Catholic News Headlines June 30, 2010


Jun. 29, 7pm—Jun. 30, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ouellet appointed as head of Congregation for Bishops – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 10:56 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- On Wednesday, the Vatican announced the nomination of Cardinal Marc Ouellet to take the place of the retiring

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father gives Spokane diocese new bishop – Spokane, Wash., Jun 30, 2010 / 06:27 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI made headlines in Washington state today by appointing Bishop Blase Cupich to the Diocese

Share this article on Facebook Kagan’s abortion comments support ‘massive loophole’ in law, pro-life group says – Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2010 / 07:03 pm ( CNA ).- In Tuesday confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has confirmed her belief that past high court

Share this article on Facebook Mexican archbishop calls drug traffickers to repentance – Mexico City, Mexico, Jun 29, 2010 / 09:58 pm ( CNA ).- Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco of Acapulco, Mexico urged drug traffickers to “abandon” drug trade and instead

Share this article on Facebook Police raid on Belgian archdiocese triggered by former abuse commissioner – Brussels, Belgium, Jun 30, 2010 / 05:58 am ( CNA ).- Following unannounced police raids in the Archdiocese of Belgium last week, a former head of an internal Church

Share this article on Facebook Pope appoints Archbishop Fisichella to lead Council for New Evangelization – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 11:19 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Among a flurry of announcements from the Holy See on Wednesday, the Holy Father officially nominated the

Share this article on Facebook Pope appoints priest-doctor as president of Pontifical Academy for Life – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 02:03 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy See announced the nomination of priest, medical doctor and philosopher Msgr. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula

Share this article on Facebook Pope, Belgian archbishop discuss police raid – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 05:21 pm ( CNA ).- Pope Benedict XVI received in a private audience this Wednesday Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels, who

Share this article on Facebook Shrine of Ugandan martyrs visited by 500,000 for feast day – Moroto, Uganda, Jun 30, 2010 / 02:54 am ( CNA ).- Earlier this month over 500,000 people gathered in northeastern Uganda to celebrate the feast day of Saint Charles

Share this article on Facebook Spiritual directors help find God’s will for us, Pope Benedict teaches – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 10:28 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI highlighted today a saint from Turin as a model for priests in light of the recently

Share this article on Facebook US bishops launch initiative to teach about unique place of marriage – Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2010 / 12:56 am ( CNA ).- Seeking to help catechize and educate Catholics on the meaning of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Vatican spokesman confirms Swiss bishop will fill Christian Unity post – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 12:48 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Speaking with journalists at the Holy See’s Press Office on Wednesday, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi,

Share this article on Facebook Vatican’s permanent UN observer made Apostolic Nuncio to Poland – Vatican City, Jun 30, 2010 / 02:15 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- There was really only one surprise in the whirlwind of appointments and resignations at the Vatican on

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook FDA calls animal antibiotics a threat to public health – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that giving animals antibiotics in order to increase food …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Made for Each Other’: US Bishops Defend Marriage in New Teaching Series – Weaving together music, video clips of a potter and nature scenes, Scripture passages, and the testimony of a …

Share this article on Facebook Pew Report: Tick, Tock: More U.S. Women Running Out Biological Clock for Childbearing – Pew reports that scholars say that some factors involved may be that social encouragement for women to bear …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook African nation of Sudan moves to end civil war – Sudan’s ruling national Congress Party has announced the creation of a commission to organize southern …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Sues Nebraska to Overturn Womens Health Protection Act – It was not enough for the abortionists – including those who wield the scalpel, suction and deadly chemicals on …

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Share this article on Facebook 57. United We Stand (Mt 18:15-20) – “He proved that neither unity nor peace could be kept unless the brethren treat one another with mutual forbearance, and preserve the bond of concord through patience.”

