Catholic News Headlines July 8, 2010


Jul. 7, 7pm—Jul. 8, 7pm

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Share this article on Facebook WHY TRUTH DRIVES THEM NUTS! – You never know what you might find in a Catholic diocesan newspaper. Sometimes the discovery is downright inspiring! Jennifer Brinker, staff reporter for the St. Louis

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Share this article on Facebook ACLU presents inaccurate image of Catholic hospitals on abortion, say experts – Washington D.C., Jul 8, 2010 / 05:51 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- A recent letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked the Centers for Medicare and

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Mexico City lauds citizens for voting despite threat of violence – Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 8, 2010 / 01:23 am ( CNA ).- The Archdiocese of Mexico City and its leader Cardinal Norberto Rivera have praised citizens for voting in the

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI begins vacation, thanks faithful for friendship – Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Jul 8, 2010 / 12:42 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Having arrived at Castel Gandolfo to begin his summer vacation, the Holy Father greeted those present

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone says mission of priest is to ‘bring Heaven down to Earth’ – Vatican City, Jul 7, 2010 / 08:32 pm ( CNA ).- Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at a recent Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

Share this article on Facebook Diocese of Augburg turns the page with successor to Bishop Mixa – Vatican City, Jul 8, 2010 / 11:03 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Bishop Konrad Zdarsa was appointed to the Diocese of Augsburg, Germany on Thursday. He takes the place of Bishop

Share this article on Facebook Embassies supporting homosexual protests in Peru – Lima, Peru, Jul 7, 2010 / 10:05 pm ( CNA ).- Seven foreign embassies in Peru have expressed support for protests organized by homosexual activists groups demanding the

Share this article on Facebook Guillermo Farinas ends 140-day hunger strike – Havana, Cuba, Jul 8, 2010 / 06:01 pm ( CNA ).- After the Cuban government agreed to release 52 political prisoners earlier this week, the Cuban dissident Guillermo

Share this article on Facebook Paya thanks Church and hopes for ‘end to unjust imprisonment’ – Havana, Cuba, Jul 8, 2010 / 02:49 pm ( CNA ).- The coordinator of the Christian Life Movement, Oswaldo Paya, thanked the Church yesterday for its efforts to achieve the

Share this article on Facebook Religious sisters’ support for US health care bill discussed at Vatican meetings – Rome, Italy, Jul 8, 2010 / 03:31 am ( CNA ).- The Leadership Conference of Women Religious’ (LCWR) support for the U.S. health care bill passed in March was a topic in

Share this article on Facebook Vatican to clarify canonical procedure for attempted ordination of women – Vatican City, Jul 8, 2010 / 03:53 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- More information regarding the soon-to-be-announced modifications to the Vatican’s canonical guidelines for

Share this article on Facebook Venezuelan cardinal says Chavez moving country towards dictatorship – Rome, Italy, Jul 8, 2010 / 01:33 pm ( CNA ).- Speaking from Rome where he is attending a previously scheduled meeting, the Archbishop of Caracas, Cardinal Jorge Urosa

Catholic Online > Arts & Entertainment

Share this article on Facebook Actor Don Johnson wins $23 million lawsuit – Actor Don Johnson’s trademark whiplash smile just got substantially bigger. A California jury has awarded …

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Cuba Will Free 52 Political prisoners after unprecedented talks with the Catholic Church – The prisoners have reportedly suffered harsh conditions while incarcerated, with some going on hunger strikes as a …

Share this article on Facebook Dozens killed in Baghdad suicide bombing – Thirty people were killed, and twice as many people were wounded in a suicide bombing in Adhamiyah, a Sunni …

Share this article on Facebook Finding Space for One Another: Orthodox and Catholics Share Parish Church in Romania by Agreement – The Bosca parish is unique because, thanks to an agreement between Orthodox and Greek-Catholics, it will be shared …

Share this article on Facebook Nun/Sister of Professor who had Hand Chopped off by Militant Muslims Calls for forgiveness – Sister Marie Stella, 59, talked about her brother’s attack, the difficulties …

