Catholic News Headlines June 28, 2010


Jun. 27, 7pm—Jun. 28, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Mexico City: Legalizing gay adoption doesn’t make it moral – Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 28, 2010 / 02:07 pm ( CNA ).- The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, said last week that if the country’s

Share this article on Facebook Court reinstates lawsuit challenging NIH embryonic stem cell guidelines – Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2010 / 07:35 pm ( CNA ).- The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that doctors performing adult stem

Share this article on Facebook Ethics group denounces Spanish political party for hypocrisy on sex-ed – Madrid, Spain, Jun 28, 2010 / 05:56 pm ( CNA ).- The organization, Professionals for Ethics, denounced the hypocrisy of the Spanish political party, “Partido Popular,”

Share this article on Facebook Holy See highlights identity, value and significance of Vatican congregation – Vatican City, Jun 28, 2010 / 11:32 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Vatican underscored the value of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, known also as “De

Share this article on Facebook Pope announces Council for Renewed Evangelization for secularized world – Rome, Italy, Jun 28, 2010 / 01:36 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- From the Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-walls in Rome where he was celebrating First Vespers on the eve of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope hosts unannounced ‘summit’ with Cardinals Schönborn and Sodano – Vatican City, Jun 28, 2010 / 10:54 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Monday, following a private audience between Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna Christoph Schönborn and Pope

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court allows sex abuse case against Vatican to proceed – Washington D.C., Jun 28, 2010 / 12:12 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined an immunity appeal by the Holy See in a federal appeals case that

Share this article on Facebook WYD 2011 organizers debut ‘The Soul of Madrid’ promotional video – Madrid, Spain, Jun 28, 2010 / 11:58 am ( CNA ).- The organizers of World Youth Day 2011 have released a promotional video titled, “The Soul of Madrid,” which features

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Radio station upholds Arab women – Nisaa means “woman” in Arabic. Nisaa FM is an all-woman ran radio station that hopes to uplift …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook American Crossroads group bypasses tax laws – Some of the Republican Party’s best-known insiders are building an ambitious fundraising machine for the …

Share this article on Facebook Bill O’Reilly: President could face impeachment – Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly says that if U.S. President Barack Obama uses his pardon power to make …

Share this article on Facebook Oldest member of Congress dies – The oldest member of Congress, Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, has passed away at the age of 92. The …

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court upholds Second Amendment rights – In a 5-to-4 split, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution’s “right to keep and bear …

Share this article on Facebook US Supreme Court Strikes Handgun Ban in Chicago. 2d Amendment Applies to Individuals – Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority and put it quite plainly; ‘It cannot be doubted that the …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Arizona governor calls illegal immigrants ‘mules’ – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared that many illegal Mexican immigrants crossing into the border are being used …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook How do I know if I am ready for spiritual direction? – Q: Dear Father John, though I have read many of your posts on spiritual direction, I am still struggling with taking the leap and making an appointment. I do want to

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook 6 things I learned from living on a monastery prayer schedule – One of the old church bells at Mt. Angel Abbey One of the most transforming aspects of this trip to Mt. Angel Abbey has been living according to the monks’ schedule of

Share this article on Facebook Received as Christ: Photos from a Benedictine monastery – I knew a little bit about the Order of St. Benedict before my husband and I arrived in Mt. Angel for our vacation this weekend. (If you’re not familiar with them, I

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Did Archbishop Endorse Congressman? – Did Archbishop Gregory Aymond endorse Catholic Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao? Well no, but about 10,000 people who received fundraising literature in the mail from Cao’s

Share this article on Facebook DMac’s “Award Winning” Book – I have been telling you for a while how awesome is DMac’s recent book “Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy.” Well now you don’t have to believe

Share this article on Facebook Parenting Mag: Breasfeeding is Creepy – In an effort to keep you abreast of news, we bring you this story. A senior editor of a parenting magazine has labeled breastfeeding “creepy” and she doesn’t like it

Share this article on Facebook The Grinch Who Stole Ecumenism – One can imagine that Cardinal Kasper has feelings akin to those experienced by an old school salesman in a world of cell phones and web conferences. For them, it is all

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI “Surprised” by Belgian Raids – Laments “Deplorable Manner” of Police Searches VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI expressed his “surprise” upon hearing of the “deplorable manner” in

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI looking forward to Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, pallium conferral – Vatican City, June 27 (CNA) .- After Sunday’s Angelus prayer, besides recalling the beatification of Lebanese Maronite brother Estephan Nehme, the Holy Father called