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Reform vs Protestant Reform – Taylor Marshall, a Catholic convert, is one of our favorite bloggers. We’ve asked him to write a few guest posts for us this month and he kindly agreed. He’s a lot

Share this article on Facebook Gilligan’s Island and the 7 Deadly Sins – If I described to you a hit television show with deep Christian underpinnings and hidden meanings about a bunch of people being stranded on a strange island which had

Share this article on Facebook Girls With CF Sing on America’s Got Talent – Here’s your Must See Video of the Day. Two girls with cystic fibrosis were told they’d never be able to sing. They proved the doctors wrong on America’s Got Talent. And

Share this article on Facebook USCCB Urges “No” Vote on Defense Bill – Kudos to the USCCB and Cardinal Daniel DiNardo for standing up for life. Cardinal DiNardo has written Senators urging them not to pass the National Defense Authorization

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese Of Mexico City: Legalizing Gay Adoption Doesn’t Make It Moral – Mexico City, Mexico (CNA) – The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, said last week that if the country’s Supreme Court upholds the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Sees More Progress on Horizon for Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – The Holy Father has welcomed a delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in light of the celebration of the Solemnity

Share this article on Facebook EU Court rules prohibition of same-sex ‘marriage’ not a violation of human rights – Strasbourg, France (CNA) – The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France has ruled that European countries currently prohibiting same-sex marriage are not

Share this article on Facebook Kagan’s Abortion Comments Support ‘Massive Loophole’ In Law, Pro-Life Group Says – Washington D.C. (CNA) – In Tuesday confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has confirmed her belief that past high court decisions require that any

Share this article on Facebook Keep Hope Alive In The Middle East, Pope Tells Church Aid Agencies – Vatican City (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 final day of

Share this article on Facebook Message for World Tourism Day – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Message for World Tourism Day published by the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples was

Share this article on Facebook Note on Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office released the following communique on 28 June: “In the face of news reports which have been circulating with

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

Share this article on Facebook Other Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., archbishop of Quebec, Canada, as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2010 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in audience Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels and president of the Belgian Episcopal

Share this article on Facebook Peter and Paul Encourage People to Accomplish God’s Will – VATICAN CITY, 29 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Following this morning’s Mass in the Vatican Basilica, at midday the Pope appeared at the window of his study to pray the Angelus.

Share this article on Facebook Pope Announces Council for Renewed Evangelization for Secularized World – Rome, Italy (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 Feast of Sts. Peter and

Share this article on Facebook Pope Creates a Dicastery for New Evangelisation – VATICAN CITY, 28 JUN 2010 (VIS) – This evening in the Roman basilica of St. Paul’s Outside-the-Walls, the Holy Father presided at first Vespers for the Solemnity of Sts.

Share this article on Facebook Shrine of Ugandan martyrs visited by 500,000 for feast day – Moroto, Uganda (CNA) – Earlier this month over 500,000 people gathered in northeastern Uganda to celebrate the feast day of Saint Charles Lwanga and companions, who are

Share this article on Facebook Spiritual directors help find God’s will for us – Vatican City / (CNA)- Pope Benedict XVI highlighted today a saint from Turin as a model for priests in light of the recently concluded Year for Priests. The Holy Father

Share this article on Facebook St. Joseph Cafasso: a Model for Spiritual Directors – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2010 (VIS) – In the light of the recently-concluded Year for Priests, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during this morning’s general audience

Share this article on Facebook Unity of the Church Is Rooted in Union with Christ – VATICAN CITY, 29 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Today, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Benedict XVI celebrated the Eucharist in the Vatican Basilica. Concelebrating with

Share this article on Facebook US bishops launch initiative to teach about unique place of marriage – Washington D.C. (CNA) – Seeking to help catechize and educate Catholics on the meaning of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the U.S. Conference of Catholic

Share this article on Facebook US bishops: Don’t Permit Abortions in Military Hospitals – Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, urged senators in a June 29 letter to remove a committee

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Chaplains & Romance In The Workplace – Rebecca Teti: | This article on workplace chaplaincy caught my eye last week. I’d never heard of such a thing. In the form presented in the video above, it appears more

Share this article on Facebook Discerning Family Size Discussions – Danielle Bean: Coffee Talk: NFP | (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 Practice Makes Perfect – Karen Edmisten : An Imperfect Mom Slowly Answers God’s call to Perfection | Years ago, my then-seven-year-old daughter struggled to make straight stitches on her first

Share this article on Facebook Tackling Toy Turmoil – Arwen Mosher: How do you deal with the mess? | I feel blessed because in our current house with our current sleeping situation, we’re able to have a play room. It’s

