Catholic News Headlines June 29, 2010


Jun. 28, 7pm—Jun. 29, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Belgian police search brings out Da Vinci Code comparisons – Rome, Italy, Jun 28, 2010 / 08:20 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Last week’s search by the Belgian police, deemed “Operation Church,” was “worthy of the Da Vinci Code,”

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI sees more progress on horizon for Catholic-Orthodox dialogue – Vatican City, Jun 28, 2010 / 09:06 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father has welcomed a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in light of the

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Kicanas defends Holy Father against protest group – Tucson, Ariz., Jun 29, 2010 / 01:09 am ( CNA ).- A bishop defended the Holy Father’s role in combating clerical sex abuse to a self-described “Catholic” protest group in

Share this article on Facebook Critics see ruling on Christian Legal Society as blow to religious freedom – Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2010 / 06:11 am ( CNA ).- Critics lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit from a Christian student

Share this article on Facebook EU Court rules prohibition of same-sex ‘marriage’ not a violation of human rights – Strasbourg, France, Jun 29, 2010 / 01:52 pm ( CNA ).- The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France has ruled that European countries that prohibit same-sex

Share this article on Facebook L’Osservatore Romano suggests soccer was invented by Paraguayan Indians – Rome, Italy, Jun 29, 2010 / 06:02 pm ( CNA ).- Amidst the enthusiasm over the World Cup Soccer tournament, L’Osservatore Romano published an article this week arguing

Share this article on Facebook One thousand in Spain sign welcome letter for Pope’s upcoming visit – Madrid, Spain, Jun 29, 2010 / 12:06 pm ( CNA ).- One thousand representatives from across Spain have signed a letter titled, “Letter of support and welcome to the Pope,”

Share this article on Facebook Only the family is capable of energizing economy, assert Spanish family federation – Madrid, Spain, Jun 28, 2010 / 10:12 pm ( CNA ).- Responding to a new study from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (NSI), the Spanish Federation of Large Families

Share this article on Facebook Pope decries search of Belgian archbishop’s offices as ‘surprising and deplorable’ – Vatican City, Jun 28, 2010 / 07:10 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- In a message to Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard after the June 24 raid of the Cathedral of Mechelen and the

Share this article on Facebook Pope says greatest danger to Church is internal pollution – Vatican City, Jun 29, 2010 / 11:11 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- During his address for today’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Holy Father asserted that the “greatest

Share this article on Facebook Rosary for the Bishop celebrates six months of prayer, global expansion – Madison, Wis., Jun 29, 2010 / 02:59 am ( CNA ).- Thursday, July 1, marks six months since the inauguration of the Rosary for the Bishop campaign, an online website that

Share this article on Facebook Sts. Peter and Paul serve as foundation of the Church, Benedict XVI says – Vatican City, Jun 29, 2010 / 04:23 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Although they carried out different missions, Saints Peter and Paul together form the foundation of the “one,

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Europe’s Right to Deny Same-Sex Unions Upheld – The European court ruled that ‘Article 12 of the European Convention, which guarantees ‘men and …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI Announces Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization – Pope Benedict said he wanted to give the new Pontifical Council the task of promoting a renewed evangelization in …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Notes Significant Progress in Dialogue with Orthodox – Benedict XVI met with the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Rome for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Speaks on Freedom of the Church as He Bestows Pallium on 38 Archbishops – ‘Christians have never been lacking in trials, which in some periods and places have assumed the …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook ACLJ: US Supreme Court Misses the Mark in Christian Club Case – It’s a decision that is both disappointing and troubling.  By a vote of 5-4, the Supreme …

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court nominee grilled on actions as dean – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is coming under fire for a policy she instigated while she was the dean of …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Be Courageous Prophets! Restore the Family as the Foundation of Society – As our culture sinks deeper into a moral abyss, the cure is not less Church but more Church.  Those …

Share this article on Facebook Russia denies allegations of spying on the U.S. – Russia’s Foreign Ministry is discounting reports that Russia is employing spies in the United States to …

Share this article on Facebook Texas battens down for Tropical Storm Alex – Tropical Storm Alex has the state of Texas gearing up for the worst. Energy companies are working to evacuate …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook Sayings of Light and Love #2 – O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Happy Feast of Saints Peter and Paul! – Today we celebrate the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul! What do we know about these wonderful saints of the early Church? Check out this article  by the Catholic News

