Catholic News Headlines July 1, 2010


Jun. 30, 7pm—Jul. 1, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop’s death in Turkey a call to Christian unity – Rome, Italy, Jun 30, 2010 / 10:07 pm ( CNA ).- Speaking about the June 3 murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Turkey, a

Share this article on Facebook Fiftieth parish closes in Diocese of Cleveland’s consolidation program – Cleveland, Ohio, Jul 1, 2010 / 02:42 am ( CNA ).- St. Emeric’s Church in Cleveland has become the 50th parish to close in a massive downsizing program announced last

Share this article on Facebook Former Augsburg bishop admits mistakes, Pope hopes for open hearts – Vatican City, Jul 1, 2010 / 12:54 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishop Emeritus of Augsburg, Walter Mixa spoke privately with Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday about the situation

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father praying for fair elections, spread of peace – Vatican City, Jul 1, 2010 / 10:35 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Today the Vatican announced the Holy Father’s intentions for the month of July, which include prayers that

Share this article on Facebook Pope approves canonization for Italian priest, 35 beatifications – Vatican City, Jul 1, 2010 / 12:09 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Pontifical Council for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the decrees on a

Share this article on Facebook Pope makes appointment of Swiss bishop to Christian Unity council official – Vatican City, Jul 1, 2010 / 03:34 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Setting in concrete an appointment that was already well known, Bishop of Basel Kurt Koch has been named as

Share this article on Facebook Pope to tour Barcelona during November visit – Barcelona, Spain, Jul 1, 2010 / 04:58 pm ( CNA/Europa Press ).- Officials in Barcelona said this week Pope Benedict XVI will take a tour of the Spanish city in his

Share this article on Facebook Re-center marriages from contraception to Christ, author says – New York City, N.Y., Jul 1, 2010 / 01:02 am ( CNA ).- Patrick McCrystal, an Irish pharmacist and pro-life leader, has authored a book on the effect contraception has on

Share this article on Facebook Vatican lawyer stresses Supreme Court ruling was not on merit of case – Berkeley, Calif., Jul 1, 2010 / 06:22 am ( CNA ).- Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that allowed a lawsuit against the Holy See to continue, U.S.

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Airbender’ open Fourth of July weekend – When Americans hit the movie theaters this Fourth of July weekend, the latest installment in the …

Share this article on Facebook ‘Melrose Place’ star charged with vehicular homicide – ‘The star of the TV series “Melrose Place” and John Waters’ …

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Kimmel Crew Uses Spotlights as Weapons Against Peaceful Demonstrators – Teenage activist Ryan Bueler enduring the scorching heat of a commercial grade spotlight as the Jimmy Kimmel …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ouellet appointed as head of Vatican Congregation for Bishops – He has also held a number of consultancy positions to various Vatican congregations. He currently is a consultor …

Share this article on Facebook Christian Views on Homosexuality Deemed to be ‘Hate Speech’ by European Rights Agency – The ARF, a group lobbying to retain Romania’s traditional Christian social and legal underpinnings, had …

Share this article on Facebook Indonesian woman claims to be 157 years old – A woman who lives in south Sumatra in the sprawling continent of Indonesia claims she is 157 years old. Turinah …

Share this article on Facebook Matamoros flooded, three killed in tropical storm Alex – Much of Matamoros, Mexico has been flooded in the wake of Tropical Storm Alex, which had been downgraded from …

Share this article on Facebook New magazine ‘Inspire’ launched by Al Qaeda group – Inspire, a new English-language magazine by an Al Qaeda group offers readers helpful homemaking tips such as …

Share this article on Facebook Pope appoints Archbishop Fisichella to lead Council for New Evangelization – The plan to create the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization Archbishop Fisichella will be heading was …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI and Belgian Archbishop Meet to Discuss Police Raid called ‘Operation Chalice’ – The unscheduled meeting, the only private one held Wednesday by the Pontiff, lasted more than the …

Share this article on Facebook Remains of sea monster found in Peruvian desert – The skeletal remains of a “sea monster,” at least three times the size of a modern day killer …

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Spokesman Confirms Swiss Bishop Kurt Koch to Vatican Christian Unity Post – Wednesday’s flood of appointments included Cardinal Marc Ouellet being announced as the new prefect of …

