Catholic News Headlines August 10, 2010


Aug. 9, 7pm—Aug. 10, 7pm

American Life League (Judie Brown)

Share this article on Facebook CHOOSING TO DECEIVE ONEâ��S SELF ABOUT ABORTION – The current issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a fascinating study regarding the various causes of premature birth. Among those causes,

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Share this article on Facebook Bishop Olmsted says Prop. 8 decision puts culture’s sanity at risk – Phoenix, Ariz., Aug 10, 2010 / 06:36 pm ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Weighing in on what he called the “misguided” ruling by a federal judge who struck down California’s

Share this article on Facebook Bishop William Callahan to be installed in La Crosse on Wednesday – Lacrosse, Wis., Aug 9, 2010 / 09:49 pm ( CNA ).- William Patrick Callahan on Wednesday will be installed as the new Bishop of La Crosse in Wisconsin. The incoming bishop

Share this article on Facebook Bishops of Costa Rica call for defense of marriage and the family – San José, Costa Rica, Aug 10, 2010 / 11:57 am ( CNA ).- At the conclusion of their 100th Plenary Assembly, the Bishops’ Conference of Costa Rica urged the faithful to

Share this article on Facebook Brazilian Congress considers proposal to reject legalized abortion – Brasilia, Brazil, Aug 9, 2010 / 08:01 pm ( CNA ).- Brazil’s Congress is considering accepting a motion that would free the country of any obligation to adhere to the

Share this article on Facebook Breakaway Polish church in Missouri rejects archdiocese’s reconciliation deal – St. Louis, Mo., Aug 10, 2010 / 12:56 am ( CNA ).- Voting 257 to 158, a breakaway Polish Catholic church in Missouri rejected a reconciliation deal offered by Archbishop

Share this article on Facebook Church in England asking for solidarity, not ‘fee’ to attend papal events in the UK – London, England, Aug 10, 2010 / 03:06 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Mgr. Andrew Summersgill, coordinator of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom, clarified

Share this article on Facebook Leaders criticize anti-Prop. 8 ruling’s claim that religious beliefs harm homosexuals – Washington D.C., Aug 10, 2010 / 04:57 am ( CNA ).- The anti-Proposition 8 decision’s claim that religious opinions about the sinfulness of homosexuality harm homosexuals

Share this article on Facebook Mexican archdiocese suggests ‘moral revolution’ to combat violence – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 10, 2010 / 06:04 pm ( CNA ).- The communications office of the Archdiocese of Xalapa, Mexico recently released a statement pointing out that

Share this article on Facebook Mexican law experts claim decision legalizing gay ‘marriage’ is ideological and unconstitutional – Mexico City, Mexico, Aug 10, 2010 / 02:08 pm ( CNA ).- Mexican law experts spoke out this week against the ruling by the country’s Supreme Court which upheld the

Share this article on Facebook Vatican spokesman praises decision to drop sex abuse lawsuit against Holy See – Vatican City, Aug 10, 2010 / 11:03 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Following the decision of a group of plaintiffs in Kentucky to drop a lawsuit against the Holy See, Vatican

Catholic Online > International News

Share this article on Facebook Civilian casualties on the rise in Afghanistan – The United Nations says that civilian casualties in the Afghanistan conflict have risen sharply for the first six …

Share this article on Facebook Rwandan president makes final appearance before election – Rwandan President Paul Kagame made his final appearance before the public before nation elections this week. …

Share this article on Facebook United Nations requests aid for inundated Pakistan – The United Nations is calling upon the international community for financial aid in helping with …

Catholic Online > U.S. News

Share this article on Facebook Former senator, NASA chief feared killed in plane crash – A former U.S. senator, along with a former NASA chief is feared dead in the crash of a private aircraft in Alaska. …

Creative Minority Report

Share this article on Facebook From NY Post To The Priesthood – Writers for the NY Post are, shall we say, a special breed. When one is used to seeing the NY Post it takes more than a ribald headline or a lewd lede to jolt. But

Share this article on Facebook No Thanks I’m a Dog Lover, With a Nice Chianti – Wow. This is a great argument for enforcing small laws to prevent people from breaking bigger ones. Case in point – if you don’t stop people for minor traffic violations

Share this article on Facebook State Dept. Won’t Label Taliban “Terrorists” – This is disturbing. Why wouldn’t the State department label the Taliban a terrorist organization? And why weren’t they labeled such in 2001? What more do they need? The

Share this article on Facebook The Blessing is Ours – This is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever seen – the kind they’d make movies about if they made movies like this anymore. A couple in Alabama were surprised to

Faith and Family Live!