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Solidarity with Bishops of Belgium – VATICAN CITY, 27 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a message, made public today Sunday, sent by the Pope to Archbishop Andre-Mutien Leonard of

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone: ‘No precedent even in communist regimes’ for Belgian police raid – Rome, Italy, June 26 (CNA/EWTN News) .- On Saturday morning, Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone stated that the way Belgian judicial and police forces carried

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Charities in New Orleans helps 13,000 oil spill victims – New Orleans, La., June 26 (CNA) .- Though the valiant work of Catholic Charities in New Orleans was going on before the BP oil spill, their work is being noted across

Share this article on Facebook Christians fleeing Iraq find Church stretched thin in Europe – Rome, Italy, June 25 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Despite the relative calm that has settled over Mosul, Iraq since the May 2 bombing of buses carrying university students into

Share this article on Facebook Church unity cannot be manufactured, Cardinal Kasper says as retirement nears – Rome, Italy, June 25 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Cardinal Walter Kasper, at 77 years old, is wrapping up his tenure as the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting

Share this article on Facebook Communique concerning Audience with Cardinal Schonborn – VATICAN CITY, 26 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a communique issued yesterday afternoon by the Secretariat of State concerning the search of the

Share this article on Facebook Communique concerning Search of Brussels Archbishopric – VATICAN CITY, 26 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a communique issued yesterday afternoon by the Secretariat of State concerning the search of the

Share this article on Facebook Court reinstates lawsuit challenging NIH embryonic stem cell guidelines – Washington D.C., June 27 (CNA) .- The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that doctors performing adult stem cell research have

Share this article on Facebook Delegation from Constantinople Patriarchate Meets Pope – VATICAN CITY, 28 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Pope today received in audience the members of a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, who have come to

Share this article on Facebook Freedom and Love Coincide if We Abandon all for Christ – VATICAN CITY, 27 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Pope focused his remarks prior to praying the Angelus on this last Sunday of June to the theme of the call of Christ and the

Share this article on Facebook Higher Education in a Global Context – Paper Delivered by Archbishop Marchetto at ACCU Seminar ROME, JUNE 26, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is the address delivered June 24 by Archbishop Agostino Marchetto,

Share this article on Facebook Holy See to Have non-Resident Representative to Vietnam – VATICAN CITY, 26 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Secretariat of State today published the following English-language communique: “As agreed at its first meeting in Hanoi in

Share this article on Facebook Keep hope alive in the Middle East, Pope tells Church aid agencies – Vatican City, June 25 (CNA/EWTN News) .- The Holy Father met with participants in the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches, or ROACO, on Friday for the

Share this article on Facebook Maronite Catholic brother beatified in Lebanon – Vatican City, June 27 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Previously “venerable” Maronite brother Estephan Nehme was beatified on Sunday morning in Lebanon. The Holy Father remembered

Share this article on Facebook On Following Christ – “One of the Most Beautiful Experiences” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before and after praying

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences – VATICAN CITY, 28 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental

Share this article on Facebook Peter’s Pence: a Concrete Sign of the Pope’s Charity – VATICAN CITY, 26 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received members of the “Circolo di San Pietro” who gave him, as they traditionally do every year, the “Peter’s

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff Offers Curé d’Ars as Model for Laity – Says Priest Loved the Poor VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI offered St. John Mary Vianney, known as the Curé d’Ars, as a role model not only for

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff: Be More Radical in Following Christ – Calls Saying Yes to God a “Beautiful Experience” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- On the last Sunday of the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart, Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 28 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Jakarta, Indonesia, presented by Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Pope appoints new bishop for Belgian Diocese of Bruges – Vatican City, June 25 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Benedict named Bishop Jozef De Kesel as the new bishop of Bruges on Friday. He will replace Bishop Roger Joseph Vangheluwe

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict points to St. Jean Vianney as model for charity workers – Vatican City, June 26 (CNA/EWTN News) .- In audience with members of the charity St. Peter’s Circle this morning the Holy Father praised their efforts and emphasized the

Share this article on Facebook Pope reflects on beauty of radical acceptance of God’s call – Vatican City, June 27 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Before reciting the Angelus prayer from the window of his apartment in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, Pope Benedict XVI spoke