Catholic Online > Politics

Share this article on Facebook Editorial: Anti-Right to Life Solicitor General Elena Kagan Should not Serve on the US Supreme Court – It has now been revealed that Elena Kagan played a key role in rewriting the “American …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook New York beauty arrested on suspicion of espionage – When we think of spies, we usually think of unshaven men in crumpled overcoats who do their best to blend in with …

Share this article on Facebook Unemployment benefits to run out for 1.3 million – Time’s up for more than 1.3 million Americans whose unemployment benefits have run out. Lawmakers …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Coming Home Stories – Which of our testimonial commercials resonates with you? Why? Join in the discussion at our Catholics Come Home Facebook page . “Grant that we may be one flock and one

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Palo archbishop optimistic of Aquino administration – TACLOBAN City, July 1, 2010—Palo Archbishop Jose Palma has expressed optimism on what Aquino administration would do in his first six-year term in office, his spokesman

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook How LOST Should have Ended – I found this on Viral Footage . Very Funny.

Share this article on Facebook Kagan’s View of a “Disaster” – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan defined a “disaster” as not getting legislation passed to keep legal a procedure that she absolutely knew that the medical community

Share this article on Facebook Praying For Christopher Hitchens – I know he doesn’t want me to and I know he thinks it is useless but, Christopher Hitchens, I am praying for you. Christopher Hitchens can be smart, acerbic, funny, mean,

Share this article on Facebook The Company You Keep – Sometimes I need to check my first impression. I must admit that I was somewhat taken aback the other day by the bite contained in the Vatican Statement on Cardinal

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook 2 Apostles, 2 Charisms: Both Are Church’s Foundation – Pope Celebrates Rome’s “Holy Roots” VATICAN CITY, JUNE 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Sts. Peter and Paul had very different charisms and missions, but both are the Church’s

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Fisichella Named to New Dicastery – Chancellor to Head Academy for Life VATICAN CITY, JUNE 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Academy

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI’s Prayer Intentions for July – VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for July is: “That in every nation of the world the election of officials may be carried out with justice,

Share this article on Facebook Bishop Named for Spokane – 2 Seminary Rectors Named as Auxiliaries for Boston SPOKANE, Washington, JUNE 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI named Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, South

Share this article on Facebook Bishop’s Death In Turkey A Call To Christian Unity – Rome, Italy (CNA) – Speaking about the June 3 murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Turkey, a missionary priest working in the

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Ouellet to Head Bishops’ Congregation – Also Named President of Latin America Commission VATICAN CITY, JUNE 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Today, Benedict XVI appointed Cardinal Marc Ouellet, archbishop of Quebec, as

Share this article on Facebook Church Is Free, Affirms Pontiff – But Greatest Danger Is What Pollutes Christian Life VATICAN CITY, JUNE 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI says the experiences of Peter and Paul, and those of two

Share this article on Facebook Communique Concerning Pope’s Audience with Bishop Mixa – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – The Holy See Press Office published the following communique at midday today: “On 1 July the Holy Father received in audience Bishop Walter Mixa,

Share this article on Facebook Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints – VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – Today, during a private audience with Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Pope authorised the

Share this article on Facebook Holy Father Praying For Fair Elections, Spread Of Peace – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – Today the Vatican announced the Holy Father’s intentions for the month of July, which include prayers that elections around the world will

Share this article on Facebook Holy See to UN on Aid to Refugees – “A Culture of Friendly Human Interaction … Can Nourish Further Solidarity” GENEVA (Zenit.org) – Here is the address Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent representative

Share this article on Facebook Holy See to UN: Refugees Have Talents to Offer – Says Sending People Back Isn’t a Solution GENEVA, JUNE 30, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The Holy See delegation to the United Nations is urging the further protection of refugees,

Share this article on Facebook On a Saint Who Taught and Guided Holy Priests – “His Secret Was Simple: To Be a Man of God” VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience in St.