Share this article on Facebook Pope Benedict XVI Leaves for Castel Gandolfo Teaching on Freedom. New Encyclical on Faith – Over 7,000 pilgrims filled the Paul VI Hall to hear this beloved Pope at the last of his scheduled catechetical …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Legalizing marijuana could drive price down – If marijuana were to become legal and taxed like cigarettes and junk food, it would become very inexpensive – and …

Catholics Come Home Blog

Share this article on Facebook Did you know this? – Catholics Come Home Question of the Day: What is the difference between a cathedral, a basilica, and a shrine? Find out here . Fun fact (from above article): There are

CBCP News – Diocesan News

Share this article on Facebook Alternative Mining Bill re-filed in Congress – CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 8, 2010—While much hype and publicity accompanied the filing by Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of a bill calling for Constitutional Convention to

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook Frum Forum: Pro-Life = Pro-Rapist? – This shouldn’t come as a surprise I guess but a writer at the Frum Forum is arguing that being pro-life is akin to being pro-rape. Yup. Jeb Golinkin of the Frum Forum

Share this article on Facebook Is Divorce Contagious? – A friend of mine worried to me many years ago that his wife was hanging out with a woman who’d recently been divorced. He said he believed that their friendship was

Share this article on Facebook It’s a Dad’s Life – This is funny stuff. Thanks to Marcel from Mary’s Aggie s who beat us to this video and then sent us a pity email to say something like “Scooped you suckas.” Or maybe he

EWTN News

Share this article on Facebook ACLU Presents Inaccurate Image of Catholic Hospitals on Abortion, Say Experts – Washington D.C., (CNA/EWTN News) – A recent letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to

Share this article on Facebook After talks with Catholic Church, Cuba to Free 52 Political Prisoners – Havana, Cuba, (CNA)- Following unprecedented dialogue between Cuban officials and the country’s Catholic leaders, political authorities in Cuba announced today that they

Share this article on Facebook Archdiocese of Mexico City Lauds Citizens for Voting Despite Threat of Violence – Mexico City, Mexico, (CNA) – The Archdiocese of Mexico City and its leader Cardinal Norberto Rivera have praised citizens for voting in the country’s July 4 elections

Share this article on Facebook Belgian Bishops Protest “Wild” Press Assumptions – Express Support for Justice System BRUSSELS, Belgium, (Zenit.org) – The Belgian bishop’ conference is protesting accusations by a newspaper that claimed documents were

Share this article on Facebook Benedict XVI Calls Youth to Maria Goretti’s Heroism – VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – Even the very young can show strength and courage against evil, Benedict XVI today reminded youth, urging them to do the same. The Pope made

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bertone Says Mission of Priest is to ‘Bring Heaven Down to Earth’ – Vatican City, (CNA) – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at a recent Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Re, Special Envoy to Fourth Centenary Arequipa – VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – Made public today was a Letter, written in Latin and dated 14 May, in which the Holy Father appoints Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, prefect

Share this article on Facebook Chávez Launches Attack Against Cardinal Urosa – Venezuelan President Asks Pope for Replacement CARACAS, Venezuela, (Zenit.org)- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is playing with fire, says the semi-official Vatican

Share this article on Facebook China: ‘Underground’ Bishop Freed From Detention – Bishop Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding, a 75-year-old bishop faithful to the Holy See, was released from detention on July 8, according to the Cardinal Kung Foundation. Bishop

Share this article on Facebook How to Get a Church Built Quickly in Egypt – New Cities Should Have Places for Worship, Says Government GUIZEH, Egypt, (Zenit.org)- Under normal circumstances, it can take as many as 30 years and a signature from

Share this article on Facebook Missionaries Mark 60 Years in Sierra Leone – Authorities Note Catholic Contribution to Development FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, (Zenit.org)- The Xaverian Missionaries are marking 60 years since their arrival in Sierra

Share this article on Facebook On Duns Scotus – “Defender of the Immaculate Conception” VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience in Paul VI