Share this article on Facebook Pope to appoint groundbreaking representative to Vietnam – Vatican City, June 26 (CNA/EWTN News) .- A communique released by the Holy See’s Press Office on Saturday describes meetings that took place between delegations from the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Welcomes Beatification of Lebanese Priest – VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- After praying the Angelus today with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI welcomed the beatification in

Share this article on Facebook Spanish bishops insist crucifixes remain in schools – Madrid, Spain, June 25 (CNA/Europa Press) .- The executive committee of the Bishops’ Conference of Spain has approved a statement on the public displaying of religious

Share this article on Facebook Vatican-Vietnam Working Group Advances – Both Sides Report “Positive Developments” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 27, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See and Vietnam are reporting “positive developments” with regard to the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Best Friends? – Rebecca Teti: says you: are “best friends” to be encouraged? | “I think it is kids’ preference to pair up and have that one best friend. As adults — teachers and

Share this article on Facebook Nurturing Faith When You’re On Your Own – Fr. John Bartunek, LC: Ask a Priest vol. 20 | Q: What do you think about faith-parenting alone? A: The resonance that this question has had with our readers (Lisa

Share this article on Facebook Raising Up Saints – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: Parenting | (Join each day’s Coffee Talk discussion: Mon: Parenting; Tues: Open Forum; Wed: NFP; Thu: Marriage; Fri: Education; Sat/Sun:

Share this article on Facebook Seeing Mary in My Husband – Sarah Reinhard: Appreciating Our Lady in Light of My Kids’ Dad | In my earlier life, I never wanted to be a mom, but I think my husband has always wanted to be a father.

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Rachel’s Vineyard – Rachel’s Vineyard is a retreat program for women and men who have lost a child by abortion. The retreat provides an opportunity to face the wounds of abortion in a safe,

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Congress Strikes a Deal

Share this article on Facebook Pope calls police raids “surprising and deplorable.” – Matthew Bunson, co-author of Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis will be with us tomorrow on the program to discuss this case.

Share this article on Facebook Pope confirms Vatican office for ‘new evangelization’ – Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed his plan to create a new office of the Roman Curia: the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. Speaking on June 28 at a Vespers

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 28, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 28 GUEST HOST: PAUL KENGOR 4:00 – Summorum Pontificum and the Young Pope Benedict’s critics had hoped Summorum

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Former Supreme Court Pick Robert Bork Opposes Pro-Abortion Nominee Elena Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork held a conference call with officials from Americans United for Life on Wednesday to officially

Share this article on Facebook Obama Administration Approves More Embryonic Stem Cells for Taxpayer Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The Obama administration is making American taxpayers fund yet another round of embryonic stem cells with taxpayer funds even though

Share this article on Facebook Plurality of Americans Oppose Nomination of Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan for Supreme Court – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows a plurality of Americans oppose the nomination of pro-abortion Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Organization Tells Senators Oppose Pro-Abortion Elena Kagan on Supreme Court – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The National Right to Life Committee sent a letter today to members of the Senate expressing its strong opposition to the nomination of

Share this article on Facebook Ultrasound Laws Protect Women’s Health, Stop Abortions, Provide Window to the Womb – State ultrasound laws are critical tools in ensuring that women are protected from the harms inherent in abortion. Additionally, research and real-life experience have

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Battle Escalates over Homeschooled Child Seized by Swedish Govt – STRASBOURG, France, June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) filed an

Share this article on Facebook GOPers Flag Kagan’s Abortion, Gay Advocacy in Confirmation Opening Remarks – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Some Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee indicated their opposition to Supreme

Share this article on Facebook Still Pushing: Catholic Health Association Lauds Obama’s ‘Strong Leadership’ in Pro-Abort … – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C, June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Health Association (CHA) prolonged its fight with the U.S. bishops over the health

Share this article on Facebook Vancouver Archbishop on Pro-Life Activism: “The Time is Now” – By Patrick B. CraineVANCOUVER, B.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver has called on every member of the faithful in his

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook European Court Determines No Right to Same-Sex Marriage – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a unanimous decision, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that countries are not obliged to allow same-sex

Share this article on Facebook Fertility Clinic MixUp Results in Death of Embryos – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A mix up in a prominent Connecticut fertility clinic resulted in a woman being implanted with the wrong embryos. After

Share this article on Facebook New Bill Will Codify President’s Executive Order – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Due to persistent stalling within the Obama Administration to enforce the President’s executive order eliminating all taxpayer

Share this article on Facebook Vatican outraged by Belgian Search and Seizure – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican is expressing outrage over the raiding of church offices and the opening of two Archbishops’ tombs by Belgian

