Catholic News Headlines July 5, 2010

Jul. 4, 7pm—Jul. 5, 7pm

Catholic News Agency

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Spain say new abortion law makes things worse – Madrid, Spain, Jul 5, 2010 / 04:39 pm ( CNA ).- The new law on abortion that entered into force today is “objectively incompatible with the upright moral conscience –in

Share this article on Facebook Cloud of suspicion vanished with papal audience, says Schönborn’s spokesman – Rome, Italy, Jul 5, 2010 / 03:52 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- An editorial was published in Italy’s Repubblica newspaper last week in which the Pope was accused of humiliating

Share this article on Facebook Papal visit to UK parliament confirmed by Holy See – Vatican City, Jul 5, 2010 / 01:02 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II and the episcopal conferences of the United

Share this article on Facebook Pope asks prisoners to find ways to contribute to society with their gifts – Vatican City, Jul 5, 2010 / 06:09 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Meeting with a delegation of inmates on Sunday during his pastoral visit to Sulmona, Italy, Pope Benedict XVI

Share this article on Facebook Pope inaugurates St. Joseph fountain, 100th in Vatican Gardens – Vatican City, Jul 5, 2010 / 01:25 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- The Holy Father presided over a ceremony to inaugurate the 100th fountain in the Vatican Gardens behind St.

Share this article on Facebook Pope to youth: Let yourselves be conquered by Christ – Vatican City, Jul 5, 2010 / 10:20 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Meeting with youth on Sunday afternoon while on a pastoral visit to Sulmona, Italy for the 800th anniversary of

Catholic Online > Home & Family

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Calls for Silence to Hear God: Holiness Never Goes out of Fashion – ‘We live in a society in which it seems that every space, every moment must be ‘filled’ …

Share this article on Facebook Editorial: The Catholic Church is the Guardian of True Freedom for our Age – The Catholic Church points the way to authentic human freedom in the face of a multitude of counterfeits and …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook India: Christian Professor Has Hand and Arm Cut off for ‘Blasphemy’ against Muhammad – The victim is a college professor who “insulted Muhammad” in an exam questionnaire. Islamic …

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Archbishop warns against fake priests – NAGA CITY, July 5, 2010 —Caceres Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi has recently issued a circular warning all parishes to beware of impostors posing as priests and to be

Share this article on Facebook Caceres to honor 19th century Dominican bishop – NAGA CITY, July 5, 2010—A Dominican bishop who led the Archdiocese of Caceres in the 19th century will be honored in a trade fair to be held in time for the Tercentenary

Conversion Diary

Share this article on Facebook The most powerful woman in the world – This is my new friend, Sister Joeine Darrington , whom I met during the couple of days we stayed with the Benedictine Sisters : She came over and sat with us during our

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Kagan Evades Catholic Question – Anyone who’s been paying attention to the Elena Kagan hearings has got to be feeling the frustration that I’m feeling in that some Senators offer up great questions but

Share this article on Facebook The 4th of July and Happy Endings – Yesterday was a good day. The Archbold’s did the 4th of July up right. All five children wore red, white and blue to Church. We sang “God Bless America” at the top of

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Raise ‘Em Right – 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:

Fallible Blogma

Share this article on Facebook I Got Questions from a Mormon – I recently had a very nice Mormon fella comment on another one of my posts regarding the Catholic Church. I started responding and just decided to make it a full post

Share this article on Facebook Another Blind Side: How Compassion Sets The Pro-Life Movement Apart – Not long ago, a Hollywood film, The Blind Side, left viewers across America marveling at one familys compassion in adopting a troubled young teen. This week another such

Share this article on Facebook NOW Endorses Elena Kagan for Supreme Court, Ignores Abortion Distortions – Washington, DC ( — After tentatively supporting pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan after President Barack Obama announced her nomination, NOW

Share this article on Facebook President Barack Obama’s Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation – Washington, DC ( — The following is a compilation of bill signings, speeches, appointments and other actions that President Barack Obama has engaged in

Share this article on Facebook Senate Republican Leader, Moderate GOPer to Oppose Pro-Abortion Kagan – Washington, DC ( — The top Senate Republicans and one of a handful of moderate Republicans who is not pro-life are both opposed to the nomination of

Share this article on Facebook White House Announces New Pregnancy Assistance Fund, Pro-Lifers Skeptical – Washington, DC ( — The White House has announced an effort it hopes will mute some of the extensive criticism President Barack Obama has endured because of

Share this article on Facebook Zogby Poll: Independent Voters want New President to Replace Obama in 2012 – Washington, DC ( — A new Zogby poll reveals independent voters are tired of pro-abortion President Barack Obama and want to replace him with someone else

Share this article on Facebook Argentinean University Urges Government not to Legalize Gay ‘Marriage’ – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentBUENOS AIRES, July 5, 2010 ( – An Argentinean university is urging the nation’s Senate to reject

Share this article on Facebook Bill Forcing Compliance with Gay Ceremonies Passes Irish Lower House – By Hilary WhiteDUBLIN, July 5, 2010 ( – On July 1st, Ireland’s Civil Partnership Bill completed its passage through the Dail (Lower House) without a

Share this article on Facebook Expert Says Demise of Big Tobacco Provides Roadmap to Victory over Porn – By Peter J. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C., July 5, 2010 ( – How does America, considered the porn capital of the world, get rid of the scourge of pornography?