Share this article on Facebook Orthodox, Catholics Share Parish Church – Hailed for Peacemaker Spirit ZALAU, Romania, (Zenit.org) – Greek Catholics celebrated on July 4 their first Mass in 62 years in the parish church of Bocsa, with what was

Share this article on Facebook Pontiff Blesses Statue of Pray-for-Vocations Saint – VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – An 18-foot marble statue of a saint dedicated to praying for vocations was blessed today by Benedict XVI. The image of St. Annibale Maria di

Share this article on Facebook Pontifical Acts for July 8, 2010 – VATICAN CITY, (VIS) – The Holy Father: – Appointed Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez of Barranquilla, Colombia, current president of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia,

Share this article on Facebook Pope Urges Theologians in Humility of “Little Ones” – Notes How They Have to Catch Up to the Faith of God VATICAN CITY, (Zenit.org) – The People of God precede theology, thanks to the Holy Spirit’s gift that brings them to

Share this article on Facebook Scholar: Worshippers Fare Better ‘On Every Observable Outcome’ – “It’s little known to the public or to elite commentators in the national discourse,” notes Patrick Fagan, director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Describing an Indescribable Mystery – Pat Gohn: an ongoing study of the Catechism | As I read the Catechism of the Catholic Church, my mind often hears the distant voices of my grammar school teachers

Share this article on Facebook Divorce Is Contagious – Rebecca Teti: | If your close friends or immediate family members divorce, the likelihood that you will as well increases by as much as 75%. That’s the conclusion of

Share this article on Facebook Dog Days and Summer Food – Lisa Hendey: Keep cool with this week’s podcast | This week on the Faith & Family Live Cast (click here to listen or click on the player above), Arwen, Rebecca and I try

Share this article on Facebook Endless Summer Evenings – Arwen Mosher: My confession about bedtime | It’s past 8:30 on a typical summer evening, and do I know where my children are? Sure. But where they are is probably not the

Share this article on Facebook Freezing for Later? – Arwen Mosher: A new (awful) use of IVF | Here’s a new way to use tiny human beings: as “insurance against infertility.” Those are the words of Gillian St. Lawrence, a

Share this article on Facebook Love of Your Life – 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:

Share this article on Facebook Peachy Keen – Rachel Balducci: So many peaches! | Help! I have two bushels of peaches on my kitchen counter. The delicious fruit is a gift from my husband’s clients. Today we ate lots

Share this article on Facebook What Would Bach Think? – Danielle Bean: Christ, the same through all time and culture | I laughed out loud when I read Jimmy Akin’s post at the National Catholic Register earlier this week:

Share this article on Facebook You Did It! – Danielle Bean: Small Successes vol. 73 | 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

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Parental Coercion is Illegal – “I’ve made the appointment and am taking you for an abortion.” Many young girls hear these words, and abortion clinics nationwide are more than ready to collaborate with

Kresta In The Afternoon

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Share this article on Facebook Church-Cuba dialog leads to freedom for political prisoners – Cuban President Raúl Castro has announced to Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino the immediate release of five political prisoners. Castro also announced plans to

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – July 8, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on July 8 4:00 – SCOTUS: Calif. university’s policy upheld, but school still barred from targeting Christian group An

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook British Feminist Journalist Says Abortion a “Lesser Evil” Than Misogny – Antonia Senior of The Times of London revealed her extremist position in favor of abortion in a June 30 column.

Share this article on Facebook Care Net Blasts Pro-Abortion Attempt to Shut Down Crisis Pregnancy Centers – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A national association of pregnancy centers says it is not surprised by the relentless efforts of the pro-abortion group NARAL to target

Share this article on Facebook Democrats for Life Defending Lawmakers Who Backed Pro-Abortion Health Care – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Democrats for Life of America is striking back against the pro-life organizations that are targeting the formerly respected pro-life

Share this article on Facebook Governor Jindal Makes Louisiana Fourth to Opt Out of Abortion $ in Health Care – Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) — Governor Bobby Jindal has made the state of Louisiana the fourth to opt out of some of the abortion funding found in the government-run