Share this article on Facebook Papal Audiences – VATICAN CITY(VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Bishop Walter Mixa, emeritus of Augsburg, Germany. – Pablo Cabrera Gaete, ambassador of

Share this article on Facebook Papal Homily for Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul – “The Unity of the Church Is Rooted in Its Union With Christ” VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Benedict XVI delivered Tuesday at the

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts – VATICAN CITY (VIS) – The Holy Father appointed Bishop Kurt Koch of Basel, Switzerland, as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, he succeeds

Share this article on Facebook Pope Appoints Archbishop Fisichella To Lead Council For New Evangelization – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – Among a flurry of announcements from the Holy See on Wednesday, the Holy Father officially nominated the current head of the Pontifical

Share this article on Facebook Pope Appoints Priest-Doctor As President Of Pontifical Academy For Life – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – The Holy See announced the nomination of priest, medical doctor and philosopher Msgr. Ignacio Carrasco de Paula to the presidency of the

Share this article on Facebook Pope Offers Priests a Model for Their Vocation – Notes Timely Teaching of St. Joseph Cafasso for All Faithful VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org).- Turning his attention to a lesser-known saint, Benedict XVI today offered another

Share this article on Facebook Pope to Youth: Imitate Martyrs’ Heroism – VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org) – Calling to mind today’s feast of the First Roman Martyrs, Benedict XVI is encouraging youth to imitate their witness and be faithful to Christ

Share this article on Facebook Vatican Spokesman Confirms Swiss Bishop Will Fill Christian Unity Post – Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) – Speaking with journalists at the Holy See’s Press Office on Wednesday, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, said that more nominations

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook “Australian Angel” – Rebecca Teti: | “For almost 50 years, Don Ritchie has lived across the street from Australia’s most notorious suicide spot, a rocky cliff at the entrance to Sydney

Share this article on Facebook 8 Ways to Be a Fit Mom – Kate Wicker: Even Busy Moms can Squeeze in Exercise | I started running when I was 15 and soon became hooked on fitness. In college, I taught aerobics and worked out

Share this article on Facebook Hair Happiness – Arwen Mosher: How blow-drying brightens my life | My kids are happily occupied with apple slices and a pile of books. Laundry, tidying, and dinner prep are on my to-do

Share this article on Facebook New Batch of Babies – Danielle Bean: I feel like a grandmother | A new batch of “babies” arrived yesterday and I couldn’t be prouder. Years ago, when we decided to get a flock of hens, I

Share this article on Facebook One Small Step for Momkind – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 72 | It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of

Share this article on Facebook The First Big Storm – Arwen Mosher: Hurricane Alex hits | Did you see that the first Atlantic hurricane of the season is here? Hurricane Alex made landfall this evening on the Gulf coast of

Share this article on Facebook Think before You Write – Lisa Hendey: We talk writing and commenting on today’s podcast | On this week’s episode of the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player

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

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook Theology of The Office: Michael Scott on Sex and Having Children – Even Michael Scott gets it. But in this clip, our culture’s got him second guessing himself… Michael: My whole life, I have known two things: I love sex, and I want to

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook An Inherent Contradiction – Our Priests for Life headquarters is within easy driving distance of the Statue of Liberty in New York. This statue is a strong symbol of the welcome our nation has

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook The Right to Keep and Bear Arms – The odds of your right to keep and bear arms being infringed went down this week when, among other things, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision (.pdf) in

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Congress Approval Rating

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – July 1, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 1 4:00 – Many Are Called: Rediscovering the Glory of the Priesthood In Many Are Called, Dr. Scott Hahn

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook House GOP Leaders Push Discharge Petition Against Pro-Abortion Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — House Republican leaders John Boehner and Eric Cantor announced today they will sign discharge petitions promoted by Reps. Steve King

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Asked About Memo Manipulating ACOG Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced questions today about a memorandum she wrote during her time in the Clinton administration. The

Share this article on Facebook Missouri Senate Race has Pro-Life Roy Blunt Leading Pro-Abortion Carnahan – Jefferson City, MO (LifeNews.com) — Missouri�s Senate race is a close one, but a new Rasmussen poll has pro-life candidate Roy Blunt ahead of his pro-abortion opponent

Share this article on Facebook Nevada Senate Candidate Angle Opposes Abortion in Rape Cases, “God Has Plan” – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, who is taking on pro-abortion Sen. Harry Reid, the top Democrat in the chamber, showed her

Share this article on Facebook Supreme Court Upheld Hyde Amdt 30 Years Ago, Kagan Would Back Abortion $ – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Thirty years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in Harris v. McRae, resolving a four-year legal battle to ensure that