Share this article on Facebook The Heart of Their Vocation – Lisa Hendey: Spend a peaceful moment with the Norbertine Sisters | I had the opportunity this week to put together this simple little slideshow for the Norbertine

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Hearts & Laws are Intertwined – Some people say that the solution to the abortion problem is to change people’s hearts. In fact, changing people’s hearts is the solution to every problem that the world

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Videos of the Day – In what some have described as police enforcement of Sharia law at the annual Dearborn Arab International Festival, last Friday night Dearborn Police Officers arrested

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – June 30, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 30 4:00 – Kresta Comments 4:20 – A Rabbi Led Me To Rome A priest and a rabbi walk into a hospital . . .It sounds like

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Adult Stem Cells, Not Embryonic, Cure Blindness in Dozens of Patients in Italy – Rome, Italy (LifeNews.com) — Scientists from around the world have told the public that Embryonic stem cells will cause the lame to walk and the blind to see, but it is

Share this article on Facebook Catholic Bishops Tell Congress: Don’t Turn Military Hospitals in Abortion Centers – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The nation’s Catholic bishops have a message for members of Congress: don’t turn American taxpayer-funded military base hospitals into

Share this article on Facebook Fertility Center Fined for Giving Woman Wrong Embryos, Destroys Them Later – Hartford, CT (LifeNews.com) — A woman who sought help from a prominent Connecticut fertility center last year received human embryos for a pregnancy, but they belonged

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Defends Expansive Health Exception on Abortion During Senate Hearing – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocate Elena Kagan defended expansive life and health exceptions on abortion during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Becomes Second State to Allow Women to Use Force to Protect Unborn – Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — Last week, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 2081 into law — making the Midwestern state the second in the nation to

Share this article on Facebook New Jersey Legislature, Governor Christie Fight Over Funds to Abortion Centers – Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — When Governor Chris Christie ran for office last year, he campaigned on a pro-life platform and he is making good on his promise to

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Advocates to Testify Thursday on Pro-Abortion Nominee Elena Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — After senators finish their job of asking pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan a plethora of questions about her legal views,

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Candidate Vitter Leads in Louisiana, Johnson Trails in Wisconsin – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls of two key Senate races shows a pro-life candidate leading in Louisiana while another pro-life candidate trails in Wisconsin.

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island Treasurer Candidate Gina Raimondo Has Pro-Abortion Support – Providence, RI (LifeNews.com) — With major election battles across the country for congressional and higher offices in play this November, why would one of the nation’s

Share this article on Facebook Senate Hears Elena Kagan Still Favors International Law for Judicial Rulings – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan today that she still

Share this article on Facebook Vandals Hit Pro-Life Advocates in Iowa, New Mexico With Graffiti, Egg Attacks – Dubuque, IA (LifeNews.com) — Pro-abortion vandals have hit pro-life advocates in two states — Iowa and New Mexico. In the former, a member of Dubuque County Right to

Share this article on Facebook When Toys Are Valuable: Toy Story 3 Affirms Pro-Life Message of Value in Life – One theme (of many) running through Toy Story 3, currently the top movie at the box office, is the conflict over toy nature, so to speak the nature, purpose and value of

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Christian Views on Homosexuality Deemed “Hate Speech” by European Rights Agency – By Hilary WhiteROME, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – When a European Christian pro-family group applied to join the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the EU’s

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abort Catholic: Women Should Feel ‘Guilty’ if They Don’t Abort Inconvenient Child – By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Proponents of feminism within a religious tradition play a crucial role in subverting “religious

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Burst Planned Parenthood’s Inflated Version of Bubble Zone Law – By James TillmanCHICAGO, ILLINOIS, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 2009 the Chicago City Council passed a bubble-zone ordinance muzzling free speech in front of

Share this article on Facebook Rwandan Genocide Rape Victims Grateful for Children Conceived in Rape – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiKIGALI, Rwanda, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The tribal genocide of 1994 in Rwanda resulted in more than 800,000 Rwandans being killed and

Share this article on Facebook U.K. Methodist Church to Clarify Abortion Stance – By James TillmanPORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Methodist Church of Great Britain’s annual conference has voted in favor of a new