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook APECO exec denounces attack on anti-ecozone priest, orders probe – CASIGURAN, Aurora, June 29, 2010— The Chairman/administrator of the fledgling economic zone in Casiguran town yesterday denounced last Saturday’s strafing on the rectory

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Kagan’s Compromised Principles? – Elena Kagan barred military recruiters from Harvard’s campus as a protest against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” but she didn’t find that it compromised her principles to go

Share this article on Facebook NRO: Kagan’s Partial Birth Abortion Lie – National Review shows that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan manipulated science for political purposes to keep partial birth abortion legal. You really should check out

Share this article on Facebook The Pope’s PR Man – I’ve worked in public relations so I know some of the rules. You know who breaks all of them? Pope Benedict XVI. I’ve got to imagine that Pope Benedict’s PR man would be

Share this article on Facebook The Prime Minister Is An Atheist – You may have heard that the first Australia now has its first female Prime Minister. What you may not have heard, is that she is also an Atheist. Prime Minister Julia

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Belgian Abuse Commission Shuts Down – BRUSSELS, Belgium, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- After a raid that was denounced by Benedict XVI and resulted in the confiscation of confidential files, a commission to

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Creates Council for New Evangelization – Will Be Dedicated to Secularized Christian Countries VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- To ward off secularization in nations where the Gospel put down roots

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Notes Legacy of Predecessors – Gives New Impulse to Church’s Missionary Vocation ROME, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Placing himself in the line of his predecessors, Benedict XVI is giving new force to

Share this article on Facebook Brooklyn Diocese Launches Sainthood Cause Of Priest Who Earned KKK’s Wrath – JUNE 29 (Catholic World News) — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn on June 24 opened a canonical inquiry into the canonization cause of Msgr. Bernard J. Quinn

Share this article on Facebook Europe’s Right to Deny Same-Sex Unions Upheld – Law Firm: Homosexual Lobby Stalled STRASBOURG, France, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The European Centre for Law and Justice is lauding the Thursday decision of the

Share this article on Facebook Irish Bishops Blast Politician for Misquoting Pope – Say Christians Deserve Better From Media, Officials MAYNOOTH, Ireland, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The communications office of the Irish bishops’ conference is

Share this article on Facebook Message for 2010 World Tourism Day – “Tourism Cannot Relieve Itself of Its Responsibility to Defend Biodiversity” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 29, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is the message for World Tourism Day 2010,

Share this article on Facebook One Thousand In Spain Sign Welcome Letter For Pope’s Upcoming Visit – Madrid, Spain, Jun 29, 2010 (CNA).- One thousand representatives from across Spain have signed a letter titled, “Letter of support and welcome to the Pope,” in light of

Share this article on Facebook Papal Address to Orthodox Delegation – “Your Presence … Brings Great Gladness to the Hearts of Us All” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is the English-language address Benedict XVI delivered

Share this article on Facebook Peter And Paul Feast Celebrates Unity, Says Aide – Calls Rome a Symbol of Christian Communion VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- As it was 2,000 years ago, Rome is once again a sign of communion for Catholics and

Share this article on Facebook Pope Clarifies That Only He Can Criticize a Cardinal – Receives Cardinal Schönborn in Audience VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- In the Church, only the Pope can level accusations against cardinals. This was the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Praises Orthodox Commitment to Unity – Says Dialogue Is at “Crucial Point” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says that dialogue between Catholics and Orthodox is at a “crucial point” and

Share this article on Facebook Pope Says Greatest Danger To Church Is Internal Pollution – Vatican City, Jun 29, 2010 (CNA/EWTN News).- During his address for today’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Holy Father asserted that the “greatest danger” to the

Share this article on Facebook Pope’s Homily at Vespers for Sts. Peter and Paul – “The Church Is an Immense Force of Renewal in the World” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI delivered today

Share this article on Facebook Rosary For The Bishop Celebrates Six Months Of Prayer, Global Expansion – Madison, Wis., Jun 29, 2010 (CNA).- Thursday, July 1, marks six months since the inauguration of the Rosary for the Bishop campaign, an online website that encourages