Share this article on Facebook Texas Court Again Upholds Unborn Victims Law Protecting Women, Unborn Babies – Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) — A Texas court has again upheld a pro-life law that offers both protection of and justice for pregnant women and their unborn children who

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Docs Reveal Kagan Undermined Key Testimony on Partial-Birth Abortion – By Peter J. Smith and Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In what is being called a potentially explosive scandal, recently-unearthed

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Proves ‘The Artful Dodger’ on Abortion, Same Sex ‘Marriage’ – Commentary by Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Elena Kagan’s confirmation testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday

Share this article on Facebook The Implications of Cardinal Ouellet’s Rome Appointment For Canada – Analysis by John-Henry Westen and Steve JalsevacJune 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Canada’s few outspokenly pro-life bishops is leaving his position as archbishop

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Eclipse Breaks Box Office Records – Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The third movie based on the occult fiction thriller, Twilight, opened this week to record breaking sales at the box

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Stumbles During Partial Birth Abortion Questioning – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Supreme Court Justice nominee Elena Kagan stumbled yesterday when questioned about her role in doctoring a critical statement

Share this article on Facebook U.S. Bishops Want Abortion Removed from Defense Bill – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is calling upon the Senate to remove an amendment to the National Defense

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Another Curial Appointment – Yesterday we noted that Cardinal Ouellet had been named the Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, replacing Cardinal Re. Today, another announcement was made by the

Share this article on Facebook Dominican Chant at Thomistic Conference – I t may interest our readers to know that music extracted Vol. 3: Tempus per Annum I of the Antiphonarium pro Liturgia Horarum iuxta Usum Ordinis Praedicatorum available

Share this article on Facebook Fota International Liturgy Conference Gregorian Chant Workshop – St. Colman’s Society for Catholic Liturgy Fota III International Liturgy Conference Gregorian Chant Workshop Chanoine Wulfram Lebocq of the Institute of Christ the King

Share this article on Facebook Potentialities – Over the past year or two, I have had conversations on and off with a few liturgical artisans about the possibility of creating some original designs for altar cards.

Share this article on Facebook Usus Antiquior at Southwark Cathedral – Nick Gale, the Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral, drew my attention to the following video of a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior celebrated at the cathedral on

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Can we stop the rising tide of child poverty? – Child poverty is an issue we can’t ignore, especially in these difficult economic times when more and more families are facing tough decisions about what they can and

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Hitchens’ Challenge – I’ve been feeling called to pray for him over the past few months, on and off Now, my prayers for him will be daily, on . Hitchens has recently had to cancel speaking

Share this article on Facebook Lectio – The Psalm-prayer from the third psalm of Lauds (Morning Prayer) spoke to me, today, and invited itself along as my lectio for today–the notion I will return to,

Share this article on Facebook Lizzie’s New Adventure! – Recent weeks have brought some new opportunities and looming adventures my way, and I will be rolling them out a little at a time, just to keep you in suspense, but

Share this article on Facebook Mr. Shallow & Fantastic – Oh, here he is again, and he’s not even on a horse, but the whole commercial is full of WIN! I’ve watched it several times. It’s been a busy day. A girl’s gotta clear

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook THE 15TH PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES – HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO SIMEON C. AQUINO III – The Splendor of the Church joins the entire Filipino nation in jubilation for the inaguaration yesterday of one of the most popular president of the republic – PRES.

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Most Precious Blood of Our Lord – Today is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood COLLECT: Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui unigenitum Filium tuum mundi Redemptorem constituisti, ac eius sanguine placari

Share this article on Facebook New Motu Proprio on “new liturgical movement”? – My friend the nearly-ubiquitous fair-minded John L. Allen, Jr., still sadly writing for the unworthy National Catholic Reporter, has an piece today on Pope Benedict at

Share this article on Facebook PODCAzT 107: Most Precious Blood and your sins; Interview with Fr. Finigan – At the beginning of July, a month dedicated in a special way to devotion to the Most Precious Blood of the Lord, I give you in the PODCAzT a short reflection on the

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: oddities – There is a lot of activity at the feeders right now, but only sparse fare, I’m afraid. But some interesting sights have come around. This wren is declaring its mastery

Share this article on Facebook The retiring Card. Kasper – Who will begrudge His Eminence Walter. Card. Kasper a long long rest. The Cardinal retires now from his position at the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian

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