Share this article on Facebook Kenya Doctors, Attorneys Work to Stop Pro-Abortion Provisions in Constitution – Nairobi, Kenya (LifeNews.com) — A group of doctors and attorneys in Kenya have filed suit in court to get the provisions in the draft Constitution that promote abortion

Share this article on Facebook Obama Admin Denies It’s Supporting Kenya Constitution Legalizing Abortions – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Even though a federal law prohibits the United States from spending taxpayer funds lobbying for abortion abroad, the Obama

Share this article on Facebook Obama Recess Appoints Rationing Advocate Donald Berwick to Medicare Post – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — President Barack Obama used a recess appointment today to name rationing advocate Donald Berwick to become the director of the Center

Share this article on Facebook Pollster: 10-13 Senate Races Will Decide Control of Senate After 2010 Elections – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A prominent pollster has released his analysis of the 2010 election landscape as far as the U.S. Senate is concerned and he says 10-13

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Freedom Rides Featuring Black, Catholic Leaders Just Weeks Away – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Organizers of the Pro-Life Freedom Rides are weeks away from what they hope will be an event that can draw African-Americans into the

Share this article on Facebook Rhode Island Pro-Life Group Backs Candidate John Robitaille for Governor – Providence, RI (LifeNews.com) — The political action committee of Rhode Island State Right to Life has announced an endorsement for governor and the pro-life group says

Share this article on Facebook Spain Pro-Life Advocates Upset New Abortion Law Going Info Effect Now – Madrid, Spain (LifeNews.com) — Spanish pro-life advocates are upset that a new law went into effect Monday that expands abortions and provides no parental consent for

Share this article on Facebook Tennessee Right to Life Endorses Fincher for Congress, State Rep Candidate – Nashville, TN (LifeNews.com) — With the start of early voting for the August primary election fast approaching, Tennessee Right to Life has thrown its support behind

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Share this article on Facebook Archbishop Carlson: Abortion Supporters are Excommunicated, Should not Receive Communion – By James TillmanST. LOUIS, Missouri, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a new column, Archbishop Robert Carlson takes to task those who argue that abortion is simply a

Share this article on Facebook Buffett Billions Padding “Charitable” Abortion Advocacy – By Peter J. SmithOMAHA, Nebraska, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For the last number of years American billionaire Warren Buffett, 79, has gradually been giving away

Share this article on Facebook Development & Peace Apologizes to Pro-Life Group after Legal Threat – By John-Henry WestenTORONTO, July 6, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a letter made public today, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P), the

Share this article on Facebook Former Lesbian: I Craved Emotional Balance of Hetero Relationship – By Kathleen GilbertUNITED KINGDOM, July 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – British comedienne and former lesbian Jackie Clune has published an account of how she, exhausted by

Share this article on Facebook German Court Approves Genetic Screening in IVF – By Patrick B. CraineBERLIN, Germany, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The German Supreme Court has allowed genetic screening of unborn children before they are

Share this article on Facebook Mexico’s Falling Birth Rate Threatens Future: Psychologist – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexico’s falling birth rate is a threat to its future, according

Share this article on Facebook New Canadian Governor General Spearheaded Pro-Gay Adoption/IVF Report – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s new Governor General, whose appointment was officially announced Thursday, has been an

Share this article on Facebook Stay Away from Abortion Clinics?: “No Way” Says Imprisoned Pro-Lifer to Release Condition – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiTORONTO, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mary Wagner, the B.C. pro-lifer incarcerated at Vanier women’s prison since her March 30th arrest, has

Share this article on Facebook Sweden Tightens Legal Noose on Homeschooling – By Peter J. SmithSTOCKHOLM, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sweden’s parliament gave a crushing blow to parental rights two weeks ago, passing a law that makes

Share this article on Facebook US Joins Britain, Netherlands, UN to Support ‘Gay Pride’ in Peru – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent LIMA, July 7, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The embassies of the United States, Britain, and the Netherlands have