Share this article on Facebook US Bishops Highlight Marriage in New Video Series – Explains Why Same-Sex Unions Aren’t the Same By Genevieve Pollock WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Among the summer box office hits, a new video was

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Defends Work of “Propaganda Fide” – Responds to Criticism of Italian Media VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican’s congregation that oversees missionary work is an indispensable

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Note on Cardinal Schönborn’s Papal Audience – “Wished to Clarify the Exact Sense of His Recent Statements” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the communiqué issued today by the

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook A Friend to Salad – Arwen Mosher: Homemade croutons – simple and delicious | In summer, we love dinner salads. We start with lettuce, and add a protein. Chicken or crumbled bacon with

Share this article on Facebook Berry Yummy for the Fourth – Danielle Bean: Let’s share some festive ideas | I happen to think that one of the most fun things about summertime holidays—like the Fourth of July coming up this

Share this article on Facebook Goooooooalll! – Ana Braga-Henebry: A Defense of My Love for the Global Sport | Every four years, I sincerely wish to be in Brazil … where a national holiday is declared every time our

Share this article on Facebook Now’s Your Chance – 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 Salud! – Rachel Balducci: | Here is an instructional video on how to open a bottle of wine using one’s shoe. You never know when this information might come in handy (and even if

Share this article on Facebook Socially Responsible Tourism – Lisa Hendey: Do you focus on being environmentally responsible when you travel? | Today’s reporting at Zenit on the annual message for World Tourism Day has me

Share this article on Facebook Stockpiling vs. Hoarding – Rachel Balducci: How fine is the line? | I am a minimalist by nature, so finding groceries on sale, while exciting, doesn’t normally compel me to stock up. Why do I need

Share this article on Facebook Sucker Punch! – Rebecca Teti: what could make me feel older? | So much for one day at a time. This is like four decades at once.

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Is there a New Atheism? – I could sit and listen to Fr. Barron and Dr. Hahn talk about anything all day long. Such wisdom and perspective. Anyway, here they speak a few minutes on the “New

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Feast of Apostles Peter & Paul – On June 29 the Church honors the apostles Peter and Paul. We pray that we will be faithful to the teaching and grace handed down from the apostles. At the heart of that

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Gun Ban Battle

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – This is one for the ages and has been making its way across the web. It is Peggy West, a member of the Democrat Executive Committee of Milwaukee. She says in a public

Share this article on Facebook Pope gives palliums to 38 new archbishops

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 29, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 29 4:00 – Belgian government defends raid of bishops’ meeting / US Supreme Court allows case against the Vatican to

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Criticize Ella Abortion Drug, Which Media Calls Morning After Pill – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A representative of the nation’s Catholic bishops is criticizing the Ella abortion drug, which a Food and Drug Administration panel

Share this article on Facebook Court Reinstates Lawsuit Against Obama’s Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funding – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A federal appeals court has reinstate the lawsuit a collection of pro-life groups have filed against the Obama administration for

Share this article on Facebook Forced Abortion Expert Tells National Right to Life Audience Terrible China Policy Continues – Pittsburgh, PA (LifeNews.com) — Steven Mosher, the expert on the China one-child policy credited with exposing and bringing attention to the problem of forced abortions

Share this article on Facebook House Passes Disclose Act Bill That Would Place Heavy Restrictions on Pro-Life Organizations – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation that pro-life groups oppose because it would place significant limits and

Share this article on Facebook Iowa Planned Parenthood Subject of Criminal Complaint Over Telemed Abortions – Des Moines, IA (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, an Iowa-based abortion business, is the subject of a criminal complain from a pro-life group that

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Called Judicial Activist in Supreme Court Hearing, Democrats Cite Lack of Record – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is drawing strong condemnation from Republicans on the Judiciary Committee in their opening statements

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Tells Senate She Implemented Clinton’s Views, But She Promoted Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — During the Senate hearings today on her nomination to become the next member of the Supreme Court, pro-abortion activist Elena Kagan

Share this article on Facebook Kansans for Life Endorses Patricia Lightner for Republican Congressional Primary – Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — The Kansans for Life Political Action Committee has endorsed Patricia Lightner in the Republican primary race for the Kansas 3rd U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Media Call Bush’s Supreme Court Picks Conservative, Label Obama’s “Centrist” – When President Bush nominated John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court in 2005, the media did not hesitate to describe both men as “very conservative,” but