Share this article on Facebook Bloody Bandages and Imagination – Danielle Bean: Fostering Kids’ Creativity | (See writing sample at bottom of post) My kids like to write and share stories with each other and their friends. I don’t

Share this article on Facebook For Charity and Patience – Danielle Bean: Faith & Family Community Day 8 | Please join us in praying for all members of our Faith & Family Live community. Together, we are invoking the help of St.

Share this article on Facebook Keep It On! – Arwen Mosher: How have you dealt with diaper-removing babies? | Blaise toddled past me, as he often does, and I noticed him out of the corner of my eye. It took a few

Share this article on Facebook More Laughs With Brian Regan – Danielle Bean: funny man from a family of 10 | I got a hugely positive reaction when I posted a video featuring a comedy act from Brian Regan on my own blog (especially

Share this article on Facebook Time for Talking – 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 What I Learned at the Stoplight – Marion Fernandez-Cueto: How opening your hands can open your heart | We’ve all seen them: those lone, scruffy figures at intersections and freeway underpasses holding

Share this article on Facebook You’ve Got (Too Much) Mail – Lisa Hendey: How do you deal with an overflowing inbox? | I’m happy to be at home, seated in my lovely office after nearly two consecutive weeks of wonderful Catholic

Fr. Frank Pavone’s Blog

Share this article on Facebook Time to Face the Music – An abortionist in California is now facing a homicide charge in the death of one of the women on whom he performed the procedure. After complications developed that he

JIMMY AKIN.ORG

Share this article on Facebook Theological Connections I: A Big Snow Storm – OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES. Recently at my Friday night square dance club, a couple of the guys were talking about the huge amounts of snow that much of the country has

Share this article on Facebook Theological Connections II: The Foundation Stone – OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES. In the previous post, I talked about how a realization in one area can lead to developments in very different areas. I also mentioned that

Share this article on Facebook Theological Connections III: What Does God Know & When Does He Know It – OTHER POSTS IN THIS SERIES. To the left is the Helix Nebula. It’s about 700 light years from Earth, in the constellation of Aquarius, and it’s about 2.5 light years

Kresta In The Afternoon

Share this article on Facebook Atheist gives $5.6M to New York Catholic schools – Retired hedge fund titan Robert W. Wilson lost his faith in God years ago, yet he believes in Catholic schools and gave $5.6 million to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of

Share this article on Facebook Cartoon of the Day – Taliban murder Christians

Share this article on Facebook Finally some common sense about Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday – Mother Teresa might not be getting a lighted tribute from the Empire State Building on the 100th anniversary of her birthday later this month. But another iconic

Share this article on Facebook Kentucky plaintiffs drop abuse suit against Vatican – Three Kentucky plaintiffs have abandoned a lawsuit that sought to make the Vatican responsible for clerical abuse that took place in the United States. Similar lawsuits

Share this article on Facebook Outrageous Statement of the Day – On MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”, Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson doubles down on his belief that Republicans want sick people to “die quickly.”

Share this article on Facebook Paintings and water found at the prison where St. Peter was believed to have been held

Share this article on Facebook Today on Kresta – August 10, 2010 – Talking about the “things that matter most” on Aug. 10 4:00 – Now on DVD – “Letters to God” Tyler Doherty is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. Surrounded by a loving

LifeNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Gallup Poll Analysis Shows Pro-Life Movement Can Expect Election Landslide – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new analysis from the Gallup polling organization provides more good news for pro-life advocates heading into the 2010 elections. Its

Share this article on Facebook Guest on Rachel Maddow Show Describes Abortions as Termination Services – That’s odd, those describing themselves as pro-choice usually aren’t this candid when it comes to abortion.