Share this article on Facebook Vatican to UN: to Truly Empower Women, Honor Motherhood – By Kathleen GilbertNEW YORK, July 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Honoring motherhood as women’s unique service to others in the heart of the home is essential to the true

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook Hawaii Governor Vetoes Civil Unions Bill – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The governor of Hawaii has vetoed a civil unions bill that would have granted same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual

Share this article on Facebook Largest Tax Hike in History Just Six Months Away – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A nation non-profit lobbying organization is warning the public that in just six months, the largest tax hikes in history will

Share this article on Facebook Louisiana Becomes 4th State to Opt Out of ObamaCare Abortion Coverage – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The state of Louisiana has become the fourth state to opt out of the abortion funding mandated by ObamaCare, with lawmakers in

Share this article on Facebook Obama Appoints “One-Man Death Panel” to Head Medicare – by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In an effort to bypass Congressional opposition, President Barack Obama is using a recess appointment prerogative to appoint a

National Catholic Register Blog

Share this article on Facebook Cardinal Bergoglio Hits Out at Same-Sex Marriage – By Edward Pentin | A Jesuit cardinal has become the latest Church leader to speak out forcefully against a government’s push towards same-sex marriage, and has called on

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Chant Workship with Dr. Edward Schaefer – One of our readers asked if we could share this news: SACRED MUSIC WORKSHOP – July 22-24 in Sarasota FL Dr. Edward Schaefer , Professor of Music at the University of

Share this article on Facebook July/August 2010 Edition of Adoremus Bulletin – The July-August 2010 online edition of Adoremus Bulletin is now available. Some of this month’s articles include Westminster Choir School — Singing Praises to Our God by

Share this article on Facebook Newman’s Chapel, the Oratory Church and More – It has been a bit too long since we have published anything related to John Henry Cardinal Newman, particularly in the light of the forthcoming beatification.

Share this article on Facebook Update on Archbishop Agostino Marchetto’s Book on the Second Vatican Council – Readers may recall a book which is being released in English translation which we have reported on here on the NLM more than once, The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council:

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook One More Hymn – In the update to the Top Ten List below, I mentioned that one hymn I love, which might seem unusual for an America, William Blake’s “Jerusalem.” Seems Ronald Reagan

Share this article on Facebook Out of Chaos, Hope – Real hope, not rhetorical hope. This is very encouraging. How adorable are these kids? I love the teacher who suggests that kids have a right to express to their teacher

Share this article on Facebook The 10 Best Hymns – Okay, we’ve had tons of fun exploring the Joe Carter’s list of the 10 Worst Hymns. And it’s been pretty contentious in that thread–surprisingly so. Now, let’s be more

Share this article on Facebook Urgent Prayer Request from Kitty! – For those of you who are unfamiliar, Kitty is our Elder Son’s g/f, and a kid with a big heart. She has just called asking if Anchoress readers will please pray for J,

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A reason to follow the major catholic bloggers on Twitter – From time to time as ask for more followers on Twitter. I’ll ask again… follow me on Twitter: @father Today I was glad I had followed a couple of major Catholic

Share this article on Facebook Brick by brick in Rhode Island – From Rhode Island Catholic there is an article about the use of the Traditional Latin Mass, a fruit of Summorum Pontificum. My emphases and comments. Ways we worship:

Share this article on Facebook Lunch – Chinese edition – I am about to dug into my “soup dumplings” at Shanghai Kitchen … something else for good measure.

Share this article on Facebook Saturday morning Manhattan BLOGNIC POLL – Now that the evening blognic is completed, and I thank the many people who came, we must explore the suggestion of a Saturday morning blognic. I am narrowing options for

Share this article on Facebook The Feeder Feed: bandit edition – Here is my annual berry bandit, hanging out like a Crazy 88 punk near the saké bar. Cedar Waxwing Oooppps… that’s not it… …here we go…: Kingbird.

Share this article on Facebook Who are the “fideles” of McBrien’s “sensus fidelium”? – There they go again.   Aged McBrien, Richard, is defending the abortion performed at the Catholic hospital in Phoenix and rejecting the Church’s position about abortion

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