Share this article on Facebook Nebraska Planned Parenthood Challenges law to Help Women Get Abortion Info – Lincoln, NE (LifeNews.com) — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced today it has filed a lawsuit against a bill designed to help women get the kind of

Share this article on Facebook New Study Denying Fetal Pain Lacks Scientific Basis Pro-Life Groups Say – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new study from members of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists lacks a strong scientific basis and ignores the

Share this article on Facebook New Study Shows Link Between Abortion and Physical, Sexual Abuse by Women’s Partners – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new study shows the link between abortion and the physical and sexual abuse women may be subjected to in the relationship by their

Share this article on Facebook Poll Has Pro-Life Sharron Angle Still Leading Pro-Abortion Harry Reid in Nevada – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new poll out of Nevada shows pro-life Republican nominee Sharron Angle may have lost the larger lead she held after getting a bounce

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Former Solicitor General Predicts Supreme Court Will Overturn Roe v. Wade – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — At a forum on Tuesday night, pro-abortion former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger predicted the Supreme Court will eventually

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Senator Robert Byrd Dies; Death Affects Election, Kagan Hearings – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Senator Robert Byrd, the pro-abortion West Virginia Democrat who held the title of the longest serving senator in the history of the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Groups Blast Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Pick Kagan Before Hearing – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Leading pro-life organizations are mounting their final attack on the nomination of pro-abortion Solicitor general Elena Kagan to

Share this article on Facebook Republican Leader Boehner Gets Pro-Life Award for Opposing Pro-Abortion Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — House Republican Leader John Boehner received an award from the National Right to Life Committee today for his part in leading the

Share this article on Facebook Republicans to Make Example of Kagan’s Judicial Activism During Senate Hearings – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Republicans have settled on a strategy when it comes to how to handle the hearings, starting today, on pro-abortion Supreme Court

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Analysis: False Gospel of ‘Equity’ Lures Ontario Catholic School Boards – TORONTO, Ontario, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Many parents are raising serious concerns about what they view as the ready willingness of far too many Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Belgian Church Raids Compared to Babylonian Chastisement – By Hilary WhiteBRUSSELS, June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A police raid, the detaining of bishops and the confiscation of files on priestly sexual abuse can be seen as

Share this article on Facebook Elderly Baptist Sues D.C. Church for Performing Gay Commitment Ceremony – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For Yvonne Moore, when her Southern Baptist congregation performed a homosexual “commitment

Share this article on Facebook Equity Training for Ontario Catholic Boards: Homosexuality ‘Normal’, ‘Natural’ – By Patrick B. Craine TORONTO, Ontario, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The majority of Ontario’s Catholic education establishment has backed the Ontario Ministry of

Share this article on Facebook From Pornographer to Family Media: A Web Developer’s Conversion – By Patrick B. CraineJune 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The former owner of a multi-million dollar pornography business is now sharing his testimony about how he left the

Share this article on Facebook Major Canadian Businesses Supporting Raunchy Toronto Gay Pride Parade – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiTORONTO, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – LifeSiteNews has compiled a list of the corporate sponsors who are supporting Toronto’s sordid annual

Share this article on Facebook Mr. President, With all the Crises, Where’s the Call to Prayer? – Editorial by John-Henry WestenJune 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It would seem that with the devastating, still unresolved Gulf oil leak crisis, the real possibility of

Share this article on Facebook Nude Beach Bishop OK with Gay Relationships – By Hilary WhiteJune 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Portuguese Catholic bishop has told media that he is “OK” with homosexual relationships and complained that the

Share this article on Facebook Quebec Bishops Welcome Court Ruling Upholding Religious Ed – By Patrick B. CraineQUEBEC, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Quebec Bishops Assembly has applauded the province’s Superior Court’s June 18 ruling upholding the

Share this article on Facebook Report Debunking Fetal Pain Shows ‘Stunning Lack of Scholarship’: NRLC – By Patrick B. CraineLONDON, U.K., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A newly-released report from the London-based Royal College Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)