Share this article on Facebook New Hampshire Pro-Life Senate Candidate Kelly Ayotte Still Leading in Polls – Concord, NH (LifeNews.com) — Former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, who has the endorsement of a national pro-life women’s group, continues to hold a double-digit

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Abortion Groups Refuse to Debate Merits of Alaska Parental Notification Vote – Juneau, AK (LifeNews.com) — According to a leading parental-rights advocacy group in Alaska, opponents of a proposed parental rights law refuse to openly debate the

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Actress Patricia Neal of “Hud” Fame Dies, Regretted Her Abortion – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Pro-life actress, Patricia Neal, died at age 84 on Sunday. She had been suffering from lung cancer and was surrounded by her family at

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Life Leaders Encourage Movement: We Will Fight Abortion Despite Kagan – Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two pro-life leaders have written a new editorial in the Washington Times designed to give encouragement to pro-life advocates who are

LifeSiteNews.com

Share this article on Facebook Australian Pro-Life Groups Say New PM a Pro-Abort, Feminist Radical – By Hilary WhiteCANBERRA, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family campaigners have warned that Julia Gillard, elected in June as Australia’s new Prime Minister,

Share this article on Facebook Fredericton Caves: Allows First Gay Parade and Declares Aug. 8-15 Pride Week – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiFREDERICTON, NB, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1995, Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside refused to proclaim “Pride Week” until forced to

Share this article on Facebook Free Condoms for Canada’s Prisoners Questioned – By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A leader in Canada’s pro-family movement is demanding answers from the Canadian government in

Share this article on Facebook Indonesia Government Renews Promise to Crack Down on Porn – By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiJAKARTA, Indonesia, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the eve of the beginning of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and purification in

Share this article on Facebook Mexican Supreme Court Imposes Homosexual ‘Marriage” on Entire Country – By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentMEXICO CITY, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of Mexico has decided that all Mexican states

Share this article on Facebook Planned Parenthood Pulls Name from Troubled Golden Gate Affiliate – By Kathleen GilbertSAN FRANCISCO, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG), notorious for its involvement in the RU-486 death of Holly

Share this article on Facebook Pro-Lifers Appeal to Gov. Christie to Intervene on Behalf of ‘Choose Life’ Plates – By James Tillman TRENTON, New Jersey, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) — The Children First Foundation (CFF) has appealed to pro-life Governor Chris Christie to

Share this article on Facebook Sears Ignores Calls to Stop Selling Porn – By Patrick B. CraineCHICAGO, Illinois, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Retail giant Sears, which was exposed last week for marketing pornographic posters through

Share this article on Facebook Teacher Kicked out of Tory Running for Christian Views on Homosexuality Issued ‘Written … – By Hilary White   PAISLEY, Scotland, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A teacher who was kicked out of David Cameron’s Conservative party for his unwillingness to go

Share this article on Facebook University of North Carolina to Force Students to Pay for Abortion-Providing Insurance – By James TillmanCHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, August 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This coming school year, students at the University of North Carolina who do not have

Living His Life Abundantly

Share this article on Facebook California Judge Says Children Have No Need of Mothers or Fathers – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Experts studying the controversial decision overturning California’s ban on same-sex marriage say U.S. District Court Judge

Share this article on Facebook Crucial Vote on Lame-Duck Session to Take Place Today – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The House is expected to vote today on a bill that will prevent Democratic leaders, who are expected to lose their majority

Share this article on Facebook Researchers Concerned About Increase in Early Onset of Puberty – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Researchers are saying that increased environmental exposure to estrogens and obesity may be the reason why more and more

Share this article on Facebook Thieves Attempt to Steal Relics of Padre Pio – By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Authorities in the southern Italian town of Pietrelcina say thieves broke into the chapel at San Giovanni Rotondo this past

New Liturgical Movement

Share this article on Facebook Behind the Scenes at the Lateran Archbasilica – The following is a view within the Lateran archbasilica that many of us are rather familiar with: However, it is not uncommon knowledge that behind the cathedra is a