Share this article on Facebook Unity Restored at Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life with New President – By Hilary WhiteROME, June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life leaders are expressing their hopes that the new head of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) can

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Bombshell: Kagan “Doctored” Critical Statement on Partial Birth Abortion Ban – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Newly released records show that a statement supposedly written by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Share this article on Facebook Concern Grows Over Seized Swedish Homeschooling Student – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed an application with the

Share this article on Facebook Kagan’s “Whole Life” Reveals Radical Pro-Abortion Stance – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Legal experts, taking the advice of Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan to use her “whole life” rather than her non-existent

Share this article on Facebook Professional Women Willing to Freeze Eggs for Later Use – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study has found that a majority of female medical students say they would be happy to store their eggs as insurance

Share this article on Facebook U.S. To Accept International Aid for Oil Spill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Seventy days after an explosion on an oil rig allowed millions of gallons of oil to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S.

Share this article on Facebook Woman Sues Church over Homosexual “Commitment Ceremony” – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist An elderly parishioner of the Covenant Baptist Church in Washington DC was so upset when her church performed a homosexual

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook It’s Official: New Prefect for Congregation for Bishops – VATICAN CITY, 30 JUN 2010 ( VIS ) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., archbishop of Quebec, Canada, as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

Share this article on Facebook Testimonies to the Roman Martyrs – As already noted, today in the modern Roman calendar we mark the First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church. Speaking personally, over the years I have developed a great

Share this article on Facebook The Vatican Necropolis and Other Online Vatican Goods – By way of the Polish site, Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny , I ran into a very interesting mini-site off of the Holy See’s website — and one rather pertinent, I think, given the

Share this article on Facebook Westminster Cathedral Celebrates its Centenary – Via Luke Coppen we learn that Westminster Cathedral is celebrating its centenary . As part of the centenary celebrations, a ‘Treasures of the Cathedral’ exhiibition has

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook North American cardinal named to key Vatican post – For the first time, a North American cardinal has been put in charge of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, the office that helps the pope choose bishops for

Patrick Madrid

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Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Rules Against Christians – Supreme Court rules against Christian student group that ‘discriminated’ against gays In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 28 that the

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Early Onset Alzheimer’s & One Spousal Choice – Have been meaning to embed this all day, a video from CBS Sunday Morning, picked up via Deacon Greg : This is a stunning, sad, heartbreaking story, with a twist at the

Share this article on Facebook Eucharistic Adoration is Life Changing – I’ve written before how my fraying life snapped back into focus during a chance encounter with Eucharistic Adoration. I’d been driving down a street with the windows

USCCB News

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Bishop Cupich to Spokane, Accepts Resignation of Bishop Skylstad – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, South Dakota, to the Diocese of Spokane, Washington, and accepted the resignation of

Share this article on Facebook Pope Names Seminary Rectors as Auxiliary Bishops in Boston, Accepts Resignation of Boston Auxiliary Bishop Emilio Allué – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Father Arthur Kennedy, 68, and Father Peter J. Uglietto, 58, priests of the Archdiocese of Boston and both seminary rectors, as

Share this article on Facebook WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Hartford Auxiliary Bishop Peter A. Rosazza, 75, from the office of auxiliary bishop. – WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, South Dakota, to the Diocese of Spokane, Washington, and accepted the resignation of

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Clinton Era Memo Betrays Kagan’s Extremist Pro-Abortion Thinking – From Operation Rescue with my edits: Clinton Era Memo Betrays Kagan’s Extremist Pro-Abortion Thinking Written by Operation Rescue Posted June 30, 2010 Commentary by

Share this article on Facebook Important appointments made by Pope Benedict – The usual stream of pre-summer break appointments is flowing from the Holy See. The other day, I wrote about what one commentator here quipped could be called the

Share this article on Facebook Liturgical silence – You should take a moment to read the latest post by His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, about liturgical silence. Here is a bit. One of the attractions for many people,

Share this article on Facebook WDTPRS POLL: About the iPad app for the Roman Missal… again – I have written before about the iPad app for the Roman Missal (which costs $4.99 through iTunes).  Not much reason to write about it again, except for a few details.

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