and Israeli officials met in Rome on June 15 for the latest in a long-running series of negotiating sessions aimed at concluding

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Abortion, Birth Control Have Health Risks Planned Parenthood Should Tell Women – Today we are rightly concerned about damage to women and children from environmental toxins, yet many ignore the health risks and consequences of flooding a woman�s body

Share this article on Facebook Americans Support Repeal of Pro-Abortion Health Care as Executive Order Sits – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — For the second week in a row, a national poll has a strong majority of Americans supporting the repeal of the pro-abortion health care

Share this article on Facebook Crist Veto of Abortion-Ultrasound, Health Care Opt Out Draws Strong Condemnation – Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) — State legislators, pro-life groups, and Governor Charlie Crist’s pro-life opponent in the Senate race are all outraged about today’s

Share this article on Facebook Gallup Poll: Americans Say Obama, Pro-Abortion Democrats Too Liberal – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — For only the second time in any previous Gallup survey, almost half of Americans sat Democrats, led by President Barack Obama and his

Share this article on Facebook Jack Kevorkian: “No Regrets” of Killing People in Assisted Suicides, Regrets Birth – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian tells CNN in a new interview that he has no regrets about killing more than 100 people in

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Ignored Medical Group’s Opinion to Keep Partial-Birth Abortions Legal – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Clinton presidential library today released tens of thousands of new memos authored by or mentioning Supreme Court nominee Elena

Share this article on Facebook Kenya Abortion, Constitution Opponents Killed, Injured in Weekend Explosion – Nairobi, Kenya (LifeNews.com) — Two explosions in the Kenya capital late Sunday killed a handful of pro-life advocates and others assembled for a rally against the

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana to Become Fourth State to Opt Out of Abortion Funding in Health Care – Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) — Louisiana will become the fourth state to opt out of some of the abortion funding in the national health care bill President Barack

Share this article on Facebook Nevada Personhood Amendment Backers Fail to Get Signatures for Abortion Vote – Carson City, NV (LifeNews.com) — Nevada is the latest state where supporters of a personhood amendment failed to get enough signatures to qualify their ballot effort

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates Head to New Mexico to React to New Late-Term Abortion Biz – Albuquerque, NM (LifeNews.com) — With Curtis Boyd looking to turn Albuquerque, New Mexico into the new national late-term abortion capital, the pro-life group Operation

Share this article on Facebook University of Wisconsin Doctor Involved in Building New Abortion Center Leaves – Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) — A doctor at the University of Wisconsin who played a prominent role in developing controversial plans for a late-term abortion facility at

Share this article on Facebook Washington Post: Condoms Most “Essential Accessory” at FIFA World Cup – Thursday’s Washington Post Express tabloid carried the headline “Health Activists Eye World Cup.” When the world “health” breaks in before “activist,” sadly, you can

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Britain to Participate in Controversial EU Citizen Surveillance Scheme – By Hilary WhiteLONDON, June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Under Britain’s just-ousted Labour government, the country joined an EU scheme to allow the government to

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on June 14 News – Kathleen Gilbert makes a fascinating case today for readers to support LifeSiteNews. If you have not yet read “What Are We Up Against”, please do. I know most readers

Share this article on Facebook GOP House Leader Asks Obama: ‘What Happened to that Abortion Executive Order?’ – By John JalsevacJune 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a meeting with President Obama last week, House Republican Leader John Boehner asked for an update about the

Share this article on Facebook Kevorkian: “The Single Worst Moment of my Life … Was the Moment I Was Born” – By James Tillman  and John JalsevacJune 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — “The single worst moment of my life  . . . was the moment I was born.” So says Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Share this article on Facebook Letters to the Editor – Re: Documentary Exposes Abortion as The Evolution of Racism and Black Genocide Thank you so very much for the work that you do with LifeSiteNews.  Your E-mail is the

Share this article on Facebook Nicaragua again Rejects Foreign Pressure to Legalize Abortion – By Patrick B. CraineGENEVA, Switzerland, June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nicaragua, one of the few countries in the world that maintains a total ban on abortion, has

Share this article on Facebook NY Catholic Parish: ‘Live the Gospel at Pride Parade’ – By Patrick B. CraineNEW YORK CITY, June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Jesuit-run Catholic parish in New York City is promoting the New York City “LGBT” Pride March in

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Anti-Constitution Rally Bombed in Kenya – By David Logan, Editor, Pro-Life Reports for Africa, and John JalsevacJune 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A June 13th rally organized by pro-life and religious groups in

Share this article on Facebook Renewed Allegations of Forced Abortion in Church of Scientology – June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Church of Scientology, well known as the religion of choice of celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, is facing renewed