Share this article on Facebook Canons Regular of St. John Cantius Host Sacred Music Camp for Youth – The following story was sent into the NLM by the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago: The Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius held a music camp for youth from

Share this article on Facebook Feast Day of St. Lawrence – Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence, one of the seven deacons of the Roman church and a victim of the persecution of the Emperor Valerian. In the year 258, in August, the

Share this article on Facebook Off Topic Note: Appian’s Roman History – [If anyone would be interested in a clean copy of the Loeb Classical Library, four volume set, Appian’s Roman History, published in parallel Greek and English, please

OSV Daily Take

Share this article on Facebook Clergy burnout and a fickle Catholic laity – The New York Times Aug. 1 ran a l ong front page story about burn out among the clergy (“Taking a Break from the Lord’s Work,” by Paul Vitello). It reported on the

Share this article on Facebook Doctor traded wealth for saving lives – Posted by Mary DeTurris Poust Here’s a great story about one man who put the care of others before his own personal gain in dramatic fashion. Dr. Michael Brescia,

Steve Ray

Share this article on Facebook In the Air Again – On my way to speak to the Wichita Kansas chapter of Legatus. It will be 102 degrees (39 celsius). I LOVE sharing and teaching the cosmic truth of Catholicism.

The Anchoress

Share this article on Facebook 2 Quick Notes – Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence , Patron of Deacons, and I urge you to go check out Deacon Greg’s blog . He has good info, and a prayer, and…the He-Maniest Icon I

Share this article on Facebook Desecration in Scranton – This is not good : It is believed that sometime overnight on Aug. 3 or early morning on Aug. 4 someone broke into St. Rose of Lima Church in Carbondale. The person was

Share this article on Facebook Love Has Limits, Now? – In E. L. Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel , a novel loosely based on trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, the children of arrested spies are put into the

Share this article on Facebook Obama Refuses Perry’s Letter – What kind of president is this? All hat, no cattle Gov. Rick Perry’s meeting at the Austin airport with President Barack Obama on border security lasted a mere 34

Share this article on Facebook This gives me hope – I can’t say why, exactly, but all of this gives me hope. Clearly, thirty years of access to home video has made everyone pretty comfortable before the cameras. Until

The Splendor of the Church

Share this article on Facebook KATANUNGAN HINGGIL SA GALILEO TRIAL – Galileo before the Holy Office, a 19th century painting by Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury _____________________________ Anonymous said… Fr. Abe,nabasa ko po itong text

What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Share this article on Facebook A short rant on sacred art and architecture – I was at a conference on sacred music in Rome some years back where something occurred that was both irritating and amusing. A liberal leaning choir director was going

Share this article on Facebook Another note about UPS units – I have had another nasty surprise.  I have written elsewhere about the need for UPS units. A large UPS unit that was playing a critical role in my network was done in at

Share this article on Facebook Blessed Sacrament targeted for theft from a church – Some years ago I had to stop reserving the Blessed Sacrament at the church I had in Italy because of break ins.  The area is a well-known zone of satanic activity.

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: “Body of Christ” not “The Body of Christ” because people embody Christ – From a reader: Our priest informs the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion [Indeed, they are not “Eucharistic Ministers”.  In fact, we need to have the discussion

Share this article on Facebook QUAERITUR: a blessed object as a raffle prize – From a reader: We recently had a bingo at our parish and the main prize for a raffle was a beautiful portrait of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Prior to the bingo, the portrait

Share this article on Facebook Ridi, Pagliaccia! Sr. Kane smiling, through her tears. – National Catholic Fishwrap has published a talk by Sr. Theresa Kane.   It is about what you would expect, a sustained and blinkered whine.  It never ceases to amaze me

Share this article on Facebook St. Lawrence and the Holy Grail – On the Feast of St. Lawrence, I thought you might want to see an old post I wrote some time ago, posted on 26 June 2006, on the chalice some people think might be the

Share this article on Facebook The stupidest thing I have read in a long time – On a site called – ironically – The Moderate Voice I saw one of the stupidest things I have ever read.  As a matter of fact, this is the sort of entry that brings

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