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook What Kind of Justice Would Kagan Be? – By JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND, REGISTER CORRESPONDENT | WASHINGTON — As Capitol Hill braces for the Senate confirmation hearing on Elena Kagan, President Obama’s second

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Chapel of St. Anthony’s High School, South Huntington, New York – Some while ago, March 2008 to be precise, we made note of a new chapel which had been constructed at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, New York. We are very

Share this article on Facebook Four Centuries of Precious Vestments from Niedermünster Abbey, Germany – A reader in Germany sends in the news of this story about an important vestment collection which was part of Niedermünster Abbey, historically a house of canonesses in

Share this article on Facebook Sculpture: The Art of Bronze Casting using the Lost Wax Method – Recently we showed you some of the work of Stuflesser Studios in Italy, including some lovely bronzes: One of the artisans at Stuflesser — in fact, one of the

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Freedom and love – By Mary DeTurris Poust A great way to start the week, with Pope Benedict XVI’s Angelus message about the meaning of freedom in the life of a Christian. Jesus’ “call and

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook Things could have worked out differently – I’ll bet that, in retrospect, Dave Thomas was pretty glad he opted to name his hamburger chain after his daughter instead of his son. Just a thought.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook The Future of Religion – Some of you may be a little familiar with Patheos.com because of Timothy Dalrymple’s current three-part article , linked from this site –and also by Hot Air and

Share this article on Facebook You can get that at Amazon? – Everyone once in a while, someone uses this site to portal into Amazon to make a purchase, and they’ll buy something that just knocks me off my seat. Like this , for

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook HAPPY FEASTDAY SORSOGON! HAPPY STS. PETER AND PAUL DAY! – Sts. Peter and Paul, Co-Patron of the Church of Rome and the Diocese of Sorsogon We extend our greeting to the Holy Father and the entire Church of Rome as well as the

Share this article on Facebook IS MAN EVIL BY NATURE? IS ORIGINAL SIN A PROOF THAT MAN IS EVIL BY NATURE? – The Lord Jesus forgives the Sinful Woman Anonymous said… hi fr. abe. thanks for your explanations! my main source for warding off uninvited christians-kuno! pls

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook “Let those who are bound fear, those who are loosed fear.” – Tomorrow is a great day for the Roman Church and the Catholic Church throughout the world.  Because tomorrow is an important feast, Holy Church has designated a vigil.

Share this article on Facebook An appointment with appointments – This is the traditional season in Rome for speculation about retirements and appoints to curial offices. So this comes from Vatican Radio: (28 Jun 10 – RV) Pope Benedict

Share this article on Facebook Dad’s quick comeback – From my email: Dad’s quick comeback   A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.   His

Share this article on Facebook Hidden treasures rediscovered – A sign that things are changing. Younger priests are starting to open up dusty old cabinets, looking for treasures. On NLM I saw this.  Happily they posted also an

Share this article on Facebook Papal con-fab with Cards. Sodano and Schoenborn – Did you see this communique from the Holy See Press Office about the meeting of Benedict XVI with Card. Sodano and Card. Schoenborn? I was about to work up a translation

Share this article on Facebook Papal conflab with Cards. Sodano and Schoenborn – Did you see this communique from the Holy See Press Office about the meeting of Benedict XVI with Card. Sodano and Card. Schoenborn? I was about to work up a translation

Share this article on Facebook Play Station or Playing Field? – When the Italian team returned to Italy from S. Africa, they were all dressed in black. Via The Catholic Spirit and Catholic News Service this about the increasingly

Share this article on Facebook Rabbi’s reaction to SCOTUS nominee Kagan – From CNA about POTUS’s SCOTUS’s nominee: Rabbis say Kagan not a ‘kosher’ Supreme Court nominee Alexandria, Va., Jun 27, 2010 / 06:13 pm (CNA).- According to the National

Share this article on Facebook Vesuvius A.D. 79: How the people in Pompeii died. – Biretta tip to rogueclassicism, which directed me to an article about how the people in Pompeii died during the famous eruption of Vesuvius.  There is a scholarly

Share this article on Facebook Wow… just… wow…. That’s ugly. – At the Italian site Fides et Forma, Francesco Collafemina has posted photos of supremely ugly churches.  I mean… reeeeealllly ugly. This church is called Santa Monica.

Share this article on Facebook Your good news – What’s going on with you?  What is your good news?

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