Share this article on Facebook Sr. Keehan’s Legacy – Praise from Obama, Disappointment from Bishops – By James TillmanDENVER, Colorado, June 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a video displayed at the Catholic Health Association’s (CHA) annual meeting in Denver on Monday,

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook New Lawsuit Claims ObamaCare Violates Religious Freedom – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new lawsuit filed on behalf of five U.S. citizens is charging that the insurance mandate included in the new health care

Share this article on Facebook Outrage Compels Hyundai to Pull Blasphemous Ad – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist   In an attempt to appeal to fanatical soccer fans around the world, World Cup sponsor Hyundai ran an ad in the U.S. during the

Share this article on Facebook Spanish Muslims Demand “Joint Use” of Catholic Cathedral – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Muslim rights groups in Cordoba, Spain are pressuring the local bishop for a “joint use” agreement that will entitle them to

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Beauty in the Steel City – Yesterday was the first day of the CMAA’s third annual Summer Chant Intensive with instructor Scott Turkington. Participants come from all over the country and from as

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong – Cardinal Zen offers Mass in the usus antiquior in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Sean Finnegan Compares Collects – I recently noticed that Fr. Sean Finnegan of the blog Valle Adurni has been pursuing a series of comparative considerations of various translations and versions of the

Share this article on Facebook The Abbey of St Cecilia, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England – Many of you will be familiar with Nick Gale, the director of music at St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark , whose initiatives have been featured many times before on the

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Did you hear the one about how Catholics “worship” statues? – When I arrived one evening at a suburban Chicago parish to conduct an apologetics seminar, I noticed a life-sized statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the rectory lawn.

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Article on Catholic Bible Study in “Faith & Family” – I was interviewed for this article on Catholic Scripture Study for which I write many of the studies (eg. Genesis, Acts, 1 & 2 Corinthians). It is a nice article. You

Share this article on Facebook Inspiring Story of Garvan Byrne – A Wonderfrul Testimony. A twelve-year-old trapped in the body of a five-year-old, Garvan Byrne, of an Irish background, endured intense pain as he flirted with certain

Share this article on Facebook New Dean at Catholic U – pro-abort? – Catholic U’s new president: Law school dean who awarded honorary degree to abortion proponent John H. Garvey, the dean of Boston College Law School, has been named

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook “He’s all a lot of suicidal people want” – Don Ritchie and “the gap” A great story : In those bleak moments when the lost souls stood atop the cliff, wondering whether to jump, the sound of the wind and the waves

Share this article on Facebook “Let me hold your crown, babe…” – Discussing Lady Gaga’s latest with some friends over email, one of them wrote: “. . . I just love this [by Sara Bareilles] which was up yesterday at Noisy Room and it

Share this article on Facebook Derivative Lady Gaga – Lady Gaga, reclining on a slant board in her underwear and a shawl, casts off a wire-mesh face mask that has begun to bore her. As the closing strains of the Alejandro

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Campaign for Human Development Approves $300,000 for Grants Assisting Those Affected by Gulf Oil Spill – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Catholic Campaign for Human Development approved grants up to $300,000 to assist people and dioceses affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A few more photos from the Pontifical Mass in NYC – The site The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny features some fine photos of the Pontifical Mass at the Throne offered the other night for the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  More

Share this article on Facebook Closed: St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC – I happened tonight on the way home from supper (yes, Chinese) to walk past the remnants of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. There are now no Catholic hospitals in

Share this article on Facebook Liturgy: peering into the Heart of Jesus – Benedict XVI is guiding us to a healthier vision of the Church’s doctrine, history, public worship and our very identity as Catholics. There can be no authentic change

Share this article on Facebook Messages and bottles and the restless heart – A friend sent this on azcentral.com Scottsdale boy’s message in a bottle discovered The Arizona Republic Finding a message in a bottle is the subject of pop songs and

Share this article on Facebook Please pray for a young priest who is ill – From a reader: Please pray for Fr. Alex, one of our dear young priests here in WI. He was diagnosed with leukemia about a month ago and an infection took possession of

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: glass tabernacle and reserving Precious Blood – From a reader comes this distressing bit of information from Australia: Attached is an excerpt from a local parish newsletter.   Fr Richard Leonard is a prominent

Share this article on Facebook Ruskin on translations – From the always engaging Laudator: John Ruskin, letter to Susan Beever (December 17, 1873):What translation of Aristophanes is that? I must get it. I’ve lost I can’t

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: ancient edition – I am in the Met, having pried myself from typing. Since the feeder webcams are off (the feeders empty)… here is an artistic little ancient bird which has happily found

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