Share this article on Facebook Some Conservatives Slam, others Downplay SCOTUS Ruling against Christian Group – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against a campus Christian group that had been denied legal

Share this article on Facebook Study: Divorce Spreads Through Social Networks – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiSANTA BARBARA, CA, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study published by the Social Science Research Network has found that likelihood of

Share this article on Facebook Tick, Tock: More U.S. Women Running Out Biological Clock for Childbearing – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nearly one in five U.S. women now reach the end of childbearing age without having a child,

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Supreme Court Rules Gay, Diveristy Rights Override Religious Freedom – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Christian student group does not have the right to

Share this article on Facebook Woman Kills Wrongly-Implanted Embryos with Morning-After Pill – By Peter J. SmithHARTFORD, Connecticut, June 29, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a disastrous chain of events, a set of “wanted” embryos quickly became “unwanted” after an

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Christian Groups Say Supreme Court Decision Erodes Religious Rights – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A ruling by the Supreme Court allowing state schools to deny funding to religious groups that require their officers and voting

Share this article on Facebook Elena Kagan Expected to be “Grilled” Today – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Compared to the first day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, which was mostly uneventful, conservative

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Upholds Gun Rights, Shoots Down Vatican Case – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday to uphold the Second Amendment “right to keep and bear arms.” On the same day, it

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul – With today being the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, both of whom where martyred in Rome, I thought it fitting to mark today’s feast by first showing these fourth century

Share this article on Facebook Five Things Any Parish Can Do to Improve Sacred Space – I am currently involved or looking into a number of interior or church furnishing design projects, which are becoming more prevalent these days as parishes attempt to

Share this article on Facebook The Anglican Ordinariate and the Question of the Parish Church – Fr. Sean Finnegan has been an active commentator on the matter of the Anglican Ordinariate, and this past weekend I noted that he asked a rather pertinent question: Will

Patrick Madrid

Share this article on Facebook The true story of a real smart ass – Forget about Joe Biden. This fellow here is much more interesting. http://patrickmadrid.blogspot.com

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Good Old Gregory of Nyssa – From a homily by St. Gregory of Nyssa ; I’ve been meaning to share this for almost a week. It is rather in keeping with my thoughts about how Jerusalem, the City of

Share this article on Facebook It’s FINE if law bans books… – “…because the government won’t really enforce it!” Thus spaketh… Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan ? Actually, what she says is, essentially, it’s alright to create laws

Share this article on Facebook Joyful New Priests – Love this, from Deacon Greg, and Currents , of course. Reminds me a bit of this reflection on vocations and another great video:

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Bishops’ Committee Launches New Initiative, – WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage has launched a new initiative for the protection of marriage,

Share this article on Facebook Bishops Urge Senate to Remove Abortion Amendment from Defense Bill – WASHINGTON—A Senate committee amendment that would authorize the performance of elective abortions at military hospitals in this country and around the world is

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Sermon for Sts. Peter and Paul – What did the Pope of Christian Unity really say to new Archbishops and to the delegate of the Ecumenical Patriarch? From the website of Vatican Radio here is the English

Share this article on Facebook Fr. Sirico: the ramifications of driving Christianity from the public square – On detnews.com (The Detroit News) Fr. Robert Sirico has a column about the terms the ramifications of driving freedom of religion from the public square. My emphases and

Share this article on Facebook GARUM! GARUM! GARUM! – Did I mention garum? Buy your garum using amazon (when available)! From rogueclassicism comes this about that precious liquid garum, in modern terms colatura.  (Check

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: sacristy sign with the name of the bishop – I had an interesting note from a priest with a question: I want to put in our sacristy a sign for visiting priests about the name of the bishop so they know what name to

Share this article on Facebook Russian spy cliff-hanger – What about those Russian sleepers in the USA!Ironically, last night I watched the last episode of season 7 of what is called in the USA MI-5 (in the UK Spooks) about the

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: Collect – Sts. Peter & Paul (2002MR) – The Collect for the Novus Ordo today is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum.  However, it seems to be a rather new creation, if

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS: The Pallium, its blessing and imposition – Today during Holy Mass in the Basilica of St. Peter, near to Peter’s tomb, the Holy Father gave the pallium to new metropolitan archbishops. The pallium is a sign of the

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