Share this article on Facebook Google to Pay Homosexual Staff More than Heterosexual Employees – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiJuly 5, 2010 ( – A news release from Google says that the mega-search engine company will begin paying its homosexual employees

Share this article on Facebook Opinion: Canada, Taxpayers and Religious Liberty – By Charles LewisJuly 5, 2010 ( – Last Monday, the National Post’s editorial board contended that Montreal’s Loyola High School should not have the right

Share this article on Facebook Phoenix Bishop: Failure to Correct Pro-Abort Pols ‘Emboldens’ to Greater Evil – By Kathleen GilbertPHOENIX, Arizona, July 5, 2010 ( – Those who refuse to take Catholic pro-abort politicians to task for their words and actions not

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Defrauded Taxpayers of Millions Claims Reinstated Lawsuit – By James TillmanSAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 5, 2010 ( — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is reinstating Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood of

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood: 4th of July Speeches OK, Abortions on Military Bases Better – By John Jalsevac NEW YORK, July 5, 2010 ( –  As hundreds of millions of Americans celebrated freedom and the founding of their country on Sunday,

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island Gov. Vetoes Transgender Hate Crimes Bill – By Peter J. SmithPROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, July 5, 2010 ( – Republican Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a “hate crimes” bill last Wednesday that would have

Share this article on Facebook Survivors: Jimmy Kimmel Light Crew Burns Pro-Lifer, Producers Apologize – By Kathleen Gilbert   LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2010 ( – A light crew working for ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel drew the fury of pro-lifers in

Share this article on Facebook Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Unanimously to Uphold Gay ‘Marriage’ Ban – MADISON, Wisconsin, July 5, 2010 ( – The Wisconsin Supreme Court Wednesday unanimously refused to tear down a voter-approved constitutional amendment

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Architect Dino Marcantonio on the Christian Sanctuary – Architect Dino Marcantonio continues his consideration of the parts of the church building with an installment on the sanctuary : …there were two models for Christian

Share this article on Facebook Commentary on the ‘Great Cape’ – Bishop Edward Slattery’s use of the cappa magna at a Pontifical High Mass in Washington, D.C. on 26 April 2010 gave rise to considerably negative and indignant comments.

Share this article on Facebook FSSP Ordinations by Prefect of CDW – The Polish blog, Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny is reporting on ordinations on the 3rd of July at the FSSP seminary in Wigratzbad, performed by the Prefect of the Congregation

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict: Seek silence, inside and out – By Mary DeTurris Poust Lately in my own writing I’ve been focusing on the need for silence in our busy, over-scheduled lives. I realized this reality in a serious way

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook Think you understand Islam? – Americans think they know so much. But they don’t know what it is like in the rest of the world — the real world. I am in Australia where Muslims are growing in numbers

Share this article on Facebook Today in Melbourne – Just gave a talk “Witness to Hope: the Early Church and Martyrdom” at the University of Melbourne. Excited, enthusiastic youth responded with joy and commitment! We then

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook Ethiopia’s Old Christianity – Exciting news from one of Christianity’s earliest seats, and the UK Daily Mail: The world’s earliest illustrated Christian book has been saved by a British charity which

Share this article on Facebook Jezebel; Full of AWESOME – This is great – grabbed Via

Share this article on Facebook The “Patheos” – I’ve had several emails asking me what “Patheos” means. No, it’s not a real word. It is a modern-day clever mash up that takes “path” (as in, you know, a way) and then

Share this article on Facebook Tumbling Empires & the Taming Church – In the late 1970′s the genial science historian James Burke wrote and presented a ten-part series entitled Connections , which became appointment-tv for my husband and

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook A NEW SOMASCAN SAINT – BLESSED LUIGI GUANELLA SHALL SOON BE CANONIZED! – [N.B. Blessed Luigi Guanella is not a Somascan Religious but he is dear to the Somascan Fathers. In fact, since my seminary days the Italian Somascans who were our

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook Great photos of traditional ordinations by the FSSP – Nowy Ruch Liturgiczny has some serious liturgical eye-candy to accompany their note about the recent FSSP ordinations.  With a biretta tip to NLM. Click for larger

Share this article on Facebook New blog urges readers and parishes to drop The Tablet – His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan, directed my attention to a new blog called Ecumenical Diablog, which is worth your attention.  Here is a sample. Monday, 5 July 2010

Share this article on Facebook Not so cool in Manhattan – On the flight coming in to NYC last night I was able to do some work online, with the airplane’s wifi. In this moment I was tracking the flight on a non-liturgical iPad.

Share this article on Facebook The Very Model Of A Modern Seminarin – This comes from a seminarian reader. Fr. Z: Lot of things in the news, thought I’d send something light. I’m a seminarian and longtime reader of your blog. I also like


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